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  • Chrysler’s US sales rise 20 percent in June

    DETROIT — From the tiny Fiat 500 to the Ram pickup truck, sales of Chrysler vehicles charged higher in June, despite concerns that buyers would be turned off by slower …


  • Barton Auto Group launches Fiat dealership

    Barton Auto Group gets back into selling new cars in downtown Spokane this week, launching the area’s only Fiat dealership. Fiat, the longtime Italian carmaker, joined forces with Chrysler in …


  • Chrysler recalls almost 700,000 Jeeps, minivans

    Chrysler is recalling almost 600,000 minivans and Jeep Wranglers in the United States and another 100,000 elsewhere because of brake or wiring problems that could create safety issues, the company …


  • Study: Detroit lifts quality but Toyota still king

    Ford, General Motors and Chrysler have made strides in new vehicle quality over the last year, but they still lag behind their foreign competitors, according to a closely watched study …


  • Deal puts Fiat in Chrysler driver’s seat

    Just over a decade ago, German auto giant Daimler bought Chrysler for $38 billion, an alliance that promised to reinvent the auto industry. On Wednesday, Chrysler, bankrupt and downtrodden, got …


  • Fiat closes deal to take bulk of Chrysler’s assets

    DETROIT— Italy’s Fiat is the new owner of the bulk of Chrysler’s assets, closing a deal Wednesday that saves the troubled U.S. automaker from liquidation and places a new company …


  • Chrysler sale is on

    NEW YORK – The U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday night declined to hear an appeal from opponents of the sale of Chrysler’s assets to Italian automaker Fiat, clearing the way for …


  • Chrysler deal hits roadblock

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday temporarily blocked the sale of Chrysler LLC’s assets to a new partnership with Fiat SpA, the first unexpected delay in the automaker’s …


  • GM’s road will include its share of bumps

    Everybody thinks they drive well. The ninnies who do not use turn signals. The interstate bumper-mates who measure car lengths in inches. The parallel parkers who use the concussion method.


  • No Spokane dealers on list of Chrysler closures

    Chrysler LLC has told a bankruptcy court it plans to eliminate 789 of its dealers — or about 25 percent of them — across the country as part of its …


  • Chrysler future in limbo

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama’s decision to save Chrysler by pushing it into bankruptcy Thursday puts the company in risky, uncharted territory for a major U.S. automaker and could portend …


  • Chrysler edges closer to bankruptcy

    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration Wednesday night planned to send Chrysler into bankruptcy, replace chief executive Robert Nardelli and pump billions of dollars more into the effort, all in hopes …


  • Chrysler’s biggest lenders settle

    WASHINGTON – With just two days left before a government-imposed restructuring deadline, Chrysler LLC took a step away from the brink of bankruptcy Tuesday when its biggest lenders reached a …


  • Business in brief: KREM-TV to cut at least 10 staff

    Spokane’s KREM-TV handed out pink slips Tuesday to at least 10 workers, including at least one reporter. Belo Corp. Vice President of Investor Relations Paul Fry said the Dallas media …


  • White House questions viability of GM, Chrysler

    President Barack Obama refused further long-term federal bailouts for General Motors and Chrysler, saying more concessions were needed from unions, creditors and others before they could be approved.


  • Chief of GM to step down

    WASHINGTON – General Motors chairman and chief executive Rick Wagoner is resigning at the request of the White House, clearing the way for the Obama administration to offer the company …


  • GM, Chrysler survival plans call for more bailout billions

    DETROIT – General Motors and Chrysler asked the government for an additional $14 billion in aid, a dramatic acknowledgment that conditions in the U.S. auto industry have grown significantly worse …


  • GM, Chrysler finalize road maps

    WASHINGTON – General Motors and Chrysler raced to save their place in the American auto industry Monday, putting the final touches on plans to curb production, cut jobs and pare …


  • Fiat to pair up with Chrysler

    ROME – Fiat and Chrysler said Tuesday they have agreed to form a strategic alliance that would give the Italian auto empire a 35 percent stake in the troubled U.S. …


  • Chrysler sales drop 53 percent

    DETROIT – Chrysler LLC’s December U.S. sales plunged by more than half and it sold 30 percent fewer vehicles in 2008, dwarfing the steep declines at the other major automakers. …

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