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Economy May 25GM now says it will support union at new battery factories
The company's statement Tuesday departs from GM's past stance, but it falls into line with President Joe Biden's promise to create good-paying union jobs in the transition from combustion vehicles to electric.
Economy Apr 12WATCH: Biden tells execs U.S. needs to invest, lead in computer chips
President Joe Biden used a virtual meeting with corporate leaders about a global shortage of semiconductors to push for his $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan.
Economy Apr 11Biden sees ‘win’ for U.S. in electric vehicle battery deal
The agreement between LG Energy Solution and SK Innovation ended the need for Biden to intervene in a case closely watched for its implications on Biden's clean-energy agenda, which includes a sharp increase the number of electric vehicles as part…
Nation Mar 04U.S. traffic deaths spike even as pandemic cuts miles traveled
The nonprofit National Safety Council estimates in a report issued Thursday that 42,060 people died in vehicle crashes in 2020. That's an 8% increase over 2019.
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.