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In recent months virtually every major automaker has been turning up the wick on their factories that build small cars to try and keep up with soaring demand in one of the few growth segments in the U.S. market. At plants building the Ford Focus and Chevy Cobalt, overtime has been the order of the day. However, GM has had to cancel plans for two production shifts this weekend at the Lordstown, OH plant that builds the Cobalt and Pontiac G5. Apparently, parts suppliers haven't been able to provid

Most of the news coming out of Ford lately has been pretty negative, with big truck sales in free fall and potentially profitable larger cars like Taurus never even gaining traction in the market. However, there are a few rays of hope. Besides the news about the Fiesta hatchbacks coming to the U.S. market, Ford seems to have a genuine sales hit with the redesigned Focus. While media feedback of its styling has been almost universally negative since it appeared last year, customers don't seem to