| May 22, 2013
| 11:22 AM
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,...
| May 12, 2013
| 11:17 AM
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....
| May 17, 2013
| 7:00 AM
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...
| May 11, 2013
| 7:00 AM
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...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 7:41 AM
Chrysler Group said Monday that its first-quarter profit fell 65% to $166 million.
The automaker’s earnings were hurt by higher expenses to launch new models and slower business in Europe and South America. Revenue fell 6% to $15.4 billion...
| May 1, 2013
| 9:59 AM
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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...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 4:05 PM
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...
| May 2, 2013
| 5:45 AM
General Motors Co. reported lower first-quarter profits Thursday as it struggled with the continuing economic slump in Europe and a dip in earnings in North America.
Profit for the nation’s largest automaker profit fell 14% to $865 million...
| May 2, 2013
| 7:09 AM
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...
| May 7, 2012
| 9:33 PM
Sonos, a Santa Barbara company that makes wireless home audio systems, on Monday announced a deal with Tencent Holdings, a Chinese company whose QQ instant messaging platform is used by 721 million people....
| Mar 30, 2012
| 11:52 AM
David Novak calls himself a “pretty informal guy.” He used to hand out employee recognition awards in the form of rubber chickens. He loves to teach. He’s also the multimillionaire chief executive of Yum Brands Inc., the fast food...