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Romney Clarifies Stance On Auto Bailout

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 06.05.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney clarified Tuesday that he would have been fine with the government bailing out the auto industry, but only after the embattled companies h...

U.S. Car Companies on Cruise Control While the Amazon Burns

James Turner | Posted 07.18.2012 | Green
James Turner

In the heart of the Amazon, a scandal is unfolding which threatens the reputation of both the Brazilian president and some of the biggest car companies in the world.

Ron Dicker

Ford Gets In The Grill Of GM Over Facebook Withdrawal

HuffingtonPost.com | Ron Dicker | Posted 05.16.2012 | Business

Facebook's got a friend in Ford. After General Motors announced it was killing its Facebook advertising just days before Facebook's IPO, Ford sent ...

Toyota's Bold Predicition

AP | YURI KAGEYAMA | Posted 05.09.2012 | Business

TOKYO -- Toyota's quarterly profit more than quadrupled to 121 billion yen ($1.5 billion), and the automaker gave upbeat forecasts as it recovers from...

GM CEO: 'I Wouldn't Be Surprised' If Next CEO Is A Woman

Reuters | Posted 06.30.2012 | Business

By Nick Tate PALM BEACH, Florida, April 30 (Reuters) - The boss of General Motors Co said on Monday the U.S. automaker's most senior ...

Automakers Speed Up Search To Replace Crucial Material

AP | DEE-ANN DURBIN | Posted 06.24.2012 | Business

DETROIT — Six major automakers and 19 suppliers are close to agreeing on a fast-track process for testing replacements for a resin that's in dan...

Sharon Silke Carty

Five Greenwashed Car Ads That Make You Feel Good To Pollute

HuffingtonPost.com | Sharon Silke Carty | Posted 04.20.2012 | Business

Despite all the hype about fuel efficient cars and the future of alternative fuels, there are few things more harmful to the environment than cars. ...

Honda Recalls Insane Number Of SUVs

Reuters | Posted 05.30.2012 | Business

March 30 (Reuters) - Honda Motor Co Ltd is recalling about 554,000 sport utility vehicles in the United States to inspect for faulty wiring in headl...

U.S. Fuel Economy: Past, Present and Future

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.16.2012 | Green
Bill Chameides

OK, amidst the discussion of rising gas prices, we have some good news on the car front. The average mpg for cars sold in the United States is on an upward climb, and has been for a while.

German Automaker Sees Record Profit

AP | DAVID McHUGH | Posted 03.08.2012 | Business

FRANKFURT, Germany -- A sharp jump in sales of its luxury cars and sport utility vehicles in China helped German automaker BMW AG increase net profit ...

CEO's Strangely Altruistic Move

Reuters | Posted 05.07.2012 | Business

DETROIT, March 7 (Reuters) - Sergio Marchionne, the chief executive of Chrysler Group LLC, declined a salary and bonus for 2011 when the smallest U....

At Autoshow, Apparently Size Matters

AP | COLLEEN BARRY and FRANK JORDANS | Posted 05.05.2012 | Business

GENEVA — Automakers are thinking small – in size, not ambition. After years marked by environmental concerns, then the economic downturn ...

How Much Americans Spend On Gas Every Year [GRAPHIC]

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.04.2012 | Business

It's springtime, and you know that means: The return of your gas price nightmares. Hey, with the average American spending over $2,000 per year just t...

Automaker Rakes In Huge Profit

AP | Posted 02.24.2012 | Business

BERLIN -- Automaker Volkswagen AG said Friday that its net earnings more than doubled last year as revenues grew by more than a quarter and the compan...

Toyota Sees Big Profit Boost

Reuters | Posted 04.07.2012 | Business

TOKYO, Feb 7 (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp reported on Tuesday a forecast-beating 51 percent rise in quarterly operating profit, defying the impact...

Look at the Facts: Romney's Record on Auto Industry Doesn't Match Rhetoric

Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm | Posted 04.02.2012 | Politics
Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm

The president succeeded in keeping plants open and saving jobs; Mitt Romney closed factory after factory and now he wants you to believe that the two are equivalent.

New Electric Vehicle Helps The Environment And Lousy Parkers

Posted 01.31.2012 | Green

From EarthTechling's Steve Duda: Some folks just don't get parking. Slipping into a tight spot induces all manner of angst and trepidation. And par...

Classic American Automaker Reclaims Industry's Top Spot

AP | TOM KRISHER | Posted 03.20.2012 | Business

DETROIT — General Motors Co. has retaken the title of world's top-selling automaker, selling just over 9 million cars and trucks across the glob...

Despite Detroit Auto Show Buzz, Demand For Hybrids Lags Gas Guzzlers'

The Huffington Post | Sharon Silke Carty | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

DETROIT -- Judging from the hype at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit this week, one might think electric cars and hybrid cars are...

BMW Tops Mercedes As Most Popular Luxury Auto Brand

Posted 01.05.2012 | Business

BMW grabbed the top spot in the U.S. luxury auto market in 2011, edging out Daimler AG's Mercedes-Benz brand, as both German automakers took advan...

Chrysler, Fiat One Step Closer To Merging Into One Of The World's Leading Automakers

Posted 01.05.2012 | Business

MILAN/DETROIT, Jan 5 (Stephen Jewkes and Bernie Woodall) - Italy's Fiat SpA has raised its stake in Chrysler Group LLC by 5 percent to 58.5 percen...

Obama's 54.5 MPG Standards Will Curb Dangerous Pollution and Put Americans to Work

Frances Beinecke | Posted 01.16.2012 | Green
Frances Beinecke

President Obama has delivered another victory for clean energy innovation. Today his administration moved forward with new standards for cars, SUVs, and pick-up trucks that will almost double vehicle miles per gallon to 54.5 mpg by 2025.

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...

Regulators Probing Gear Shift Trouble With GM Cars

AP | TOM KRISHER | Posted 01.14.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT — Federal safety regulators are investigating problems with the automatic shift levers on several General Motors cars because drivers ma...

Moody's Upgrades Ford, GM

AP | By DEE-ANN DURBIN | Posted 12.28.2011 | Business

DETROIT -- Moody's Investors Service raised the corporate debt ratings for General Motors Co. and Ford Motor Co. on Thursday, citing new labor agreeme...