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Will GM or Ford buy Elon Musk’s Tesla in 2014? – USA TODAY

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Posted: Sunday, December 29, 2013

Mary Barra, a child of GM, prepares to lead it – Dallas Morning News

DETROIT — When Mary Barra was born in 1961, General Motors was selling half of the cars on U.S. roads. In her booming middle-class suburb north of Detroit, the woman who will soon become GM’s CEO remembers pining as a 10-year-old for her cousin’s red Camaro convertible and tinkering in the garage with her father, a die maker who spent four decades at GM. In 33 years at GM, Barra…

Posted: Sunday, December 29, 2013

Will GM or Ford buy Elon Musk’s Tesla in 2014? – USA TODAY

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Posted: Sunday, December 29, 2013

Why Ford Motor Company Remains a Great Investment After Its Recent Dip – Motley Fool

The U.S. automakers have come a long way since the financial crisis, not only in terms of stock price but in terms of becoming responsible, well-run companies that produce products that are as good as or better than their foreign competitors’. The stock price of my personal favorite, Ford (NYSE: F  ) , has performed very well for a few years, and I was…

Posted: Sunday, December 29, 2013

Chrysler developing better folding minivan seats – Automotive News

Chrysler first introduced Stow ‘n Go seats on 2005 model year minivans. The popular feature was upgraded three years later by simplifying the seat folding process into a one-button operation. Photo credit: CHRYSLER    Print  Reprints  Respond …

Posted: Sunday, December 29, 2013

Will GM or Ford buy Elon Musk’s Tesla in 2014? – USA TODAY

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Posted: Saturday, December 28, 2013

Test Drive: The best cars from 2013 – USA TODAY

Last SlideNext Slide Jaguar F-Type V-8 was the most fun of any test car the past year. Just hitting the start button was an adventure.(Photo: Jaguar) Story Highlights Most fun: Jaguar F-Type V-8 Biggest surprise: Chevrolet Spark EV Best rookie: Chevrolet Cruze diesel We drive a lot of cars as part of the job, and the most common question is, “What’s your favorite?” Or the similar, “What’s the best thing…

Posted: Saturday, December 28, 2013

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In Sign of Strength, Audi Steps Up Investments – New York Times

FRANKFURT — Audi, the luxury car unit of Volkswagen, said on Friday that it would spend more than it ever has on expansion and new models over the next four years, a demonstration of how Germany’s high-end carmakers have retained their financial strength during a crisis that has devastated their European rivals. Audi said it would invest 22 billion euros, or more than $30 billion, through 2018, a record for…

Posted: Saturday, December 28, 2013

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GM to Recall 1.5 Million Cars in China – Wall Street Journal

Posted: Saturday, December 28, 2013

GM recalls 1.5 million cars in China over fuel pump bracket – Reuters

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – General Motors Co’s (GM.N) China joint venture is recalling 1.46 million cars due to a defect with the fuel pump brackets, in one of the largest safety recalls in the world’s biggest auto market. The cars are made locally by Shanghai General Motors Co Ltd, GM’s venture with SAIC Motor Corp (600104.SS). GM said on Friday the bracket may crack after long-term use and in extreme cases…

Posted: Friday, December 27, 2013

Sweetened deals heat up December auto sales – USA TODAY

Amy Talabo, of Brownstown, Mich., looks over a 2014 Toyota Corolla while car shopping at Page Toyota in Southfield, Mich. on Dec. 12, 2013.(Photo: Andre J. Jackson, Detroit Free Press) Story Highlights Just about every automaker has a special year-end sales event For the past four years, automakers have sold more vehicles in December than any other month of the year In December 2012, the average incentive on a new…

Posted: Friday, December 27, 2013

Would Elon Musk Sell Tesla To GM Or Ford In PayPal Redux? – Forbes

Tesla has been on a remarkable run this year, with the stock up nearly 360% as the company rolled out its award-winning Model S to thousands of new customers. But perhaps that means its a perfect time to sell out to an established player like Ford or GM. That’s what Yra Harris of Praxis Trading speculated on CNBC this week, predicting that Tesla may be sold to General Motors General Motors…

Posted: Friday, December 27, 2013

Whither Japan Stocks: Toyota, Nomura, Daiwa, Softbank, And Japan McDonald’s – Forbes

On the seventh consecutive day of rises, the Nikkei 225 average closed on December 26 up 164 yen at 16,174, driven English: The mdonalds logo from the late 90s (Photo credit: Wikipedia) particularly by a continually weakening yen, trading as I write at JPY 104.70-72 against the U.S. dollar. The index is now at a six year high. This despite the bombshell news during the morning session that Prime Minister…

Posted: Friday, December 27, 2013

Chevrolet Corvette Stingray – CNNMoney

Usually, when a man tells his wife “I’ll come pick you up in the car,” the next thing she asks isn’t, “What color is it?” Welcome to my life. I drive a lot of different cars over the course of a year. So many, in fact, that it’s rare for a car to really stand out. But a few do. Yes, of course, there’s the stuff that always stands out;…

Posted: Friday, December 27, 2013

Depreciation hits electric cars hard – USA TODAY

Last SlideNext Slide Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn shows how to charge the electric vehicle Leaf.(Photo: YOSHIKAZU TSUNO, AFP/Getty Images) Story Highlights Plug-in cars are projected to depreciate more off their list prices than conventional cars Kelley Blue Book projected residual values over five years Pure electric cars take a bigger hit than plug-in hybrids Plug-in electric cars may be cutting-edge technology, but an analysis suggests that most will depreciate more…

Posted: Friday, December 27, 2013

Chevrolet Corvette Stingray – CNNMoney

Usually, when a man tells his wife “I’ll come pick you up in the car,” the next thing she asks isn’t, “What color is it?” Welcome to my life. I drive a lot of different cars over the course of a year. So many, in fact, that it’s rare for a car to really stand out. But a few do. Yes, of course, there’s the stuff that always stands out;…

Posted: Friday, December 27, 2013

Shoppers flock to auto dealerships for year-end sales – USA TODAY

A decorated showroom advertising a year-end Toyotathon in Southfield, Mich.(Photo: Andre J. Jackson, Detroit Free Press) Story Highlights Automakers add incentives to end year on high note For the past four years, automakers have sold more vehicles in December than any other month of the year TrueCar.com, an automotive pricing website, predicts December sales will top 1.4 million new vehicles DETROIT — For both auto dealerships and car shoppers, December…

Posted: Friday, December 27, 2013