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Filed Under:Vehicles / Automotive Industry News
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Archived Since:December 12, 2008

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Gephardt, Early Join Ford Board of Directors

Ford just added two new directors to its board -- former House Majority Leader Dick Gephardt and Anthony Early, CEO of DTE Energy Co., a Michigan utility. ...

Ford Plays Waiting Game on Bailout

Ford Motor remains anxious about the next steps to be taken by the Obama administration. ...

February Sales Could Drive Detroit to Request More Bailout Funds

New vehicle sales in February are looking bleak, which could mean more federal funding requests for the Detroit auto makers. ...

Bill Ford Gives Up 30% of His Salary - Again

Wasn't Bill Ford Jr. already supposed to be forgoing his entire pay until the auto maker returned to profitability? ...

GM, Chrysler Finds More Corners to Cut to Save Money

There appear to be no limits to how small the cost cuts can be by GM and Chrysler. ...

Car Dealer Closings Accelerate in 2009

Car dealers are turning out their lights at a faster pace this year than last, according to new data. ...

Is Ford Different From GM and Chrysler?

Ford has garnered some positive buzz in recent weeks as its Detroit rivals struggle. But it is also still in a precarious state. ...

Is Keeping Detroit Auto Makers’ Profits in America Possible?

The profits of Detroit's auto makers don't always end up back in American pockets and bank accounts. ...

Auto Makers’ Future in Canada Remains Unsettled

Canadian auto workers must wait longer to see how GM and Chrysler's troubles will affect them. ...

Text of GM, Chrysler Recovery Plans, Related Documents

While both Gm and Chrysler made the deadline, they each asked for more money. Here are links to their plans. ...

UAW Reaches ‘Tentative Understandings’ With Auto Makers

The United Auto Workers tentatively agreed to contract changes that will help the three Detroit auto makers compete with foreign auto makers. The parties are still in talks regarding the voluntary employee beneficiary associations retiree health care trusts.

Sen. Gregg: No More Taxpayer Cash for Chrysler

A senior Republican senator said Tuesday that no more taxpayer money should be given to beleaguered auto maker Chrysler until its parent company Cerberus Capital Management LP agrees to inject more funds into the firm. ...

Levin: White House Told GM to ‘Address’ Bankruptcy Option

U.S. President Barack Obama's administration has told General Motors Corp. (GM) to "address" the possibility of the company eventually filing for bankruptcy protection in a progress report due to the government Tuesday, Rep. Sander Levin (D., Mich.) said Monday. "They've been asked to address the issue of bankruptcy in their [...]

ING Backs Away From Formula One

ING Group, the Dutch financial company, won't renew its three-year sponsorship contract with Renault S.A's Formula One team when it expires at the end of the 2009 season, the company reports on its Web site Monday. The company said it would reduce its F1 sponsorship costs by 40% [...]

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