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    1. January 22, 2016

      Flint water crisis leaves toxic legacy of suspicion

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      January 22, 2016

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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

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      January 14, 2016

      Guest post: Puerto Rico -- debtor, heal thyself

      Mitu Gulati and Bob Rasmussen — members of the law faculties of Duke University and the University of Southern...

    4. 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...

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      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...

    6. 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,...

    7. January 12, 2016

      US regulators reject VW emissions recall plan

      Volkswagen’s troubles with the US authorities have worsened after regulators rejected the carmaker’s plans to recall...

    8. January 12, 2016

      Carmakers accelerate into US luxury sector

      Ford’s Lincoln luxury brand and Honda’s upmarket Acura brand on Tuesday set out plans to grab a bigger slice of the US...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. Tech blog

      January 11, 2016

      #techFT - Carmakers go in for service

      Carmakers are driving towards becoming purveyors of mobility services, Apple Music has more than 10m subscribers...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. December 10, 2015

      Hope for a new city amid Detroit’s blight

      David Alade and Andrew Colom moved to Detroit from their respective homes of New York and Mississippi this year to take...

    16. FT Alphaville

      December 5, 2015

      Alphachat: The future of BlackBerry, the renminbi, and George Lucas’s gift to Chicago

      Alphachat is available on Acast, iTunes, and Stitcher. A segment-by-segment guide of this week’s show: The rise and...

    17. November 18, 2015

      LA auto show highlights carmakers’ market share scramble

      LA auto show A series of carmakers including Ford, Fiat Chrysler, Toyota and General Motors on Thursday used the Los...

    18. October 27, 2015

      Marcus Miller, Barbican, London: ‘Ecstatic peaks’

      It’s nearly a year since bass guitarist Marcus Miller premiered his Afrodeezia album at the 2014 London Jazz Festival....

    19. October 20, 2015

      GM-LG partnership brings Chevy Bolt closer to production

      General Motors has taken a significant step towards establishing itself as a competitor in the fast-changing electric...

    20. October 7, 2015

      VW emissions scandal leaves US strategy in tatters

      As US automobile manufacturers contemplated the prospect of deteriorating sales at the 2008 Detroit auto show, one...

    21. October 1, 2015

      GM takes on Google and Apple in race for self-driving cars

      Mary Barra, General Motors’ chief executive, on Thursday laid out plans to take on Google and Apple in self-driving...

    22. September 25, 2015

      Live within your greens

      Since more of us now live in urban sprawl than on cultivated land, separate organisations have been rethinking how we...

    23. MBA blog

      September 21, 2015

      Detroit, concrete jungle where dreams are made

      It is fitting that the last place I stopped before heading to the UK to start my MBA at Oxford’s Said Business School...

    24. September 16, 2015

      PSA Peugeot Citroën clears the way for possible carmaker alliance

      PSA Peugeot Citroën is clearing the way for possible tie-ups with other carmakers or even partnerships with new...

    25. September 16, 2015

      Fiat Chrysler reaches UAW labour deal

      The US’s domestic automakers took a significant step towards peaceful resolution of their labour contract negotiations...

    26. August 24, 2015

      US carmakers wage battle over worker pay

      In a red-brick training centre by the Detroit river, Mary Barra last month took part in what could be one of the...

    27. FT Alphaville

      July 17, 2015

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Friday, - Samsung wants shareholders to have cake and vote, too. - “What market monetarists want you to...

    28. July 13, 2015

      Michigan Ross receives $60m to develop Zell entrepreneurship centre

      The Ross school at the University of Michigan has received a pledge of $60m from the Zell family to extend programmes...

    29. June 9, 2015

      General Motors spurns Fiat Chrysler’s merger approach

      General Motors’ chief executive has rejected calls for a merger of the world’s third-largest carmaker by sales with its...

    30. May 28, 2015

      Chicago’s ‘two city’ tale comes with a warning

      They call Chicago the city of big shoulders. Much like Dubai’s emergence from virtually nowhere in the last 20 years to...

    31. May 20, 2015

      Muni risk rises as pensions are put first

      A low hum of anxiety has surrounded the issue of public pensions in the US municipal bond market for years. Now, that...

    32. May 1, 2015

      What Detroit can teach us all

      Earlier this week, I was handed a hefty book with photos of classic suburban American family homes. The tome described...

    33. FT Alphaville

      May 1, 2015

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Friday, - Bernanke vs the WSJ - “How’s California, my man? Still sunny?” and other questions Pimco’d...

    34. April 28, 2015

      One-Way Ticket: Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series and Other Works, Museum of Modern Art, New York — review

      Billie Holiday’s centennial fell on April 7, the same day that the world first saw the video of a white police officer...

    35. April 28, 2015

      Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Hall, Detroit — review

      In 2010-11 the Detroit Symphony, its endowment hard hit by recession, fell victim to an acrimonious labour dispute that...

    36. April 13, 2015

      General Motors says it has resolved Bolt’s technical challenges

      General Motors has “pretty much resolved” the technical challenges of producing its groundbreaking Bolt electric car,...

    37. March 27, 2015

      Travel updates: Nottingham, Senegal and Melbourne

      Nottingham The world’s first dedicated destination for gaming will launch this weekend in the city’s “Creative...

    38. 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....

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