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Leon Sullivan and Me: How We Stopped Surveillance Tech Sales From US Automakers to Apartheid South Africa

Steve Mariotti | Posted 11.03.2013 | Business
Steve Mariotti

Reverend Leon Sullivan revolutionized American business forever with the creation of the Sullivan Principles. He should be better known to the general public.

Big Three Ramp Up During Traditional Summer Slowdown Period

AP | DEE-ANN DURBIN | Posted 05.22.2013 | Detroit

DETROIT -- Detroit auto factories are forgoing their traditional two-week summer break and speeding up production to meet buyers' growing demand for n...

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...

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...

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...

GM Sales Up, But Ford And Chrysler Way Ahead

AP | Posted 03.01.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT -- General Motors says its U.S. sales rose 1 percent last month, led by its small cars. Analysts had expected the company to post lower sales...

Chrysler Sales Haven't Dropped In Almost Two Years

AP | TOM KRISHER and DEE-ANN DURBIN | Posted 05.01.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT — Small cars sold big in February. With gasoline prices spiking 30 cents last month, demand soared for compact cars like the Focus and ...

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...

Auto Sales Recover Due to Superior Value

Grant Cardone | Posted 04.18.2012 | Business
Grant Cardone

Do increased sales volumes in 2011 mean that the US economy is recovering or is it indicative of the automobile's value proposition to the consumer?

HUGE Settlement In Auto Supplier Price-fixing Conspiracy

AP | By NEDRA PICKLER | Posted 01.31.2012 | Detroit

WASHINGTON -- Two Japanese auto suppliers have agreed to pay more than half a billion dollars in criminal fines for a price-fixing conspiracy in the s...

2.1 Million Fords Sold Last Year

AP | Posted 01.04.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT -- Ford Motor Co.'s U.S. sales rose 11 percent in 2011 thanks to strong demand for its trucks and SUVs. Ford sold 2.1 million vehicles last y...

A Cherry On Top Of Chrysler's Turnaround Year

AP | TOM KRISHER and DEE-ANN DURBIN | Posted 03.05.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT — Strong sales in December capped off a great year for U.S. carmakers – especially Chrysler – and 2012 should be even better...

Chrysler's Marchionne: A Smoking Success

David Kiley | Posted 02.28.2012 | Detroit
David Kiley

Marchionne is one of the most complete CEOs I have ever come across in 25 years of covering business and the auto industry. In about 15 months, he and his team have seen to cleaning up Chrysler's balance sheet, while at the same time remaking and cleaning up most of the product line Fiat inherited. Unheard of!

David Kiley

Looking To Reinvent Lincoln | David Kiley | Posted 12.16.2011 | Detroit

DETROIT -- The creative management of Ford's Lincoln brand is moving out of the Motor City to the Big Apple. The company announced Friday a new creati...

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.

Ford Ranger Pickup Reaches End Of The Road

AP | DEE-ANN DURBIN | Posted 02.14.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT — It's the end of the road for the Ranger in the U.S. Ford is ending production of the smallest pickup it makes, a truck that helped th...

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.

Are We Over It?

AP | By TOM KRISHER | Posted 11.17.2011 | Detroit

DETROIT -- The American public has gotten past its animosity toward General Motors for taking a government bailout in 2009, the company's top executiv...

Chrysler Sets Big Expansion At Toledo Assembly Plant

AP | JOHN SEEWER | Posted 01.16.2012 | Detroit

TOLEDO, Ohio — Chrysler is counting on a new Jeep sport utility vehicle and its strong brand name to help withstand uncertainty in the European ...

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...