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    • 3:57 PM, Aug. 1, 2014

    Senate bill: Auto execs who delay deadly recalls could face life in prison

    A senator who led hearings into General Motors' delayed recall linked to at least 13 deaths introduced legislation Friday that would allow for up to life in prison for auto executives who delay callbacks for defects that result in fatalities.

    • 12:30 PM, Aug. 1, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • CHRYSLER

    Chrysler's sales rise 19.7%; Ford climbs 9.6%; GM up 9.4%

    Chrysler Group LLC, Ford Motor Co. and General Motors Co. all posted July sales gains Friday, led by Chrysler's nearly 20 percent sales rise over July 2013.

    • 5:49 PM, Aug. 1, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • CHRYSLER

    Fiat shareholders OK Chrysler merger

    Fiat shareholders have voted in favor of a merger with Chrysler that has been five years in the works and will shift the 115-year-old carmaker's center of gravity abroad.

  1. GM's finance arm expanding in Texas, could hire hundreds

    General Motors Financial Co. Inc., a subsidiary of General Motors Co., said Friday it is expanding its Arlington, Texas, operations center and could add hundreds of new employees there over the next few years.

    • 5:24 PM, Aug. 1, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • Autos Insider

    Stabenow, Ford say Korea trade deal hasn't opened market

    Washington — Members of Congress and Ford Motor Co. said this week the two-year-old Korea free trade agreement hasn’t done enough to open the Asian economy to U.S. exports and cite the treaty as a reason for caution in negotiating a new trade deal with Japan and other countries.

    • 9:14 AM, Aug. 1, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • Autos Insider

    Harley-Davidson recalls 3,300 bikes for ignition switch problem

    Detroit — Ignition switch problems that have plagued General Motors and Chrysler have now turned up in the motorcycle business.

  2. Hyundai recalls 420,000 vehicles in three campaigns

    Washington — Hyundai Motor Co. said Friday it is recalling about 420,000 vehicles in the United States in three new recall campaigns.

    • 12:51 PM, Aug. 1, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • Autos Insider

    American Axle reports Q2 earnings of $52.2M

    American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings Inc. said Friday its second quarter net income was $52.2 million or 67 cents a share, significantly higher than earnings in the year ago period, but fell slightly short of analysts' expectations.

  3. U.S. upgrades probe into 335,000 Honda Accords for inadvertent air bag deployments

    Washington — The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is upgrading its investigation into 335,000 Honda Accords after nearly 300 reports that the air bags can inflate when the car doors are slammed.

    • 11:05 PM, Jul. 31, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • DRIVE

    Pumping iron: The 2015 Dodge Challenger

    The supercharged Hellcat leads an army of updated 2015 Challengers into battle in the white hot War of the Muscle Cars.

    • 4:32 PM, Jul. 31, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • Autos Insider

    Delphi reports $382M in earnings in Q2

    Delphi Automotive said Thursday its second-quarter net income totaled $382 million as earnings rose 8 percent to $1.26 a share, slightly ahead of analyst expectations.

    • 3:41 PM, Jul. 31, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • FORD

    Ford Jr.: CEO transition 'perfect'

    Ford executive chairman Bill Ford Jr. said the transition to new chief executive Mark Fields in recent weeks has been smooth.

  4. Personal injury attorney files new lawsuit against GM

    A prominent Texas personal injury attorney has filed a new lawsuit against General Motors Co. on behalf of 156 people who died or were injured in allegedly defective vehicles recalled this year by the automaker —but who likely are not eligible for GM's victims compensation fund.

    • 11:17 PM, Jul. 31, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • CHRYSLER

    Fiat leaving Italy amid Chrysler merger's global aspirations

    Fiat SpA, Italy's largest manufacturer and a symbol of the country's struggle to adapt to globalization, is leaving home after 115 years.

