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Trump nominates Michigan dealer David Fischer for ambassador to Morocco

President Donald Trump nominated The Suburban Collection CEO David Fischer to be the U.S. ambassador in Morocco.

Dealership lobbyist named NHTSA's top lawyer

The White House appointed Jonathan Morrison, a former lobbyist with ties to auto dealerships, as chief counsel of NHTSA.

UPDATED: 11/17/17 2:39 pm ET - adds details, corrected

Musk reopens fundraising playbook to launch Semi, Roadster

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is turning to a tried-and-true source of financing for his unprofitable car company -- paying customers willing to wait years for delivery of shiny new wheels.

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
People will still want personal cars

Everyone respects Bob Lutz, but I am disappointed that he is adding his personal credibility to projections of the death of the car.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Newbies fall short on manufacturing

The problem with Bob Lutz’s bleak outlook for the automotive community is that whether vehicles are autonomous or human-driven, they still need to be manufactured.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Lutz's vision needs problem-solving

Throughout my automotive life, Bob Lutz has been my go-to guy for anything in the past, present or future of the auto industry. However, with his vision of transportation bordering on “The Jetsons,” “Dick Tracy” and “Buck Rogers” by 2037, I'm afraid there may be speed bumps.

Tesla: A distraction from desperation?

Few companies can propose to take on both Freightliner and Ferrari in one night. But the dollars-and-sense business of automaking remains a deep and daily challenge for Tesla.

GM maps route to profitable EVs

The ambitious forecasts suggest that GM has surmounted some of the cost hurdles that make electric vehicles difficult to sell at prices that are affordable to consumers and profitable to the manufacturer. But other big challenges remain.

NAFTA defense strategies face political pitfalls

The business community may have some options in trying to save the North American Free Trade Agreement from potential termination at the hands of President Donald Trump. But they are neither clear nor easy.

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