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    1. February 19, 2015

      Walmart stirs hopes of a Fordist revival

      On January 5, 1914, Henry Ford stunned his competitors in the burgeoning Detroit auto industry by doing the unexpected. He...

    2. February 18, 2015

      Software is steering auto industry

      Here is a quiz: with which big three auto companies has Google partnered to build a self-driving car? If you guessed Ford,...

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    1. February 12, 2015

      Carmakers seek to use carbon fibre in mass-market vehicles

      With its aggressive looks, the 170mph Cadillac ATS-VR racing car stood out from the crowd at last month’s Detroit auto show...

    2. February 6, 2015

      Detroit hits the road to Silicon Valley

      They are often cast as the dinosaurs in the great disruption playing out across the motor industry. But established...

    3. February 4, 2015

      Tata Motors gears up for drive to reverse losses

      Tata Motors plans to cut costs and increase exports in an effort to stem mounting losses and reverse years of domestic sales...

    4. February 3, 2015

      Cheap fuel drives US car sales to near record levels

      Falling fuel prices and a strong US economy pushed domestic new car sales back to near-record levels, as the latest figures...

    5. January 29, 2015

      Ford and GM reveal impact of Russian downturn

      A rampant US car market and rising demand in Asia bolstered Ford’s full-year earnings but failed to hide reversals being...

    6. January 21, 2015

      Volvo names new Americas chief in US factory drive

      Volvo has appointed a new Americas chief as the Swedish carmaker seeks to make good on longstanding plans to open a factory...

    7. January 15, 2015

      US carmakers aim to raise their game in luxury vehicle market

      The selection of vehicles on display at the Mercedes-Benz stand at the Detroit auto show is so diverse as to be baffling....

    8. January 15, 2015

      Carmakers hit the skids in Australia

      Australia’s big three car manufacturers are slashing prices and rolling out new models in an attempt to reverse an alarming...

    9. January 13, 2015

      Cadillac to spend $12bn on new models to close gap on rivals

      General Motors’ Cadillac luxury brand pledged to “disrupt and shatter the status quo” on Tuesday as it unveiled ambitious...

    10. January 9, 2015

      Obama calls for free community college

      President Barack Obama has rolled out a plan to make two years of community college free for millions of students, capping a...

    11. January 8, 2015

      US export economy fails to import jobs

      This month, brace yourself to hear plenty of rhetoric coming out of Washington about “exports” and “jobs”. As a new...

    12. January 7, 2015

      Ford Europe chief faces uphill struggle to turn round losses

      With his college-boy hair and American football player’s physique, Jim Farley has the essential features of a classic US...

    13. January 5, 2015

      Cheaper fuel drives ‘stellar’ US car sales

      Falling fuel prices and an accelerating economy provided a powerful boost to US car sales in December, helping to make 2014...

    14. December 28, 2014

      Disrupters bring destruction and opportunity

      2014: year of disruption As buzz words go, it is an ugly one. But, in 2014, “disrupters” have been wreaking havoc on...

    15. December 21, 2014

      GM sticks to small vehicles plans despite oil price drop

      General Motors remains committed to improving its small, fuel-efficient vehicle line-up even though the recent oil price...

    16. December 15, 2014

      Plunging oil prices weigh on US stocks

      Apache, a $21bn US oil and gas company, sold its stakes in a liquefied natural gas project in Canada and another in...

    17. December 12, 2014

      Cheaper fuel revives popularity of bigger vehicles in the US

      John Bruno, president of one of New York’s biggest Cadillac car dealerships, sighs over the challenges of satisfying demand...

    18. December 12, 2014

      Aston Martin raising £150m for new models

      Aston Martin is preparing to raise fresh funds to fuel an ambitious move into new models – including a sport utility vehicle...

    19. December 2, 2014

      Lower fuel prices lift sales of gas guzzlers

      US carbuyers rushed to buy sports utility vehicles and pick-up trucks in November as sharp falls in fuel prices transformed...

    20. December 2, 2014

      US cars: get off the road

      Vroom. Vroom. Here come the four-wheel road bisons. Americans’ love affair with cars has rarely been rational. Any excuse...

    21. November 23, 2014

      GM struggles with first Latin American slowdown in a decade

      General Motors’ Brazilian headquarters in São Caetano do Sul, with its Portuguese colonial style entrance way, opened in...

    22. November 20, 2014

      Connected cars raise privacy and safety worries

      The car used to be one of the purchases that said the most about you. Today, it might be better to think of it as the thing...

    23. November 14, 2014

      Week in Review, November 15

      A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Goldman promotion round highlights...

    24. November 14, 2014

      Technology will decide the future oil price

      Here is a list of years for you: 1914, 1939, 1946, 1951, 1972, 1974 and 2008. What do they all have in common? The answer is...

    25. November 12, 2014

      Ford in vanguard of aluminium revolution

      Visiting the body shop at Ford’s vast River Rouge site is a disorienting experience. The factory in Dearborn, near Detroit,...

    26. November 12, 2014

      Tim Cook of Apple’s coming out is one step up a steep hill

      “Who cares?” and “This is not newsworthy” were common responses in comment sections after Tim Cook, Apple’s chief executive,...

    27. November 11, 2014

      Ford unveils aluminium-bodied F150 pick-up truck

      Mark Fields, Ford Motor’s chief executive, on Tuesday insisted the company had silenced sceptics after it started production...

    28. November 7, 2014

      Ford replaces head of European arm

      Ford has replaced the head of its lossmaking European division in one of the first big management changes at the US carmaker...

    29. November 6, 2014

      Made in Dagenham, Adelphi Theatre, London – review

      Bunny Christie’s set design consists of huge boards of press-out parts for life-size models of the Ford Cortina produced at...

    30. October 24, 2014

      Ford profits drop sharply as Europe disappoints

      Ford on Friday reported a 34 per cent fall in net profit for the third quarter as the US carmaker’s lossmaking European...

    31. October 20, 2014

      Business calls for measures to boost supply chain

      Weaknesses in the UK’s supply chain are holding back industrial investment, according to British business. Industry is...

    32. October 8, 2014

      US and European carmakers face hurdles in southeast Asia

      Few places in southeast Asia highlight the ambition driving western carmakers to sell vehicles in the region as well as the...

    33. October 7, 2014

      Stronger dollar pivotal to US earnings

      The strengthening dollar and falling energy prices loom as pivotal factors when US companies report their latest quarterly...

    34. October 5, 2014

      US carmakers: Rocky road ahead

      At recent investor meetings, Ford and General Motors confirmed what everyone knew: the near-term is unpleasant for US...

    35. October 2, 2014

      GM and Ford face challenge to plot course to profitable growth

      The distinctive roar of high-performance car engines filling the air in Milford, Michigan, is emblematic of one aspect of...

    36. October 2, 2014

      Doing capitalism in the digital age

      For the past two centuries the capitalist engine has delivered growing incomes and higher standards of living for the many....

    37. September 30, 2014

      Quarterly loss sends Walgreens down

      An unexpected quarterly loss from Walgreens weighed on shares of the largest US drugstore chain. The Illinois-based company...

    38. September 30, 2014

      Fields aiming to pursue twin roads in One Ford strategy

      As he delivered his first detailed vision for the company on Monday, Mark Fields, Ford’s new chief executive, stood between...

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