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Ford Predicts 35 Percent Drop In Sales

Reuters | Kevin Krolicki | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Ford Motor Co expects industry-wide December U.S. auto sales to drop by some 35 percent from a year earlier with no sign of a turnaround in the first ...

Bargains: Small Car Prices Slashed As Dealers Get Desperate

ABC News | Chris Woodyard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Sales of small cars have taken the wildest ride in the auto business this year -- first up, then down -- and the gyrations may not be finished. Thoug...

Ford Reports October Sales Dropped 30 Percent

AP | TOM KRISHER and BREE FOWLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DETROIT — General Motors' October U.S. sales plunged 45 percent, and Ford's and Chrysler's weren't far behind, as low consumer confidence and ti...

GM Buying Chrysler Could Make Some Sense

Behind The Wheel | Phil LeBeau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The consensus: It makes sense on paper, but whether GM could execute this merger is very much in doubt. Here's why it might work. Chrysler comes with...

'92 Civic Becomes Car Buff's Favorite Ride

Los Angeles Times | Ken Bensinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

"In the 1970s, '80s and '90s, carmakers all offered super-high-efficiency cars," says Eric Noble, president of the Car Lab, an auto industry research ...

Ford CEO Mulally Thinks Lawmakers Will Loan Automakers $50 Billion

Wall Street Journal | Jeff Bennett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DETROIT -- Ford Motor Co. Chief Executive Officer Alan Mulally said that more legislators are "in our corner" as the three U.S. auto makers prepare to...

Shrinking U.S. Demand Spurs Layoffs At Japanese Toyota Plant

AP | YURI KAGEYAMA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

TOKYO — Japanese automaker Toyota has laid off 800 people at a plant in southwestern Japan, or about 10 percent of the plant's work force, in re...

Will Your Company Predict the Future Like GM or Like Toyota?

Andrew Winston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Andrew Winston

Toyota did look forward years ago, asked what an environmental version of its product should look like, and made it a reality.

Detroit's June Car Sales Set For Worst Showing Since 1990s

Financial Times | John Reed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

June car sales data, due out on Tuesday, are expected to show the US auto market heading for its worst year in more than a decade. The figures could ...

A World Where Money Grows On Trees?

Stanley Bing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stanley Bing

In the virtual universe, a cornucopia of colorful opportunities await!

Small, Cheap Cars Fuel Big Sales

USA Today | James R. Healey and Chris Woodyard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The smallest, cheapest, cars are the biggest, brightest spot in the dreary auto market, reflecting continuing buyer flight to fuel economy and lower p...

Dark Year Ahead For Detroit's Automakers

New York Times | NICK BUNKLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The way that auto executives here have been talking, 2008 will be a bad year to sell cars and trucks in the United States. Every time one company pred...

U.S. Hybrid Car Sales Are Up 49 Percent

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

U.S. sales of new hybrid cars were up 49 percent in the first seven months of this year, due largely to a boom in sales in the Midwest, an auto inform...