It's not easy being a car company — just ask Ford

Sep 10, 2019
Like all automakers, Ford's trying to balance selling profit-making vehicles and preparing for an uncertain future.
The chassis of a 2018 Ford F-150 truck on display at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
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U.S. automakers could be headed down a rocky road

Apr 25, 2018
For years, low gas prices fueled sales of SUVs and pickup trucks, and low interest rates made it easier for car buyers to trade up every time some shiny new technology came along. But with gas prices and interest rates rising, and tariffs on imported aluminum and steel driving up costs, automakers are facing an […]

Goodbye Obama, hello Trump: how will carmakers deal with the political shift?

Jan 9, 2017
The 2017 Detroit car show kicks off today. Last year, President Barack Obama attended, a symbolic moment for a president who had fully backed the bailout of the auto industry. That image stands in sharp contrast to the incoming president-elect. Donald Trump has frequently criticized the auto industry for its offshore manufacturing operations. So, how […]

Why the parent company of Mercedes-Benz is working toward a future with far fewer cars

Jan 4, 2017
A look at the mobility revolution, and why some of the companies behind the shift aren't what you might think.
Mercedes Benz cars are parked waiting for shipment. 
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