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

Brian Joyce | Posted 06.29.2016 | 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.

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.

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 ...

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, ...

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.

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.

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...

WATCH: The Best Chevy Movie Scenes

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 01.03.2012 | Detroit

Chevrolet has been churning out cars for a century now. For 100 years, dependable Chevys have been taking their owners everywhere -- to work, back hom...

Chrysler Posts Best Result In Four Years

Posted 01.01.2012 | Business

Chrysler Group LLC posted a 27 percent gain in October U.S. sales -- its best result in four years -- as major automakers reported results pointing to...

UAW: Ford, Union Reach Tentative Contract

Posted 12.04.2011 | Business

DETROIT (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co and the United Auto Workers union have reached tentative agreement on a new four-year labor contract, the union said...

Let's Make A Deal: UAW Nears Vote On GM Contract

Posted 11.20.2011 | Business

About 48,500 General Motors Co workers at U.S. factories will begin considering the details of a proposed four-year contract on Tuesday that represent...

This Super Bowl Sunday, the Auto Industry Beats the Spread

Sean Cassidy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Sean Cassidy

I know I'll be watching with great interest on Sunday night when so many auto brands write that new chapter in the narrative that is the relationship between people and their cars.

Toyota Asks California For $2 Million For Employee Training -- But They're Closing Shop In 2010 | Marc Lifsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Reporting from Sacramento - Toyota Motor Corp. is closing California's last automobile plant, but that isn't keeping the factory from asking the stat...


Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


How to Fix the U.S. Auto Industry

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Andy Ostroy

Disappearing ingenuity, poor design and dreadful marketing is to blame for Detroit's troubles, not the poor schlep who toils on the assembly-line for eight hours a day.

Jason Linkins

Zipcar CEO Tells CNBC: No One Wants Chrysler, GM Products | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Zipcar's experience reveals what has to be the biggest barrier to reviving these automakers: nobody wants to even borrow their cars for a few hours.

Rattner, Obama's Car Czar, Worth At Least $188 Million | Jonathan D. Salant and Justin Blum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

May 28 (Bloomberg) -- Steven Rattner, the Obama administration adviser trying to orchestrate a rescue of the U.S. auto industry, has a net worth of at...

Chrysler Is Kaput

Sheldon Filger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Sheldon Filger

In just over half a century, how did Chrysler, and the wider domestic automobile industry, traverse the road from riches to ruin?

Is the U.S. Auto Industry Doomed?

Sheldon Filger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Sheldon Filger

At most, the Obama plan for preserving a domestic US auto industry may preserve fragments and echoes of what was once the mightiest industrial productive capacity on the planet.

Triage for the Big Three Automakers

Philip G. Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Philip G. Baker

Forget about trying to save all three manufacturers. By doing so with the limited funds available, we'll help none of them. To rebuild our auto industry, we need to create a sound foundation.