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How's That Hope and Change Working Out For Me? Just Fine, Thanks.

Brian Joyce | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics
Brian Joyce

We're now six years and counting into Barack Obama's presidency, and I have to tell you: That hopey-changey stuff is working out great! Of course, I say that as someone who reads the news and pays attention to the President's accomplishments.

Automotive Production Roars Ahead

Sarah A. Webster | Posted 12.13.2014 | Business
Sarah A. Webster

If the U.S. automotive industry hits popular forecasts of 16.4 million car and truck sales this year, it is likely that the number of vehicles built in North America will surpass 13 million in 2014 -- for the first time in nearly a decade.

Electric Vehicles Reach Highest Percentage of US Auto Sales to Date

Gina Coplon-Newfield | Posted 12.07.2014 | Green
Gina Coplon-Newfield

As a way to slash oil use and emissions, we need people to switch from driving to transit, biking and walking -- meaning fewer auto sales and less driving overall. But for the millions who will continue to drive in the near future, we need them to switch to EVs, which are significantly cleaner than conventional vehicles.

Americans Are Moving On From Cars

AP | ADAM GELLER | Posted 05.31.2014 | Business

The '57 Chevy was still a year away when the launch of the interstate highway system kicked U.S. car culture into high gear. But six decades later, ch...

The U.S. Auto Industry Fails to Understand Personal Mobility

Jane Nakagawa | Posted 04.01.2014 | Business
Jane Nakagawa

U.S. automakers still haven't learned their lesson. Young consumers are not convinced that making the largest purchase outside of a home is right for them.

Chrysler Reports HUGE Sales Year

AP | TOM KRISHER and DEE-ANN DURBIN | Posted 03.05.2013 | Detroit

DETROIT — A steadily improving economy and strong December sales lifted the American auto industry to its best performance in five years in 2012...

New Jobs At GM's Detroit-Hamtramck Plant Latest Sign Of Auto Industry Rebound

Posted 05.18.2012 | Detroit

In the latest sign of the resurgence of the Detroit auto industry, General Motors is increasing the workforce at its Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant ...

Ford Will Not Take A Summer Vacation

AP | TOM KRISHER | Posted 05.09.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT -- Rising car and truck sales have prompted Ford Motor Co. to add a week of production at 13 North American factories so the company can make ...

Detroit Today: Green Cars, Greenbacks And Green Shoots

David Kiley | Posted 07.08.2012 | Detroit
David Kiley

As editor of a leading auto research channel, and a HuffPost columnist, I do a lot of radio and TV interviews and travel frequently. In recent weeks, ...

GM's Billion-Dollar Quarter

AP | TOM KRISHER and DEE-ANN DURBIN | Posted 07.03.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT — Strong sales in North America and China are generating big profits for General Motors. Now the company needs the rest of the world to ...

Chrysler Sales Highest In 4 Years

AP | DEE-ANN DURBIN and TOM KRISHER | Posted 07.01.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT — Toyota is back. It's putting a year of earthquake-related shortages behind it and grabbing sales from stumbling General Motors and For...

Chrysler Factory To Stay Open All Summer Long

AP | TOM KRISHER | Posted 06.30.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT — Sales of Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango SUVs are so strong that their factory will stay open through the normal two-week summer...

Big Earnings Drop For Ford

AP | DEE-ANN DURBIN and TOM KRISHER | Posted 06.27.2012 | Detroit

DEARBORN, Mich. — Ford Motor Co. has tidied up North America, sweeping out old products and excess costs. But the rest of the world keeps making...

Resin Shortage Could Put The Brakes On Auto Production

AP | TOM KRISHER and DEE-ANN DURBIN | Posted 04.17.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT -- The potential shortage of a key component used to make fuel lines and brake lines could force automakers in the U.S. and around the world t...

Chrysler Can't Stop Selling Cars

AP | DEE-ANN DURBIN | Posted 06.03.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT — The recovery in the American auto industry has moved into the fast lane. With gas prices at nearly $4, smaller cars like the Ford Foc...

China Trade: A 'Target Rich Environment.' Now, It's American Auto Parts

Leo Hindery, Jr. | Posted 05.20.2012 | Politics
Leo Hindery, Jr.

American-made products can compete globally just fine, thank you -- their manufacturers only need to be in fair fights in order for these products to do so.

This Time, The Big 3 Are Ready For Big Gas

AP | By DEE-ANN DURBIN and TOM KRISHER | Posted 03.02.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT -- Gas prices are spiking. But this time, Detroit is ready. When prices soared in 2008, the city's three U.S. automakers were caught flat-foo...

Now Hiring: Big 3 Detroit Automakers Rebuild Workforce To Keep Up With Demand

AP | TOM KRISHER | Posted 04.28.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT — Auto sales are growing so fast that Detroit can barely keep up. Three years after the U.S. auto industry nearly collapsed, sales of c...

It's Time To Wake Up Buick

David Kiley | Posted 02.22.2012 | Detroit
David Kiley

In all my travels around Michigan, New Jersey (my native state), greater Washington, D.C., (where I frequently travel) and California, I haven't bumped into a single person whom I can get interested in Buick. It usually goes like this: "Buick? Seriously? My Uncle Mort drove a Buick."

What 'Once Upon A Car' Can Teach Us About the Auto Industry, and Detroit

David Kiley | Posted 02.15.2012 | Detroit
David Kiley

The city of Detroit is still weak and gasping to avoid bankruptcy. In the event of a bankruptcy, the city's union contracts will be torn up, debts eliminated and renegotiated. It would be painful, just as it was for GM and Chrysler.

Your Ford Stock Will Start Paying For First Time In 5 Years

AP | DEE-ANN DURBIN | Posted 02.07.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT — Ford Motor Co. said Thursday it will resume paying a dividend in March, more than five years after it halted payments because of finan...

Someone's Finding A Use For This

AP | By JEFF KAROUB | Posted 02.07.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT -- About half of all U.S. automotive plants that have closed since 1979 are being reused, and much of that activity has come during the recent...

Fiat 500 By Gucci: Jennifer Lopez Stars In Automaker's New Campaign (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.20.2011 | Detroit

Jennifer Lopez is taking yet another spin in a Fiat 500, but this time she's doing it with even more style. The new J.Lo commercial for the Italian...

Grand Blvd: Voting 'Yes' for the Chevy Volt

David Kiley | Posted 01.16.2012 | Detroit
David Kiley

When I confess to my comrades my geeky delight in leaving my house with a full charge, and then recharging the car when I get to work at the nearby ChargePoint station, I feel as if I have just ordered "just a salad" in a steakhouse after my friends have all ordered T-Bones.

GM Stock Down One-Third From IPO

The Detroit News | Posted 11.15.2011 | Detroit

Washington -- One year after its much-heralded IPO, which raised a record $23.1 billion, General Motors Co.'s stock has swooned 30 percent from its in...