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Obama to UAW: I back U.S. workers and I’ll buy a Chevy Volt

President Barack Obama says he is so confident of the U.S. auto industry’s return to greatness that he is buying an American electric car at the end of his second term. In a fiery speech to the United Auto Workers (UAW) members on Tuesday, the president said that his decision…

UAW chief promises more direct action against ‘right-wing policies’

Just as in the sit-down strike of the 1930s, the United Auto Workers is preparing to join other unions and activists in more non-violent protests against what UAW president Bob King described on Friday as a framework of right-wing policies that have hurt the middle class. King told a crowd…

Biden: ‘bin Laden is dead, and GM is alive’

WASHINGTON — US Vice President Joe Biden spelled out a blunt reelection message for his boss President Barack Obama on Tuesday — “Osama bin Laden is dead and General Motors is alive.” Biden’s comment at a Texas fundraiser came as Obama stepped up his drive to claim credit for rescuing…

GM takes aim at youth market with zippy little cars

DETROIT, Michigan — General Motors took aim at the youth market Monday, showing off sporty new designs for their smallest, entry-level cars at the Detroit auto show. “At Chevrolet we believe we can capture the hearts and minds of these new consumers and become one of the brands, across all…

Detroit automakers rack up strong 2011 gains

CHICAGO — The Detroit Three automakers posted solid December US sales Wednesday, driving a strong 2011 performance and expectations for even better results this year as the industry slowly climbs out of a deep downturn. “It’s now clear that auto sales should continue to grow in 2012 barring a shock…

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