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Automotive companies have become a political football in recent years with government dollars and incentives lending support to one of the largest contributors to U.S. manufacturing. In the articles below, you will find automotive news coverage with a focus on new car sales, autoworkers' union contract negotiations, expansion into overseas markets and overall trends in the automotive industry.

Additionally, you'll find consumer-focused coverage of auto companies -- including bestselling- and top-rated cars, car and truck recalls and interviews with CEOs -- which, in time, may impact the price of auto shares and the perception of the automotive industry as a whole.


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Chrysler is expected to cap a successful year with a 20% sales gain in December, as overall auto sales are projected to rise about 10% for the month.
12/30/14 7:20AM
GM had a bad day Monday, as bad news poured out of Detroit. But on Tuesday it seems investors and consumers had shrugged it all off.
7/1/14 12:52PM
Ford and GM had been projected to lose sales in June, which had two fewer selling days than a year earlier. But GM beat forecasts.
7/1/14 9:56AM
GM has 'no ceiling' to what it will pay out to victims of crashes related to faulty ignition switches, a compensation expert declares.
6/30/14 11:36AM
Ford and GM are expected to show June sales declines, a result of fewer June selling days, Ford move to new truck and continued GM problems.
6/30/14 6:50AM
GM CEO Mary Barra moves ahead as a leader Thursday, speaking to employees and reporters and declaring 'contact me directly' if safety issues are not addressed.
6/5/14 1:10PM
Auto sales in May rise about 10% and the selling rate is the highest in seven years. But the weekend gained in May was lost to June.
6/3/14 11:46AM
GM sales seemed to shrug off the automaker's millions of recalls as the auto industry benefited from a May with five weekends.
6/3/14 9:50AM
GM agrees to a settlement with federal regulators over the ignition switch defect.
5/16/14 11:44AM
GM shares fall Thursday as the automaker recalls nearly 3 million more vehicles, bringing the year's global total to 12.8 million.
5/15/14 1:41PM

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Volkswagen and the U.S. government are hammering out a plan to reimburse drivers for diesel vehicles with faulty emissions, but the drama has already depreciated their value.
8/2/16 5:29PM
Laden with student loan debt, unsure of the cost of vehicle ownership and drawn to cities with public transit, college graduates aren't looking for the sweetest ride they can buy.
5/15/16 1:40PM
Failure to wear a seat belt may be the last 'minor' moving violation, as just about anything else will add at least 20% to your insurance premiums.
5/7/16 1:00PM
Volkswagen owners who were lied to about the mileage of their diesel-powered vehicles don't have to ditch VW altogether, but there are better options than what they were driving.
5/1/16 9:09AM
While luxury cars have been in a slump since gas prices slid, the new crop of vehicles is ready for the next price hike.
4/30/16 8:27AM
Plug-in hybrids were the awkward second step away from strictly gas-powered vehicles, but can still help drivers cut down on fuel costs.
4/29/16 7:00AM
With gas below $2 a gallon and the U.S. rekindling its romance with the SUV, car buyers may as well look at some of the least-efficient vehicles around.
3/27/16 1:30PM
The family car comes in all shapes and sizes this year, but mileage is still a key purchase factor: Even with gas at $1.70 per gallon.
2/23/16 3:35PM
The new Prius may be the standard hybrid's last hurrah, but it also indicates how much competitors have caught up in recent years.
2/20/16 2:00PM
Hyundai is the NFL's official auto sponsor, but that isn't going to stop Mini from paying millions to try to get people to stop labeling it a small car company.
2/7/16 1:00PM