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As an immigrant and an engineer, I know the magnetic pull that the United States exerts on anyone who dreams of a career in science. From the time I watched NASA technicians on television during the first lunar landing in 1969, I resolved to get the...
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Ford Motor Co. is expanding its production capacity to take advantage of the shift in buyer sentiment toward smaller cars and SUVs and for F-series truck sales spurred by the housing market recovery. Ford said it will increase production by about 200,...
The decades-old tradition of shutting down U.S. auto factories for two weeks around July may be coming to an end, experts say, pushed out by strong demand and staggered vehicle launch dates. With sales booming, Ford Motor Co., for example, said it...
Automakers are spending billions of dollars to squeeze efficiency from a car part most people never think twice about — the transmission. Over the next five years, many new vehicles will have transmissions with up to 10 speeds, replacing the...
In a Hollywood auditorium, James L. Tolbert tried to induce a room packed with broadcasting and advertising executives to essentially join the civil rights movement in 1963 by pointing out the obvious. "We Negroes watch 'Bonanza' and buy Chevrolets....
The new PBS program "10 Buildings That Changed America" is nothing if not efficient. In a single breezy hour, it moves from Thomas Jefferson to Frank Gehry, racing in a chronological blur past Frank Lloyd Wright, Robert Venturi and a handful of other...
Toyota's quarterly profit more than doubled to 313.9 billion yen ($3.2 billion) as cost cuts and better sales worked with a weakening yen to add momentum to the automaker's comeback. Toyota Motor Corp., which last year reclaimed the title of world's...
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Mercedes-Benz is talking up the changes for 2014 for its redesigned Sprinter cargo van as other automakers ramp up to compete in the segment. Mercedes-Benz says the new Sprint is slightly longer, with its radiator grill moved into a more upright and...
When Tesla Motors reports its first-ever profit Wednesday, much of the money will come courtesy of the state of California. In its zeal to push electric cars into the market, the state has created a system in which Tesla can make as much as $35,000...
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Ford Motor Co. will add 2,000 jobs at a factory near Kansas City, Mo., to meet surging demand for pickup trucks and to build a new van. Helped by a rebound in housing and construction, trucks have become the hottest segment of the U.S. auto industry so...
This posted has been updated. See the note at the bottom for details. Automakers posted their strongest April sales since 2007 as many reported double-digit gains with trucks and SUVs leading the surge. General Motors, Ford, Chrysler, and Nissan all...
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Ford Motor Co. has been making automobiles for more than a century, but only now are the company’s products on the brink of monumental changes, according to Executive Chairman Bill Ford Jr. “The car as we know it, and how it’s used in...
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