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First Shift: GM exploring victims' fund

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 18, 2014
Disaster-compensation expert Feinberg discloses effort, Continental sued over recall; Ford legal setback; Kia's 'muscular' minivan.... Read More »

 

First Shift: In NY, spotlight on luxury

7:45 am U.S. ET | April 17, 2014
Acura shows 'backbone,' BMW unveils X4, Mercedes meets 'Mad Men,' and Land Rover displays Vision; face-lift for VW Jetta.... Read More »

 

First Shift: 'We know the world is watching'

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 16, 2014
Barra faces barrage in NY; GM creates safety team; scrutiny turns to Delphi; MyFord Touch upgrade; Camry tweak peek.... Read More »

 

First Shift: M-B expects off-lease surge

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 15, 2014
Brand may have to steer sales through non-Benz dealers; Barra to address execs; why Mustangs face left, and other fun facts.... Read More »

 

First Shift: Lease '14 Dodge, get a '15

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 14, 2014
1-year 'double-up' lease extends terms to refreshed Charger, Challenger; drop-top Z06; GM recall update; NY show preview.... Read More »

 

First Shift: Lincoln shifts design chiefs

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 11, 2014
Ex-Cadillac design director Max Wolff replaced; Lexus, Audi crossovers; a theatrical Ford Transit van; GM black-belt mandate.... Read More »

 

First Shift: Report: GM calls in NASA

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 10, 2014
Team reportedly to see if recalled cars are safe to drive; smaller Volt?; new Toyota engines; Ally IPO; recycling thrifty F-150.... Read More »

 

First Shift: 6.4 million Toyotas recalled

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 9, 2014
Five recalls span more than a dozen nameplates; GM fined $7,000 a day, Silverado gets heavy on luxury; lease returns booming.... Read More »

 

First Shift: 2 safety wins for GM

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 8, 2014
Chevy Equinox, GMC Terrain rank highest in small-overlap test; rust-related Escape recall; Snyder: Signs of good sales year.... Read More »

 

First Shift: Now the GM repairs begin

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7, 2014
May take months to get enough parts; senator chides GM, SNL spoofs Barra hearing; Mazda spider problem; Fiat 500 extra... Read More »

 

First Shift: TrueCar files for IPO

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 4, 2014
CEO Painter takes to Twitter to announce offering; pressure on GM to ground cars; Toyota vote delay; Honda's family videos.... Read More »

 

First Shift: Report: Bailout team unaware

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 3, 2014
Auto task force unaware of faulty GM ignition during bailout, report says; Tesla appeals NJ ban; Chrysler cargo calculus.... Read More »

 

First Shift: March winners, losers

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 2, 2014
Sales end freeze; Chrysler recalls Grand Cherokee, Durango; round 2 for Barra; Report: $300M aid offer tied to UAW loss.... Read More »

 

First Shift: Barra faces hearing, families

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 1, 2014
Ahead of testimony, GM issues new recall, CEO meets with victims' families; Toyota nears union vote; Camry midcycle makeover.... Read More »

 

First Shift: 'Unsettling picture' at GM

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 31, 2014
Ahead of House hearing, memo reveals more details in ignition-switch recall; Mitsu model phaseout; Snyder: Sales thaw needed.... Read More »

 

First Shift: Opel to ship Buicks to U.S.

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 28, 2014
GM unit also exiting China; revelations on Cobalt, Ion deaths; Caddy chief back to D.C.; Ford engine plans, cop-car comeback.... Read More »

 

First Shift: GM replacement-part risk?

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 27, 2014
Potentially defective switches still available, shops say; Peugeot-Dongfeng deal; Ferrari Facebook flap; seeking the next 'Beast.'... Read More »

 

First Shift: Nissan, Infiniti recall

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 26, 2014
Airbags may deactivate on 990,000 vehicles; ex-execs to testify in GM probe?; Tesla Ohio win; Snyder: College debt crimping sales.... Read More »

 

First Shift: More testimony, lawsuits

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 25, 2014
Barra faces back-to-back days on Capitol Hill; Cobalt recall alleged to fall short; hope for Tesla in NJ?; Hyundai's Sonata goal.... Read More »

 

First Shift: A 'cardinal sin' at GM?

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 24, 2014
Switch redesign violated protocol, ex-engineers say; GM bankruptcy-fraud probe?; '15 Sonata shown; Nissan showroom concept.... Read More »

 

First Shift: Barra slated to testify

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 21, 2014
April 1 hearing on recall; GM rental roundup; BMW to build large SUV in S.C.?; new chief lobbyist; car first, home second.... Read More »

 

First Shift: 'New GM' liable, lawsuit says

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 20, 2014
Should people be allowed to sue over pre-bankruptcy moves?; Chrysler powertrain hire; Acura TLX debut; car-data debate.... Read More »

 

First Shift: Toyota U.S. probe settled?

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 19, 2014
$1.2B deal reported, after U.S. looks into unintended-acceleration claims; BMW mulls U.S. expansion; why many ignore recalls.... Read More »

 

First Shift: Seeking answers from GM

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 18, 2014
Capitol Hill briefing slated on recall crisis; Passats, Fiats recalled; Europe sales rise; Snyder: Surviving brand chaos.... Read More »

 

First Shift: Hyundai admits MPG goof

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 17, 2014
Automaker apologizes, restates Sonata rating; Honda Odyssey recall; GM sued; Toyota lockout in India; CR's used-car picks.... Read More »

 

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