UAW threatens to strike Ford Kentucky Truck Plant over local demands

United Auto Workers President Shawn Fain during an online broadcast updating union members on negotiations with the Detroit automakers on Oct. 6, 2023. Screenshot DETROIT — The United Auto Workers is threatening a labor strike at Ford Motor’s largest U.S. plant if local union demands aren’t resolved by next week. The Detroit union on Friday … Read more

Jeep, Dodge-maker Stellantis’ profit slides as Detroit Three strikes bite

(L-R) United Auto Workers (U.A.W.) members Kaleb Delfine, Bryan Broecker, Michael Gatto and James Triplett picket outside the Jeep Plant on September 18, 2023 in Toledo, Ohio. Sarah Rice | Getty Images Global auto giant Stellantis on Thursday reported a 10% year-on-year fall in profit in the second half of 2023, as six-week strikes at … Read more

General Motors (GM) earnings Q4 2023

A GMC pickup truck is displayed for sale on a lot at a General Motors dealership in Austin, Texas, on Jan. 5, 2023. Brandon Bell | Getty Images DETROIT — General Motors beat Wall Street’s top- and bottom-line expectations for the fourth quarter, while forecasting another strong year despite potential economic and sales head winds. … Read more

GM Cruise probe finds poor leadership at center of accident response

Chevrolet Cruise autonomous vehicles sit parked in a lot on June 08, 2023 in San Francisco, California. Justin Sullivan | Getty Images News | Getty Images Culture issues, ineptitude and poor leadership at General Motors’ Cruise autonomous vehicle unit were at the center of regulatory oversights and coverup concerns that have plagued the company since … Read more

Tesla (TSLA) 2023 Q4 earnings

Elon Musk, chief executive officer of Tesla Inc and X (formerly Twitter) Ceo speaks at the Atreju political convention organized by Fratelli d’Italia (Brothers of Italy), on December 15, 2023 in Rome, Italy.  Antonio Masiello | Getty Images Tesla reported revenue and profit for the fourth quarter that missed analysts’ estimates as automotive revenue increased … Read more

UAW union endorses Biden over Trump in 2024 election

President Joe Biden celebrates with United Auto Workers President Shawn Fain after Fain and the UAW endorsed Biden for president at a Community Action Program legislative conference in Washington, Jan. 24, 2024. Leah Millis | Reuters The United Auto Workers union is endorsing President Joe Biden for reelection this year, UAW President Shawn Fain announced … Read more

Elon Musk wants more control of Tesla, seeks 25% voting power

Elon Musk, chief executive officer of Tesla Inc., during a fireside discussion on artificial intelligence risks with Rishi Sunak, UK prime minister, not pictured, in London, UK, on Thursday, Nov. 2, 2023.  Tolga Akmen | Bloomberg | Getty Images Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, who also owns the social network X (formerly known as … Read more

Top 10 best-selling cars in the U.S. in 2023

2023 Ford Super Duty F-350 Limited Ford DETROIT – America maintained its love affair with pickup trucks in 2023 — but a top-selling vehicle from Toyota Motor nearly ruined their tailgate party. Sales of the Toyota RAV4 compact crossover came within 10,000 units of Stellantis’ Ram pickup truck last year, a near-No. 3 ranking that … Read more

Startup bubble fueled by Fed cheap money policy finally burst in 2023

Scooters take over SXSW in Austin, TX As the last decade came to an end, it was easy for a young engineer to hop on a Bird scooter and ride it to a nearby WeWork office, home to the hottest new crypto startup. Then came Covid. Electric scooters and coworking spaces were no longer important, … Read more

Inflation has created a dark cloud over how everyday Americans view the economy

Grocery items are offered for sale at a supermarket on August 09, 2023 in Chicago, Illinois. Scott Olson | Getty Images When Kyle Connolly looks back at 2023, she sees it as a year defined by changes and challenges. The newly single parent reentered the workforce, only to be laid off from her job at … Read more