Automobile manufacturing

FILE - This June 25, 2017 file photo shows TK Holdings Inc. headquarters in Auburn Hills, Mich. Bankrupt air bag maker Takata is recalling about 1.4 million driver's side inflators in the U.S. because they could explode and hurl shrapnel. They also may not inflate properly to protect people in a crash. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
Associated Press
December 04, 2019 - 5:04 pm
DETROIT (AP) — A new and distinct problem has been discovered in air bags made by the now bankrupt company Takata which has led to at least one death. The recently discovered malfunction is different than the defect that led to at least 24 deaths and hundreds of injuries worldwide, though the...
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FILE - In this May 10, 2011, file photo, United Auto Workers Vice President - GM Department Joe Ashton talks during a news conference in Toledo, Ohio. Ashton pleaded guilty Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, to corruption charges admitting he received a $250,000 kickback after arranging a contract for 58,000 watches. Ashton led the union's General Motors department until July 2014 and also had a seat on the automaker's board. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski File)
December 04, 2019 - 4:59 pm
DETROIT (AP) — A retired vice president at the United Auto Workers pleaded guilty Wednesday to corruption charges, admitting he received a $250,000 kickback after arranging a contract for 58,000 watches. Joe Ashton led the union's General Motors department until July 2014 and also had a seat on the...
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December 03, 2019 - 12:19 pm
BERLIN (AP) — German authorities have searched Volkswagen offices as part of their investigation into the automaker’s manipulation of diesel emission tests to defeat environmental regulations. The dpa news agency reported Tuesday that the Braunschweig prosecutor’s office confirmed it led the raids...
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Nissan Chief Executive Makoto Uchida speaks during a press conference in the automaker's headquarters in Yokohama, near Tokyo Monday, Dec. 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
December 02, 2019 - 3:24 am
TOKYO (AP) — Nissan’s new chief executive Makoto Uchida reaffirmed Monday the importance of the Japanese automaker’s alliance with France’s Renault, as it strives to puts its financial scandals behind it. A day after he up his post, Uchida told reporters he will emphasize transparency and work to...
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FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2019, file photo, the Fiat logo is mounted on a 2019 500 L on display at the 2019 Pittsburgh International Auto Show in Pittsburgh. argainers for the United Auto Workers union and Fiat Chrysler are close to reaching a tentative deal on a new four-year contract, a person briefed on the matter said Saturday, Nov. 30. The deal, which could be announced Saturday, includes a $9,000 signing bonus, a promise not to close any factories for the next four years and a commitment to keep making vehicles at a plant in Belvidere, Illinois, said the person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the talks are confidential. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
November 30, 2019 - 11:53 am
DETROIT (AP) — The United Auto Workers and Fiat Chrysler reached a tentative agreement Saturday on a new four-year contract, which includes a total of $9 billion in investments but still needs final approval from workers. Both sides declined to offer details on the deal, but it includes a $9,000...
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FILE - In this April 8, 2009 file photo, a cyclist passes a logo of German car company Daimler in Berlin. German automaker Daimler said Friday, Nov. 29, 2019 that it plans to cut at least 10,000 jobs worldwide by the end of 2022. The company had said Nov. 14 that it plans to slash costs by 1.4 billion euros ($1.54 billion) by cutting every tenth managerial position and through other measures, but didn’t give details. (AP Photo/Gero Breloer, file)
November 29, 2019 - 9:57 am
BERLIN (AP) — German automaker Daimler said Friday that it plans to cut at least 10,000 jobs worldwide by the end of 2022. It plans not to fill some vacant posts and to offer severance packages in Germany to reduce administrative jobs. The company had said Nov. 14 that it plans to slash costs by 1...
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CDU party chairwoman Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer takes a seat in an electric ID.3 car displayed by the car manufacturer Volkswagen at the German Christian Democrats Party (CDU) convention in Leipzig, Germany, Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)
November 28, 2019 - 3:21 am
BERLIN (AP) — A German appeals court has ruled in several lawsuits against automaker Volkswagen, saying consumers who unknowingly bought cars with software installed to cheat diesel emissions tests deserve compensation but those who purchased them later don’t. The Stuttgart appeals court ruled...
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Nissan Motor Co. Executive Vice President Hideyuki Sakamoto speaks during a press conference at the company's headquarter Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019, in Yokohama, near Tokyo. Nissan is investing 33 billion yen ($303 million) in its flagship auto plant in Japan's Tochigi prefecture in a first rollout of a production system geared toward electric vehicles. (AP Photo/Yuri Kageyama)
November 28, 2019 - 1:47 am
YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Nissan is investing 33 billion yen ($303 million) in its flagship auto plant in Japan’s Tochigi prefecture in a first rollout of a production system geared toward electric vehicles. Nissan Motor Co. Executive Vice President Hideyuki Sakamoto said Thursday that manufacturing...
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FILE - In this Nov. 21, 2019 file photo, Tesla CEO Elon Musk introduces the Cybertruck at Tesla's design studio in Hawthorne, Calif. Musk is taking on the workhorse heavy pickup truck market with his latest electric vehicle. The much-hyped unveil of Tesla’s electric pickup truck went off script Thursday night when supposedly unbreakable window glass shattered twice when hit with a large metal ball. The failed stunt, which ranks high on the list of embarrassing auto industry rollouts, came just after Musk bragged about the strength of “Tesla Armor Glass” on the wedge-shaped “Cybertruck.” (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu, File)
Associated Press
November 22, 2019 - 6:43 pm
The much-hyped unveiling of Tesla’s electric pickup truck went off script Thursday night when supposedly unbreakable window glass splintered twice when hit with a large metal ball. The failed stunt, which ranks high on the list of embarrassing auto industry rollouts, came just after CEO Elon Musk...
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FILE - This May 16, 2014, file photo, shows the General Motors logo at the company's world headquarters in Detroit. General Motors is suing Fiat Chrysler, alleging that its crosstown rival got an unfair business advantage by bribing officials of the United Auto Workers union. The lawsuit, filed Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, in U.S. District Court in Detroit, alleges that FCA was involved in racketeering by paying millions in bribes to get concessions and gain advantages in three labor agreements with the union. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
November 21, 2019 - 4:45 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Automakers sue each other on occasion, but no one in Detroit can remember one accusing another of bribing union officials to get an unfair labor cost advantage. Yet that’s what happened Wednesday when General Motors filed a federal racketeering lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler...
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