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    1. February 3, 2016

      GM predicts plateau after record results

      General Motors raised the prospect that US automotive demand may plateau after a record performance in 2015 and a...

    2. Fast FT

      February 3, 2016

      GM posts record profit on US car sales boom

      Booming US car sales helped power General Motors to a record year of earnings. The US’s biggest carmaker by sales ended...

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    1. Fast FT

      February 2, 2016

      US auto sales weather Jan snowstorm

      The Big Three automakers posted better-than-expected US sales in January despite a snowstorm that swept across the East...

    2. February 1, 2016

      Lasting lessons for smug CEOs and somnolent shareholders

      “I will support you when I believe you are right . . . I will tell you candidly when I think you are wrong . . . If you...

    3. Fast FT

      January 28, 2016

      US boom sends Ford profits higher

      Ford swung back to a profit in the final quarter of last year, as the rebound in US sales continues to provide a smooth...

    4. January 27, 2016

      Toyota keeps global sales crown but eyes alliances

      Toyota is exploring business partnerships to strengthen its position in emerging markets, even as the Japanese group...

    5. January 22, 2016

      General Motors scores victory in faulty ignition switch case

      General Motors claimed a significant victory in the court cases stemming from its faulty ignition switches on Friday,...

    6. January 21, 2016

      General Motors launches new car-sharing service

      General Motors has unveiled a new car-sharing brand just weeks after investing $500m in ride-hailing service Lyft, as...

    7. January 18, 2016

      GM’s Opel rejects Belgian emissions claim

      The Zafira, a family car sold by the European arm of General Motors, has come under fresh scrutiny for its emissions...

    8. Fast FT

      January 17, 2016

      This week: Davos, China GDP, ECB

      After another ugly week in markets lays on the horizon, as investors prepare to scrutinize the latest GDP report from...

    9. January 15, 2016

      Silicon Valley and Detroit learn to share the road

      When this year’s North American International Auto Show opens to the public in Detroit on Saturday, visitors will be...

    10. January 14, 2016

      Obama plans $4bn boost for driverless cars

      The Obama administration is hoping to accelerate testing of fully autonomous vehicles in the US by creating a...

    11. January 14, 2016

      Renault feels the heat over emissions

      Ever since Volkswagen was engulfed in scandal in September after admitting cheating in emissions tests in the US,...

    12. January 14, 2016

      Agribusiness eyes Mexico as courts debate lifting GM maize ban

      Martha Wilcox dips her hand into the baskets she has laid out on the table, trickling their red, white, yellow, black...

    13. January 13, 2016

      PulteGroup boosted by US housing hopes

      PulteGroup shares got a shot in the arm on Wednesday after the homebuilder received an upgrade from analysts at...

    14. January 13, 2016

      General Motors: stuck in neutral

      In the year since an ornery shareholder group demanded changes from General Motors, its shares have traded sideways...

    15. January 13, 2016

      GM raises dividend and forecasts on US car sales boom

      Detroit in pictures: images from the 2016 Auto Show General Motors underlined the financial boost from booming US car...

    16. Fast FT

      January 13, 2016

      GM raises profits forecast as US car industry hums

      General Motors on Wednesday underlined the financial boost from booming US car sales when it raised earnings...

    17. January 12, 2016

      Google steps up hunt for self-driving car partner

      The head of Google’s self-driving car project said the company would “need a lot of help” to bring a vehicle to market,...

    18. January 11, 2016

      McKesson slides on generic drugs unit weakness

      McKesson slid on Monday after the healthcare supply chain company warned over weakness in its biggest unit. The San...

    19. January 11, 2016

      Fiat Chrysler chief executive warns sector of electric threat

      One of the car industry’s most outspoken figures — Sergio Marchionne, chief executive of Fiat Chrysler — has warned...

    20. January 11, 2016

      VW seeks to rev up US ‘love’ after emissions scandal

      Volkswagen on Monday used the first day of the Detroit auto show to launch a bold attempt to “reignite Americans’ love...

    21. January 10, 2016

      Carmakers take two routes to Detroit Auto Show

      As US carmakers confirmed 2015 as their best year for sales last Tuesday, few of their top executives were actually in...

    22. FT Alphaville

      January 8, 2016

      Alphachat: America's eBay for guns, the gadgets of CES, and predictions for 2016

      Notes for today’s show: Ebay for guns US policy correspondent Barney Jopson discusses his article about Armslist.com, a...

    23. January 8, 2016

      Carmakers: A new direction of travel

      This week the world’s biggest carmaker contemplated a world beyond cars. While most companies facing digital disruption...

    24. January 6, 2016

      CES 2016: Barra hails Chevrolet Bolt as battery car for the masses

      Mary Barra, General Motors chief executive, threw down a challenge to competitors on Wednesday when she launched the...

    25. January 6, 2016

      Qoros chief executive Phil Murtaugh to leave China-based carmaker

      Struggling Sino-Israeli car start-up Qoros has shaken up its management for the second time in a year as it seeks to...

    26. January 5, 2016

      US lawsuit brings Volkswagen back down to earth with a bump

      Just before Christmas, some at Volkswagen dared to believe. “Things look like they are slowly getting better,” said one...

    27. January 5, 2016

      US motor industry scores 2015 sales record of 17.5m units

      US carmakers set the seal on a remarkable six-year recovery in December, with bumper sales that pushed a rejuvenated...

    28. January 5, 2016

      GM has taken wrong turn in promoting Barra to dual positions

      It is no disrespect to Mary Barra, still one of a minority of women in charge of any US company, let alone an...

    29. January 5, 2016

      CES 2016: Ford chief Mark Fields maps out self-driving route

      Ford’s chief executive has said he is determined that the carmaker will be a leader in autonomous vehicles — which he...

    30. Fast FT

      January 4, 2016

      GM CEO Barra adds chairman role

      General Motors chief executive Mary Barra has tightened her position at the top of the carmaker after adding the...

    31. January 4, 2016

      General Motors/Lyft: waking up in Vegas

      General Motors is hardly the first reveller to leave Las Vegas with a lighter wallet. But unlike the gamblers who make...

    32. Tech blog

      January 4, 2016

      #techFT - VR adoption is not virtually reality

      CES is upon us and the annual consumer electronics megabash in Las Vegas is showing off the latest in VR, drones and...

    33. Fast FT

      January 4, 2016

      Alibaba joins GM in Lyft fundraising

      It’s not just General Motors that’s getting on board with car-hailing app Lyft. Alongside GM’s $500m investment, Lyft...

    34. January 4, 2016

      CES 2016: General Motors and Lyft to develop driverless taxis

      General Motors, the US carmaker, is joining Lyft, the San Francisco ride-hailing start-up, to develop a fleet of...

    35. December 23, 2015

      McDealering ‘threatens’ health of Chinese car industry

      Starbucks, McDonald’s and KFC outlets are all too common sights in towns and cities across much of the world. But in...

    36. December 18, 2015

      Joe Engelberger, robotics pioneer, 1925-2015

      When Joe Engelberger, engineering entrepreneur and fan of Isaac Asimov, met inventor George Devol at a Connecticut...

    37. Tech blog

      December 17, 2015

      #techFT - Digital America's decade of reckoning

      Digitisation could mean US job losses in double-digit millions, GM insects could help protect crops, Facebook has a...

    38. December 17, 2015

      Volkswagen seeks greater efficiency with new executive team

      Volkswagen on Thursday unveiled a management shake-up, as the German carmaker, reeling from an emissions scandal, tries...

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