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The UAW’s big pay challenge

UAW President Dennis Williams said longtime auto workers deserve a wage increase after going without one for nearly a decade. ... Read More »

Cars to Cuba? It’s complicated

The political struggle over easing trade restrictions is just one barrier to reviving U.S. auto sales in Cuba. Another major headwind is purely economic: Nearly all Cubans live modestly and cannot afford new or used American cars. ... Read More »

Ram ProMaster City to fight Ford, Nissan for cargo haulers

Ram's new 2015 ProMaster City small commercial van, a Ford Transit Connect fighter, is aimed at businesses that need small, inexpensive cargo vans. ... Read More »

Next AIADA chair to speak out on CFPB crackdown

Bradley Hoffman, incoming chairman of the American International Automobile Dealers Association, says he plans to speak out about the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's controversial positions on automotive lending. ... Read More »

Zetsche may feel pressure to give up Mercedes role

Daimler insiders in Germany want the promotion of global sales director Ola Kaellenius to the management board this month to be seen as a routine personnel decision -- and nothing more. ... Read More »

Japan’s laws, attitude help recalls work better

In Japan, automakers achieve recall rates that automakers in North America could only dream of. ... Read More »

In Russia, all are losing, but none are leaving

Despite suffering heavy losses in Russia's sinking economy, global automakers say they still expect a long-term payoff from their huge investments there. ... Read More »

VIN switcheroo a crushing defeat for Mini Cooper

It won't be a merry Christmas for the Mini enthusiast who bought a classic Mini Cooper in England and had it shipped to the United States. ... Read More »

U.S. auto recalls top 60 million as response to defects shift

Automobile recalls surpassed the 60 million mark in the United States for the first time in a single year, largely because of the rush to prevent more deaths from defective General Motors ignition switches and Takata airbags. ... Read More »

The repo man now hunts on social media

Social media is used for more than just keeping up with friends. It's also being used to find people who have defaulted on their auto loans. ... Read More »