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It's pronounced DIME-ler!

May 24, 2007
We appreciate your comments, but Kai's been getting it right when pronouncing the German carmaker's name. Here's another attempt to get us all on the same page.
Posted In: Auto

Lexus ups the ante in hybrid car market

May 17, 2007
Toyota is betting big on the future of the hybrid vehicle market with a super-deluxe luxury Lexus model, available in the U.S. sometime this summer. It's part of a growing "green" trend in the auto industry. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Auto

Unions challenge private equity

May 16, 2007
Cerberus and Chrysler insist the company won't be junked and sold for parts, but the mushrooming trend toward privatization has prompted workers unions to pressure venture capitalists to share the wealth. John Dimsdale explains.
Posted In: Auto, Washington

Tinkering with Chrysler

May 15, 2007
Cerberus may have picked up Chrysler for a steal <i>if</i> it can get the automaker back on a profitable course. We sent Steve Tripoli to find out whether analysts think a comeback is really in the works and what it'll take.
Posted In: Auto

Daimler pays big to unload Chrysler

May 14, 2007
Nine years after acquiring Chrysler, Daimler is spending $650 million just to get somebody to take the car company off its hands. Kai Ryssdal totals it up.
Posted In: Auto

Where's the value in Chrysler?

May 14, 2007
What does Cerberus Capital Management see in Chrysler? Kai Ryssdal talks with The New York Times' Micheline Maynard about where profits may lie.
Posted In: Auto

Chrysler workers ride with Cerberus

May 14, 2007
UAW chief Ron Gettelfinger originally opposed the Daimler-Cerberus deal for Chrysler, but he had a striking change of heart. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Auto, Jobs

Chrysler sold!

May 14, 2007
Daimler is handing over the Chrysler keys. Private equity firm Cerberus will buy an 80.1% stake in the struggling automaker for $7.4 billion. The deal was applauded by European shareholders, but not everyone's convinced it'll pay off, Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Auto

Toyota's got good news and bad news

May 9, 2007
Toyota reported another year of record profits. But those profits weren't quite as much as everybody had expected. And the company says things are going to be even slower next year. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Auto

Two in a row for GM

May 3, 2007
General Motors has made money for the second straight quarter, though the $62 million profit reported today is down sharply from last year's thanks to fallout from the subprime housing market. Ashley Milne-Tyte explains.
Posted In: Auto, Wall Street