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Nation Oct 25General Motors workers approve new four-year deal
The United Auto Workers union said in a statement Friday that workers had approved the new four-year deal.
Economy Sep 16GM auto workers strike during contract dispute
Workers shut down 33 manufacturing plants in nine states across the U.S., as well as 22 parts distribution warehouses.
Nation Jul 31WATCH: Senators clash with FAA officials over Boeing Max oversight
Members of a Senate subcommittee clashed with Federal Aviation Administration officials Wednesday, contending the agency was too deferential to Boeing in approving the 737 Max airliner.
Economy Jul 25California signs deal with automakers to raise gas mileage standards
Ford, BMW, Honda and Volkswagen are parties to the deal with the California Air Resources Board, which appears designed to pressure the administration and the rest of the auto industry into joining or reaching a compromise.
Nation Jul 03Lee Iacocca, engineer of Chrysler’s turnaround, dies at 94
He will be best remembered as the blunt-talking, cigar-chomping Chrysler chief who helped engineer a great corporate turnaround.
Economy Apr 22Tesla expects to have fully self-driving cars by next year
The company made the announcement during an investor conference at its Palo Alto, California, headquarters Monday.
Politics Mar 27WATCH: Senate scrutinizes FAA oversight of Boeing planes after two fatal crashes
The Transportation Department watchdog has previously raised questions about the FAA's certification of Boeing planes and the seemingly close relationship between some agency managers and Boeing.
Nation Mar 152 deadly crashes raise questions about FAA’s close ties to Boeing
Critics say the system that relies on employees of airplane manufacturers to do government-required safety inspections is too cozy.
Nation Jan 04Ford recalls over 953,000 vehicles to replace air bag inflators
The move includes over 782,000 vehicles in the U.S. and is part of the largest series of recalls in U.S. history.
Economy Nov 26GM to lay off nearly 15,000 workers in company-wide restructuring
GM is closing a Canadian plant as it prepares for the next economic downturn, shifting trade agreements and potential tariffs on imported automobiles.