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GM Shares Rise on Buy Recommendations
GM Shares Rise on Buy Recommendations

GM Shares Rise on Buy RecommendationsWith General Motors still struggling to sell its buyout plan to blue-collar workers, and struggling to avert a strike at its major supplier,Delphi , times are still tough for the ailing automaker. But GM got a strong vote of support Wednesday from at least one...Read More»

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Marketing Report: May 8, 2006

 Fields wants "cult of personality" dead at FordThe "Way Forward" at Ford Motor Company does not entail a return to top-down management or "a cult of personality" that the automaker has experienced in the past,Americas CEO Mark Fields declared Wednesday. Addressing a luncheon session of the...Read More»

New Volvo XC90 safety and convenience features
Industry Report: May 1, 2006

President Proposes Raising Car CAFE President Bush said on Thursday that he would push for an increase in the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standard for passenger cars. The Bush administration recently upped the fuel economy required for trucks and added some large SUVs to the fuel...Read More»

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UAW Delays Strike Vote at Delphi

Delphi CEO Hopes for No Strike by Joseph Szczesny (4/3/2006)Company can restructure without shutdown, Miller says. Delphi Asks Court to Toss Contracts by Joseph Szczesny (4/3/2006)Supplier plots new course — and asks the judge to turn it that way. The United Auto Workers is holding off on...Read More»

British politicians visit Lotus factory in Hethel, England
RELEASE: GM Sells GMAC Stake

GM Reaches Agreement to Sell Controlling Stake in GMAC Cerberus Led Consortium To Buy 51 Percent Of GMAC EquityGM To Receive $14 Billion In Cash Over Three-Year Period DETROIT - General Motors Corp. (NYSE: GM) today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell a 51-percent...Read More»

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Delphi Asks Court to Toss Contracts

SAE Meeting Set for Detroit by Joseph Szczesny (4/2/2006)Revived interest sparks new ideas at tech conference. GM Says Turnaround Gaining by Joseph Szczesny (4/2/2006)A week of financial news could contain the seeds of recovery. Delphi Corp. on Friday outlined a broad plan for restructuring into a...Read More»

2007 Cadillac Escalade AWD 4-door Angular Rear Exterior View
Daily Edition: Mar. 29, 2006

GM Axes Engineers in Latest Cuts GM's "Black Tuesday" ended with the departure of several hundred salaried employees, most of them engineers, from the company's workforce across the country. GM says it axed fewer than 500 jobs at 30 of its outposts across the country in the latest round of cuts...Read More»

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Daily Edition: Mar. 27, 2006

IRL Driver Paul Dana Killed at Homestead IRL IndyCar Series rookie Paul Dana, 30, was fatally injured in a two-car crash during the morning warm-up prior to Sunday's season opener at Homestead-Miami Speedway. At 10:03 am, just three minutes into the 30-minute session, Ed Carpenter spun his No. 20...Read More»

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Racing News and Notes, March 27

Here’s the news from the world of motorsports: IRL • Paul Dana Killed at Homestead: IRL IndyCar Series rookie Paul Dana, 30, was fatally injured in a two-car crash during the morning warm-up prior to Sunday’s season opener at Homestead-Miami Speedway. At 10:03 am, just three minutes into the...Read More»

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Marketing Report: Mar. 27, 2006

Nissan Plans New York Debut for New Altima The New York auto show will be the first public display of the new 2007 Nissan Altima, the company confirmed on Wednesday. A new body style arrives in 2007 on a new "D" platform, promising better body rigidity and a newly penned suspension. Nissan's...Read More»

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GM: Turnaround Is Working

2007 Cadillac Escalade by TCC Team (3/26/2006)Bigger, better and blingier. Delphi Deadline Draws Near by Joseph Szczesny (3/26/2006)Will March 30 bring strikes or settlements? Sweeping Buyout Planned at GM by Joseph Szczesny (3/24/2006)UAW agrees to cuts at company, Delphi. Final sales figures for...Read More»

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GM, UAW Reach Delphi Deal

Sweeping Buyout Planned at GM The United Auto Workers has reached agreements with Delphi Corp. and General Motors Corp. on a restructuring plan that will speed up the retirement or transfer of more than 100,000 blue-collar workers from both companies. GM officials also said the agreement will...Read More»

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Daily Edition: Mar. 22, 2006

Smart Sale Sidelined Shareholders are pressing DaimlerChrysler AG's top management about the company's plans for its money-losing small-car unit Smart, and its Maybach superluxury brand. A resolution calling for a full accounting of the company's spending on smart and Maybach could be presented at...Read More»

Ford Intelligent Vehicles preview
Daily Edition: Mar. 21, 2006

Honda's Fit Starts Under $14K The new Honda Fit subcompact will start at a base price of $13,850. The 2006 model goes on sale on April 20 nationwide with a long list of standard safety equipment, including dual side and curtain airbags and anti-lock brakes. The standard powertrain - a 109-hp...Read More»

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Museum Hawk: National Corvette Museum

Museum Hawk: Vegas Car Collections by Mike Davis (1/31/2005)Unheralded attractions in Sin City. Museum Hawk: London Science Museum by Mike Davis (12/13/2004)Just guess how many Model Ts they have. Museum Hawk: The Chrysler by Mike Davis (9/1/2004)Walter P.'s namesake makes Auburn Hills a little...Read More»

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GM Keeps GMAC On The Block

GM, UAW Near Deal on Buyouts by Joseph Szczesny (3/19/2006)Deal could mean thousands move off Delphi's rosters. Flint: Does Detroit Hate America? by Jerry Flint (3/19/2006)Why don’t GM and Ford like American cars? General Motors Corp. is still pursuing efforts to sell off a majority stake in...Read More»

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GM, UAW Near Deal on Buyouts

GM Keeps GMAC On The Block by Joseph Szczesny (3/19/2006)Accounting issues dragging down company’s Wall Street cred. Flint: Does Detroit Hate America? by Jerry Flint (3/19/2006)Why don’t GM and Ford like American cars? General Motors Corp. and the United Auto Workers are reporting progress on...Read More»

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Geely Marching Forward to ’08

Dunne: China’s Secret Fuel by Michael J. Dunne (1/2/2006)It’s called ambition. Chinese Cars Coming to Detroit by TCC Team (12/26/2005)First China car planned for auto-show debut, more to follow. Geely, the ambitious automaker that wants to become the first company to sell Chinese-made cars to...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
Flint: Does Detroit Hate America?

GM, UAW Near Deal on Buyouts by Joseph Szczesny (3/19/2006)Deal could mean thousands move off Delphi's rosters. CAW Approves Camaro Changes by Joseph Szczesny (3/13/2006)Plant rules will enable Canadian factories to build Zetas, including Camaro. The current Detroit enthusiasm for global...Read More»

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