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SHERRI WELCH

DADA adds fancy afterglow at Detroit show's Charity Preview

10:04 am U.S. ET | Jan. 7, 2014
There's a new Detroit auto show Charity Preview afterglow event, and it could become an annual part of the black-tie night....
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KEITH CRAIN

Detroit is well worth the trip

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 6, 2014
The Detroit show is always remarkable with more debuts than anywhere else and lots of executives who are available to share insights on what's shaping this global industry. In addition, I add with a certain amount of pride, Automotive News will be opening the 38th Automotive News World Congress in the midst of the auto show's press days....
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Global attendance boosts Detroit's economy

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 6, 2014
Taking the Detroit auto show international has meant a big boost for Southeast Michigan's economy. Rebranding the show as the North American International Auto Show in 1989 and attracting foreign news media has bolstered local businesses, said Rod Alberts, executive director of the Detroit Auto Dealers Association and the NAIAS....
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RECKONING to REVIVAL: PART IV

Five signs of new life in post-crash Detroit

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 27, 2013
The UAW agreed to establish a two-tier wage system in 2007 in hopes of boosting employment at the Detroit 3. It worked: Chrysler has hired more than 10,000 workers in the United States since coming out of bankruptcy. Yet two-tier wages have created divisions on the factory floor amid the industry's profitable recovery....
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RECKONING to REVIVAL: PART III

Recalled: Insourcing workers from Detroit to bring a plant back to life

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 26, 2013
As Chrysler was tumbling toward bankruptcy, Scott Garberding was trying to keep the Grand Cherokee alive. Chrysler had committed $1.8 billion to redesigning the SUV and overhauling the company's Jefferson North assembly plant in Detroit with a high-tech body shop that would build it with better quality....
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RECKONING to REVIVAL: PART II

For Detroit 3, obstacles were closer than they appeared

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 25, 2013
Jim Blanchard was horrified as he watched the Detroit 3 CEOs stumble through the congressional bailout hearings in November and December 2008. As a baby-faced, 37-year-old congressman from Michigan, Blanchard was the architect of Chrysler's earlier federal bailout, which gave the automaker government backing for $1.5 billion in lifesaving loans....
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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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Detroit auto show's app accesses world auto shows

3:57 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 9, 2013
Detroit auto show organizers today said they will promote a new app next month at the show. The app, Auto Show Passport, will showcase auto shows from all over the world, said Rod Alberts, executive director of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit....
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2014 DETROIT AUTO SHOW

Audi teases tiny crossover for Detroit show

12:10 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 6, 2013
Audi has released design sketches for a subcompact crossover concept that it plans to unveil at the Detroit auto show next month, giving another hint of Audi's ideas for the smaller end of its fast-growing crossover lineup....
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BMW prices 2 series coupe at $33,025

6:00 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 24, 2013
The 2014 BMW 2 series coupe will have a base price of $33,025 for the 228i and $44,025 for the M235i, including shipping....
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BMW 2-series photos emerge before reaching market next spring

12:12 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 24, 2013
Photos of the all-new BMW 2-series coupe began leaking on automotive Web sites today. The new car will be shown first at the Detroit auto show in January and will arrive in United States dealerships next spring as the 228i and M235i....
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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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Chrysler cuts Viper output amid slow sales, growing inventory

4:00 am U.S. ET | Oct. 2, 2013
Chrysler Group has cut output of the SRT Viper by a third and will reassign scores of workers to other plants because of slow sales, growing inventories, and the onset of colder weather....
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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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Sales surge lifts Detroit 3 profits, outlook

2:15 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 5, 2013
As the fifth anniversary of the collapse of Lehman Brothers approaches, the Detroit 3 have come full circle, from bankruptcy to boom. Even more significant, as industry sales rebound, Detroit automakers are reaping profits not seen since the turn of the century....
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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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Detroit Electric shifts production to Holland

1:17 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 30, 2013
Detroit Electric is going ahead with production of its Lotus-based sports car in Holland rather than Detroit, as planned....
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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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Chrysler plans to show high-performance concept pickup at Detroit event

11:59 am U.S. ET | Aug. 13, 2013
Chrysler's Ram brand will use this weekend's Woodward Dream Cruise in suburban Detroit to debut a high-performance concept pickup, possibly a new version of the Power Wagon....
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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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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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