Stories by Dee-Ann Durbin

Friday, Oct. 9, 2015

UAW OKs richer pact with Fiat Chrysler

DETROIT - The United Auto Workers union unveiled a richer proposed contract with Fiat Chrysler on Friday, a week after angry union members voted down a previous agreement.
By Dee-Ann Durbin

Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015

Fiat Chrysler avoids strike with new tentative contract

DETROIT — Fiat Chrysler has avoided an expensive strike at its U.S. plants after reaching a tentative labor agreement with the United Auto Workers union.
By Dee-Ann Durbin

Monday, Sept. 14, 2015

UAW chooses Fiat Chrysler as target in contract talks

UAW chooses Fiat Chrysler as target in contract talks with Detroit automakers.
By Dee-Ann Durbin

Friday, Aug 21, 2015

Tech firms eye driver's seat for car innovation

The convergence of cars and computers is blurring the traditional geographical boundaries of both industries.
By Dee-Ann Durbin

Monday, Aug 3, 2015

Demand for SUVs and luxury vehicles keeps auto sales hot in July

DETROIT - More Americans are buying cars that say "look at me.
By Dee-Ann Durbin

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Average US vehicle age hits record 11.5 years

DETROIT — In the age of Apple’s CarPlay, a lot of cars on the road still have tape decks.
By Dee-Ann Durbin

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Ford surprises in 2Q with record North American profit

Ford Motor Co.'s net income jumped 44 percent to $1.9 billion in the second quarter as global sales rose and the company was able to charge more for new trucks and SUVs with premium features.
By Dee-Ann Durbin

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Fiat Chrysler says it has a software fix to prevent hacking

Fiat Chrysler says it has a software fix that will prevent future hacking into the Jeep Cherokee and other vehicles.
By Dee-Ann Durbin

Thursday, July 9, 2015

2 visions emerge for getting self-driving cars on road

Two competing visions could determine how you first experience a driverless car.
By Dee-Ann Durbin

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

May's US car sales beat forecasts

U.S. auto sales were stronger than expected in May, boosted by Memorial Day promotions and strong demand for new SUVs.
By Dee-Ann Durbin

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

US auto sales tap the brakes in March, but outlook strong

DETROIT — U.S. car buyers stepped on the brakes in March, a sign of a long-expected slowdown in the blistering pace of sales.
By Dee-Ann Durbin

Monday, March 30, 2015

Ford brings back Lincoln Continental

Thirteen years after the last Con­tinental rolled off the assembly line, Ford Motor Co. is resurrecting its storied nameplate. 
By Dee-Ann Durbin

Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015

Lexus tops auto dependability survey

DETROIT - Lexus is the most dependable car brand for the fourth consecutive year in rankings that increasingly hinge on high-tech features.
By Dee-Ann Durbin

Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015

Ford beats estimates despite declines in earnings, revenue

DEARBORN, Mich. — Ford’s net income tumbled in the fourth quarter as the company took an expected charge to deal with its struggling Venezuelan operations.
By Dee-Ann Durbin

Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015

Incentives to buy electric cars persist amid low gas costs

U.S. gas prices have fallen more than $1 per gallon over the last 12 months, to a national average of $2.06, according to AAA. That makes electric cars - with their higher prices tags - a tougher ...
By Dee-Ann Durbin

Monday, Jan. 12, 2015

Nissan introduces new Titan pickup with diesel engine

Nissan, not giving up on the full-size truck market, introduces new diesel-powered Titan.
By Dee-Ann Durbin

Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014

Ford's aluminum F-150 almost ready for prime time

Ford bets it all on aluminum-bodied F-150, which heads to dealers next month.
By Dee-Ann Durbin

Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014

Electric-car drivers turn to solar

DETROIT - Owners of electric vehicles have already gone gas-free. Now, a growing number are powering their cars with sunlight.
By Dee-Ann Durbin

Monday, Oct. 27, 2014

Toyota tops annual reliability ranking

DETROIT - Toyota continues its winning streak atop Consumer Reports' annual reliability rankings. The company's Toyota and Lexus brands top the survey. It's the eighth year in a row that a Toyota ...
By Dee-Ann Durbin

Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Ford profit falls in third quarter on truck costs

DEARBORN, Mich. — Ford’s new aluminum-sided F-150 will be a lot lighter and more efficient when it goes on sale later this year. But for now it’s a serious drag on profits.
By Dee-Ann Durbin
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