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Divided Decade

How auto industry towns are faring a decade after the bailout

by Mitchell Hartman Nov 13, 2018
We take a look at four cities whose fates are linked to Chrysler and GM.
 Workers build a Jeep Compass at the Fiat Chrysler assembly plant in Belvidere, Illinois, in 2012.
Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images

Amazon wants tax incentives, Texas knows the drill

by Mitchell Hartman May 3, 2018
As Amazon considers locations for its second headquarters, incentives are on the table.
Toyota was offered more than $50 million in financial incentives and tax abatements from the Texas Enterprise Fund and the city of Plano to move its North American headquarters to Plano, above.
Courtesy of Amanda Roark/Toyota

Kobe Steel falsified data about the strength of its metals used in planes and cars

by David Brancaccio and Janet Nguyen Oct 10, 2017
Copper and aluminum from the Tokyo-based company went into products at about 200 companies.

Toyota and Mazda team up to open U.S. plant

by Ryan Kailath Aug 4, 2017
Toyota and Mazda are planning to build a $1.6 billion plant in the U.S. in the next few years. Toyota’s worth about 20 times what Mazda is, so it’s unclear what Toyota is getting from the partnership, but the new…

A sales slump for cars can mean deals for buyers

by Jed Kim May 2, 2017
Car sales in the U.S. are down, compared to last year, for the fourth straight month. That’s largely across the board. Ford, GM, Fiat-Chrysler and Toyota all reported lower sales. That means the bonanza that the auto industry has been…

Are foreign automakers feeling pressured by Trump?

by Marielle Segarra Apr 10, 2017
Toyota is investing $1.3 billion to upgrade 30-year-old equipment at its manufacturing plant in Georgetown, Kentucky. The factory is going to start producing a new Camry in June. The automaker says this investment has been in the works for years…

Trump’s Toyota Twitter feud: does it matter?

by Lewis Wallace Jan 6, 2017
Toyota is the latest company whose stock took a hit after the president-elect threatened to punish the carmaker for its plans to build Corollas in Mexico. Toyota’s planning to move production out of Canada, not the U.S. In any case,…

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Will a national charging-station network boost electric vehicle sales?

by Scott Tong Nov 3, 2016
Low EV sales has sparked action from the White House.
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Prius sales are down in the US. Why?

by Jed Kim Sep 8, 2016
Low gas prices may lessen the shine on hybrids, but that's not the only reason.
Priuses have become synonymous with highly fuel-efficient vehicles.
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Car sales leveling off

by Nancy Marshall-Genzer Aug 4, 2016
Recent sales reports point to a plateau in vehicle sales in the U.S.
Toyota sales are down about 1 percent from this time last year.
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