| Aug 1, 2013
| 7:50 AM
Automakers reported strong July sales numbers as consumers, eager to replace aging cars and businesses buying trucks, pushed the industry to levels not seen since before the Great Recession.
General Motors Co., Ford Motor Co. and Chrysler Group all...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 9:02 AM
Ford Motor Co. plans to start selling its popular F-150 pickup truck with an option of running on natural gas or propane fuel.
While Ford already makes the option available in some of its commercial vehicles, this will be the first compressed natural...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 6:12 PM
Ronald Coase, a British-born University of Chicago economist whose Nobel Prize-winning work on the role of corporations stemmed from visits in the early 1930s to American companies including Ford Motor Co. and Union Carbide Corp., has died. He was 102....
| Jul 29, 2013
| 10:57 AM
Ford Motor Co. recalled more than 33,000 C-Max hybrids over the weekend after testing revealed vehicle roofs may not sufficiently protect drivers and passengers.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration discovered the defect during regular...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 7:28 AM
General Motors Co., Ford Motor Co. and Chrysler Group all posted double-digit sales gain in August as consumers continued to take advantage of low interest rates and favorable lease deals to replace aging cars.
"The industry as a whole continues to...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 2:38 PM
Last week, with a massive $18-billion debt, Detroit became the largest American city to seek bankruptcy protection, and once again we are reading obituaries of the late, great Motor City.
I don’t pretend to be an expert on Detroit, where I once...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 8:09 AM
Profits at General Motors Co. fell by 19% during the second quarter as losses in Europe continued to offset strong sales in North America.
GM posted a proft of $1.2 billion, down from $1.5 billion in the same period a year earlier. Revenue rose 4% to...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 6:42 AM
In a development that marks the resurgence of American automakers almost as much as the huge profits they announced this week, Consumer Reports said that the new Chevrolet Impala is one of the best cars it has ever tested.
The consumer magazine, known...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 5:02 PM
Strong August auto sales numbers revealed a problem last month that Ford, GM and Chrysler once would have begged for — not enough cars to sell.
Automakers sold 1.5 million vehicles last month, a 17% gain over the same month a year ago and one of...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 2:54 PM
Bowing to criticism that its C-Max hybrid didn’t get the fuel economy claimed on its window sticker, Ford Motor Co. has restated the compact car’s mileage ratings and said it will issue special payments to people who own the vehicle.
| Jul 24, 2013
| 7:36 AM
Powered by brisk sales of profitable pickup trucks, growing business in China and fewer losses in Europe, Ford Motor Co. posted a big gain in profit in the second quarter.
Ford’s profit roses 18.5% to a $1.2 billion. Revenue rose 14.4% to $38.1...