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  • Buffett backs Barra in General Motors board battle Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 1:07 PM ET
    General Motors Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra

    Warren Buffett also says it's a bad idea for GM's board to include a director who will be compensated by a group of hedge funds that own a stake.

  • Russia casts cloud over Europe’s auto optimism Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 9:58 AM ET

    Despite the improving backdrop for Europe's auto industry, manufacturers are keeping an eye on the uncertainty in Russia

  • Car owners fed up with these failing technologies Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    An attendee tries out an Apple Inc. iPhone via bluetooth with a Ford Motor Co. Sync AppLink interactive touchscreen display during the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada.

    In-car connectivity and communication systems are twice as likely to break down after three years than during the first three months.

  • Buick—yes Buick!—cracks top auto rankings Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 12:45 PM ET
    2015 Buick Regal

    Buick has cracked the Consumer Reports annual auto rankings, but what happened to Mercedes?

  • The Nissan Autonomous Drive Leaf electric vehicle

    Marc Winterhoff sees the great auto shake out coming over the next 15-20 years. That's when self-driving, or autonomous drive, vehicles will take off.

  • These auto groups are in the fast lane for investors Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 9:38 AM ET

    Strong sales, a weaker euro and renewed hopes for the euro zone have helped propel shares in European carmakers to record highs this year.

  • Auto loans surge, but who's buying may surprise you Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    Ford Focus

    American auto buyers are borrowing more than ever, but the people taking out auto loans may surprise you.

  • The real battle Apple is waging in autos Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015 | 1:32 PM ET
    A visitor presses the new Apple's CarPlay touch-screen commands inside the Volvo Estate concept car.

    Many are overlooking the big battle that's already taking shape in the auto industry: Who will win drivers' time behind the wheel?

  • Tesla's Musk has a 'secret weapon' Wednesday, 11 Feb 2015 | 10:48 PM ET

    Leave it to Tesla's Elon Musk to spice up a quarterly earnings call with a vague comment that will spark speculation on what's coming up next.

  • Tesla targets cold-weather states with new P85D Wednesday, 11 Feb 2015 | 1:47 PM ET
    Tesla Model S P85D is revealed to the media at the 2015 North American International Auto Show at Cobo Center on January 12, 2015 in Detroit.

    Tesla rolled out the new Model S P85D, a performance edition of its flagship Model S, in an attempt to expand sales in cold-weather states.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 10- The U.S. Department of Justice said on Tuesday that it reached a settlement in its first-ever discrimination case against auto dealers who also finance the purchase of used cars. Two so-called "buy here, pay here" dealerships in Charlotte, North Carolina, Auto Fare Inc and Southeastern Auto Corp, agreed to set aside $225,000 to reimburse...

  • Russia's January auto sales down 24.4 pct y/y - AEB Monday, 9 Feb 2015 | 6:49 AM ET

    MOSCOW, Feb 9- New car sales in Russia slumped 24.4 percent in January year-on-year, the Association of European Businesses lobby group said on Monday.

  • MOSCOW, Feb 9- Russian car sales are expected to decline by 25-35 percent this year, accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers said on Monday, hit by a sharp economic slowdown and devaluation of the rouble. Russia, a country with 143 million people, has been a booming market for car producers since the fall of the Soviet Union. But with the economy heading for...

  • MOSCOW, Feb 9- Russian car sales are expected to decline by 25-35 percent this year, PricewaterhouseCoopers said on Monday, hit by a sharp economic slowdown and devaluation of the rouble. PwC said in a presentation that sales could reach 1.52 million to 1.75 million units, compared to 2.34 million autos sold in 2014. It would be the second year of declines in a row.

  • Fewer drinking and driving, but marijuana use up Friday, 6 Feb 2015 | 5:50 PM ET
    Police officer administering sobriety test

    There was a hefty increase in the number of drivers with illegal drugs in their systems, according to the NHTSA.

  • Jeep's currency play: How Renegade stands to gain Friday, 6 Feb 2015 | 1:49 PM ET
    2015 Jeep Renegade

    The new Jeep Renegade, which is produced in Europe and sold predominantly in the U.S., is poised to reap the benefits of a strong dollar.

  • Low gas = auto sales boom?   Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 | 2:23 PM ET
    Low gas = auto sales boom?

    Discussing the correlation between cheap gas, and auto sales, as well as the health of the luxury auto market, with Earl Hesterberg, Group 1 Automotive CEO.

  • Ford expanding, hiring to meet truck demand Wednesday, 4 Feb 2015 | 12:01 AM ET
    Ford worker on the assembly line at the Ford Dearborn Truck Plant, Dearborn, Michigan.

    Ford, moving to keep up with growing demand for its new F-150 pickup, is hiring more workers to support increased production of the truck.

  • DETROIT, Feb 3- U.S. auto sales in January month were the highest for any January since 2006, Autodata Corp said on Tuesday.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 3- U.S. stocks rose more than 1 percent on Tuesday, led by gains in energy shares as oil prices extended their recent rally, while higher-than-expected January car sales also bolstered the advance.