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Tracy Samilton

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Detroit's Big Three Toss $26 Million Into Pot For 'Grand Bargain'

Monday, June 09, 2014

Detroit's big three automakers announced they'll pitch in to help the "Grand Bargain" — an effort to protect city workers' pensions. But the deal could unravel if the city's retirees reject the deal.

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Target CEO Out After Data Breach, Canadian Expansion Misstep

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

After 35 years with the company, Greg Steinhafel is stepping down. His career will be marred by a huge breach of customer data. The hacking scandal wasn't the only factor that led to the shakeup.

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Fiat Chrysler To Outline 5-Year Strategic Plan

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

The automaker reached most of the last targets which were set shortly after Fiat took over Chrysler in 2009. Fiat Chrysler's CEO will again answer questions about the company's long-term viability.

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Experts Expect A First For Ford: A Painless CEO Transition

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Ford Motor Company will soon have a new CEO: Mark Fields, who's currently the chief operating officer. Michigan Radio's Tracy Samilton reports that Ford hopes this will quell doubts among investors.

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Recall Woes Push Along GM's Cultural Reinvention

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Critics have blamed General Motors' delayed recall of a defective ignition switch on its dysfunctional culture. But there is already a shift underway to prioritize customers and communication.

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Legal Moves Might Mean Fiscal Relief, And More PR Troubles, For GM

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

General Motors is signaling its plans to ask a bankruptcy judge for protection from lawsuits related to a defective switch recall. This could further complicate its current public relations crisis.

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New GM CEO To Face Congressional Panels Over Delayed Recall

Monday, March 31, 2014

General Motors CEO Mary Barra faces a tough week of testimony before congressional committees about defective ignition switches linked to 13 deaths.

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After Nearly Six Decades In Office, Dingell Decides Not To Run

Monday, February 24, 2014

John Dingell of Michigan, the longest-serving congressman in U.S. history, announced he won't run in 2014. As Tracy Samilton reports, Dingell's state will lose more than an icon when he retires.

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Around The World, Ford's Mustang Fuels A Dream

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

On Thursday, Ford will unveil the new generation of its iconic pony car in the U.S. and cities around the world. The Mustang is eagerly awaited in Europe, where it hasn't been sold since 1979.

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Museum Raises Money To Save 'Rosie The Riveter' Plant

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

A Michigan aviation museum has until Oct. 1 to save a historic factory from the wrecking ball. The Yankee Air Museum still needs to raise more than $3 million to rebuild part of the huge Willow Run bomber plant, where Rosie the Riveter worked during World War II. (This piece initially aired on Aug, 4. 2013, on All Things Considered)

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Ford Lowers Mileage Rating On C-Max Hybrid

Friday, August 16, 2013

On Thursday, Ford issued a statement lowering the vehicle's stated performance for combined city and highway to 43 miles per gallon. The car had been advertised at 47 miles per gallon in combined city and highway driving, but tests reportedly showed the figure to be inflated.

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EPA To Crack Down On Accuracy Of MPG Claims By Car Makers

Thursday, August 15, 2013

For auto companies, that Environmental Protection Agency-approved MPG sticker on a new car is a high stakes and expensive process. These days it can be damaging to a company's image if customers can't achieve that great fuel economy in their own commutes.

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Museum Tries To Save The Plant Where Rosie Riveted

Sunday, August 04, 2013

The Yankee Air Museum must raise $3.5 million to buy a portion of the former Willow Run bomber plant in Michigan, where Rosie the Riveter worked during World War II. Otherwise, the factory is due for demolition.

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BMW's Electric Car Cut From A Different Cloth

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

BMW has finally unveiled its electric car. When you think of the parts and engineering, you'll get that it's a BMW, but when it comes to the looks ... not so much, one auto analyst says.

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At Henry Ford's 150th Birthday Party

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Amid the gloom about Detroit's bankruptcy, people associated with Ford have lots to celebrate: an amazing history and a current surge in profits and jobs. So there will be dancing and celebrating at the party for the automaker and inventor.

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EPA's Push For More Ethanol Could Be Too Little, Too Late

Monday, April 01, 2013

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency could soon issue a final ruling that aims to force oil companies to replace E10, gasoline mixed with 10 percent ethanol, with E15. This move could come just as widespread support for ethanol, which is made from corn, appears to be eroding.

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