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  • Fields Follows a Legend Leaving Ford in Prime Condition

    When Mark Fields took charge of Ford Motor Co.’s Americas operations nine years ago, it was a major repair job as they descended into record losses and almost dragged the company into bankruptcy.

  • Ford Said to Decide on Fields as CEO as Mulally Plans Departure

    Ford Motor Co., the second-largest U.S. automaker, will soon name Mark Fields its next chief executive officer and reveal when current CEO Alan Mulally will retire from the company he is credited with saving, according to two people familiar with the pending announcement.

  • GM Faces More Tests as Documents Show Culture of Denial

    The hundreds of pages of documents released by lawmakers last week shed new light on General Motors Co.’s more than decade-long failure to respond to auto-safety complaints, underscoring the struggle ahead for Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra as she seeks to refocus on the company’s new fleet of cars.

  • Tesla Plans Model S Corporate Leases With New Finance Arm

    Tesla Motors Inc., a year after creating a lease-style program for its Model S electric sedan, is setting up a financing arm targeting corporate buyers of the premium battery-powered vehicle.

  • GM Fined by U.S. Safety Regulator for Incomplete Answers

    General Motors Co.’s failure to fully answer questions about why it waited years to recall 2.59 million small cars over a defect tied to 13 deaths is testing the patience of lawmakers and regulators.

  • Tesla Plans to Raise More Financing for New Leasing Unit

    Tesla Motors Inc., which raised $2.3 billion in a convertible note sale last month, plans to find more funds for the new finance unit it’s created to lease electric Model S sedans to business customers.

  • Toyota Camry Retakes U.S. Lead as Asia Brands Rebound

    Toyota Motor Corp.’s Camry, the top- selling U.S. car for 12 years, retook its lead last month and helped the company beat analysts’ estimates as most Asia-based carmakers posted gains amid milder weather.

  • GM Recall Brings Parents Fresh Grief Over Kids’ Final Drives

    When Bill Trautwein offered to buy his daughter a car to drive to college classes, she went for the blue one -- a used 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt that matched the color on the Florida Gators uniform her big brother wore on the way to two national football championships.

  • GM Widens Ignition Recall by 971,000 to 2.59 Million Cars

    General Motors Co. is expanding the recall of small-car ignition switches by 971,000 vehicles worldwide to cover 2008 to 2011 vehicles that were built with safe parts yet may have received faulty replacements. It also increased the death toll linked to the switches.

  • GM Said to Push Dealers to Build Small-Car Loaner Fleets

    General Motors Co., facing a barrage of bad publicity, is trying to retain customer loyalty by encouraging dealers to have loaner cars on hand for owners who may be inconvenienced by recall repairs.

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