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  1. Tesla Autopilot Cleared of Florida Crash by NHTSA

    January 20, 2017
    The NHTSA stated that installation of the Autopilot feature reduces the possibility of a fatal crash by 40 percent.
  2. Is Amazon Entering the Self-Driving Vehicle Industry?

    January 18, 2017
    Amazon was awarded a patent for a system that manages reversible lane assignments for self-driving cars.
  3. Ford Stock Trades Ex-Dividend Wednesday

    January 16, 2017
    Ford will send its dividend payment on March 1 to shareholders of record as of Jan. 20.
  4. The 'Chicken Tax' and Why It Affects Which Pickup You Can Buy

    January 13, 2017
    Talk at this month's Detroit Auto Show talk focused on how the "chicken tax" keeps foreign-made trucks out of the U.S.
  5. General Motors Vs. Ford: Which Is the Better Buy?

    January 13, 2017
    General Motors and Ford traded in lockstep for three years but political events since the presidential election have declared ...
  6. Tesla Reveals Pricing For Supercharger Network

    January 13, 2017
    The electric car company said it does not intend to turn Supercharger network into a profit center.
  7. Trump Addresses Conflicts of Interest, Hacking, BuzzFeed Report

    January 11, 2017
    We now have an idea of what will happen to Trump's business interests, but Obamacare's still a mystery.
  8. Alexa, Who Won CES This Year?

    January 9, 2017
    The voice assistant is being incorporated into consumer products, inside and outside the home, at a startling rate.
  9. Ford, Toyota Form SmartDeviceLink Group (F, TM)

    January 5, 2017
    Ford and Toyota establish a nonprofit, SmartDeviceLink Consortium, to oversee research and development of vehicle-based smartphone ...
  10. Why Nontech Giants Are Buying Tech Startups

    January 3, 2017
    Autonomous Car Concept: rising numbers of of old-line companies are acquiring Silicon Valley tech startups
  11. Ford Says Cancelled Mexico Plant Has Nothing to Do With Trump's ...

    January 3, 2017
    The bully pulpit has moved to Twitter.
  12. Ford to Debut New Version of Ford Fusion Hybrid

    December 30, 2016
    The car maker has reduced the sensor count and fitted a "brain" in the car's trunk.
  13. Waymo May Have New Partner for Self-Driving Car Tech

    December 28, 2016
    Honda may be in talks with Waymo to incorporate self-driving technology into its vehicles.
  14. Alphabet Spins Off New Self-Driving Car Technology Company

    December 14, 2016
    "Waymo" is being billed as a technology company, not a car company. Of course.
  15. SUVs and Holiday Deals Drive U.S. Auto Sales (F, GM)

    December 1, 2016
    U.S. auto sales beat estimates thanks a higher demand for SUVs and trucks, as well as incentives and holiday deals.
  16. Obama Administration Rushes to Finalize Fuel-Economy Regulations ...

    December 1, 2016
    The EPA has decided automakers are equipped to take on the strict fuel-economy targets proposed in 2012.
  17. How Will Trump's Policies on China Impact U.S. Business? (AAPL, ...

    November 9, 2016
    The biggest and very real risk facing a Trump administration is a major confrontation between the world's No. 1 and No. 2 ...
  18. Greater Investment Going Into Canadian Plants (F)

    November 2, 2016
    Details inside.
  19. BlackBerry, Ford Eyeing Self-Drive Cars (BBRY, F)

    November 1, 2016
    BlackBerry expanded its relationship with Ford as it moves beyond the smartphone.
  20. Revenue in North America Has Slipped (F)

    October 27, 2016
    Three key reasons for the profit plunge, and why the stock is holding up.
  21. Ford and GM Stuck in Neutral Ahead of Earnings

    October 21, 2016
    Ford and General Motors have underperformed broad benchmarks for three years, caught in corrections despite healthy domestic ...
  22. Tesla Says Self-Driving Cars Can't Be Used For Ride-Sharing Services

    October 20, 2016
    The electric car maker plans on launching its own service, the details of which will be released next year. But it could ...
  23. Apple Sets Late 2017 Deadline for Car Project (AAPL, GOOG)

    October 17, 2016
    A Bloomberg report out today details problems with the car company's foray into making cars.
  24. Ford Mustang Production Halted (F)

    October 11, 2016
    Sales were too slow for continued production.
  25. General Motors & Ford Investing in New Trends (GM)

    October 7, 2016
    Human transportation is evolving; General Motors and Ford want to change with it.
  26. Ford CEO Drops Hints & Digs (F)

    October 6, 2016
    Trump, self-driving cars, and a dig at a competitor.
  27. Is Ford Behind the Curve? (F)

    October 3, 2016
    Two new Ford vehicles will hit the road again, but whether or not that’s good news is debatable.
  28. Ford vs. Trump: Round III (F)

    September 27, 2016
    Ford indirectly entered last night’s debate via Twitter.
  29. Ford’s Performance Cars Performing Well (F)

    September 26, 2016
    The car maker's Mustangs are selling fast domestically and abroad.
  30. The Trump vs. Ford Dilemma (F)

    September 20, 2016
    Trump called Ford a disgrace for moving jobs to Mexico. Here is Ford’s reply.
  31. Ford Is On the Move . . . to Mexico (F)

    September 15, 2016
    All of the company's small car production will move south.
  32. Apple Rumored To Lay Off Workers In Self Driving Car Project ...

