Jason Stein

JASON STEIN

Maroone's guiding rule: Set yourself apart

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 6, 2015

Mike Maroone -- retailer, visionary and, as of last Wednesday, retired AutoNation Inc. president and COO -- once had a dream to be a college quarterback. Instead, he became one of the greatest field leaders the dealer franchise system has known.... Read More »

JASON STEIN

Marchionne still goes his own way with tell-all strategy

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 12, 2014

As if Sergio Marchionne and his ubiquitous black sweater haven't done enough to shake up fashion, last week he showed us how to open up a little more, how to let our secrets flow.... Read More »

JASON STEIN

Mulally and Ford soared above skeptics

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 28, 2014

It's springtime in Las Vegas, 2008. A ballroom at the Mandalay Bay hotel is packed with Ford dealers.... Read More »

JASON STEIN

Krafcik's back: Many projects, scads of ideas

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 14, 2014

Somewhere between a conversation on the future of retailing and the excitement over meeting a big investor for a lunch in Century City, John Krafcik has discovered something incongruous in the way the world works.... Read More »

JASON STEIN

Barra's job just got a lot harder

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7, 2014

Was last week's public grilling about a faulty ignition switch or about New GM vs. Old GM?... Read More »

JASON STEIN

CEO Barra's defining first chapter

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 24, 2014

When they write the book on Mary Barra's career at General Motors, the first chapter will be a real page-turner.... Read More »

JASON STEIN

New generation must maintain the momentum

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 16, 2013

With one sweeping announcement General Motors went from conservative to cutting edge, from out of touch to an out-of-the-box decision, from old Detroit to (really, really) new GM. Even the competition took note.... Read More »

JASON STEIN

Chinese carmakers primed for shakeout

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 29, 2013

If you listen to the industry experts, they'll tell you that the good times in China are over. Foreign car manufacturers are raking in huge profits and placing vehicles in more Chinese garages every day. The real shakeout will be among the domestics Jason Stein is the editor of Automotive News.... Read More »

JASON STEIN

Europe's auto collapse feels like a rerun

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 8, 2012

Dealers can't finance their floorplan. Incentives are running at 30 percent as sales hit historic lows. Some companies are stockpiling inventory just to keep the factories running. Cash is burning. Detroit, circa 2008? Yes and no Jason Stein is editor of Automotive News.... Read More »

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