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  • Winnebago misses Street 2Q forecasts Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 7:21 AM ET

    FOREST CITY, Iowa _ Winnebago Industries Inc. on Thursday reported fiscal second-quarter profit of $8.1 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 38 cents per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $241.6 million.

  • China Automotive Systems posts 4Q profit Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 5:21 AM ET

    HUBEI PROVINCE, China _ China Automotive Systems Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $9 million. The Hubei Province, China- based company said it had profit of 28 cents per share. China Automotive Systems shares have dropped 5 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Modular mojo: Toyota re-engineers its appeal Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 12:44 AM ET

    TOYOTA CITY, Japan, March 26- Toyota Motor is looking to cast off a reputation for making reliable, but often dull, cars in a wide-ranging review of its designs, technologies, factories and supply deals- a full makeover aimed at staying on top in a cut-throat industry. For decades, the Japanese automaker carved out global leadership by using common parts across many...

  • Toyota: Both hands back on the wheel after recall spinout Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 12:32 AM ET

    TOYOTA, Japan— Toyota Motor Corp. is ready to ramp up its growth again, emerging from an intentional soul-searching lull brought on by its massive global recall scandal that began in 2009.. "It is making our effort to come out with ever better cars increasingly difficult," he told reporters at headquarters in Toyota city, central Japan. He pointed to how President...

  • TOYOTA CITY, Japan, March 26- Toyota Motor Corp said on Thursday it would aim to halve the investment required to retool factories for new models compared with what it was spending before the 2008 financial crisis, as part of a sweeping overhaul of the way it develops and builds cars. Under the Toyota New Global Architecture efficiency and cost-saving initiative,...

  • DETROIT, March 25- The United Auto Workers union on Wednesday said getting raises for workers at the Detroit automakers will be a top priority in contract talks this summer, but more jobs and production are shifting to U.S. plants without unions and Mexico. Earlier this week, General Motors Co said it would build a factory in Mexico to assemble a new generation of...

  • TOLEDO, Ohio— The leader of a union that represents Jeep workers in Toledo said Wednesday that he's confident that the city and state have put together a package that will convince Fiat Chrysler Automobiles against moving Jeep Wrangler production. Bruce Baumhower, president of United Auto Workers Local 12 in Toledo, said he expects a decision from Fiat...

  • Lead foots watch out! New tech won't let you speed Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 12:10 PM ET
    Ford S-Max offers Intelligent Speed Limiter

    Ford has unveiled new technology that automatically limits how fast your car go based on the speed limits of where you are driving.

  • Sturgis, Harley-Davidson partnering on new downtown plaza Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 11:53 AM ET

    STURGIS, S.D.— The city of Sturgis and Harley-Davidson have broken ground on a new public plaza named after the motorcycle company, the result of a private-public partnership that further solidifies the company's long-time presence in South Dakota's motorcycle mecca. "Harley-Davidson riders have really helped define what the Sturgis motorcycle rally is...

  • Ford recalls 213,000 police vehicles to fix door springs Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 11:49 AM ET

    DEARBORN, Mich.— Ford is recalling about 213,000 police vehicles in North America to fix springs that may not keep doors closed in a crash. The recall affects Ford Explorer and Police Interceptor utility vehicles from the 2011 through 2013 model years. The company traced the problem to a spring that controls the interior door handles.

  • 6 in 10 teen crashes involve distracted driving Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 11:48 AM ET
    Teen texting driving

    The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety says that nearly 6 out of 10 moderate to severe teen crashes are the result of driver distraction.

  • Speaking Wednesday at the union's national bargaining convention in Detroit, President Dennis Williams said the UAW already has too many tiers of lower wages. Williams was responding to reports that General Motors Co. and Ford Motor Co. may propose a third tier of pay. Actually, a third tier of wages already is in place at several General Motors factories in the...

  • DETROIT, March 25- Ford Motor Co said on Wednesday it is recalling more than 220,000 vehicles in North America for potential issues with door handles, vacuum pump relays and sensors. Affected are 194,484 vehicles in the United States and its territories, 12,392 in Canada and 6,035 in Mexico, the company said. There are 1,586 affected vehicles in the United States...

  • DETROIT, March 24- An attempt to strengthen the United Auto Workers union's stand against a two-tiered wage structure at the Detroit Three automakers failed on Tuesday, but the debate over the pay gap between newly hired auto workers and veterans is not over. UAW leaders are meeting in downtown Detroit this week to map out bargaining strategy for this summer's...

  • DETROIT, March 24- Global automakers are readying a new generation of mass-market electric cars with more than double the driving range of today's Nissan Leaf, betting that technical breakthroughs by big battery suppliers such as LG Chem Ltd will jump-start demand and pull them abreast of Tesla Motors Inc.. At least four major automakers- General Motors Co,...

  • GM recalls Chevy Malibus to fix sunroof control issue Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 8:58 AM ET

    DETROIT— General Motors is recalling nearly 92,000 Chevrolet Malibu midsize sedans to fix a problem with the power sunroof controls. The recall covers cars from the 2013 through 2015 model years. Most of the recalled cars are in the U.S. and Canada.

  • DETROIT, March 23- General Motors Co and Ford Motor Co have much higher labor costs than their cross-town rival Fiat Chrysler, according to a new study released just ahead of a meeting of United Auto Workers officials as they prepare for contract talks with the Detroit Three. Ford Motor Co's hourly labor costs were $57, just behind GM's at $58.

  • This is sending Americans rolling down the highway Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 3:33 PM ET

    The gas price drop encouraged Americans to drive at near-record levels in 2014. Motorists traveled 3.02 trillion miles, 1.7 percent more than in 2013.

  • General Motors Co auto workers make on average 21 percent more than their counterparts at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, a study of 2014 labor costs by the Center for Automotive Research shows. Ford Motor Co is right behind GM at $57 per hour, CAR said. Germany's Daimler AG workers at its plant in Alabama make the most per hour among U.S. auto workers, at an average of $65,...

  • How to invest in the connected car   Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 12:34 PM ET
    How to invest in the connected car

    Motof Investing co-founder and CEO Hardeep Walia, unveils this month's investable trend: connected cars.