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The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado Z71 (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

GM boosts prices as pickup truck battle rages

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is adding a twist to the fight for supremacy in the red-hot U.S. pickup truck market: It’s raising prices. GM is adding almost $2,100 to the sticker price of the […]

10/16/2013

GM working on 200-mile electric car, exec says

WARREN, Mich. (AP) — As automakers race to make cheaper electric cars with greater battery range, General Motors is working on one that can go 200 miles per charge at a cost of about $30,000, […]

09/16/2013

Scott Garberding, senior vice president of manufacturing for Chrysler Group LLC stands between a 1992 Grand Cherokee, right, and the automaker's 5,000,000th vehicle produced at the Jefferson North Assembly Plant in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

Automakers report sales up double-digits in August

DETROIT (AP) — The major U.S. and Japanese automakers all posted double-digit U.S. sales gains last month as car buyers snapped up pickup trucks and small cars to lead the industry toward its best month […]

09/04/2013

GM gets back in the Super Bowl game

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is bringing its ads back to football’s biggest game. The automaker says its Chevrolet brand is returning to next year’s Super Bowl because the game falls in the middle of […]

08/23/2013

Ford Focus charging

GM cuts price of Volt electric car by 13 percent

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is knocking 13 percent off the sticker price of the Chevrolet Volt electric car as it tries to keep pace with rivals in the market for plug-in vehicles. The automaker […]

08/06/2013

"Rosie the Riveter" dressed in overalls and bandanna was introduced as a symbol of patriotic womanhood in the 1940's. Rose Will Monroe played  "Rosie the Riveter," the nation's poster girl for women joining the work force during World War II.  Monroe was working as a riveter building B-29 and B-24 military airplanes at the Willow Run Aircraft Factory in Ypsilanti, Mich., when she was asked to star in a promotional film about the war effort. (AP Photo)

Trying to save part of Rosie the Riveter’s factory

YPSILANTI TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit-area factory where Rosie the Riveter showed that a woman could do a “man’s work” by building World War II-era bombers, making her an enduring symbol of American female […]

07/29/2013

This undated photo provided by Chevrolet shows the 2014 Chevrolet Impala LTZ. (AP Photo/Chevrolet)

New Impala tops sedans in Consumer Reports’ tests

DETROIT (AP) — The first American sedan in 20 years to earn Consumer Reports’ top score is the Chevrolet Impala. Really. The magazine has ranked the completely reworked 2014 version of the full-size car as […]

07/25/2013

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Impala makes history with Consumer Reports

Chevrolet’s completely re-designed Impala has outscored all other sedans in tests done by Consumer Reports magazine. It’s the first time a sedan from a U.S. automaker has topped the ratings in the 20 years that […]

07/25/2013

The Detroit skyline rises behind the Monument to Joe Louis, also known as "The Fist," Thursday, July 18, 2013. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Long-suffering Detroit finally turns to bankruptcy

DETROIT (AP) — At the height of its industrial power, Detroit was an irrepressible engine of the American economy, offering well-paying jobs, a gateway to the middle class for generations of autoworkers and affordable vehicles […]

07/19/2013

Ford trucks on lot

Auto sales maintain momentum, led by pickups

DETROIT (AP) – U.S. buyers snapped up new cars and trucks in June at a pace not seen since before the recession. Continuing demand for big pickups helped boost sales for Detroit’s automakers. Ford said […]

07/02/2013

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