Why so pessimistic? Industry overall remains sound

Caution about the outlook for U.S. new-vehicle sales may be warranted, but overall conditions remain sound. Let's not worry ourselves into a slump.

Tesla's production milestone is no badge of honor

What are we to make of reports that Tesla scrambled to reassemble mothballed factory equipment, overworked its staff, took out 300 welds and stopped a standard brake test as it raced to meet its goal?

Before talks, new UAW leadership needs to wash up

The UAW has new leadership, but an old problem to clean up before negotiations begin next year on new labor agreements with the Detroit 3.

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It's time for Scott Pruitt to go

A serious industry deserves a serious regulator, a person of good faith and proven integrity who embodies the responsibilities of public service and lives by at least a baseline standard of propriety.

Expect big targets, little specifics from FCA 5-year plan

Later this week, hundreds of stock analysts and journalists from across the globe will gather in Balocco, Italy, to hear retiring Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne and his top lieutenants lay out the automaker's next five-year business plan — a plan that will be the first executed without Marchionne at the helm.

How not to run purchasing

Automaker-supplier relations have dipped, according to the latest North American Automotive OEM-Supplier Working Relations Index. But why?

Octane opportunity: Don't blow it

The prospect of reaching a consensus on setting a new national octane standard -- with benefits for the environment, fuel economy and vehicle performance -- is tantalizing indeed.

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