The General Motors Silverado and GMC Sierra heavy-duty pickups assembly line in Flint, Mich..
October 3, 2011 General Motors' sales rose 20 percent. Chrysler's were up 27 percent. Ford's rose 9 percent. For all three, gains in sales of pickups and SUVs were important.
The tsunami flows over sea walls towards TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant on March 11, 2011. This photo was taken by Tokyo Electric Power Company.
May 24, 2011 President Obama will visit Joplin, Missouri Sunday; tornado death toll at 116; nuclear fuel meltdown at Fukushima plant but material still contained; Chrysler will repay its debt to the U.S. government; Bob Dylan turns 70
April 28, 2011 It's another sign of recovery for the American auto industry.
Workers on a Chevrolet pickup truck assembly line in Flint, Mich., on Jan. 24, 2011.
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February 14, 2011 The automaker, which has recovered from near collapse with the help of a federal bailout, does not plan to give white-collar workers pay raises.
Screen grab from Chrysler's Imported from Detroit Super Bowl ad, starring rapper Eminem.
February 8, 2011 The two-minute homage to Detroit seems to have done exactly what commercials are supposed to do — generate a lot of attention, most of it good.
January 4, 2011 The automakers had double-digit increases in their core brands. And including foreign brand names, about 1.1 million more vehicles were sold last year than in 2009.
A 72 percent surge in sales of the Sonata sedan helped Hyundai to a 45 percent overall rise in the company's November numbers.
December 1, 2010 Add car sales to the list of positive economic news released today. Ford, General Motors, Chrysler, Nissan, Hyundai and Honda all reported double-digit increases in November sales when compared to the same period last year.
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