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Detroit 3 to shorten, eliminate summer break at some plants

3:45 pm U.S. ET | July 7, 2014
Summer vacation will be shortened or won't come at all for some Detroit 3 assembly plants in the United States as light truck and SUV sales continue to heat up....
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JIM HENRY

Don't do much leasing? Better bone up

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 2, 2014
Leasing's not just for luxury brands anymore. It's spreading to mass-market brands too, experts say....
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Automakers pledge $26 million to save Detroit art

12:49 pm U.S. ET | June 9, 2014
The Detroit 3 automakers said they will contribute $26 million to help save Detroit's art masterworks from the auction block....
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UAW primed for struggles ahead, Williams says

2:13 pm U.S. ET | June 5, 2014
New UAW President Dennis Williams signaled in his inaugural speech that the union's priorities will be the 2015 contract talks with the Detroit 3 and national elections this year and in and 2016....
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EDITORIAL

2-tier wages served a purpose, but not anymore

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 2, 2014
It's unlikely that the UAW and Detroit 3 can eliminate two-tier wages in the next round of contract negotiations. But labor and management should use the opportunity to whittle away at the inequities inherent in the wage system....
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Hyundai leapfrogs Honda to become greenest automaker in U.S., scientists say

11:34 am U.S. ET | May 27, 2014
Hyundai, which has championed smaller engines, dethroned Honda as the greenest automaker in the United States, according to a report released today by the Union of Concerned Scientists....
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Detroit 3 consider aid to art museum in city's bankruptcy

1:25 pm U.S. ET | May 13, 2014
Detroit's three automakers are mulling a request by the city's art museum to help it raise money for a key component of Detroit's plan to restructure its debt and exit bankruptcy, representatives of the companies said today....
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Toyota's turnaround with suppliers credited to 2 execs

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 12, 2014
A troubleshooting Japanese executive and an American purchasing boss were the driving force behind a sharp improvement in Toyota's relations with vendors in North America, concludes supplier relations guru John Henke. A newly released survey by Henke's consultancy, Planning Perspectives Inc., shows that after a six-year flirtation with mediocrity, Toyota's purchasing operation has re-emerged as the North American auto industry's gold standard....
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CHINA'S SUV FEVER

Detroit 3 rush to expand SUV lineups in China

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 27, 2014
Roughly a decade after the United States, China is going gaga for SUVs. The mantra is more SUVs ASAP, as those vehicles -- including SUVs and crossovers -- rapidly supplant sedans as the most popular segment. The trend bodes well for Detroit-based automakers....
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Rep. John Dingell, who championed the auto industry, to retire

10:52 am U.S. ET | Feb. 24, 2014
John Dingell, the longest-serving member of Congress in U.S. history and staunch ally to the U.S. auto industry, plans to retire at the end of his current term....
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HANS GREIMEL

French automakers beat U.S. rivals back to Iran

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 14, 2014
Sanctions have barely been eased on Iran and the Detroit 3 are being beaten back to the market by French rivals. This is not surprising as the U.S. still keeps businesses and individuals shackled by stricter trade restrictions....
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HANS GREIMEL

French automakers beat U.S. rivals back to Iran

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 14, 2014
Sanctions have barely been eased on Iran and the Detroit 3 are being beaten back to the market by French rivals. This is not surprising as the United States still keeps businesses and individuals shackled by stricter trade restrictions....
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Union foes tie VW vote to Detroit's woes

8:15 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 13, 2014
Union opponents are warning employees that voting for the UAW this week at Volkswagen AG's assembly plant in Chattanooga would bring the kind of economic malaise that crippled Detroit. Balloting ends Friday for about 1,550 workers at the plant where Volkswagen managers pledged to stay neutral before the vote....
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RICHARD TRUETT

A weighty matter: Chevy Colorado vs. Ford F-150

10:39 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2014
In the race to get the weight out of pickups, GM -- not Ford -- may actually be the biggest loser. Ford rolled out the long awaited 2015 aluminum-bodied F-150 this week, and claimed the curb weight will be 550 to 700 pounds less than the 2014 version forged with steel sheet metal. Hats off to Ford. That's huge....
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2014 DETROIT AUTO SHOW

Biden says U.S. bet on auto industry paid off

12:23 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2014
Vice President Joe Biden said the federal government's wager on the nation's automotive industry has paid off. "We bet on American ingenuity, we bet on you and we won," he said today during a speech at the Detroit auto show....
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2014 DETROIT AUTO SHOW

Corvette Stingray and Chevy Silverado win North American car, truck awards

7:45 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2014
Chevrolet's Corvette Stingray and Silverado were named 2014 North American Car and Truck of the Year today by a panel of automotive journalists....
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2014 DETROIT AUTO SHOW

Audi's concept previews TT design, SUV plans

2:56 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2014
Audi AG unveiled an SUV concept Monday at the Detroit auto show that demonstrated three big shifts at the German luxury car brand: an embrace of plug-in hybrids, a rush toward smaller SUVs, and updates to the trendy designs that have aided Audi's recent rise....
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In Japan, Detroit demands broad access but targets narrow niche

3:32 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2014
American "muscle car" enthusiast Satoshi Kimiwada says his business selling used Chevrolet Camaros, Ford Mustangs other American cars in Yokohama is on the verge of extinction....
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NEWS ANALYSIS

Detroit automakers face test of leadership in 2014

1:56 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2014
GM named a new CEO, Ford kept its old leader and Chrysler's CEO averted a divisive public offering. And that was just in the last 30 days. This year is shaping up as a test of leadership at GM, Ford and Chrysler, five years after the auto industry's searing restructuring....
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NICK BUNKLEY

What will Mary say, and where's Krafcik?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 9, 2014
New cars and trucks aren't the only things that the thousands of journalists converging on Detroit for the big auto show will be looking for....
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Detroit increases U.S. share in 2013 as optimism grows

10:16 am U.S. ET | Jan. 2, 2014
Detroit automakers entered December on track to gain market share in the United States for the year. They've all increased sales faster than the total industry for a calendar year only once in the last two and a half decades -- when Japan's 2011 tsunami wiped out months of Toyota and Honda output -- according to the Automotive News Data Center....
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This time, 16 million sales forecast is on merit

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 28, 2013
New U.S. light-vehicle sales are widely expected to surpass 16 million in 2014 for the first time since 2007, the culmination of a long recovery from the disastrous recession....
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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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