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2015 Ford F-150 lassos Truck of Texas award

1:49 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 14, 2014
Ford's 2015 aluminum-body F-150 pickup has taken home the prestigious Truck of Texas award, handed out annually by the Texas Auto Writers Association Truck Rodeo....
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RICHARD TRUETT

Automakers battle in annual Texas truck showdown

12:45 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 25, 2014
General Motors, Ford, Chrysler and Toyota are rolling into this weekend's Texas State Fair in Dallas with guns blazing -- at each other. Around 3 million pairs of cowboy boots visit the fair each year, which makes it ground zero in the truck and SUV marketing wars....
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Toyota to boost Mexico truck plant capacity by 41%

8:50 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 17, 2014
As Toyota ponders its first full assembly plant in Mexico, it plans to boost capacity at its existing factory there almost 40 percent to feed demand for trucks....
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Texas governor says lower tax, regulatory hurdles lure companies such as Toyota, Tesla

7:37 am U.S. ET | Sept. 8, 2014
Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a potential presidential candidate in two years, said companies such as Toyota will invest where they’re least burdened by taxes and regulation....
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Group 1 acquires Munday dealerships in Houston

3:59 pm U.S. ET | July 21, 2014
Group 1 Automotive, the third-largest auto dealer group based in the United States, has acquired Houston dealerships Munday Chevrolet and Munday Mazda, the company said today....
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PHILIP NUSSEL

How smaller states can challenge Texas in the pickup wars

12:09 pm U.S. ET | June 25, 2014
When it comes to selling pickups in the United States, the obvious centerpiece market is Texas. Last year, 322,000 new pickups were registered there -- or 15 percent of all 2.1 million pickups sold nationwide, according to IHS Automotive data....
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Tesla sets up shop in Dallas -- minus test-drives and sales

4:12 pm U.S. ET | June 19, 2014
You can touch, but you can’t drive, a Model S electric car in the latest Tesla Motors gallery in Dallas’ Northpark Mall. Tesla plans to open the doors to its 2,200-square-foot gallery Friday morning in the state with some of the most restrictive auto dealer franchise laws in the country....
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Northwood University in Texas to end residential program, expand others

3:58 pm U.S. ET | June 16, 2014
Northwood University, in a nod to rapidly changing learning models in higher education, plans to close residential operations at its Cedar Hill, Texas, campus on June 30....
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KEITH CRAIN

Scattered around the nation

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 19, 2014
I have always wondered whether having General Motors, Ford and Chrysler clustered in Detroit is a good thing. I am not sure that having the three companies in the same area is good for creativity and innovation....
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Toyota move could generate $7.2 billion in 10 years for Texas economy, analysis finds

7:28 am U.S. ET | May 15, 2014
Toyota's relocation of its United States headquarters to Plano, Texas, may bring $7.2 billion of economic activity to the area over 10 years, according to an analysis for the city....
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Toyota exec: Vendors don't have to move to Texas

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 12, 2014
Vendors such as advertising agency Saatchi & Saatchi Los Angeles and experiential marketing firm George P. Johnson will "have to decide for themselves" whether to move employees or set up offices near Toyota's new Plano, Texas, headquarters....
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Toyota move yields political fallout in Calif.

4:03 pm U.S. ET | May 8, 2014
Toyota's decision to move its North American headquarters to Texas is causing political fallout in California. A representative on the California Economic Development Commission criticized officials in Torrance for “having lost the world's largest automotive company,” the city's newspaper reported Wednesday....
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GM asks Texas court to bar depositions of executives

2:11 pm U.S. ET | May 8, 2014
General Motors, which is fighting about 60 customer lawsuits over demands for money for faulty cars, asked a federal court in Texas not to allow a group of customers to gather information from the company on its handling of ignition switch defects, according to a filing....
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What's so tempting about Texas to Toyota?

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 5, 2014
The past three decades have seen a transformation of Japan's Big 3 from importers of Japan-built vehicles to powerful U.S. manufacturers whose operations stretch from sales and marketing in California to engineering and factories in the Midwest and South. That transformation has driven Toyota to gather up some far-flung operations and resettle them to the Dallas suburb of Plano, where, notably, it has no existing operations....
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Heading to the heart of truck country

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 5, 2014
With its move to Texas, Toyota is not only planting its flag in deep in the heartland but also announcing itself to the epicenter of the pickup market....
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Where Toyota goes, will support firms follow?

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 5, 2014
Some of Toyota's closest suppliers and support companies are asking the same question thousands of the automaker's employees will ask over the next two years....
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Texas pols, be careful what you wish for

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 5, 2014
Elected officials in Texas are exchanging high-fives over Toyota’s decision to relocate its U.S. headquarters to Plano. It’s no doubt a great boon to the state, but will it really prove so good for the politicians’ careers?...
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TOYOTA MOVES TO TEXAS

Toyota looks to Nissan's move – with some concern

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 3, 2014
In moving its U.S. headquarters out of California, Toyota hopes to avoid some of the problems that Nissan encountered when it did the same thing in 2006. Sources inside Toyota say they already dissected Nissan North America's move and were particularly dismayed to see that their Japanese rival lost roughly 60 percent of its 1,300 Los Angeles headquarters staffers and executives when it relocated to Nashville....
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Will rivals snap up Toyota talent that stays behind?

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 3, 2014
Toyota's move to north Texas almost certainly will put some of its senior managerial and executive talent in play....
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LINDSAY CHAPPELL

Toyota goes where the jets fly

1:03 pm U.S. ET | May 2, 2014
After all the explanations about why Toyota is closing its manufacturing headquarters near Cincinnati, there is still one other factor: the consolidation of the airline industry. Blame it on Delta....
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TOYOTA MOVES TO TEXAS

What's left for Torrance?

1:35 pm U.S. ET | April 30, 2014
In moving from suburban Torrance to Plano, Texas, Toyota Motor Sales USA and Toyota Financial Services wanted a headquarters campus where there wouldn't be a barrier between established employees and the “new guys.” Everyone would have a fresh start....
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JAMES B. TREECE

Texas politicians: Be careful what you wish for and what you hand out

4:10 pm U.S. ET | April 29, 2014
Texas politicians are exchanging high-fives over Toyota's decision to relocate its United States headquarters to Plano. It's undoubtedly a great boon to the state. But will it really prove so good for the politicians' careers?...
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China’s BYD hailed in California as Toyota exits to Texas

6:41 am U.S. ET | April 29, 2014
BYD, the Chinese automaker partly owned by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway, rolled out the first two electric buses from its California factory as it pushes into the U.S. and Canadian markets....
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Toyota's move relied on in-house study rather than Perry pitch

7:17 am U.S. ET | April 29, 2014
Texas Governor Rick Perry has crisscrossed the United States to persuade big employers to bring jobs to the second most-populous state....
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Q&A: Toyota's Lentz on what triggered the move, and the upheaval ahead

3:45 pm U.S. ET | April 28, 2014
In the wake of Toyota's announcement that it is centralizing its U.S. operations in Plano, Texas, Toyota North America CEO Jim Lentz spoke with Automotive News West Coast Editor Mark Rechtin. Here is a transcript....
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