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Recent articles
Most mergers come from weakness
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 20
Once again, there is talk about consolidation of the global auto industry. The fundamental problem with mergers is that, historically, they almost always have been of two ...


Cadillac, Lincoln place their bets
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 13
Both Ford Motor Co. and General Motors are rolling the dice with their new luxury sedans, and the winners are bound to include customers and dealers across the globe. Tho ...


What's new at N.Y. auto show? Lots
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 6
New York is always an interesting auto show. It's in a city that seems to do everything in its power to discourage using a car, yet New Yorkers flock to the Javits Center ...


When will next shoe drop in China?
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 30
Many people are convinced that when the time comes -- and it might be tomorrow, next year or in a decade -- foreign companies in China will be nationalized. ...


Is cheap fuel permanent or a blip?
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 23
Lots of smart folks in the automobile industry are betting huge amounts of money that alternative-fuel vehicles will capture an important part of the market. ...


Keeping the passion alive for 20 years
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 16
If you have doubts about America's love affair with the automobile, go to a local car show. ...


Let's ensure recalled vehicles get fixed
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 9
The idea that each state should set its own standards for licensing drivers is ridiculous. ...


Katayama was quite a rebel
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 2
Yutaka Katayama, the long-retired head of Datsun and Nissan in the U.S., became a legend. ...


Now everyone wants to build cars
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 23
Much like Preston Tucker, John DeLorean and Malcolm Bricklin, there are lots of people with lots of money interested in becoming automakers. ...


Everyone wants to be a dealer
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 16
No one is clamoring for the stocks of global automakers -- with the exception of Wall Street darling Tesla. Nor is anyone driving up supplier stocks. Automobile dealershi ...


When do we see price reductions?
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 9
Right now, the U.S. has the hottest currency in the world and one of the hottest automotive markets as well. With a much stronger U.S. ...


This is right out of '1984'
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2
According to a Wall Street Journal report, the U.S. Justice Department is tracking millions of cars and knows just where they are. ...


Time to rethink auto safety
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 26
Keith Crain is looking forward to seeing how new Administrator Mark Rosekind reshapes the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. ...


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