Barack Obama

Obama touts progress on 'talking' cars

11:20 am U.S. ET | July 15, 2014
President Barack Obama highlighted government-backed research on technology being developed by companies including Ford and Toyota to allow cars to communicate with each other....
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Honda, Toyota, Nissan meet with Obama about supplier aid pledge

3:43 pm U.S. ET | July 11, 2014
President Barack Obama is enlisting several major U.S. and multinational companies, including automakers Honda, Nissan and Toyota, to draw attention to an initiative aimed at helping small businesses expand and hire workers....
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U.S. wins WTO dispute with China over auto imports

11:16 am U.S. ET | May 23, 2014
In a victory for automakers exporting vehicles from the United States to China, the World Trade Organization ruled that Chinese duties on U.S.-made cars and trucks violated international trade rules....
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Fuel economy report shows cruisers, stragglers

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 5, 2014
It has been two years since the Obama administration put the finishing touches on rules requiring cars and light trucks to average 54.5 mpg by the 2025 model year....
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U.S. government says it lost $11.2 billion on GM bailout

May 1, 2014 06:01 CET
The U.S. government says it lost $11.2 billion on its bailout of GM, more than the $10.3 billion the Treasury Department estimated when it sold its remaining shares in the company in December....
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U.S. government says it lost $11.2 billion on GM bailout

2:53 pm U.S. ET | April 30, 2014
The U.S. government lost $11.2 billion on its bailout of GM, more than the $10.3 billion the Treasury Department estimated when it sold its remaining shares in the company in December, according to a government report released on Wednesday....
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Energy Dept. dangles low-interest financing for suppliers

3:15 pm U.S. ET | April 2, 2014
The department of energy wants auto suppliers to know that it still has $16 billion in low-interest financing available to support efficient-vehicle programs, and it wants them to step forward for a share of those funds....
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Obama says U.S.-EU trade talks are moving forward

March 28, 2014 09:44 CET
President Barack Obama said his administration is moving forward on establishing a trade pact between the U.S. and EU. Automakers are lobbying hard for the pact to end import tariffs and adopt standard safety and environmental regulations....
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Obama: Big trucks need higher mpg

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 24, 2014
Before President Obama leaves office, he wants to make sure the largest trucks on U.S. roads keep getting more fuel efficient into the 2020s....
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Joe the Plumber has a job the government saved

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 24, 2014
Joe the Plumber says he's happy to be working at Chrysler, which was rescued during the Obama administration in 2009....
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Obama sets March 2016 goal for truck fuel efficiency rules

2:04 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 18, 2014
President Barack Obama directed his administration to issue the next round of fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas standards for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles by March 2016....
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Obama weighs in on contentious union vote at Volkswagen plant

3:31 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 14, 2014
President Barack Obama today waded into a high-stakes union vote at Volkswagen AG's plant in Tennessee, accusing Republican politicians who oppose unionization of being more concerned about German shareholders than American workers....
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Dealers, small businesses get further delay in health-care coverage rules

4:57 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 10, 2014
Employers with fewer than 100 workers, including many new-car dealers, won't have to provide health insurance until 2016 under the U.S. Affordable Health Care Act, as the administration said it would again delay a key requirement of the health law....
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After Obama kudos, supplier executive pushes for hiring incentives

12:33 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 30, 2014
Following a name drop by President Barack Obama during his State of the Union Address Tuesday night, the CEO of a woman-owned Ford parts supplier in Detroit plans to capitalize on the spotlight....
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Obama lauds Barra's rise to GM CEO in State of the Union address

10:23 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 28, 2014
President Barack Obama cited new General Motors CEO Mary Barra as an example of those who strengthen America by realizing their dreams through hard work. Separately, he praised Michigan auto supplier Andra Rush for her efforts to create American manufacturing jobs....
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GM CEO Barra to be first lady's guest at tonight's State of the Union address

6:38 am U.S. ET | Jan. 28, 2014
Mary Barra, who took the reins as GM's CEO less than two weeks ago, will attend tonight's State of the Union address as a guest of first lady Michelle Obama, the White House said....
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2009 TIMELINE

January blues

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 27, 2014
A look at events during a busy January in 2009...
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U.S. automakers call for currency rule in Pacific trade pact

5:28 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 9, 2014
American automakers on Thursday pushed for rules against currency manipulation to be included in an ambitious trade pact being negotiated between the United States and 11 other Pacific Rim countries....
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2014 DETROIT AUTO SHOW

Biden, Obama Cabinet members to attend show, report says

1:45 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 8, 2014
Vice President Joe Biden and three members of President Obama’s Cabinet are set to attend the Detroit auto show next week....
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How the new GM was born: Alix's version

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 4, 2013
Ousted General Motors CEO Rick Wagoner is cast in a sympathetic light in corporate turnaround specialist Jay Alix's breathless first-person account in Forbes of how the plan to restructure GM took shape in 2008 and 2009....
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CRASH FLASHBACK

Gales of November

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 4, 2013
The global financial crisis made November 2008 a month to remember....
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U.S. transportation chief meets with Detroit 3 execs, tour plants

10:14 am U.S. ET | Sept. 27, 2013
Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx met with executives of the Detroit 3 and toured auto facilities in the Detroit area today....
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Obama auto czar Bloom to face former ally in Detroit bankruptcy case, report says

7:10 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 19, 2013
Ron Bloom, who helped lead President Barack Obama's auto team, will advise Detroit retirees fighting benefit cuts in the city's bankruptcy, according to people familiar with the decision....
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Lawrence Summers, key player in auto bailout, now candidate for Fed chairman

11:04 am U.S. ET | Aug. 22, 2013
Forged in the crucible of the worst economic meltdown in eight decades, President Obama's trust in Lawrence Summers -- one of the key players in the administration's auto bailout -- is the main reason why he's one of two leading contenders to be the next Fed chief even as some lawmakers bristle at his abrasive manner and his ties to the financial industry....
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W.Va. dealer takes a step back in Obamacare suit

3:54 pm U.S. ET | July 25, 2013
Joe Holland last month attracted national publicity for challenging new federal laws requiring his West Virginia dealership to provide insurance coverage for contraceptives taken after sex. But his legal team recently discovered a problem: Holland’s insurer has already been covering the drugs as a part of the health benefits he offers to his employees....
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