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  • In a likely sign of things to come from a number of companies this results reporting season, Ford Motor Co on Friday said it was taking a pre-tax charge of $800 million for its Venezuela business. Ford also said that it was unable to maintain normal production in Venezuela with the availability of vehicle parts constrained. Kimberly-Clark blamed increased...

  • Final Glance: Autos companies Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 6:04 PM ET

    Ford Motor Co. fell$. 12 or. 8 percent, to $14.91. General Motors Co. fell$. 07 or. 2 percent, to $33.75. Honda Motor Co. fell$. 11 or. 4 percent, to $31.17.

  • For more than a year Ford has said its ability to get auto parts for its operations in Venezuela have been hampered by the valuation of the Venezuelan bolivar, and made the accounting change effective Dec. 31. General Motors Co, Clorox, Procter& Gamble, Baker Hughes and Brink's have also taken hits to their respective bottom lines in the past year because of the...

  • Atlantic City vs Detroit: Who is better off? Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 5:22 PM ET

    Jan 23- "At least we're not Detroit," Atlantic City's Mayor joked just last week during his state of the city address. Yet by some measures, Atlantic City is in worse shape than Detroit, with which it shares such traits as a high poverty rate. While the Motor City's Big Three automakers emerged from crisis by the time Detroit was being restructured, Atlantic City's...

  • Midday Glance: Autos companies Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 1:31 PM ET

    Ford Motor Co. fell$. 10 or. 7 percent, to $14.93. General Motors Co. rose$. 10 or. 3 percent, to $33.92. Honda Motor Co. fell$. 03 or. 1 percent, to $31.25.

  • Early Glance: Autos companies Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 11:24 AM ET

    Ford Motor Co. rose$. 02 or. 1 percent, to $15.05. General Motors Co. rose$. 31 or. 9 percent, to $34.13. Toyota Motor Corp. rose$. 15 or. 1 percent, to $130.01.

  • In the first major defection by a carmaker since Takata's safety crisis began, Honda, Takata's largest customer, will use air bags made by Toyoda Gosei for the all-new Accord, scheduled to go on sale in August 2017, the people told Reuters. Honda's decision to shift to a competitor for the most important vehicle in its largest market represents a major blow for...

  • Goodyear recalls SUV tires due to tread cracks Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 10:36 AM ET

    DETROIT— Goodyear is recalling about 48,500 SUV tires after finding small cracks in the tread during endurance testing. Goodyear Tire& Rubber Co. says the problem hasn't caused any crashes. Owners can have the tires replaced for free at any Goodyear store or authorized dealer.

  • DETROIT— Ford says it will take an $800 million charge in the fourth quarter because of exchange rate problems between the Venezuelan bolivar and the U.S. dollar. But the automaker still expects a full-year pretax profit of $6 billion when it reports 2014 earnings Thursday. The Dearborn, Michigan, automaker has had operations in Venezuela for 53 years.

  • GM CEO: Expect exciting new products  Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 5:10 AM ET

    At Davos, Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors talks about "exciting new products" in the European markets and the future of self-drive cars.

  • GM's Barra: We're seizing opportunities  Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 5:00 AM ET

    Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors, says the oil price drop doesn't affect the company in the long-term, and that it's going to "respond to what the consumers want".

  • GM's Barra: The recall crisis was tough  Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 5:00 AM ET

    Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors, talks about the company's global recalls and discusses how it had a personal impact on her last year.

  • Final Glance: Autos companies Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 6:05 PM ET

    Ford Motor Co. rose$. 06 or. 4 percent, to $15.03. General Motors Co. fell$. 07 or. 2 percent, to $33.82. Honda Motor Co. rose$. 19 or. 6 percent, to $31.28.

  • Midday Glance: Autos companies Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 1:29 PM ET

    Ford Motor Co. rose$. 05 or. 3 percent, to $15.02. General Motors Co. fell$. 14 or. 4 percent, to $33.75. Honda Motor Co. rose$. 07 or. 2 percent, to $31.16.

  • Cadillac says small SUV at least four years away Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 12:22 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, Jan 22- General Motors Co's Cadillac brand is at least four years away from introducing a small sport-utility vehicle which is a critical part of expansion plans, the brand's president said on Thursday. Small luxury SUVs are a fast-growing segment in the United States, China and Europe. Cadillac's main rivals, including Ford Motor Co's Lincoln brand...

  • Early Glance: Autos companies Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 12:09 PM ET

    General Motors Co. fell$. 42 or 1.2 percent, to $33.47. Honda Motor Co. fell$. 03 or. 1 percent, to $31.06. Toyota Motor Corp. fell$. 20 or. 2 percent, to $128.46.

  • DETROIT— In an effort to better compete with BMW and Mercedes, Cadillac wants about 700 smaller U.S. dealers to create "boutique" stores that focus on the General Motors luxury brand. The move, to be outlined Thursday at the Washington Auto Show by Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen, is designed to improve a customer's buying experience so it matches or exceeds...

  • DETROIT, Jan 22- General Motors Co has invested $300 million to upgrade and heavily automate its Detroit- Hamtramck plant ahead of this year's launch of the 2016 Cadillac CT6 luxury sedan, a company executive said Thursday. The investment includes the construction of a new body shop equipped with 205 robots and designed to use such advanced manufacturing...

  • WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama has chosen Brian Deese, a veteran White House aide and a deputy director in his budget office, to replace John Podesta as a senior adviser and presidential whisperer, White House officials said Wednesday. The choice signals a generational change at the White House and a shift from a well-known Washington operative to a...

  • Final Glance: Autos companies Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 6:01 PM ET

    Ford Motor Co. fell$. 04 or. 3 percent, to $14.97. General Motors Co. fell$. 04 or. 1 percent, to $33.89. Honda Motor Co. rose$. 31 or 1.0 percent, to $31.09.