Shift in American confidence drives truck sales

Feb 2, 2011
According to industry numbers, January sales of new cars and trucks increased 17 percent from 2010. Specifically, Americans were buying more trucks and SUVs. Scott Tong explains why.
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Ford Motor working on recyclable car interiors

Feb 1, 2011
U.S. sales rose more than 9 percent in January as consumers bought more trucks and SUVs. They may not know it, but some of those Ford interiors are made of stuff other than oil.
Posted In: Auto, Environment

Chrysler foresees profit in 2011

Jan 31, 2011
Defying skeptics, Chrysler narrowed its losses in 2010 and predicts a net profit this year with new models and Fiat's leadership.
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High-tech auto gadgets could help enforce safer driving

Jan 29, 2011
Cars are getting equipped with technology that are aimed at changing bad driving habits. It may also help to save some cash, too.
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GM sells more vehicles in China than in the U.S.

Jan 25, 2011
For the first time in GM's 102-year history, the car maker sold more cars in 2010 in a foreign market than in the U.S. And that market is China. Rob Schmitz reports.
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MIDDAY UPDATE: foreclosure trials, distracted drivers, and haggis

Jan 24, 2011
A federal court in Delaware will hear two cases regarding whether two bankrupt sub-prime mortgage lenders can destroy thousands of boxes of...
Posted In: Auto, bankruptcy, cell phones, Delaware, department of transporation, foreclosures, haggis, mid-day update

Automakers will be asked to curb distracted driving

Jan 24, 2011
We all know using cell phones while driving is dangerous. The Department of Transportation is holding talks this week and may ask carmakers to help curb the urge to talk or text and drive. The Secretary of Transportation will ask the Big Three to join his initiative to stop distracted driving.
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Automakers gear up for better fuel efficiency

Jan 20, 2011
Federal rules to increase fuel efficiency start to go into effect next year. Making cars smaller is the easiest way to boost miles per gallon, but Americans typically don't like small cars. As Marketplace's Alisa Roth reports, another road to greater fuel efficiency is to make cars lighter.
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MIDDAY UPDATE: Obama's regulation reform, finding a successor for Steve Jobs

Jan 18, 2011
President Barack Obama will sign an executive order today requiring federal agencies to review regulations that might hurt economic growth. Juli...
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Are you going to plug your next car into a wall?

Jan 13, 2011
General Motors thinks you might do exactly that. This week at the Detroit Auto Show, GM CEO Daniel Akerson said the company will make 25,000 Chevy Volts this year. That's up from the earlier forecast of 10,000.
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