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1Auto Industry Continues To Grapple With Challenges Of Cyber Threats

Cars can be as easily hacked as a computer

Today's new cars come equipped with dozens of microcomputers connected by a network and run everything from infotainment systems to the engine itself. Like any other computer system, the units inside our cars are vulnerable. Hackers can infiltrate these systems. Once they're inside, they can do anything from steal your data to control your car.

218Across Country, Commuters Turn Away From Cars

Percentages of people driving to work and carpooling decline

Commuters are shedding their reliance on cars.

8US auto sales look to hit 16 million in 2014

America's automotive industry continues to boom, with analysts predicting that sales in 2014 will reach over 16 million units while marking just the second time since World War II that the industry has seen five consecutive years of growth. The estimates, if correct, would represent a 500,000-unit improvement over the current projections for 2013.

21Ford hiring 800 more salaried workers than originally expected

Ford is on a roll this year, with excellent quarterly earnings and better-than-expected vehicle sales leading to 800 more job opportunities with the Blue Oval. In January, Ford announced that it wanted to hire 2,200 salaried employees, but, since then, that figure has been revised to 3,000, representing a 36-percent increase over original projections. About 1,500 of those jobs remain, 80 percent of which are technical professional positions.

117June 2013: Sales Storm Edition

Subaru Surges Ahead Of Accelerating Industry Sales

171April 2013: Showers Edition

Ford And Nissan Make Big Gains, Toyota Falls

70Toyota Announces Bold Move For Lexus Sedan

Factory in Georgetown, Kentucky will add a line to produce the car

For the first time, Lexus, one of America's most popular luxury car brands, will build cars in the United States.

79More People Defaulting On Car Loans, Says Experian

There are ways to prevent losing your car to the repo man

The percentage of 60-day delinquencies on car loans nudged upward in the final months of 2012, the first increase in delinquency rates since the recession and financial meltdown began in 2008.

2Chrysler Records Big Profit, Expands Future Plans

Marchionne: 'There can be no more doubt our comeback is real'

Just three years out of bankruptcy, Chrysler posted a $1.7 billion profit in 2012 and said it expects to earn more than $2 billion this year.

AddGeneral Motors Will Invest $600 Million In Kansas City Factory

Investment preserves 4,000 jobs in region, but doesn't add new ones

How far has General Motors come since the federal government rescued it from bankruptcy four short years ago?

55Toyota Beats General Motors In Fight For Global Sales Crown

Title cements company's comeback after Japan's crisis

Now it's official: Toyota is once again the world's top automaker. Toyota Motor Corp. released its tally for global vehicle sales for last year Monday at a record 9.748 million vehicles - a bigger number than the estimate it gave last month of about 9.7 million vehicles.

124Can A Chinese Automaker Succeed In The United States?

Guangzhou Automobile Group is latest Chinese company with U.S. ambitions

China ranks as the largest producer of automobiles in the world. The United States has long been one of the world's most welcoming markets. This would seemingly be an ideal match.

3Strong Auto Sales In October: Demand For Pickups And Small Cars Continues

Consumers replacing their rides at a healthy clip

DETROIT (Reuters) - Superstorm Sandy's fury caused U.S. auto sales to fall short of expectations in October, but industry executives still see a strong fourth quarter as the housing market improves.

25How Hurricane Sandy's Aftermath Will Affect The Auto Industry

New-car sales may dip in short term, but storm victims could add to year's strong sales numbers

The effects of Hurricane Sandy are expected to ripple across the auto industry. In the short term, the superstorm is expected to hurt October sales figures, as dealerships across the Eastern Seaboard missed several days of sales. But in the months ahead, analysts expect the storm to boost an already-burgeoning industry as Sandy's victims replace damaged vehicles.

66Here's A Look At The Most Popular Car Colors In 2012

One shade leads for 2nd straight year, but it's dominance may be fading

White remains the most popular color choice for car shoppers across the globe for the second straight year, according to an annual survey released Wednesday. But its stay at the top may be ending soon.

137Strengthening Auto Industry Sales Point To U.S. Economic Recovery

Latest sales figures show across-the-board improvement for carmakers

From fuel-efficient subcompact cars to full-size pickup trucks, the auto industry reported across-the-board sales increases Tuesday during the month of August.

1July Auto Sales: Why Consumers Are Hanging Back

Chrysler continues to impress, Toyota surges.

Consumers, especially those favoring Ford and General Motors vehicles, pulled back in July as an increasing amount of bad news about the economy, some driven by overblown election year politics, dampened enthusiasm for spending on big-ticket cars and trucks.

42Auto industry pays $135 billion in taxes annually

How important is the auto industry to state and federal governments? According to the Center for Automotive Research, the industry accounts for $135 billion in annual taxes. In fact, a reported 13 percent of all state taxes comes from the automobile, or $91.5 billion in total.

103Obama reelection campaign launches auto bailout commercial

The 2008 economic collapse in the U.S. led to what many experts call the worst recession since the Great Depression. Among the many casualties of the recession was the U.S. auto industry, which (arguably) was saved thanks to $25 billion in cash from the Bush Administration in 2008 and another $60 billion from the Obama Administration in 2009.

12An early look at 2012 shows a radically new auto industry

Detroit Gains Momentum As Japan Regains Its Footing

5Japenese automakers will work on weekends to protect power grid

Japan is still struggling to repair itself in the wake of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, and the country's auto industry is looking to help out wherever it can. Automotive News reports that automakers and suppliers will work weekends and take off Thursdays and Fridays in an effort to ease pressure on the nation's power grid. The March 11 earthquake wiped out eight percent of the country's overall electricity capacity, which means that a lot of folks in Japan will need to cut back on consum

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