Chrysler filed for an initial public offering on Monday, in a move that will put all three US car giants back on the stock markets after their brushes with disaster.
Slumping car sales across the EU in August have underlined the fragility of the eurozone economy, with the cumulative figures for the year to date at a record low.
The production line for London black cabs resumed on Wednesday, six months after the company behind the famous vehicles was rescued by the Chinese Geely Group.
Is this for real? The City certainly thinks the economy is finally emerging from the long, dark tunnel of stagnation into the sunlight of strong growth.
Of all the genres of US television advertising, we admit that our favorite is the post-bailout thank you – the PBTY, if you will.
The Toyota car company has agreed to pay more than $1bn to settle claims that its cars could unintentionally accelerate out of control. A judge must approve Toyota's offer of $1.1bn (£683m), which was filed in a Californian court on Wednesday.
Almost without noticing it, our world crossed a significant threshold last week.
America's big automakers enjoyed bumper sales in August as US consumers snapped up new cars and gave a boost to President Barack Obama's bailout of the industry.
The Opec oil crisis of the early 1970s, Jeffrey Kaffee, a former commercial pilot, remembers, led to huge frustration at long petrol queues.