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Dodge chief's 12 death-defying laps were 'the coolest'

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 26, 2014
Thirty years after getting his first speeding ticket, Dodge CEO Tim Kuniskis is still nutty about performance. That may be why Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has consolidated its SRT line under him....
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Brabham's rear engine threw Indy 500 for a loop

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 26, 2014
When Jack Brabham died May 19 at age 88, most stories cited the Australian driver's three Formula One world championships. But for American race fans (of a certain vintage), he is best remembered for helping change the course of history at the 1961 Indianapolis 500....
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What would Akerson say now about GM safety?

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 26, 2014
It's true that during the three full years when Dan Akerson was at the helm at General Motors, the automaker averaged just 1.02 million recalled vehicles globally per year. But GM concedes that many of the recalls now piling up should have been done years ago....
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Buick-GMC boss dives into the nitty-gritty

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 19, 2014
As Vauxhall managing director from 2010 to 2013, new Buick-GMC chief Duncan Aldred helped to reverse years of sliding retail market share. Now he has been given the chance to think big....
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Marchionne's staying -- but who's on deck?

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 12, 2014
CEO Sergio Marchionne, 61, revealed last week that he would see his latest five-year plan through to its conclusion, dispelling any notion that he might leave before 2018. But the marathon presentation of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' plan also served as an audition of sorts for an eventual successor....
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Sergio: The reward is down the road

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 12, 2014
Sergio Marchionne's new five-year plan for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles won't start rewarding shareholders until 2017 at the earliest. Some wonder if there will ever be a payout....
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2014 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE CONGRESS

PSA chief Tavares will be keynote speaker in Brussels

April 28, 2014 06:01 CET
PSA/Peugeot-Citroen CEO Carlos Tavares will be the keynote speaker at the Automotive News Europe Congress in June in Brussels....
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OBITUARY

Don Chalmers, former NADA committee chairman, died April 20

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 28, 2014
Don Chalmers, an auto dealer who represented New Mexico on the board of the National Automobile Dealers Association and was chairman of NADA's government relations committee, died April 20....
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PSA chief Tavares to keynote Brussels congress

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 28, 2014
Carlos Tavares, the ex-No. 2 executive at Renault who recently took over as CEO of France's other automaker, PSA Peugeot Citroen, will be the keynote speaker at the Automotive News Europe Congress on June 4 in Brussels....
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Q&A: TOM BONEY, GENERAL MANAGER, AUTOMOTIVE, NOVELIS NORTH AMERICA

Aluminum gains automotive momentum with F-150

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 21, 2014
The Ford F-150 pickup will switch to an aluminum body late this year, and more mass-market vehicles are bound to follow. But aluminum will have to fight for its place on autos with carbon fiber, magnesium and high-strength steel, says Tom Boney, general manager of automotive for Novelis North America, a major aluminum supplier....
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Q&A: BOB CONRAD, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, AUTOMOTIVE MICROCONTROLLER DIVISION, FREESCALE SEMICONDUCTOR

Vehicles add computer power for high-tech tasks

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 21, 2014
Now that automakers are racing to add infotainment systems, collision avoidance systems and even self-adjusting seats, it seems like a good time to be in the computer business. Bob Conrad, 54, is senior vice president of Freescale Semiconductor Inc.'s automotive microcontroller division....
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Q&A

Nvidia adapts gaming chips to autos

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 21, 2014
The redesigned Audi TT, scheduled to arrive in the United States in 2015, benefits from chipmaker Nvidia's quad-core chip, which works with a 3-D graphics program and can execute 8 billion operations per second. Danny Shapiro, director of Nvidia's automotive division, has worked closely with Audi and other automakers since 2009....
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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....
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A look back at the Wagoner legacy

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 31, 2014
Rick Wagoner's forced departure from General Motors five years ago this week took some getting used to. He had been at or near the pinnacle of power at GM for 17 years. For eight years he was the company's CEO. Then, suddenly, it was over....
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Ukraine crisis makes Andersson's turnaround of AvtoVAZ tougher

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 31, 2014
Bo Andersson, the new CEO of Russia's No.1 carmaker AvtoVAZ, is battling to revive the business amid economic uncertainty caused by the Crimea crisis....
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VW's Tenn. plant chief is reassigned

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 31, 2014
Frank Fischer, who has led Volkswagen AG's operations in Chattanooga since the automaker announced its return to U.S. manufacturing in 2008, has been reassigned to lead an assembly plant in Germany....
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Renault-Nissan veteran named to lead Infiniti product strategy

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 31, 2014
Infiniti has named industry veteran Francois Bancon as its product strategy head. Bancon has long been involved with Nissan and Infiniti product strategy and product communications, and played a key role in the global launch of the Nissan Leaf electric vehicle....
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RICHARD JOHNSON

Gary Bettenhausen finished 10th at Indy, but was the big winner

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 24, 2014
One astonishing act of valor and sportsmanship sums up the legacy of race car driver Gary Bettenhausen, who died last week at 72....
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AN reporter Mark Rechtin is Neal winner

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 24, 2014
Mark Rechtin, West Coast editor for Automotive News, won a first-place prize in the 2014 Jesse H. Neal Awards, a prestigious journalism contest that recognizes the nation's finest business-to-business media....
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DAVE GUILFORD

Lexus boss: Time for a clean-sheet approach to cars

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 17, 2014
You might assume that Tokuo Fukuichi, who takes over as head of Lexus on April 1, will walk in the door with firm ideas about the brand's look....
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OBITUARY

Former NADA instructor John Clancey dead at 82

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 17, 2014
John Clancey, a former instructor at the National Automobile Dealers Association's Dealer Candidate Academy, died Feb. 22....
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AutoNation CEO honored for success

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 17, 2014
AutoNation CEO Mike Jackson's success story is being used as an example to inspire young people....
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Barra is first GMI graduate to be auto CEO

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 17, 2014
Here's another bit of Mary Barra trivia: She's the first graduate of General Motors Institute (now Kettering University) to become CEO of GM or any automaker....
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1926-2014

William Clay Ford: A low profile but some big moments

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 17, 2014
William Clay Ford Sr., who died last week at 88, kept a low profile at Ford Motor Co. during most of his life. But the grandson of founder Henry Ford was a central figure in three milestone moments in Ford's post-World War II history....
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William Clay Ford's luxury-car legacy

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 15, 2014
The Mark II, created 60 years ago under the direction of William Clay Ford, who died March 9 at age 88, still influences Ford, which is struggling once again to revive Lincoln....
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Special Report
Fewer bosses, Disney savvy, $2 idea lift stores

Fewer bosses, Disney savvy, $2 idea lift stores

A Chrysler Group dealership chain is stripping away layers of management to sell cars faster. A Chevrolet-Cadillac store is enchanting customers through Disney training. Mon., July 21
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