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  1. As interest rates continue to rise, affordability takes a hitRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 3 | Automotive News

    The average new-vehicle transaction price in September rose 2 percent from a year earlier to $35,742, according to Kelley Blue Book. Photo credit: DAVID PHILLIPS After the Federal Reserve lifted the benchmark interest rate last week for the third time this year, economists are saying car buyers are feeling the pain -- and that increases slated for 2019 will further worsen an already-aggravated industry.

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  2. Virgil Exner, noted Chrysler designer who shook up 1950s styling, is bornRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 25 | Automotive News

    Virgil Exner, the designer behind the clean "Forward Look" styling of Chrysler's 1955 models and the spectacular fins of the 1957 that caught General Motors off guard, is born on Sept. 24, 1909, in Ann Arbor, Mich.

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  3. Prestige Auto lost 5 dealerships during the Great Recession, but...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 9, 2018 | Automotive News

    Running a lean operation is business as usual at Prestige Automotive Group in Detroit, said CEO Gregory Jackson. That means keeping a tight rein on expenses and not hiring "excess" people, he said.

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  4. Great Lakes' Automotive Communities Partnership embraces the SouthRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 9, 2018 | Automotive News

    After years of seeing their traditional auto industry economic base slip away to the South, many Great Lakes towns and counties joined forces to learn how to become more competitive. The resulting Automotive Communities Partnership, created in 2003 through the Center for Automotive Research in Ann Arbor, Mich., has attracted members from economic development agencies and corporations in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Ontario, sharing industry intelligence to recruit and retain automotive jobs.

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  5. Michigan dealer Bill Perkins retrained his staff in the art of retailing when the recession hitRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 2, 2018 | Automotive News

    "We didn't have a source for leasing anymore. We went back to the basics and taught our people how to retail cars."

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  6. Automakers get boost as U.S., Mexico deal averts tariff doomsdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 27, 2018 | Automotive News

    Judging from the jump in General Motors Co. and Ford Motor Co. shares, the market thinks President Donald Trump's accord with Mexico to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement will enable U.S. automakers to carry on business as usual.

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  7. Detroit 3 get Wall Street boost as U.S., Mexico deal averts tariff doomsdayRead the original story

    Aug 27, 2018 | Automotive News

    Ford's Cuautitlan plant in Mexico was converted beginning in 2008 from an F-series pickup plant to a car factory as part of a $3 billion investment in Ford's Mexican operations. Photo credit: BLOOMBERG Judging from the jump in General Motors Co.

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  8. Toyota takes car connectivity for a spin in world's biggest testbedRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 26, 2018 | Automotive News

    Toyota is teaming with the city of Ann Arbor, Mich., to jump-start testing of the car connectivity system that the Japanese carmaker plans to deploy stateside in 2021. A network of roadside sensors will communicate with specially outfitted cars to improve everything from safety to traffic flow.

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  9. A living laboratory for connected carsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 4, 2018 | Automotive News

    At this high-tech proving ground, the roads are packed, and there's no tall fence to keep everything hidden from view. The vehicles being tested look no different than what you find anywhere in the country on a typical day.

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  10. Classic car and boat insurer Hagerty looking for young talentRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 31, 2018 | Automotive News

    Ben Patel: "Twenty years from now -- maybe even sooner -- there will be a whole range of new materials on vehicles that don't exist today." Hagerty started in the 1980s as an insurance agency for classic boats and cars, but it has grown and diversified in the auto industry - and now it needs to attract new and young talent to keep it rolling, says CEO McKeel Hagerty.

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  11. Attorney sees industry input as key to safety standardsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 30, 2018 | Automotive News

    When it comes to shaping regulation and safety standards for autonomous vehicles, Jennifer Dukarski wants the fox to watch the hen house. Dukarski, an automotive technology attorney who is scheduled to speak at the CAR Management Briefing Seminars today, believes the auto industry's leading groups, such as SAE International and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, must play an active role in crafting the policies that will govern the adoption of autonomous vehicles.

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  12. Fiat Chrysler's new British CEO faces many minefieldsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 25, 2018 | Automotive News

    When Manley worked at a UK Vauxhall dealership, his nickname was "the Iceman." He is extremely hands-on and steady under pressure, say former colleagues..

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  13. GM launches Maven peer-to-peer car sharing programRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 24, 2018 | Automotive News

    The "Peer Cars" beta program allows owners and eligible lessees to rent their 2015 and newer Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac cars and trucks to Maven users for cash. The pilot is currently being offered in Chicago, Detroit and Ann Arbor, Mich.

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  14. Ford and Domino's team up to test an autonomous delivery service and make some surprising discoveriesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 22, 2018 | Automotive News

    When it comes to mobility partnerships, Ford Motor Co. and Domino's Pizza seemed as unlikely a combo as anchovies and pineapple on pizza.

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  15. U.S. lights come on for China's ReboRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 15, 2018 | Automotive News

    In the North American vehicle lighting market, one player's desire to cash out was the ticket for another player to join in. Federal-Mogul Corp. put its interior lighting business up for sale in 2012 after concluding the technology was no longer part of its core strategy.

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  16. Toyota Camry will cost more because of proposed tariff on imported automotive materialsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 15, 2018 | Automotive News

    Thirty years after launching production of its high-volume Camry sedan in the U.S., Toyota found itself late last month warning the public that the Trump administration's proposal for tariffs on imported automotive materials would result in an $1,800 price increase on the car. According to data compiled by NHTSA, the Camry is made up of 45 percent imported content, even though the automaker has spent decades developing a North American supply chain and invested more than $25 billion on U.S. vehicle assembly operations, engine plants and transmission production.

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  17. Forces align to rekindle a Michigan cityRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 7, 2018 | Automotive News

    At its lowest, in the years after GM cut production in the town and closed its Buick City assembly plant in 1996, Flint was a city of industrial and commercial vacancies, viewed as one of the most dangerous cities in America, and a city where residents couldn't drink the water. Michigan and local officials believe there is a new life for Flint - a city that often symbolized the image of Rust Belt America.

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  18. New UAW leaders have to deal with scandal, 2019 labor negotiationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 17, 2018 | Automotive News

    Newly elected UAW President Gary Jones is greeted by a delegate during the 37th Constitutional Convention in Detroit on Wednesday. Photo credit: REUTERS/Rebecca Cook The UAW's 37th constitutional convention last week produced a new slate of leaders who will be responsible for moving the union past a major corruption scandal and reaching a new labor agreement with the Detroit 3 next year.

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  19. Magna to partner with May Mobility on low-speed self-driving shuttleRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 13, 2018 | Automotive News

    Canadian auto parts supplier Magna International Inc. will partner with Michigan startup May Mobility on self-driving shuttles, the companies said on Wednesday. The automotive and software supplier will retrofit the low-speed self-driving "micro transit" electric vehicles from the chassis up.

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  20. Trump tariffs could sink Canada's auto industryRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 12, 2018 | Automotive News

    Donald Trump's heightened attacks on Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau are raising concerns that he might follow through on threats to impose auto tariffs, a move that could devastate the car industry in Canada and lead to higher U.S. prices. The Trump administration's pledge to consider tariffs on all imported vehicles took on more urgency last weekend after Trump and his advisers accused Trudeau of "bad faith diplomacy" for his trade comments following a meeting of Group of Seven leaders in Quebec.

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