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    Report: Former Ford CEO Mulally won't run for president
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    Alan Mulally will not be following his successful term as president and CEO of Ford Motor Company with a run at an even bigger presidency. Rumors that the 68-year-old former Boeing exec would make a run at the White House sprouted after his apparent dodging of a reporter's questions about a ...

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    Official: Infiniti names former BMW man Kruger to fill de Nysschen role
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    Today is turning into a big one for senior leadership changes in the automotive industry. Hot on the heels of Ferrari announcing the replacement of its chairman, Infiniti has announced the appointment of its new chief executive in Roland Krüger. Serving until now as a senior vice president ...

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    Report: Bailout and gas prices hot buttons in Presidential debate
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    The pros and cons of the auto bailout and concerns about the rising price of gasoline have been a political football throughout this election season. So, it should come as no surprise that the auto industry was brought up more than a few times in last night's heated presidential debate. Roughly ...

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    Official: Former Ford chairman, CEO Red Poling dead at 86
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    The Ford Motor Company and the automotive industry as a whole are mourning the loss today of Harold "Red" Poling, who passed away on May 12 in Pacific Grove, California, at the age of 86. A Michigan native, Poling was a navy veteran and a graduate of Monmouth College and Indiana University, where ...

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    Ed Welburn finds a fan in President Obama
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    You know your job is going well when the President of the United States takes the time to mention your success. That's what happened to Ed Welburn, vice president of global design for General Motors, who was tasked with giving President Obama a tour of GM's latest offerings last month during ...

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    Report: Foreign auto companies irked by Obama snub at DC Auto Show
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    On Tuesday, President Barack Obama visited the Washington Auto Show, and he even had time to get a closer look at a few vehicles. We're guessing that the carmakers were more than happy to set aside some time to talk to the Commander In Chief, but not every automaker got the chance. Bloomberg ...

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    1938 Cadillac V16 convertible parades from White House to auction house
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    The unfortunate reality of a post-JFK, post-9/11 America means that our president needs to be hidden away from public view, and the details of his high-security transportation are just as hidden. But there was a time when the leader of the free world was paraded around for all to see, and for ...

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    Crumbling bridge chosen as symbol of decaying infrastructure
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    Indiana governor Mitch Daniels was forced to close the Sherman Minton Bridge over the Ohio River last week. The 50-year-old structure connects Indiana with Kentucky via Interstate 64, and after years of overuse, the bridge has deteriorated significantly. Inspectors recently discovered a large ...

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    Iran's Ahmadinejad auctioning his '77 Peugeot 504 for charity
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    Given the manner is which demonstrations are put down by the Islamic Republic, populism may not seem like a key element in Iran's political system. But in an effort to gain support from lower classes during his campaign, Iranian ...

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    House narrowly passes scaled-back 'Cash-for-Clunkers' legislation
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    After the House and Senate agreed on the terms of a cut-down version of the Cash for Clunkers legislation, it passed the house on Tuesday by a narrow margin (226-202) after being added as a supplemental appropriations bill to continue funding the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.Per the previous ...

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    Fritz gets promoted to GM president and COO
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    General Motors has reintroduced the position of President and Chief Operating Officer with the naming of Fritz Henderson to the post by Rick Wagoner. Henderson's move up from Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer sees Ray Young moving from group VP of finance to Executive Vice President and ...

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    President Bush signs energy bill into law
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    var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/politics/President_Bush_signs_energy_bill_into_law'; This morning President Bush put pen to paper (no doubt one of those really cool American President pens) and signed into law the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, all 822 pages of it. As we all know ...

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    POLL: How will Jim Press affect the fortunes of Chrysler LLC?
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    Wow, we're still reeling a bit from this morning's news that Chrysler hired off Toyota North America's top executive, Jim Press. He now shares the title of Vice Chairman and President with Tom LaSorda, and the two will report directly to Chrysler's new CEO, Bob Nardelli. While LaSorda will handle ...

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    Autoblog Podcast #71
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    We're shooting from the hip this week for Podcast #71. Rather than prepare, we're going with gut reactions. Starting it off, we mull over the loss of the USGP from Indianapolis, and postulate on where else F1 may pop up in the US. An F1 race on the Vegas strip would be the bomb. Staying with ...

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    Morbid Merchandise: JFK hearse to be auctioned
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    The JFK assassination was one of the most memorable moments in American history, and as of yesterday, a very large part of that history will be up for grabs on eBay. The 1964 Cadillac Miller & Meteor Hearse that carried President Kennedy's body was seen by of millions of people when JFK was ...

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    There's a new president at Suzuki
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    Suzuki is on a roll, setting sales records, enjoying three years of double-digit sales growth, introducing the new SX4, and working on a larger and better model mix. Getting people in place before for the next phase really takes off, the company has announced that Masafumi (Mark) Harano will become ...

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    Autoblog Podcast #63
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    It's nice to be back in the swing of things. We're once again cranking out weekly podcasts, and #63 is a compact one. We start off salivating over the news that the next generation Suzuki Swift will be headed for US shores. We devolve from discussing an unsubstantiated rumor into wistful praise ...

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    SOTU: Revised energy strategy includes alt-fuel increases and revised CAFE
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    President Bush will be addressing his first State of the Union to a Democratic-controlled Congress in about a half hour. At that time, many people in the country will be in a bad mood because their favorite TV show on Tuesday night was just preempted. Many will change the channel to watch something ...

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    Clinton receives first presidential hybrid
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    President Clinton will be the first U.S. president ever to use a hybrid outfitted for presidential service thanks to Ford, who will be presenting our 42nd president with a Mercury Mariner Hybrid "Presidential Edition" at the Clinton Global Initiative conference later this month in New York City. ...

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    The political winds may be shifting in Detroit
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    The political alliances in the Motor City have historically been rather black-and-white, with the UAW lining up alongside Democrats and management favoring the Republicans. Yes, one can find exception to these stereotypes, but the above comes as close as one can to describing 40-some years of ...

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