November numbers reflect surprisingly good sales yearDec. 10
Heading into 2018, U.S. auto sales appeared headed for a second-straight annual decline. But it hasn't played out as expected: Sales have remained steady even as incentives were disciplined and prices rose further.
THE OUTLIERSept. 24
'I HIT THE WALL'Sept. 24
APOCALYPSE LOOMEDSept. 24
In two tumultuous days in September 2008, Lehman Brothers and mega-insurer AIG collapsed, and Bank of America acquired Merrill Lynch, which was on the verge of sinking. The Wall Street panic and credit crunch that ensued devastated the U.S. auto industry. Apocalypse loomed. The publicly traded titans of American auto retailing were gravely exposed. One question stood above all: Could they avoid bankruptcy?
40 ways to cope with a crisisSept. 24
MEGATRENDS, MAGNIFIEDSept. 24
NO STONE UNTURNEDSept. 17
REGROUP, THEN REFOCUSSept. 17
A TIME TO PARTNER UPSept. 17
BALANCING ACTSept. 17
Jeff Carlson, president of Glenwood Springs Ford and Glenwood Springs Subaru in Colorado, said the financial downturn of 2008 was "brutal in terms of expense reduction." He survived, in part, by cutting stores, people and vendors.
PEOPLE POWERSept. 17
A CAPITOL IDEASept. 17
Darcars Automotive Group lost several franchises when General Motors and the then-Chrysler Group terminated hundreds of franchisees during the recession. Tammy Darvish channeled her energy and frustration into advocacy for dealership groups beyond her family's.