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Detroit dresses up for its big show

Jan 8, 2007
The Big Three U.S. carmakers have a lot riding on the Detroit car show that opens later this week. Kai Ryssdal talks with Los Angeles Times auto critic Dan Neil about what he expects to see there.
Posted In: Auto

Toyota stands alone

Dec 29, 2006
Analysts expect an across-the-board slump in new auto sales for December — except for Toyota. Sam Eaton has details.
Posted In: Auto

A new brand of labor talks

Dec 28, 2006
Striking Goodyear workers vote on a new labor contract today — one that was painstakingly negotiated between management and the labor union and retirees and ... Steve Tripoli has the rest.
Posted In: Auto, Jobs

Big Three gear down in '06

Dec 28, 2006
It was another tough year for GM, Ford and Chrysler. The U.S. automakers are working to turn things around — will they fare better in 2007?
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Toyota: No alliance talk

Dec 27, 2006
Following reports that Toyota is considering a partnership with Ford Motors, the Japanese automaker has announced that the two did meet, but says they did not discuss the possibility of forming any alliance.
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Toyota, Ford chiefs meet

Dec 26, 2006
Ford CEO Alan Mulally and Toyota's Chairman Fujio Cho met in Tokyo last week as the first step in potential partnership negotiations. Bob Moon has more.
Posted In: Auto, Canada

Looking for some Freeh advice

Dec 26, 2006
DaimlerChrysler is struggling to explain conduct that used to be legal in Germany but has long been illegal under U.S. law — paying bribes. The company hopes the former head of the FBI can help. Kyle James reports.
Posted In: Auto, Crime

Driving to become the Big One

Dec 22, 2006
Toyota announced it's planning to build 9.42 million cars in 2007, enough to make it the biggest automaker in the world. So we turn to the question: Is bigger really better? Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Auto, Canada

Bankruptcy rescue may change Delphi

Dec 21, 2006
Two rival shareholders are competing to lift auto-parts maker Delphi from bankruptcy. The company may also emerge with a new focus. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Auto

Nissan finally eases into hybrids

Dec 12, 2006
Nissan is launching its own hybrid and has plans for a next generation fuel cell car, but the Japanese company is headed down greener roads in the slow lane. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Auto

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