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First Shift: Tesla rebuffed in Iowa

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 25, 2014
Model S test-drive event illegal, state says; Ford beats hiring goal; Cadillac's new naming strategy; California on a green push.... Read More »

 

First Shift: Why Lincoln likes a good spoof

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 24, 2014
Ellen, Conan parodies extend reach, brand exec says; Lincoln to skip Super Bowl; Reuss on Cadillac move; a captivating Ford.... Read More »

 

First Shift: UAW victory has a twist

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 23, 2014
No 'two-tier,' but Lear pact allows lower-paid workers; Hyundai ordered to pay $73M; Lincoln ad spoof; Chrysler cyber-tour.... Read More »

 

First Shift: 'Two-tier' takes a tumble

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 22, 2014
Wage parity for new, veteran UAW Lear workers; Camry to get aluminum; Honda refreshes CR-V; Scion embraces Toyota tie.... Read More »

 

First Shift: Cadillac plans 'elite' model

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 19, 2014
High-tech car will slot above CTS, XTS; Barra's powerful rank; Mitsu to make trucks for Fiat Chrysler; Google's real motive?... Read More »

 

First Shift: From Lear to Detroit 3?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 18, 2014
Canada labor chief on ending 'two-tier' wages; Hyundai's 'trophy' buy; CFPB finds loan bias; more Tacomas; self-driving milestone.... Read More »

 

First Shift: 'Silos, firewalls' at GM

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 17, 2014
But NHTSA could have done more to stem crisis, boss says; CFPB to oversee captives?; how GM trucks outsold F-Series.... Read More »

 

First Shift: U.S. safety chief slams GM

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 16, 2014
Reputation outweighed safety, NHTSA's Friedman says; Fiat Chrysler 'no-show'; Caddy chief stands firm; dealership pay gap.... Read More »

 

First Shift: Mulally: No presidential bid

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 15, 2014
Ex-Ford CEO says job 'not a role I am considering'; updating GM death toll; Nissan battery cutbacks?; Honda 'virtual tow.'... Read More »

 

First Shift: Nev. allows Tesla direct sales

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 12, 2014
Gov. signs $1.3B incentive package in 'gigafactory' deal; Corvette recalls; Honda hands-free demo; Titan of crowdsourcing.... Read More »

 

First Shift: Little Mazda, big battle

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 11, 2014
Subcompact faces Sonic, Fiesta; Toyota Mexico plant?; fresh ads coming for Lincoln Navigator; $35M for Ferrari exec.... Read More »

 

First Shift: Marchionne to run Ferrari

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 10, 2014
Fiat Chrysler chief adds another title as longtime chair quits; Infiniti taps BMW vet; Subaru boosts U.S. goal; Snyder on trucks.... Read More »

 

First Shift: Dodge Hellcat orders begin

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 9, 2014
Dealer allocation based on all Dodge sales; Ferrari chief on way out?; new voice for Hyundai; brisk demand for GM stores.... Read More »

 

First Shift: GM plans first 'talking' car

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 8, 2014
CTS to get tech in about 2 years; new Tesla-Toyota venture?; James Harbour, 86; Viper's big deal ; U.S.-powered Maserati.... Read More »

 

First Shift: Tesla places bet on Nevada

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 5, 2014
'Gigafactory' batteries seen as key to next EVs; game changer for Lexus?; Cadillac battles slump; 'intelligent' car showcase.... Read More »

 

First Shift: August winners, losers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 4, 2014
'Almost the perfect sales month'; Nevada site for Tesla's 'gigafactory'?; rock-star debut for Miata; Ford green-driving aid.... Read More »

 

First Shift: Land Rover aims for middle

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 3, 2014
Discovery Sport to battle mid-luxury SUVs from Audi, BMW, Volvo; Chevy Colorado demand brisk; what's in store for Alfa.... Read More »

 

First Shift: Nissan loses another exec

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 2, 2014
Andy Palmer new CEO of Aston Martin; Tesla's Ga. battlefront; Kia charger move; Snyder: What's hot, what's not in Aug. sales.... Read More »

 

First Shift: Fiat clears merger hurdle

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 29, 2014
Buyouts not expected to exceed cap; judge dismisses Ford apartheid case; Chevy confirms Z71 SUVs; Lexus lathers up.... Read More »

 

First Shift: Launch day for '15 Mustang

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 28, 2014
Output starts in Mich.; Chevy Equinox Mexico-bound?; more Saab woes; new Kia Sorento; a Subaru WRX for the masses.... Read More »

 

First Shift: Branching out at Kia, GM

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 27, 2014
S. Korean automaker to build in Mexico, sources say; more GM models in Tenn.? anti-UAW union at VW; praise for Ram.... Read More »

 

First Shift: Satisfied with Mercedes

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 26, 2014
German brand tops index; Ford preps for F-150 switch, invests in MKC plant; pair's Tesla ad pays off; Japan's 'womenomics.'... Read More »

 

First Shift: Bragging rights for Ram

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 25, 2014
Heavy-duty pickup tops Ford truck's torque rating; M-B, Crimson Tide coach free to roll; EV start-up learns from Tesla.... Read More »

 

First Shift: No aluminum rush for Ram

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 22, 2014
Chrysler may stick with steel through 2020, sources say; per-store sales rising; fuel cells and ice buckets; loan delinquencies.... Read More »

 

First Shift: Lincoln turns to Hollywood

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 21, 2014
Brand hires actor Matthew McConaughey as pitchman; Ford said planning a dedicated Prius fighter; recalls hurting Hertz.... Read More »

 

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