    September 11, 2016
    According to reports, Apple is said to have fired "dozens of employees" and closed divisions within its self-driving car ...
  33. Ford Takes the Bus En Route to Urban Strategy (F)

    September 9, 2016
    Ride-sharing is crushing car ownership; now Ford aims to crush ride-sharing.
  34. Ford Set a Record in August (F)

    September 8, 2016
    Asia-Pacific sales exceeded 1 million vehicles as the company hit new high marks in that region.
  35. Who Is Driving Ford Motor's Management Team? (F)

    September 8, 2016
    Mark Fields, John Casesa, William Clay Ford Jr. and Paul Ballew are Ford executives who worked their way to the top of the ...
  36. Ford Goes on Offense, Ready for NFL Kickoff (F)

    September 7, 2016
    New sponsorship with the football league could increase exposure for the truck maker.
  37. Stratasys Secures New Partnerships (SSYS, F, BA)

    September 6, 2016
    The 3D printing pioneer is teaming up with auto and aerospace leaders to focus on customizable direct manufacturing.
  38. 6 Countries That Produce the Most Cars

    September 6, 2016
    With over 90 million cars manufactured in 2015, the automobile industry is a massive global market led by six countries.
  39. 2016's 5 Most Comfortable Cars Under $30,000 (HMC, F)

    September 3, 2016
    The best cars under $30,000 come in a variety of styles and sizes, from practical, compact sport utility vehicles to nimble, ...
  40. Rough August for Ford as Passenger Car Sales Plunge (F)

    September 2, 2016
    Sales for Ford plunged last month, but high-end Lincolns proved to be a bright spot in the company's lineup.
  41. Rules and Strategies For Profitable Short Selling

    August 31, 2016
    Short sales work well in bull and bear markets but strict entry and risk management rules are required to overcome the threat ...
  42. Ford Faces Threats on Price and Value in China (F)

    August 30, 2016
    Luxury brand status is not enough to keep Chinese consumers racing to buy Ford cars in a slow economy.
  43. Ford Invests Millions in Indian Car-Rental Zoomcar (F)

    August 25, 2016
    We can predict Ford’s Smart Mobility LLC investment arm formed this March to continue to invest heavily in emerging transportation ...
  44. Top 5 Automobile Stocks of 2016

    August 23, 2016
    Low rates, cheap gas, available credit and an improving economy should drive sales for these five industry leaders in 2 ...
  45. Ford Explorer Top SUV Among Generation Xers (F)

    August 18, 2016
    Ford's Ford Explorer is resonating with wealthy Generation-Xers according to a new survey from MartizCx.
  46. Ford Acquires SAIPS for Self-Driving Auto Plan (F)

    August 17, 2016
    On the longer horizon for Ford is a transformation into what CEO Mark Fields calls a "mobility company" rather than its traditional ...
  47. College Tuition vs. Investing: Is It Worth It?

    August 17, 2016
    With the rising cost of college and questionable career prospects awaiting college graduates, some are wondering if a college ...
  48. 8 Stocks for Active Traders (VRX,FCX,F,BAC,SIRI)

    August 10, 2016
    These eight stocks have the potential to deliver significant returns in a short period of time.
  49. Mercedes-Benz Bucks Poor Auto Sales Trend in July

    August 3, 2016
    Luxury sedans drive record monthly sales for the auto maker, contrary to industry trend toward pickups and SUVs
  50. Nissan Tops Honda for Fastest Sales Growth in U.S.

