How we keep score
The Automotive News/Equilar Executive Compensation Study is based on analysis of pay data from corporate filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
Lear CEO tops list of highest paid execs
Matthew Simoncini, who retired after guiding Lear to record sales and profits, was the highest-paid CEO at publicly traded U.S. automotive companies last year, according to the Automotive News/Equilar CEO Compensation study.
Musk acknowledges 'better karma' behind $420 buyout figure, report says
As some Tesla watchers suspected, CEO Elon Musk had a hidden meaning behind the $420-per-share figure he announced last week for taking Tesla private.
Former Autoliv boss outlines new goals at spinoff Veoneer
As CEO of Autoliv, Jan Carlson spearheaded the spinoff of the Swedish supplier's active-safety business into a new publicly traded company, Veoneer, which he now heads.
Report: Musk says nobody reviewed tweet; SpaceX could help take Tesla private
Elon Musk said nobody reviewed his tweet about the plan to take Tesla private before he posted it, the New York Times reported, citing an interview in which Musk frequently teared up. The report also said Musk's rocket company, SpaceX, could help bankroll the going-private transaction.
Whistleblower accuses Tesla of spying on employees at Gigafactory
An employee fired from Tesla's Nevada battery factory filed a whistleblower complaint with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, accusing the company of spying on employees.
SEC pressing Tesla for details on Musk communications, report says
U.S. regulators are pressing Tesla's directors for details on how much information CEO Elon Musk shared with them before he tweeted about a plan to take the company private, a newspaper reported.
Marchionne didn't disclose expensive watch given to UAW leader, report says
The late Sergio Marchionne, former CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, in 2016 denied to investigators that he gave a top UAW official an expensive watch years before, a Detroit newspaper reported.
One year later, NAFTA talks drag on, resisting Trump’s trade wrath
President Donald Trump has made no secret that he wanted NAFTA gone. A year of on-again-off-again negotiations without a clear view of an endgame has demonstrated the pact’s staying power.
Aretha Franklin, touchstone voice of the Motor City, dies at 76
Aretha Franklin, the queen of soul whose voice and music became a touchstone of the Motor City's car culture and Detroit 3 marketing efforts, died Thursday. The Memphis-born singer and longtime resident of the Detroit area was 76.
Musk may face national security review in a Tesla-Saudi deal
Elon Musk will likely need clearance from U.S. national security officials for any proposal to take Tesla private with financing from Saudi Arabia, just as the Trump administration steps up scrutiny of foreign investment in American technology.
More evidence suggests Musk tweeted Tesla plans too soon
A week after Elon Musk shocked the markets by proclaiming Tesla may become a private company, evidence has piled up that the mercurial CEO was tweeting too soon.
Ford's blue sky CEO has investors treading water
Two more potential problems at Ford -- leadership and liquidity (namely, Ford's capacity to pay dividends) -- have come into sharp focus recently. Neither will be addressed in a hurry.
EPA staff disputed claim fuel efficiency plan would save lives
As the Trump administration moves to freeze vehicle fuel efficiency standards, some regulatory officials have disputed the Transportation Department rationale that the plan would significantly cut traffic deaths, internal documents made public show.
Could Musk's oil conspiracy against Tesla end with Saudi billions?
Elon Musk has always hated the fossil-fuel industry. But now, in his bid to take Tesla private, Musk is courting billions of oil dollars.
Tesla forms special board committee to evaluate bid to go private
Tesla's board formed a special committee to evaluate Elon Musk's proposal to take the company private, a day after the CEO revealed more on who will advise him and help fund the potential deal.
Ford, Wall Street clash over cherished dividend
The debate erupting over Ford's quarterly payout to shareholders is exposing a growing and contentious divide over what needs to be done to fix the ailing automaker.