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Trump, Auto Industry CEOs Talk Regulation, Taxes Over Breakfast

President Donald Trump and the CEOs of America's Detroit Three automakers are meeting for breakfast Tuesday morning, and there's not much mystery about what they're going to be talking about. Here's ...
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What Trump’s Trade Statement Means for the Auto Industry

The inauguration of President Donald Trump last Friday and the next day's demonstration may have obscured action on one of the new president's most often mentioned campaign promises. The president ...
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Mustang Sales Crater as New Versions Launch

Sales of Ford Motor Co.'s (NYSE: F) Mustang sports car were poor last year. They fell 13.4% to 105,932. December was worse, with sales off 19.2% to 7,064. Ford has ...
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GM Set to Announce $1 Billion US Investment, Creation of 1,000 Jobs

According to a report at The Wall Street Journal, General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) will announce Tuesday a plan to invest at least $1 billion in new investments in the U.S. ...
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Ford’s 2016 EU Sales Growth Trails GM, FCA

New car registrations in the European Union (EU) for the month of December totaled 1.14 million units, up about 30,000 units compared with December of last year. Year over year, ...
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Fiat Chrysler’s 5 Best-Selling Cars

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Inc. (NYSE: FCAU) is scrambling to defend itself against accusations that it violated the Clean Air Act. The incident involved 104,000 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Ram 1500 ...
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Tesla to Charge for Supercharger Use as Its Business Plans Evolve

Not long ago, owners of Tesla Motors Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) vehicles could charge those cars for free. Owners have two options. Charge the car at home (or somewhere else with ...
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Will Air Pollution Slow China’s Red-Hot Car Market?

The China Association of Automobile Manufacturers announced car and light vehicle sales rose 15% to 24.4 million. Some of the growth likely was due to favorable sales tax provisions from ...
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Is Fiat Chrysler in the Same Emissions Mess as Volkswagen?

It turns out that Volkswagen may not have been the only car company that in the wrong on emissions. Reports that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (NYSE: FCAU) is now being ...
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Average US Auto Fuel Economy Rating Ticks Down in December

The average fuel-economy rating for new vehicles sold in the United States in December 2016 was 24.9 miles per gallon, down 0.1 mpg compared with the revised November average. For all ...
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Is GM Too Optimistic on Its Own Forecasts for 2017?

General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) on Tuesday announced that it expects to report fiscal 2016 earnings at the high end of its expected range and that the company is boosting ...
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10 Dangers of Self-Driving Cars

If every vehicle on U.S. streets and highways were fully loaded with self-driving (autonomous) technology, and if that technology were perfect, the country's roads would undoubtedly be much safer and ...
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6 Trends That Could Cripple the Car Industry

As the industry battles Donald Trump's "made in America" pressure, and the technology of cars advances, with driverless features and very long lists of tech-based vehicles, lost among these current ...
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What Will It Take for US Drivers to Adopt Autonomous Cars?

At last week's Consumer Electronics Show, most of the interest was centered on new automobile technologies that ultimately lead to self-driving, or autonomous, vehicles. But the goal remains some years ...
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GM Rental Fleet Sales Double in December

Fleet sales are generally considered to undermine auto company profits. Rental fleet sales fall into the same category. Individual buyers generally pay more money than corporate ones. In light of all ...
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