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UPDATED: Mon., March 11, 2019, 7:12 p.m.

UAW chief raises strike pay, issues warning to automakers

The president of the United Auto Workers union warned automakers that the union is prepared to strike if it doesn’t get its way in upcoming contract talks.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 6, 2017, 10:17 p.m.

Baby boomers, not millennials, have influenced auto industry and still do

With advanced technology and designs catering to this demographic, boomers will influence our rides long past when they hang up their key chains.


Station wagons are back to cure SUV fatigue

This week in Geneva, the world’s blue-blooded European carmakers showed off their newest creations in a parade of carbon-fiber reptiles that command six-figure sums.


Toyota leads U.S. sales drops as carmakers keep discounts coming

Toyota led carmakers reporting declining U.S. sales in January, as an industry aiming for another record year maintains hefty spending on incentives to keep consumers coming to showrooms.


Dodge truck owners accuse Chrysler of VW-like cheating

Allegations of cheating pollution standards have reached U.S. automakers as Chrysler was sued by consumers who said engines in some Dodge trucks were rigged to hide that emissions were as …


Detroit’s automakers, sensing a threat, embrace mobility

For Detroit, the days of simply making cars are over. Automakers are facing multiple threats to their business from nimble tech firms like Apple and Uber. In response, carmakers are …


Curb the car dashboard technology, government asks

Auto dashboards are becoming an arcade of text messages, GPS images, phone calls and web surfing, the government says, and it’s asking carmakers to curb those distractions when vehicles are …