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Marine One helicopter, carrying President Barack Obama, prepares to land next to the Presidential limousine, known as 'The Beast,' at the Wall Street landing zone in New York City on March 11, 2014.

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Marine One helicopter, carrying President Barack Obama, prepares to land next to the Presidential limousine, known as 'The Beast,' at the Wall Street landing zone in New York City on March 11, 2014.

Driving Mr. Obama: ‘Beast’ Retiring — Audi Out, Tesla Interested?

Audi need not apply. But Fiat-owned Chrysler is said to be interested. That armored Caddy — really a truck in limo clothing — that moves the president around is getting on in age. Actually, it’s a fleet of armored cars,...

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The General Motors Co. building in Detroit.

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The General Motors Co. building in Detroit.

Detroit Bankruptcy Documentary Billed With DC Auto Show

While auto lobbyists and executives are living high on the hog at parties next week on the night before the Washington Auto Show, critics of the industry’s government bailout will be screening a new film around the corner. Ben Howe...

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A 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray outside the General Motors Co. Bowling Green Assembly Plant in Kentucky.

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A 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray outside the General Motors Co. Bowling Green Assembly Plant in Kentucky.

GM Sell-off ‘Closing the Book’ on Bailouts: Obama

With the government selling its last share of  “Government Motors,” a certain era comes to a close almost five years after a historic bailout of U.S. automakers. The U.S. may have lost $11 billion on its $50 billion investment, as...

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Tesla Motors Inc. logo is seen on a Model S sedan after the grand opening of the Tesla Supercharger station in Lebec, California.

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Tesla Motors Inc. logo is seen on a Model S sedan after the grand opening of the Tesla Supercharger station in Lebec, California.

Chrysler Refutes Tesla’s Repayment Claim

Updated with Musk tweets, 3:20 p.m. EST Tesla Motors Inc. yesterday crowed that it was the first and only U.S. automaker to pay back its loan from the U.S. Department of Energy. “Following this payment, Tesla will be the only...

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Ford trucks at a dealership in Colma, California.

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Ford trucks at a dealership in Colma, California.

Detroit Automakers Offer More Octane for Economy

The most aggressive economic stimulus in the Federal Reserve’s 100-year history has the wheels turning for Detroit automakers. Cheaper borrowing costs and rising stock portfolio values are giving Americans the confidence to make big-ticket purchases. It’s welcome news for a...

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Jim Messina, center, campaign manager for the re-election of President Barack Obama, talks with reporters during a tour of the re-election headquarters in Chicago.

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Jim Messina, center, campaign manager for the re-election of President Barack Obama, talks with reporters during a tour of the re-election headquarters in Chicago.

Messina: Romney’s Chrysler Ad One of Campaign’s Biggest Missteps

President Barack Obama’s 2012 campaign manager, Jim Messina, said one of the campaign’s biggest missteps by Republican Mitt Romney’s campaign was a controversial ad suggesting that Chrysler Group LLC is moving Jeep productions to China. “They were spending the last...

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