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    Video: Vintage Pontiac film teaches Americans to fear foreign cars
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    Pontiac's throwback appeal to its workers – Click above to watch videos after the jump
    "What Americans want to know is you are doing your job." That's what Pontiac had to say to its plant workers with two videos made in the Seventies, when the brand that once built excitement was building ...

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    Repercussions of failed automaker bailout spreading quickly
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    Nekkei index plumments, GM retains the services of bankruptcy advisorsLate Thursday evening, the U.S. automaker bailout bill failed to pass through the Senate. The legislation is dead and there are no plans for another bill to go through the process until the end of the year. To quote Senate ...

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    UAW wants executive pay to be limited
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    The president of the United Auto Workers union, Ron Gettelfinger, said in a recent CNN interview that U.S. automakers need to tell Congress they will limit corporate pay, bonuses and severance packages in return for more government loans. Gettelfinger also said that the Detroit Three only need the ...

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    Intelligent Design: The evolution of the car logo
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    Automotive logos, those quasi-interesting designs that adorn the front and back of nearly every vehicle in the road, are more than just haphazard enameled scribbles. If you ask the marketing team, they will correctly tell you that each automotive logo symbolizes the tradition, culture, and history ...

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    Canadian union calls Chrysler's actions "stupid"
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    Buzz Hargrove isn't mincing words about his opinion of Chrysler LLC's strategy. Calling the decision to send the Magnum and Pacifica models out to pasture and cut shifts and jobs at the Brampton, Ontario plant "stupid," Hargrove has said the Canadian Auto Workers aren't interested in the type of ...

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    China Reversal: Tiger Truck opens plant in Texas
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    While other manufacturers are hurrying to move factories and parts suppliers to China, Chinese truck maker ChangAn is going the other way. Dallas-based Tiger Truck, the exclusive US importer of ChangAn vehicles, has announced plans to open an assembly plant in Jasper, TX. Tiger's vehicles are for ...

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    Honda to build another North American factory?
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    Honda Motor Company has designs on bringing a sixth plant to North America. According to the Associated Press, the automaker expects the facility to come on-line in 2009 and add 150,000 units of capacity to the automaker's operations, with an eye towards a second line potentially doubling the ...

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    Read Bill Ford's lips: No bankruptcy for Blue Oval
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    Ford Motor Company’s Chairman and CEO Bill Ford is ruling out bankruptcy for the Blue Oval. The Henry Ford scion believes that the company’s ‘strong liquidity’ ($31 billion in the coffers), downsizing efforts and profitable overseas operations will buoy the No. 2 ...

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    Japanese surpass GM in North American vehicle production
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    It’s official: Japanese automakers build more cars and trucks in North America than General Motors. The milestone has been expected for some time now, with manufacturers like Toyota and Honda churning out some 4.8 million vehicles in the region in 2005, and GM whittling away its totals to ...

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