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Road trip led to a new life on Instagram

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 23, 2015
A couple of years ago, Kevin Lu got bored with his career as a biomechanical engineer designing artificial knees and hips.... Read More »

 

RED CARPET NIGHT

Cadillac's new branding effort debuts at the Oscars; CT6 gets sneak peek

7:00 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 22, 2015
The commercials that Cadillac teed up for the Oscars broadcast Sunday night could be seen as simply the first step in what brand boss Johan de Nysschen has described as a "journey" to luxury prominence. Or maybe it's the crushing of the first batch of grapes -- de Nysschen has also likened Cadillac's comeback to "crafting a fine wine."... Read More »

 

GM caught off-guard by strike at Brazil plant

4:07 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 20, 2015
General Motors was caught by surprise today by a strike at its Brazilian car factory as workers protested a planned furlough and layoff of hundreds of staff, in the latest labor disruption in the nation's slumping auto industry.... Read More »

 

GUEST BLOG

Cadillac has a new brand strategy involving subtlety and fashion

2:05 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 20, 2015
Bet you never thought you'd utter the words "Anna Wintour" and "Cadillac" in the same breath. Well, think again.... Read More »

 

UAW chief wants a raise for workers, but not too much

11:15 am U.S. ET | Feb. 20, 2015
UAW President Dennis Williams told Reuters it would be an "injustice" if workers at the Detroit Three automakers don't get a raise in contracts this year, but he said the union must also ensure the companies remain competitive.... Read More »

 

GM names new top lawyer as embattled Millikin retires

9:43 am U.S. ET | Feb. 19, 2015
General Motors has named Craig Glidden, the top attorney at a global plastics and chemicals refiner, to succeed departing chief counsel Michael Millikin. Glidden, 57, oversaw legal, communications, government-affairs and compliance functions at LyondellBasell Industries, a Dutch company with US headquarters in Houston. Before that, he was general counsel at Chevron Phillips Chemical Co.... Read More »

 

Buffett, Soros boost stakes in GM, report says

8:00 am U.S. ET | Feb. 18, 2015
Warren Buffett and George Soros, the billionaires making headlines with moves to invest in auto retail, have boosted their stakes in General Motors, The Wall Street Journal reported.... Read More »

 

Ex-GM CEO Akerson cautions Apple on trials of making cars

6:15 am U.S. ET | Feb. 18, 2015
Dan Akerson, retired CEO of GM, said Apple should steer clear of the business of making cars, though a push into automobile electronics would be a better move for the iPhone maker.... Read More »

 

Cadillac launches brand-building ad for Oscars night

1:30 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 18, 2015
Cadillac will debut its new advertising direction during the Oscars broadcast Sunday with a contemplative commercial that quotes from a Teddy Roosevelt speech, anchored by the tag line "Dare Greatly."... Read More »

 

JIM HENRY

GM Financial-Chevy lease exclusivity seems likely

11:15 am U.S. ET | Feb. 18, 2015
There wasn't much doubt, but General Motors disclosed for the first time in an SEC filing that it is considering plans to throw all Chevrolet lease incentives to GM Financial instead of sharing them among GM Financial, Ally Financial and U.S. Bank.... Read More »

 

GRAHAM KOZAK

National Corvette Museum -- a year after the sinkhole

10:45 am U.S. ET | Feb. 17, 2015
The National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Ky., seems well-positioned to recover from a devastating sinkhole and remain standing on firm ground.... Read More »

 

RICHARD TRUETT

Have no fear, Hyundai cracks the fuel-cell code

11:00 am U.S. ET | Feb. 17, 2015
The hydrogen fuel cell debate is no longer a chicken-and-egg conundrum. The fuel cell vehicle has arrived first. It works.... Read More »

 

Weaker loonie no savior for Canada's ailing auto industry

9:06 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 17, 2015
A strong Canadian dollar has wounded the country's auto manufacturing sector over the last decade, but the currency's recent drop to a near six-year low is unlikely to spur a rush of new investment, senior industry executives say.... Read More »

 

U.S. judge says he could narrow GM's bankruptcy defense in recall cases

6:33 am U.S. ET | Feb. 17, 2015
A federal judge said if General Motors is found to have violated car owners' constitutional rights by hiding ignition-switch defects during its bankruptcy, he would consider narrowing the legal protections afforded the company under its 2009 bankruptcy sale.... Read More »

 

CHICAGO AUTO SHOW

Silverado's Custom package aims lower

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 16, 2015
Chevrolet has made big inroads into the lucrative market for pricey pickups since a redesigned Silverado came out 18 months ago.... Read More »

 

CHICAGO AUTO SHOW

Chevy Equinox gets nip and tuck

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 16, 2015
The Chevrolet Equinox this fall will get its first cosmetic improvement in six years.... Read More »

 

GM gets 75 more claims for compensation; 4 more death claims approved

1:40 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 16, 2015
General Motors received 75 claims for compensation for ignition-switch defects in its cars last week, bringing the total to 4,312, the official administering the compensation program said on Monday.... Read More »

 

Harry Wilson's way

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 16, 2015
Harry Wilson, who intends to nominate himself for a seat on the board of General Motors and propose an $8 billion stock buyback, was a central figure on the government auto task force that restructured GM and Chrysler in 2009. Task force leader Steven Rattner wrote about Wilson's "tough as nails" style in his 2010 book Overhaul.... Read More »

 

ELECTRO-LIGHT

Fewer pounds and better chemistry boost '16 Volt range

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 16, 2015
Here's how GM made the 2016 Volt's powertrain lighter, along with some other notable engineering changes.... Read More »

 

Ford tops GM in U.S. factory jobs

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 15, 2015
For the first time since at least the 1930s, Ford employs more U.S. factory workers than its larger rival, General Motors. Ford, after cutting its hourly work force by more than half from 2005 through 2011, has been on a hiring binge. It has added an average of 10 union jobs a day since 2011, company figures show, easily beating a target of 12,000 new jobs in that period.... Read More »

 

NEWS ANALYSIS

Harry Wilson's unfinished business at GM

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 14, 2015
Harry Wilson's quest for a seat on General Motors' board is about more than the automaker's $25 billion cash stockpile. But on many measures, the former Obama administration auto task force member is saying essentially the same things as GM CEO Mary Barra and her team.... Read More »

 

CHARLES CHILD

Resist the temptation, Apple: Cars are a tricky proposition

9:13 am U.S. ET | Feb. 14, 2015
So if media reports are true, Apple wants to join Google in the car business. Apple, please resist -- for your own good.... Read More »

 

GM recalling 81,000-plus vehicles over steering problem

3:46 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 14, 2015
General Motors recalled 81,123 cars because of concerns about their electric power steering systems. The recall is an expansion of one last year that recalled 1.3 million vehicles for steering problems.... Read More »

 

Barra, other top GM executives awarded shares as incentive pay

7:15 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 13, 2015
General Motors awarded its top executives with shares in the company as part of a long-term incentive plan, according to company filings with US regulators.... Read More »

 

GM union in Canada may seek early bargaining

4:40 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 13, 2015
The union that represents GM's Canadian workers may seek early negotiations to secure jobs at the company's Oshawa, Ontario, operations, Unifor National President Jerry Dias said.... Read More »

 

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