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Politics Jan 14Toyota fined for failing to report, fix emissions defects
The company also agreed in court to investigate future emissions-related defects quickly and report them to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in a timely manner.
Economy Jan 04Fiat Chrysler and Peugeot to merge, creating world’s 4th-largest auto company
Shareholders of Fiat Chrysler and PSA Peugeot have voted to merge the U.S.-Italian and French carmakers — a deal built on the promise of cost savings in the capital-hungry industry.
Economy Dec 03Automakers prep for stronger efficiency standards under Biden
Experts say there likely will be stronger requirements under Biden. But the new technology will push prices up, and dealers fear that buyers will still prefer SUVs and trucks.
Nation Nov 23General Motors to recall 7 million vehicles globally to replace Takata air bags
General Motors will recall about 7 million big pickup trucks and SUVs worldwide to replace potentially dangerous Takata air bag inflators.
Economy Nov 18After nearly 2 years, FAA clears Boeing 737 Max to fly again
Regulators around the world grounded the Max in March 2019, after the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines jet. That happened less than five months after another Max flown by Indonesia's Lion Air plunged into the Java Sea.
Nation Sep 29Airline workers brace for mass layoffs
About 40,000 workers in the airline industry are facing layoffs on Thursday unless Congress comes up with another aid package. Many are worried about how they'll pay for rents, mortgages and food, or for health insurance.
Economy Sep 14Automaker Daimler AG to pay $1.5 billion to settle emissions cheating probes
Officials say Daimler violated environmental laws by using so-called "defeat device software" to circumvent emissions testing and sold about 250,000 cars and vans in the U.S. with diesel engines that didn't comply with state and federal laws.
Economy May 23Debt and coronavirus push Hertz into bankruptcy protection
Hertz has filed for bankruptcy protection, unable to withstand the coronavirus pandemic that has crippled global travel and with it, the heavily indebted 102-year-old car rental company’s business.
Health May 09US approves new coronavirus antigen test with fast results
The Food and Drug Administration on Saturday announced emergency authorization for antigen tests developed by Quidel Corp. of San Diego. The test can rapidly detect fragments of virus proteins in samples collected from swabs swiped inside the nasal cavity, the…
Economy Apr 23Despite risks, auto workers step up to make medical gear
Even though most of their factories are shut down to slow the spread of coronavirus, they have stepped up to help fill a critical shortage. Many would get most of their pay even if they stayed at home.