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Is Georgia on national Democrats' minds?

Nov 20, 2019

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The "van life" movement reaches businesses

by Jack Stewart Aug 29, 2019
Ford looked into why sales of its Transit van were higher among small businesses and found mobile storefronts replacing brick and mortar.
Pewabic Pottery, in Detroit, MI, modified a van to create a traveling exhibition space with portable ceramic firing kilns.
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Slowing growth in China a concern to global companies

by Scott Tong Jul 15, 2019
Global automakers, to take one example, are finding the downward trend concerning.
Boxes of photoelectric board products are cased at the Tianwei Yingli Green Energy Resources plant in Baoding, China.
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If Tesla makes a less fancy SUV... can it make it faster?

by Jed Kim Mar 18, 2019
The new Model Y is — technically — a lot like the Model 3.
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Disability rights advocates sue Uber over inaccessibility

by Reema Khrais Jul 20, 2017
Disability Rights Advocates filed a class-action lawsuit against Uber.

What does Volvo’s big electric car announcement have to do with China? A lot.

by Jed Kim Jul 5, 2017
Volvo is the first major car company to announce when it will stop developing cars that run on good ol’ internal combustion engines. Starting in 2019, all of Volvo’s new models will be hybrids or electric vehicles. The company has…

Climate agreement isn't dead for U.S. automakers

by Adam Allington Jun 2, 2017
Microsoft, Shell, GE and Cargill are among those warning that President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change will put U.S. companies at a disadvantage. Click the audio player above to hear the full story.

Auto-loan market starting to spook lenders

by Adam Allington May 12, 2017
The state of the auto loan market is causing some concern among analysts. Many are drawing comparisons with the mortgage-lending crisis that figured largely in the financial crash of 2008. At issue is the growing number of riskier, subprime loans.…

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Mexico’s buoyant exports prompt cheer and fear

by Aaron Schrank May 11, 2017
Mexico’s auto exports to the U.S. are up this year. And with the Trump administration talking tough on trade deficits and the need to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement, that could be a problem for our neighbor to…

Tesla skips prototype phase to get Model 3 to market faster

by Adam Allington Apr 24, 2017
Tesla CEO Elon Musk is known for taking big risks. It’s a reputation that helped him raise billions of dollars for his various companies over the years. Musk’s latest gamble is a decision to fast-track the assembly-line strategy for the…

Staid AAA hopes to get a lift from car-sharing

by Adam Allington Apr 24, 2017
You know AAA as the big truck that comes to help when your car breaks down on the highway. But the auto club was an original mobility disrupter, one of the first car-service companies back when people were trading in…