Fuel-efficiency politics on deck

Jan 23, 2007
President Bush is expected to call for better fuel economy in his State of the Union address tonight. Sounds simple enough, but not everyone agrees on the best way to achieve it. Sarah Gardner reports
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Small towns brace for Ford fallout

Jan 16, 2007
Nearly 40,000 hourly Ford employees have accepted buyout offers that begin this month. And that could send city budgets in places like Brookpark, Ohio into the red. Mhari Saito has the story.
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Oil-drilling leases to get further scrutiny

Jan 10, 2007
The Bush administration has raised the cost for leases that allow oil and natural gas companies to drill in the Gulf of Mexico. But critics say loopholes in the leases could still cost the U.S. billions. Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Auto, Economy

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.
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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.
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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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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

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