    August 2, 2016
    It looks like the ghosts of Nissan's (NASDAQOTH: NSANY) past are indeed in its past. According to Industry Week, the Japanese ...
  51. Pokemon Go Threatens Facebook's Future: Left (F)

    August 1, 2016
    Short seller Andrew Left says the game's success is a sign that Facebook may not dominate the mobile ecosystem in the future. ...
  52. Ford's Q2 Profit Falls 9% on Weak China Sales (F)

    July 28, 2016
    The Detroit-based automaker spooked investors by hinting that U.S. auto sales could be slowing down, sending its shares tumbling ...
  53. U.S. Automakers on the Mend After Upbeat GM Earnings

    July 21, 2016
    GM is gaining ground after a surprisingly strong second quarter earnings report and could now enter a new uptrend.
  54. Fiat, GM and Ford Benefit From Canada Sales (FCAU, GM)

    July 6, 2016
    The Detroit automakers benefited from increased Canadians sales, and analysts predict that the remainder of 2016 can prove ...
  55. All Three U.S Car Makers See Canadian Sales Grow (F, GM)

    July 5, 2016
    Ford, General Motors and Fiat Chrysler were all able to post increased sales in Canada for the month of June.
  56. GM Climbs Despite Weak June Auto Sales (GM, F)

    July 5, 2016
    A 1.6% decline in June auto sales didn't keep shares of General Motors from moving more than 2% higher Friday.
  57. Ford Stock Drives Higher on June Auto Sales (F)

    July 5, 2016
    Ford reported June U.S. auto sales that suggest the automaker is not losing ground to competitors to the extent investors ...
  58. General Motors Share Hurt By Lack Of Trucks, SUVs (GM)

    June 30, 2016
    General Motors could see its market share in the U.S. erode as it reels from lack of supply for trucks and SUVs.
  59. Ford Faces Calls For Compensation From Indonesian Dealers (F)

    June 27, 2016
    Indonesian car dealers are crying afoul about the carmaker's decision to exit the market.
  60. Kia Top-rated Car in J.D. Power's Car Quality Survey

    June 24, 2016
    Kia Motors scored the highest in J.D. Power's 2016 U.S. Initial Quality Study, while three U.S. car makers improved.
  61. Best Stocks for a No Brexit Vote (IVZ,PRAH,PPL,F)

    June 6, 2016
    These six stocks might rally on a no vote for Brexit.
  62. Ford's May Auto Sales Miss (F)

    June 2, 2016
    The auto giant said it sold 235,997 vehicles in May, marking a 6% decline year-over-year and missing analysts' estimates. ...
  63. Consumer Spending Posts Largest Gain Since 2009

    May 31, 2016
    U.S. consumer spending, which accounts for over two-thirds of economic activity, rose by 1.0% in April, the largest month-over-month ...
  64. AT&T Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Customers (T)

    May 23, 2016
    Discover why AT&T is a global leader in communication and how networking with its top five key customers helps keep the company ...
  65. Tesla Stock: Capital Structure Analysis (TSLA)

    May 23, 2016
    Learn why Tesla’s capital structure may be working against its ability to continue to raise funds for its electric vehicle ...
  66. Auto ETFs vs. Stocks: Which is Best? (CARZ,F,GM)

    May 20, 2016
    Low interest rates and declining fuel prices is good news for the auto industry. Is an auto ETF a good idea or are individual ...
  67. Uber Is Testing a Self-Driving Hybrid Ford Fusion (F)

    May 20, 2016
    Uber announced Thursday that it is testing a self-driving Ford Fusion hybrid.
  68. Ford Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Customers (F)

    May 20, 2016
    Discover which companies Ford relies on as its most important customers to help the iconic company remain the top-selling ...
  69. Ford Stock: Capital Structure Analysis (F)

    May 17, 2016
    Learn where Ford is on its road to financial recovery, and how the company's capital structure contributes to the risk profile ...
  70. Buffett's Moat: How Sustainable is Tesla's Competitive Advantage? ...

    May 16, 2016
    Discover the factors of success for Tesla and how its first mover strategy has led to its success as a pioneer in the electronic ...
  71. Pivotal Raises Over $650M in Funding Round Led by Ford

    May 13, 2016
    The tech startup helping traditional organizations transform into digital companies, received investment from partner Ford ...
  72. GM Stock: Capital Structure Analysis

    May 12, 2016
    Learn why GM's enterprise value increased, and get an update on the company's capital structure, including equity and debt ...
  73. Detroit and Silicon Valley Working to Make Self-driving Cars ...

    May 11, 2016
    A new Detroit-Silicon Valley partnership signifies efforts by all in the auto industry, both traditional and tech-innovation-based ...
  74. GM Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Customers

    May 8, 2016
    Take a brief look at a handful of General Motors customers, including dealership groups in Canada, Australia and the United ...
  75. Alphabet's Self-Driving Car to be Built by...Fiat?

    May 3, 2016
    Self driving cars are the future, and a rumored Fiat/Alphabet partnership could pay off for both firms.
  76. 3 ETFs to Take Advantage of the Driverless Car Revolution (CARZ, ...

