Automobile manufacturing

FILE- In this Jan. 11, 2016, file photo Toyota North America CEO Jim Lentz speaks during an interview at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Lentz told the Detroit Economic Club Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, that car sales fell below 30 percent of sales last month, and he thinks that's close to the bottom. (AP Photo/Tony Ding, File)
December 05, 2018 - 4:27 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Toyota's top U.S. executive says car sales nationwide have nearly bottomed out and his company will keep making them despite a dramatic shift to trucks and SUVs. U.S. CEO Jim Lentz told the Detroit Economic Club Wednesday that car sales fell below 30 percent of sales last month, and...
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Consulate General of Brazil in Tokyo Joao de Mendonca Lima Neto speaks during an interview with the Associated Press in Tokyo, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. Former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn, arrested in Japan on suspicion of underreporting his income, is holding up well while in detention and asked for thriller books, according to the Brazilian consul general, one of the few allowed to visit. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
December 05, 2018 - 2:57 am
TOKYO (AP) — The former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn, who was arrested in Japan on suspicion of underreporting his income, seems prepared to fight out his case and has asked visitors for thriller books, according to the Brazilian consul general. Joao de Mendonca Lima Neto, one of the few visitors...
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Volkswagen Group CEO Herbert Diess talks with reporters after meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
December 04, 2018 - 7:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and executives from Germany's biggest automakers discussed the companies' investments in the U.S. on Tuesday as trade tensions with the Europeans and Trump's threat to impose tariffs on foreign cars sold here loomed overhead. Trump "shared his vision of all...
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December 04, 2018 - 7:19 pm
REDFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Ford and Volkswagen are in talks about building VW vehicles in some of Ford's U.S. factories. VW CEO Herbert Diess (dees) told reporters after a meeting at the White House that the automaker is holding discussions with Ford. Ford CEO Jim Hackett confirmed the talks...
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Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin talks with reporters about trade negotiations with China, at the White House, Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
December 03, 2018 - 4:11 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Buy more U.S. exports? Done. Tinker with technology tactics that irk Washington and other trading partners? Maybe. But scrap those plans, seen by Beijing as a path to prosperity and influence? Probably never. The agreement by President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi...
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In this Nov. 28, 2018 photo, Tom Wolikow, right, holds his daughter Annabella alongside his father John, left, at their home in Warren, Ohio. It was working-class voters who bucked the area's history as a Democratic stronghold and backed Donald Trump in 2016, helping him win the White House with promises to put American workers first and bring back disappearing manufacturing and steel jobs. Whether they stick with him after this week's GM news and other signs that the economy could be cooling will determine Trump's political future.(AP Photo/John Minchillo)
November 30, 2018 - 8:38 pm
LORDSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Since General Motors announced its decision this week to shut down its hulking Lordstown plant — the anchor of this northeast Ohio town — workers on the line have had nothing but questions. Will they have jobs come spring? Should they put in for transfers and move their...
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In this Nov. 20, 2018, photo provided by General Motors/Cruise, from left, Cruise Automation's Dan Kan and Kyle Vogt pose for a photo with General Motors' Dan Ammann at Cruise Automation offices in San Francisco, Calif. General Motors’ No. 2 executive is moving from Motor City to Silicon Valley to run the automaker’s self-driving car operations as it attempts to cash in on its bet that robotic vehicles will transform transportation. In a transition announced Thursday, Nov. 29, GM President Ammann will become CEO of the company’s Cruise Automation subsidiary at the beginning of next year. He will replace Cruise co-founder Vogt, who will become chief technology officer. (Noah Berger/General Motors, Cruise via AP)
November 29, 2018 - 3:11 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — General Motors' No. 2 executive is moving from Motor City to Silicon Valley to run the automaker's self-driving car operations as it attempts to cash in on its bet that robotic vehicles will transform transportation. GM President Dan Ammann will become CEO of the company's...
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November 29, 2018 - 7:58 am
MILAN (AP) — Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Mike Manley says the Italian-American carmaker will build a fully electric version of the 500 city car and a compact Alfa Romeo SUV at plants in Italy. Manley and other executives met with unions leaders in Turin on Thursday, some four months after Manley...
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A banner depicting the Chevrolet Cruze model vehicle is displayed at the General Motors' Lordstown plant, Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, in Lordstown, Ohio. Even though unemployment is low, the economy is growing and U.S. auto sales are near historic highs, GM is cutting thousands of jobs in a major restructuring aimed at generating cash to spend on innovation. GM put five plants up for possible closure, including the plant in Lordstown. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
November 28, 2018 - 3:57 pm
LORDSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — General Motors is moving to shut down as many as five North American factories in a major restructuring, but there are more than jobs riding on the fate of at least one of them: Ohio's Lordstown assembly plant. Ohio and much of the rest of the industrial Midwest were vital to...
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In this Nov. 26, 2018, photo, President Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Biloxi, Miss. Trump said Tuesday, Nov. 27, that he was “very disappointed” that General Motors was closing plants in the United States and warned that the White House was “now looking at cutting all GM subsidies,” including for its electric cars program. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
November 27, 2018 - 10:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump tested the limits of his presidential authority and political muscle as he threatened Tuesday to cut off all federal subsidies to General Motors because of its planned massive cutbacks in the U.S. Trump unloaded on Twitter a day after GM announced it would...
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