Ford ready to toss luxury out the window

Jun 12, 2007
The automaker is looking to sell its high-end brands Land Rover and Jaguar. The move is probably about concentrating on volume back home says analyst Andrew Wright, but Ford is taking a risk driving away from the luxury and SUV markets.
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Detroit gets serious about health insurance

May 30, 2007
Funny what labor and management are capable of when both sides are afraid of losing big. Detroit's Big Three automakers and the United Auto Workers may have actually found a win-win solution to fast-rising health care costs. Steve Tripoli has details.
Posted In: Auto, Health

Trying to accelerate gas-guzzler sales

May 25, 2007
The auto industry is launching an advertising blitz that urges consumers to buy trucks and SUVs before higher fuel standards possibly take effect. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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

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.
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