Automobile manufacturing

FILE - In this Wednesday, March 21, 2018 file photo the logo of German car manufacturer BMW is pictured in Munich, Germany. Automaker BMW said Monday July 9, 2018, it will have to raise prices on the U.S.-built SUVs it sells in China due to 40 percent import tax on cars from the United States, in retaliation for higher tariffs on Chinese goods imposed by President Donald Trump.((AP Photo/Matthias Schrader, file)
July 09, 2018 - 9:31 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Automaker BMW says it will have to raise prices on the U.S.-built SUVs it sells in China due to higher tariffs. China raised the import tax on cars from the United States to 40 percent in retaliation for higher tariffs on Chinese goods imposed by President Donald Trump...
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July 03, 2018 - 7:13 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Neither higher gas prices nor rising interest rates could put a damper on U.S. auto sales during the first half of the year. Sales rose 1.8 percent during the first half of the year, while June sales were up about 5 percent compared with a year ago, according to Edmunds.com. Analysts...
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FILE - This Sunday, June 24, 2018 file photo shows the Toyota company logo on a car at a Toyota dealership in Englewood, Colo. Foreign automakers, American manufacturers and classic-car enthusiasts are coming out against President Donald Trump's plan to consider taxing imported cars, trucks and auto parts. Toyota Motor North America says the tariffs "would have a negative impact on all manufacturers, increasing the cost of imported vehicles as well as domestically produced vehicles that rely on imported parts." Friday, June 29, 2018 is the deadline for public comments on Trump's call for a Commerce investigation into whether auto imports pose enough of a threat to U.S. national security to justify tariffs. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
June 29, 2018 - 7:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Automakers, manufacturers and classic-car enthusiasts are coming out against President Donald Trump's plan to consider taxing imported cars, trucks and auto parts. General Motors warned in a filing Friday with the U.S. Commerce Department that the threat of auto tariffs "risks...
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June 26, 2018 - 4:21 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain's leading car manufacturing trade association says investment in U.K. auto manufacturing has fallen by half in the last year due to worries over the impact of Britain leaving the European Union. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders says only 347 million pounds ($460...
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This undated photo provided by General Motors shows the Chevrolet Blazer. GM on Thursday, June 21, 2018, unveiled the sculpted Blazer in Atlanta. (Courtesy of General Motors via AP)
June 21, 2018 - 9:26 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Because these days you can't have too many SUVs, General Motors is bringing back the Chevrolet Blazer. Only this time it's not a thirsty and boxy truck like its predecessor, one of the original SUVs that was sold from the 1982 through 2005 model years. SUVs based on car underpinnings...
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June 21, 2018 - 3:42 am
BERLIN (AP) — German automaker Daimler AG has lowered its 2018 earnings outlook, a change that it says is partly due to increased import tariffs for U.S. vehicles in China. The company said late Wednesday that it now sees fewer SUV sales and higher costs at its Mercedes-Benz Cars division than...
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June 20, 2018 - 5:47 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Hyundai Motor Group says it has signed an agreement with Audi AG to jointly develop electronics vehicles powered by fuel cell. Under the multi-year agreement signed Wednesday, Hyundai's affiliates including Kia and Audi's parent company Volkswagen AG will share components...
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June 19, 2018 - 5:41 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Ford and Volkswagen are exploring joint development of future commercial vehicles in a possible alliance that could lead to cooperation in other areas. The companies announced the collaboration in a statement on Tuesday. They said that any alliance would not involve cross ownership...
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In this Thursday, June 14, 2018 photo, Bill Ford Jr., Ford Motor Company Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board, poses in the Michigan Central Station in Detroit. Ford Motor Co. is embarking on a 4-year renovation of the 105-year-old depot and 17-story office tower just west of downtown. The massive project is expected to increase the automaker’s footprint in the city where the company was founded, provide space for electric and autonomous vehicle testing and research and spur investment in the surrounding neighborhood. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
June 17, 2018 - 12:13 am
DETROIT (AP) — Bill Ford looks past the tons of paint, plaster and steel needed to remake Detroit's blighted Michigan Central train station and sees more than just an iconic building in desperate need of a makeover. The executive chairman of Ford Motor Co. and great-grandson of founder Henry Ford...
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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, left, listens as Tesla CEO and founder of the Boring Company Elon Musk, right, speaks at a news conference Thursday, June 14, 2018, in Chicago. The Boring Company has been selected to build a high-speed underground transportation system that it says will whisk passengers from downtown Chicago to O'Hare International Airport in mere minutes. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
June 14, 2018 - 10:14 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Entrepreneur Elon Musk said Thursday a high-speed transportation system that will whisk people between downtown Chicago and O'Hare International Airport at speeds of up to 150 mph could be operational in about three years. Musk joined Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to formally announce...
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