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World Jun 26California and Canada sidestep Trump with deal to work on vehicle emissions
Few details were offered under the deal announced Wednesday, but it's clear that Canada would be amenable to stricter regulations that now match those in California and 13 other states, setting up a conflict with the Trump administration's plans to…
Politics Jun 11AP fact check: Trump overstates benefits from Mexico tariffs
In tweets Tuesday, President Donald Trump exaggerated how much of the auto industry had moved to Mexico and inaccurately asserted that if he imposed a tax of 25 percent on all Mexican goods, all the automaker jobs would immediately return…
Nation May 20Ford is cutting 7,000 white-collar jobs
In a major restructuring plan designed to save about $600 million per year, Ford said will trim thousands of jobs by August.
Nation Apr 23U.S. expands probe into air bag failures to 12.3 million vehicles
U.S. auto safety regulators have expanded an investigation into malfunctioning air bag controls to include 12.3 million vehicles because the bags may not inflate in a crash. The problem could be responsible for as many as eight deaths.
Economy Mar 22GM announces plan to add U.S. jobs, new electric vehicle
Less than a week after a series of critical tweets from the president over an Ohio plant closure, General Motors is announcing plans to add 400 jobs and build a new electric vehicle at a factory north of Detroit.
Nation Mar 19Trump’s nominee to lead FAA would face Boeing oversight questions
The White House said Tuesday that President Donald Trump will nominate Stephen Dickson, a former Delta Air Lines executive, to head the FAA.
Nation Mar 11Tesla walks back its plan to close most showrooms
Tesla announced last month that it would shutter most of its stores to cut costs so it could sell its lower-priced Model 3 for $35,000. The company continues its shift to toward online-only sales, but now says it won't close…
Economy Mar 06Last car to roll off assembly line at Ohio GM plant
The Lordstown plant along with three other plants in the U.S. and one in Canada are set to close at some point this year.
World Nov 20Ghosn’s arrest casts doubt on Renault-Nissan alliance future
Nissan's board is to meet Thursday to consider Ghosn's fate. Renault, where Ghosn is also CEO, said its board will hold an emergency meeting soon.
Economy Sep 27SEC sues Elon Musk for false statements about taking Tesla private
U.S. securities regulators have filed a complaint against Tesla CEO Elon Musk for falsely claiming on Twitter last month that funding was secured to take electric car company private.