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FCA paints grim picture of Marchionne's health

Comments by the company and its chairman suggest that the 66-year-old has become gravely ill weeks after undergoing shoulder surgery.

FCA paints grim picture of Marchionne's health

Comments by the company and its chairman suggest that the 66-year-old has become gravely ill weeks after undergoing shoulder surgery.

Tesla eyes China as U.S. output struggles

Tesla took a big step toward expanding its manufacturing footprint overseas, signing a preliminary agreement to build a plant in China, but it also gave more indications that demand for its most affordable electric vehicle...

GM's drive to 100% completion rate on recalls: Not there, yet

After four years, 92 percent of the cars with faulty ignition switches that GM believes still exist outside a junkyard have been fixed globally -- 96 percent of those in the U.S.

Despite ignition crisis, GM hasn't given up the keys

UPDATED: 6/4/18 12:53 pm ET - corrected

Keyless ignition has become more common within GM's portfolio in the last four years, but it's still not standard on many of the company's least-expensive vehicles.

Teslas may be safe, but what about the rest of us?

Elon Musk's responses to recent crashes involving Tesla's Autopilot software suggest a lack of regard for people who share the road with the cars his company sells.

Teslas may be safe, but what about the rest of us?

Elon Musk's responses to recent crashes involving Tesla's Autopilot software suggest a lack of regard for people who share the road with the cars his company sells.

Teslas may be safe, but what about the rest of us?

Elon Musk's responses to recent crashes involving Tesla's Autopilot software suggest a lack of regard for people who share the road with the cars his company sells.

Ford says cars lose money, so they're gone

The Mustang and a Focus wagon will survive, but all of Ford's value-destroying nonluxury sedans are goners. Is Jim Hackett going too far?

Ford brand sedans to be nixed in N.A. under deeper cost targets

UPDATED: 4/25/18 7:08 pm ET - adds details

Ford plans to stop selling all Ford brand sedans in North America and is nearly doubling its cost-cutting target from a plan laid out only six months ago.

Ford brand sedans to be nixed in N.A. as company nearly doubles cost-cutting target

UPDATED: 04/25/18 5:30 pm ET -- Adds details

Ford said it plans to stop selling all Ford brand sedans in North America and that it has nearly doubled its cost-cutting target by 2022 from the plan it laid out only six months ago.

U.S. auto sales on pace for second increase of year, but headwinds loom

New-vehicle sales in the United States are on pace to reach the highest March volume since at least 2001, according to three forecasts issued this week, marking a solid start to the closely watched spring selling season.

Ford recalls 1.4 million cars for loose steering wheels

Ford Motor Co. is recalling nearly 1.4 million Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ sedans in North America because loose bolts could allow the steering wheel to come off.

Transplants set to dominate North American production

After opening several large plants in recent years -- and with more under construction -- transplant automakers are expected to account for more than half of North American production for the first time ever in 2018.


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