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This Week in Business: No More E-Cigarettes at Walmart, and an Attack on the World’s Oil Supply

This Week in Business: No More E-Cigarettes at Walmart, and an Attack on the World’s Oil Supply

Plus, a battle over California’s right to make its own car pollution rules.
Trump’s Emissions Fight, Amazon’s EVs, and Other Car News This Week

Trump’s Emissions Fight, Amazon’s EVs, and Other Car News This Week

Plus: A GM strike and a post-petroleum running shoe.
The debate around 5G’s safety is getting in the way of science

The debate around 5G’s safety is getting in the way of science

It seems 5G is likely as safe as any other cell phone technology—but that shouldn't preclude more research.

As GM-UAW Strike Enters Second Week, Both Sides Wait for the Other to Blink

General Motors seems ready to wait out any resistance to its contract offer by UAW-represented workers, though a prolonged strike could still hurt the company. With the strike by GM workers in the
Autoworkers Face a Tough Road Ahead

Autoworkers Face a Tough Road Ahead

Competition from Mexico and other countries makes raising pay for American employees challenging.
Lordstown Plant Is Idle, but It Hovers Over G.M. Strike Talks

Lordstown Plant Is Idle, but It Hovers Over G.M. Strike Talks

The automaker has reportedly offered to create a battery factory in the same Ohio area. But the work would pay far less than the shuttered plant.
Lordstown Plant Is Idle, but It Hovers Over G.M. Strike Talks

Lordstown Plant Is Idle, but It Hovers Over G.M. Strike Talks

The automaker has reportedly offered to create a battery factory in the same Ohio area. But the work would pay far less than the shuttered plant.
General Motors Fired Five Mexican Workers For Aiding the U.S. Auto Strike

General Motors Fired Five Mexican Workers For Aiding the U.S. Auto Strike

Factory workers at a GM plant in central Mexico lost their jobs after refusing to work overtime in solidarity with striking GM employees in the U.S.
Lordstown Plant Is Idle, but It Hovers Over G.M. Strike Talks

Lordstown Plant Is Idle, but It Hovers Over G.M. Strike Talks

The automaker has reportedly offered to create a battery factory in the same Ohio area. But the work would pay far less than the shuttered plant.
GM will bring Amazon Alexa to Cadillac, Chevy, Buick, and GMC vehicles

GM will bring Amazon Alexa to Cadillac, Chevy, Buick, and GMC vehicles

General Motors announced that it will include Alexa in all of its vehicles moving forward -- and she'll be part of an update for some existing models

Alexa is coming to newer GM vehicles in 2020

The US's largest automaker is about to add Alexa to its vehicles. Starting in the first half of 2020, General Motors plans to update 2018 and newer Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadilac model cars, trucks
Amazon's Alexa assistant will offer directions, other help in new GM cars

Amazon's Alexa assistant will offer directions, other help in new GM cars

If you're still waiting for the Amazon Echo Auto device to bring Alexa into your car, new General Motors vehicles will deliver the digital assistant directly to your drive. Starting next year, Alexa

UAW and GM Reportedly Closer to Deal As Strike Fallout Fears Grow

As the strike by General Motors workers in the U.S. enters its 11th day, bargaining teams from the automaker and UAW could be close to reaching a tentative labor agreement. Recent reports claim
On the Picket Lines of the General Motors Strike

On the Picket Lines of the General Motors Strike

Dan Kaufman writes about the G.M. workers who are on strike, the C.E.O. Mary Barra’s decision to rescind striking workers’ health-insurance coverage, and the history of the U.A.W.
G.M. Restores Workers’ Health Coverage as Strike Continues

G.M. Restores Workers’ Health Coverage as Strike Continues

With the United Auto Workers walkout in its 11th day, the company reversed a decision to cut off employees’ medical insurance at the end of the month.

Occupy Detroit: A Look at 90 Years of Auto Strikes

Walkouts and sit-ins by the United Automobile Workers over the decades helped secure contracts that lifted members into the middle class.
Delaminated touchscreens in some 2013-2017 Cadillacs prompt class-action lawsuit

Delaminated touchscreens in some 2013-2017 Cadillacs prompt class-action lawsuit

A class-action complaint against General Motors alleges that within the models' warranty period, the Cadillac CUE screen became unresponsive, and GM failed to provide required repairs.

Occupy Detroit: A Look at 90 Years of Auto Strikes

Walkouts and sit-ins by the United Automobile Workers over the decades helped secure contracts that lifted members into the middle class.

Occupy Detroit: A Look at 90 Years of Auto Strikes

Walkouts and sit-ins by the United Automobile Workers over the decades helped secure contracts that lifted members into the middle class.

Striking UAW Workers’ Healthcare Now Back on GM’s Tab

As reports point to progress in efforts by General Motors and the UAW to reach a tentative collective agreement and resolve the now 12-day-long strike, the automaker has removed a contentious element