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Japan Carmakers Cutting Off Pay to 32,000 North American Workers

Japan Carmakers Cutting Off Pay to 32,000 North American Workers

Japan’s three biggest automakers are poised to add almost 32,000 people to the unprecedented ranks of North American workers seeking unemployment benefits.
Electric or Not, Big SUVs Are Inherently Selfish

Electric or Not, Big SUVs Are Inherently Selfish

A battery-powered Hummer may be better for the environment, but it reinforces the culture of waste and excess that got us into this environmental mess in the first place.
One Checkpoint, Then Another, Then Mayhem: Maduro’s Men Set Trap

One Checkpoint, Then Another, Then Mayhem: Maduro’s Men Set Trap

At 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, the caravan to downtown Caracas began, a motorcade of opposition lawmakers to Venezuela’s National Assembly trailed by a phalanx of reporters and photographers on motorcycles.
Tariff Tide Rolls in Alabama Toward Airbus, Mercedes

Tariff Tide Rolls in Alabama Toward Airbus, Mercedes

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Trump Slams GM as U.S. Workforce Shrinks to Detroit’s Smallest Automaker

Trump Slams GM as U.S. Workforce Shrinks to Detroit’s Smallest Automaker

U.S. President Donald Trump criticized General Motors Co. for shrinking its U.S. manufacturing presence, which has reduced the company’s unionized workforce to the smallest among Detroit’s automakers.
Debate Takeaways: Warren Up, No Breakout Star and a Health Feud

Debate Takeaways: Warren Up, No Breakout Star and a Health Feud

They skirmished over health care and immigration. They largely agreed on income inequality and climate change. With Democrats eager to narrow the field, Elizabeth Warren and nine lesser-ranked
Most American-Made Cars Sold in the U.S. Are Japanese

Most American-Made Cars Sold in the U.S. Are Japanese

While Donald Trump has been pressing for tariffs on foreign-made cars and parts, it turns out the most American-made cars sold in the U.S. today are usually Japanese.
Fiat Leans Toward Trump as Industry Agonizes Over Fuel Rules

Fiat Leans Toward Trump as Industry Agonizes Over Fuel Rules

When a group of 17 of the world’s largest automakers sent a letter to President Donald Trump on June 6 asking him to compromise with California on vehicle-emission standards, one company was notably

Dealers Share Details of Ford Bronco Prototype, New Off-road Vehicle Family

Dealers got an early look at a prototype build of the upcoming Ford Bronco. Gathered in Palm Beach, FL at the behest of the automaker, dealers were asked to hand over their phones in order to avoid
Florida Shooting: Man Arrested in 'Stand Your Ground' Case

Florida Shooting: Man Arrested in 'Stand Your Ground' Case

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (AP) -- Prosecutors charged a white man with manslaughter Monday in the death of an unarmed black man whose videotaped shooting in a store parking lot has revived debate over
Former Yankees Pitcher Admits Picking Up 20 Kilos of Cocaine

Former Yankees Pitcher Admits Picking Up 20 Kilos of Cocaine

Former Major League Baseball All-Star pitcher Esteban Loaiza pleaded guilty to possessing 20 kilograms (44 pounds) of cocaine with intent to distribute, federal prosecutors said.
Safety Claims in Trump's Auto Efficiency Rollback Draw Skeptics

Safety Claims in Trump's Auto Efficiency Rollback Draw Skeptics

The Trump administration intends to brand its rollback of Obama-era fuel economy requirements as a life saver, literally -- even labeling it the “Safer and Affordable Fuel Efficient Vehicles Rule.”
You Think GM’s Forecast Was Bad? Look What Auto Tariffs Would Do

You Think GM’s Forecast Was Bad? Look What Auto Tariffs Would Do

President Donald Trump is threatening to slap tariffs on all cars imported into America. If he follows through, the shock waves will reverberate around the world.
Judge Orders Release of Immigrant Held in Lockup After Pizza Delivery

Judge Orders Release of Immigrant Held in Lockup After Pizza Delivery

A judge on Tuesday ordered the immediate release of an Ecuadorean immigrant who was held for deportation after he delivered pizza to a Brooklyn Army installation.
Bankrupt Puerto Rico Buys Governor a $245,000 SUV. Anger Ensues

Bankrupt Puerto Rico Buys Governor a $245,000 SUV. Anger Ensues

Even as Puerto Rico’s residents were bracing for painful austerity measures, the bankrupt commonwealth spent $245,000 on a bulletproof Chevrolet Suburban to shuttle around Governor Ricardo Rossello.
Europe Exploring Talks With Trump on Car-Tariff Cut

Europe Exploring Talks With Trump on Car-Tariff Cut

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker will meet President Donald Trump in Washington next week to explore the possibility of starting negotiations on reducing car tariffs for several key
Automakers Bristle at Trump Administration Demand for Sensitive Data

Automakers Bristle at Trump Administration Demand for Sensitive Data

The U.S. Commerce Department has asked automakers to reveal some of their most closely held secrets as part of its investigation of whether tariffs on imported cars and components are needed to
Can the GOP Survive a Trade War?

Can the GOP Survive a Trade War?

The economic effects will have political consequences for Republicans at every level of government.
Airbus Softens Brexit Tone, Calls on EU to Go Easy on May

Airbus Softens Brexit Tone, Calls on EU to Go Easy on May

Airbus SE Chief Executive Officer Tom Enders called on the European Union to acknowledge the British government’s new, softer negotiating stance toward Brexit, lending a measure of support to
BMW, Hyundai Join GM in Pressing U.S. to Forgo Auto Tariffs

BMW, Hyundai Join GM in Pressing U.S. to Forgo Auto Tariffs

BMW AG and Hyundai Motor Co. urged the U.S. not to impose tariffs on auto imports, joining General Motors Co. in pressing their case to the Commerce Department even as a top aide to President Donald