    • 4:24 PM, Jul. 31, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • Autos Insider

    BorgWarner 2Q profit rises 9.2 percent

    BorgWarner Inc. on Thursday reported earnings that climbed by 9.2 percent in its second quarter, and topped analysts' expectations.

    • 2:38 PM, Jul. 31, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • Autos Insider

    Japanese auto parts exec pleads guilty in price fixing probe

    Washington — The Justice Department said an executive at a Japanese auto supplier agreed to plead guilty and will serve 13 months in prison in the government's ...

  5. Volkswagen 2nd quarter profit up but revenue slips

    Berlin — Germany's Volkswagen, Europe's biggest automaker, says its net income rose 14.1 percent in the second quarter although revenues slipped even as unit ...

    • 6:56 AM, Jul. 31, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • Autos Insider

    Panasonic, Tesla to build big U.S. battery plant

    Tokyo — American electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc. is teaming up with Japanese electronics company Panasonic Corp. to build a battery manufacturing plant in ...

    • 11:18 PM, Jul. 30, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • DRIVE

    Car Culture: Cookbooks were a traditional recipe to sell cars

    Automakers these days can commune with fans in myriad ways beyond traditional advertising, from tweets and YouTube videos to discussion boards, Instagram and ...

  6. Snyder, Ford to tout Michigan in D.C.

    Washington — Gov. Rick Snyder and two Michigan business leaders will be in the nation's Capitol to tout the Wolverine State as a state to grow and expand.

    • 11:20 PM, Jul. 30, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • DRIVE

    New Ducati Monster bike boosts beast factor

    Ask any Hollywood producer. There's only one way to go when it comes to monsters in blockbuster sequels. They need to be bigger, badder and more capable of ...

    • 11:15 PM, Jul. 30, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • DRIVE

    Soup it up: Michelin regains ground with new all-season tire

    This year, TireRack.com is conducting tests on 10 categories of tires. It has just released the results of its test of what it calls Grand Touring All-Season ...

    • 11:45 PM, Jul. 30, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • Autos Insider

    Cars to reflect popularity of bold, bright colors

    Popular car colors are determined by everything from technology and social interaction, to America's economic recovery, according to the BASF Color Excellence ...

    • 10:57 PM, Jul. 30, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • FORD

    Ford CEO on Capitol Hill urging tough line on currency

    Washington Ford president and CEO Mark Fields on Wednesday urged Congress to take a tough line on currency manipulation and said the naming of a new chief of its luxury ...

    • 12:16 PM, Jul. 30, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • FORD

    Ford's 'Queen of Innovation' helps shape F-150

    Dearborn When Alana Strager isn't working for Ford she spends her time riding Harleys, running triathlons and negotiating Tough Mudder obstacle courses. And she fixes ...

    • 12:22 AM, Jul. 30, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • GENERAL MOTORS

    New lawsuit filed over GM ignition switches

    A Texas lawyer on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against General Motors Co. on behalf of 658 people who the law firm alleges either died or were injured due to the ...

    • 11:07 PM, Jul. 30, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • Autos Insider

    New York City bars sales of unrepaired recalled used cars

    New York City officials said Wednesday it will require its 800 used-car dealers to repair recalled vehicles before they are sold — and dealers must fix ...

    • 4:29 PM, Jul. 30, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • CHRYSLER

    Chrysler recalls 29,500 Fiat 500 L cars for airbag glitch

    Washington — Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV said Wednesday it will recall 29,500 new Fiat 500L cars in North America to replace knee-protecting air bags after testing showed ...

    • 3:29 PM, Jul. 30, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • Autos Insider

    U.S. proposes new rules to protect bus passengers in rollover crashes

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration proposed new rules to protect passengers in large bus crashes by requiring structural safeguards but won't ...

  7. Fiat's profits down prior to merger

    Fiat SpA, whose shareholders vote in two days on merging the Italian carmaker with U.S. unit Chrysler Group LLC, reported profit that missed estimates as sales ...

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