Automobile parts manufacturing

February 22, 2019 - 3:44 pm
DETROIT (AP) — As their company was swirling around the financial drain in the early 2000s, General Motors executives came up with an idea to counter its gas-guzzling image and point the way to transportation of the future: an electric car with a gas-engine backup that could travel anywhere. At...
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FILE- This July 14, 2015, file photo shows the ARC Automotive manufacturing plant in Knoxville, Tenn. Nearly four years ago, the U.S. government’s highway safety agency began investigating air bag inflators made by ARC Automotive of Tennessee when two people were hit by flying shrapnel after crashes. A public records posted by the agency show little progress on the probe, which began in July of 2015 and remains unresolved. (Adam Lau/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP, File)
February 20, 2019 - 12:39 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Nearly four years ago, the U.S. government's highway safety agency began investigating air bag inflators made by ARC Automotive of Tennessee when two people were hit by flying shrapnel after crashes. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimated that 8 million Fiat...
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FILE- In this Dec. 17, 2018, file photo, a pair of athletic shoes designed for the military are laced up at a New Balance factory in Norridgewock, Maine. On Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, the Federal Reserve reports on U.S. industrial production for January. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)
February 15, 2019 - 9:18 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. industrial production fell 0.6 percent in January, stemming in large part from an 8.8 percent plunge in the making of motor vehicles and auto parts. The Federal Reserve said Friday that that the manufacturing component of the index dropped 0.9 percent last month, reversing a...
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February 13, 2019 - 9:13 am
PARIS (AP) — France is planning to invest 700 million euros ($790 million) over the next five years to boost its production of battery cells for electric cars. Advisers to French President Emmanuel Macron said he is set to make the announcement Wednesday night at a dinner of international carmakers...
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February 08, 2019 - 7:38 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Subaru, Tesla, BMW, Volkswagen, Daimler Vans, Mercedes and Ferrari are recalling about 1.7 million vehicles to replace potentially deadly air bag inflators made by Takata Corp. of Japan. The inflators can hurl shrapnel into drivers and passengers. At least 23 people have died from...
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FILE-This Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018 file photo shows Mari Keels transferring a front end of a General Motors Chevrolet Cruze during assembly at Jamestown Industries, in Youngstown, Ohio. Jamestown Industries, which supplies front and rear bumper covers for the Cruze, hopes its efforts to secure new business will allow its Youngstown plant to keep going. But the plant is down from three shifts to one and GM is still its biggest customer. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
February 02, 2019 - 7:30 am
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The impact from General Motors' big restructuring this year will be felt beyond the five North American factories that are slated to close in the coming months. Thousands of jobs at auto parts suppliers and other industry-related positions also are at stake. Already, two...
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FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2016, file photo, the logo of Honda Motor Co. is seen on a showroom screen at the Japanese automaker's headquarters in Tokyo. The Japanese automaker reported a 71 percent decline in fiscal third-quarter profit as air-bag recalls and flat vehicle sales eroded the benefits of cost cuts. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama, File)
February 01, 2019 - 2:11 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese automaker Honda Motor Co.'s fiscal third-quarter profit fell 71 percent from a year earlier as air-bag recalls and flat vehicle sales offset gains from cost cuts, the company said Friday. Tokyo-based Honda's October-December profit totaled 168 billion yen ($1.5 billion), down...
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FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2017, file photo, Toyota Motor Corporation President Akio Toyoda, left, and Panasonic Corporation President Kazuhiro Tsuga, right, pose for photographers after a joint press conference in Tokyo. Toyota Motor Corp. and Panasonic Corp. said in a joint statement Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, they are setting up a joint venture to research, manufacture and sell batteries for ecological autos, an increasingly lucrative sector amid concerns about global warming. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
January 22, 2019 - 3:21 am
TOKYO (AP) — Toyota Motor Corp. and Panasonic Corp. are setting up a joint venture to research, manufacture and sell batteries for ecological autos, an increasingly lucrative sector amid concerns about global warming. The Japanese automaker and the Japanese electronics maker said in a joint...
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FILE - This June 25, 2017, file photo shows TK Holdings Inc. headquarters in Auburn Hills, Mich. More than three years after the government took over management of recalls involving dangerous Takata air bag inflators, one third of the recalled inflators still have not been replaced. That's according to an annual report on the recalls issued Friday, Dec. 21, 2018 by the government and a court-appointed recall monitor. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
December 21, 2018 - 3:57 pm
DETROIT (AP) — More than three years after the government took over management of recalls involving dangerous Takata air bag inflators, one third of the recalled inflators still have not been replaced. That's according to an annual report on the recalls released late Friday by the government and a...
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FILE - In this Thursday, July 12, 2018, file photo, the container ship Maersk Emerald is unloaded at the Port of Oakland, Calif. China has announced a 90-day suspension of tariff hikes on $126 billion of U.S. cars, trucks and auto parts following its cease-fire in a trade battle with Washington that threatens global economic growth. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
December 14, 2018 - 6:28 pm
BEIJING (AP) — China announced a 90-day suspension on Friday of tariff hikes on U.S. cars, trucks and auto parts following its cease-fire in a trade battle with Washington that threatens global economic growth. The suspension is China's first step in response to President Donald Trump's Dec. 1...
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