    May 2, 2016
    Take a look at some ETFs that investors can utilize to obtain exposure to companies in the forefront of developing driverless ...
  77. Ford Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Suppliers (F)

    April 29, 2016
    Find out which suppliers generate a large percentage of their revenues from the Ford Motor Company and what makes their relationship ...
  78. Ford Stock: An Earnings Case Study (F)

    April 29, 2016
    Analyze Ford Motor's earnings history and outlook. Explore the revenue and expense trends that have heavily influenced profits ...
  79. Ford Challenges Tesla with Long-Range Electric Car (F, TSLA)

    April 28, 2016
    CEO Mark Fields announced that Ford Motor Co. would introduce an all-electric vehicle with a range of 200 miles, putting ...
  80. Ford Has Best Q1 Since 1903 (F)

    April 28, 2016
    Shares of Ford Motor Company are driving 3% higher in the pre-market session Thursday and investors may want to call shotgun.
  81. Global Consumer Durables: 5 Key Industry Players (VLKAY, TM)

    April 26, 2016
    Learn how the consumer durables industry is dominated by auto manufacturers and which German carmaker finally became the ...
  82. Why Ford Spent $200K On a Tesla (F, TSLA)

    April 25, 2016
    There's no shame in appreciating the handiwork of a competitor, even it Ford is willing to absorb some sticker shock. Call ...
  83. U.S. Automakers Unattractive at Current Levels (GM, F)

    April 22, 2016
    There's no compelling reason to own Ford Motors nor General Motors at this time.
  84. 5 Ways Tata Motors Plans to Boost Market Share Next Year (TTM)

    April 17, 2016
    Look at the top five things that Indian automobile company Tata Motors is doing to increase market share in 2016 in terms ...
  85. BMW Enters the Ride-Sharing Market (F, GM)

    April 13, 2016
    BMW re-enters the car sharing space with its launch of ReachNow.
  86. Ford Gains Traction in China, but Stock Reverses (F)

    April 8, 2016
    Ford's China sales results weren't celebrated Thursday, and they will matter when the company reports first-quarter earnings ...
  87. Ford's March Auto Sales Miss Target (F, GM)

    April 4, 2016
    With the fleet business rising eight percentage points year over year, Ford's sales -- despite how attractive they may appear ...
  88. Analyzing Tata Motors Limited's Return on Equity (TTM, F)

    March 15, 2016
    Explore Tata Motors' calendar-year 2015 return on equity (ROE). Find out how profit margin, asset turnover and financial ...
  89. 5 Predictions for Virtual Reality in 2016 (F, SNE)

    March 13, 2016
    Discover the top five predictions for virtual reality (VR) in 2016, and why this is the year that it may finally get a mainstream ...
  90. Wait on Buying a Pickup (F, GMC)

    March 11, 2016
    Used car prices are dropping everywhere. But if you're in the market for a pickup truck, a good bargain is less of a guarantee ...
  91. Ford Drives Higher Despite F-150 Investigation (F)

    March 7, 2016
    The century-old company will survive this investigation and make consumers whole --that's not an issue. But can F stock still ...
  92. Ford Vs. Dodge: Comparing Under the Hood (F, FCAU)

    March 4, 2016
    Explore the recent financial performance of Ford Motor Company and Dodge's parent company, Fiat Chrysler, comparing growth, ...
  93. Is Ford's Emoji Marketing Method Successful? (F)

    March 4, 2016
    Learn how Ford used emoji-based marketing to promote its 2015 Focus model, and find out about the performance of the campaign ...
  94. India's $4 iPhone (AAPL, F)

    February 19, 2016
    Ringing Bells, an Indian startup, has come out with a $4 smartphone reminiscent – very reminiscent – of the iPhone. Too good ...
  95. Ford's 4 Key Financial Ratios (F)

    February 19, 2016
    Learn about Ford Motor Company and how to analyze its business using financial ratios that help assess leverage, operations ...
  96. Consumers: The Only Thing to Fear Is Fear Itself

    February 12, 2016
    U.S. retail sales rose 0.2% in January, the Commerce Department announced Friday, better than consensus expectations of ...
  97. Regulators to Google: Robot You Can Drive My Car (GOOG, GOOGL)

    February 10, 2016
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has helped resolve these concerns. In a letter to Alphabet's core ...
  98. Ford's Earnings Boosted by Truck Sales

    January 28, 2016
    Despite the solid earnings results and improved guidance, Ford shares are down, suggesting investors couldn't care less about ...
  99. 3 Consumer Stocks for Income Seekers in 2016 (AAPL, CALM)

    January 25, 2016
    Learn about the current environment facing consumer stocks and where to search for yield and capital gains within the consumer ...
  100. The Fourth Industrial Revolution: Rise of the Machines

    January 20, 2016
    That guy from the Black Eyed Peas, a robot, and the prime minister of Canada walk into a ski chalet. What do they talk about? ...
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