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Fiat, Italian Labor Unions Ask Italy For Help

Fiat, Italian Labor Unions Ask Italy For Help

Fiat and Italian labor unions report the loss of up to 60,000 jobs unless the government steps in to provide relief. The cause - of course - is the dismal global economy, causing what Nissan's Carlos Ghosn termed a "slump" for the entire auto industry. The Italian government in Rome claims that it... read more

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Chrysler Dealers Respond To Fiat Deal: 'Best Idea In A Long Time'

Though the details are still being scrutinized by both auto giants (and causing plenty of concern and consternation among industry analysts and Chrysler executives alike)... read more January 21, 2009 by  0

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The Chrysler Fiat-sco

Believe it or not, there was some news yesterday that didn't involve swearings-in or motorcades or figuring out whose dress Michelle Obama was wearing. For car folks, the... read more January 21, 2009 by  1

Barack Obama

WWOD: What Would Obama Do?

It's no secret that G. W. Bush left Barack Obama holding the bag on several things, including the fate of the American auto industry. Perhaps most notably, Bush left the Big... read more January 20, 2009 by  2

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Link Love From The Car Connection

A handful of the speed bumps littering our info superhighway: Most collectible car chosen: Friends of the National Automotive History Collection have tagged the 2009 Dodge... read more January 16, 2009 by  0

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Japanese Lawmakers Not So Interested In Subsidies...Yet

Congress wasn't exactly thrilled about the recent bailout, but clearly legislators understood that something had to be done if the American auto industry was to survive... read more January 16, 2009 by  3

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Detroit News Claims Chapter 11 "Must Be An Option" for GM

Today Detroit News columnist Daniel Howes dispenses with pretty grim predictions for General Motors based on cold, hard numbers. What was GM's "base case," a prediction of 12... read more January 16, 2009 by  0

2010 Ford Fusion

Obama White House Likely To Enact Tougher EPA Emissions Regs

President-Elect Barack Obama pledged during his campaign to overturn the Bush administration's denial of California's requested waiver to navigate past EPA guidelines, which... read more January 16, 2009 by  0

U.S. Capitol

GOP Senators Still Engaged In Urination Contest

"Change" may be the word on everyone's lips these days, but as Colin pointed out yesterday, "change" will likely come in theory faster than in practice. To demonstrate that... read more January 15, 2009 by  0

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Chrysler Claims No Sale of Brands, Plants

"Absolutely false" - those were the words used by Chrysler Vice Chairman and President Tom LaSorda today regarding murmurs of a sale of the Jeep brand, one or more... read more January 14, 2009 by  4

Senator Bob Corker in Detroit

Senator Corker Goes To Detroit

One of the US Senate's most vocal critics of the American auto industry has paid a visit to the Detroit auto show. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tennessee) arrived yesterday and... read more January 14, 2009 by  0

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GM Going Green And Very Lean

The Scottish poet Robert Burns once said, "The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry." Why bother planning then? Well, as Congress made abundantly clear during the... read more January 13, 2009 by  1

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GM Backtracks, Admits To Possibly Needing More Than $13.4 Billion

It seems we spoke to soon in claming that GM would not ask for more than the $13.4 billion it's been granted in Federal assistance (from a recent post about Chrysler's... read more January 12, 2009 by  2


Chrysler Wants $3 Billion In Immediate Aid

Chrysler's finance arm is in "advanced talks" with the U.S. Treasury in hopes of obtaining an additional $3 billion beyond Federal assistance already granted. They hope a... read more January 12, 2009 by  0

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UAW Barred From GM's Strike Zone

December's Big 3 bailout agreement has finally been filed with the SEC, meaning that details are coming to light. A close read shows that the Bush administration really put... read more January 9, 2009 by  1

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Link Love From The Car Connection: Holiday Edition

Here's a list of recent news items we caught just before they slipped through the cracks. Hopefully, they'll keep you busy in-between eggnogs over the next few days. Enjoy... read more December 24, 2008 by  3


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