Detroit 3

RECKONING to REVIVAL: PART I

How workers rebuilt the U.S. auto industry

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 24, 2013
The U.S. auto industry has come full circle, from boom to bankruptcy to boom, and Detroit's road from reckoning to revival was shorter than expected. The Detroit 3's new strength is embodied in Chrysler's reborn Jefferson North assembly plant in Detroit, perhaps the most profitable factory in the industry today....
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EDITORIAL

Sinkhole no more: Fleet shapes up

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2013
The Detroit 3 have in recent years stopped dumping surplus cars into daily rental fleets and repurchasing them at pre-set prices. That has shifted more of the financial risk of resale to fleet operators, which have developed more outlets to resell used vehicles....
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UAW nominates Williams to succeed retiring president King

6:48 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 7, 2013
UAW Secretary-Treasurer Dennis Williams, a former welder and longtime union organizer who was instrumental in Barack Obama's 2008 victory in the Iowa caucuses when Obama was an Illinois senator, officially emerged Thursday as the front-runner to succeed retiring President Bob King....
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Reuss defends GM on Facebook, then deactivates account

5:58 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 4, 2013
Mark Reuss, GM's top executive for North America, deactivated his Facebook account on Monday after he responded to a Web site that wrote dismissively about the company's shrinking U.S. auto market share....
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AutoNation reports retail sales rise 9% in October

2:09 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 4, 2013
AutoNation, helped by luxury and domestic-brand volume, said U.S. new-vehicle retail sales rose 9 percent in October from the year-ago period, to 22,914 units....
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Tariff talks lead to auto trade fight

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 21, 2013
With the White House seeking to finalize a trade treaty deal by year end, Japanese automakers and the Detroit 3 are embroiled in a good old-fashioned trade war....
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Plastic Omnium unit opens fuel tank plant near Detroit

12:09 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 15, 2013
Inergy Automotive Systems, a subsidiary of French auto parts supplier Plastic Omnium, today is opening a $110 million plant near Detroit that will produce 1.5 million plastic fuel tanks a year....
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TRW builds expertise in collision-avoidance technology

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 14, 2013
As a major supplier of cameras, radars and brakes, TRW Automotive is poised to profit from the auto industry's embrace of collision avoidance....
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1973 OIL EMBARGO -- 40 YEARS LATER

'It was the end of innocence'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 14, 2013
When Keith Crain landed in Detroit in 1971 to take the reins of Automotive News, he discovered a U.S. auto industry that was in full glory. It was a golden age, but it was about to end. The Arab oil embargo that started on Oct. 17, 1973 -- 40 years ago this week -- changed the industry forever, and the young publisher had a front-row seat to automotive history....
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LINDSAY CHAPPELL

The South is singing the Mexican blues

5:02 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 8, 2013
That high, lonesome sound of sorrow coming out of the South these days is no bluegrass song. It is the sound of an auto industry pining for its one true love -- who has run off to Mexico....
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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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U.S. auto sales predicted to top 16 million in 2014 -- with profits

7:33 am U.S. ET | Sept. 16, 2013
The auto market is poised for a fifth straight year of growth in the United States for just the second time since World War II. The recovery from the recession has been so robust that the debate is now whether sales will reach 2000’s record levels -- and whether that would even be a good thing....
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Hot August caps a 'solid summer'

4:40 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 4, 2013
By almost any measure, August spelled recovery for U.S. auto sales. Not only have automakers sold more light vehicles in the first eight months this year (10.6 million) than in all of 2009 (10.4 million), but last month's 1.5 million sales topped the unit volume of every August since 2003....
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Engineers steer Detroit 3 purchasing

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 19, 2013
Under pressure to introduce technology, improve quality and ensure smooth product launches, the Detroit 3 are giving engineers more influence over their purchasing operations. General Motors, Ford Motor Co. and Chrysler Group have all chosen purchasing chiefs with engineering backgrounds....
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Automakers market their muscle at annual cruise event

2:09 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 14, 2013
The annual Woodward Dream Cruise just north of Detroit, which draws more than 1 million people and around 40,000 classic cars to a 22-mile stretch of four-lane road, gives the Detroit automakers a chance to display their high-performance hardware as they seek to outmuscle one another in their ongoing marketing wars....
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Fleet flip-flop: Detroit 3 are down; Asians pick up slack

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 12, 2013
The Detroit 3 slashed fleet sales in July, but Nissan North America, Hyundai-Kia and Toyota Motor Sales picked up the slack....
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Detroit's devotion to the car paved way for its undoing

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 10, 2013
The auto industry, which by 1950 made Detroit the fourth-largest American city, produced decades of prosperity but also enabled the city's gradual destruction and depopulation, leading to last month's historic bankruptcy....
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CAW chief Lewenza to retire as union merges with CEP

1:19 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 8, 2013
Ken Lewenza is stepping down as president of the Canadian Auto Workers as the union prepares to join with the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada to form a group representing more than 300,000 workers....
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