Overseas sales help GM profits thrive

Jul 31, 2007
General Motors has had its third profitable quarter in a row, thanks largely to consumers overseas. Jill Barshay reports on who's buying these cars abroad.
Posted In: Auto, Canada, Wall Street

GM driving hybrid SUVs to market

Jul 30, 2007
The new hybrid Tahoe and GMC Yukons go on sale later this year, and some analysts say collectively they could save more fuel than all those passenger car hybrids. Janet Babin has details.
Posted In: Auto

Carmakers want watered down CAFE

Jul 30, 2007
Congress is racing full-speed ahead towards tougher fuel economy standards by 2020 or sooner, but the auto industry is lobbying hard to put the breaks on. Jeremy Hobson has more.
Posted In: Auto, Washington

Ford profits make a U-turn

Jul 26, 2007
Ford reported its first quarterly profit in two years today, surprising most analysts. Kai Ryssdal talked to The New York Times' Micheline Maynard about what allowed for the automaker's good news.
Posted In: Auto

UAW starts off with tough talk

Jul 23, 2007
Despite today's conciliatory air at the start of negotiations between the United Auto Workers and big automakers, UAW President Ron Gettelfinger said he isn't interested in concessions. Alisa Roth reports on the big issues on the table.
Posted In: Auto, Jobs

Japanese quake breaks supply chains

Jul 19, 2007
Things will be quiet around Japan's auto factories for the next few days. The earthquake earlier this week damaged a major parts supplier, so three of the nation's car makers are shutting down plants. Alisa Roth has more on the economic aftershocks.
Posted In: Auto, Canada

Volvo for sale?

Jul 16, 2007
Ford says it ain't so, but there's word this morning that the company's putting Volvo on the auction block along with Jaguar and Land Rover. All those luxury foreign brands have cost car maker $5 billion over the last few years. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Auto

Industry's future hinges on UAW deal

Jul 16, 2007
The United Auto workers will begin hashing out its next contract with the Big Three automakers this Friday, and many are predicting the outcome will be a make-or-break moment for the future of the U.S. auto industry. Sam Eaton reports.
Posted In: Auto

Turning the fleet green

Jul 11, 2007
One of the biggest fleet managers in the nation is turning away from gas guzzlers toward a "greener" company car. Sarah Gardner reports.
Posted In: Auto

U.S. automakers desperate to sell

Jul 10, 2007
Last month car sales at the Big Three American automakers tumbled 13 percent. General Motors, Ford and Chrysler are on track to hit a major milestone soon, but they won't be throwing a party. Jill Barshay explains.
Posted In: Auto