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Ford CFO Bob Shanks.

Ford names Amazon and Snap veteran Tim Stone as new CFO, continuing the company’s push closer to Silicon Valley

Tim Stone's hiring continues CEO Jim Hackett's drive to push Ford closer to Silicon Valley. Stone had worked at Amazon and Snap.

Trump’s accusations about socialism should be taken seriously — because when it comes to business, he’s a socialist

By imposing his political will on industrial companies, Trump is taking a page from the well-worn playbook of 20th-century socialism.
The new Ford Explorer.

The new Ford Explorer can be equipped with tires that can repair themselves

The tires can handle nail-and-screw-type punctures by using an embedded rubber compound to patch holes on the fly.
What isn't he telling you?

10 things your car mechanic won’t tell you

It never hurts to be educated when dealing with car mechanics.
GM CEO Mary Barra and President Donald Trump.

Trump’s battle with automakers over California’s emissions standards is completely pointless

This battle isn't about who will win, because all the automakers can do is lose — instead it's about Trump's addiction to political theater.

Tesla is shuttering most of its stores as the company switches to an online-only sales model

It's unclear if this plan will work in the US, given the prevalence of franchised auto dealers who have traditionally opposed direct sales.
Ford pickups under construction.

Trump’s possible national-security tariffs on autos would be socialism at its worst. Here’s why they’re bad for America.

The Trump administration would be picking winners and losers in the auto industry and it might induce a recession in the process.
Close-up of self driving minivan, with LIDAR and other sensor units and logo visible, part of Google parent company Alphabet Inc, driving past historic railroad station with sign reading Mountain View, in the Silicon Valley town of Mountain View, California, with safety driver visible, October 28, 2018

Self-driving cars could be great for the tire industry

Autonomous services could expand the number of fleet-owned-and-operated vehicles.Those fleets could need new tires much more often.
Not a fan of China trade duties.

Elon Musk was right — Wall Street’s take on Tesla is boneheaded and boring

Wall Street's inability to understand the Tesla's and the traditional auto industry business for the past five yeas has been staggering.