Automobile manufacturing

FILE - In this April 23, 2018, file photo, the logo for General Motors appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The Canadian auto workers union is calling on people in Canada and the U.S. to stop buying General Motors vehicles made in Mexico. The Unifor union wants people to boycott vehicles with identification numbers that start with three. Unifor says it will publicize the boycott with television, newspaper and billboard ads. So far the United Auto Workers union in the U.S. is not joining the effort. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
January 25, 2019 - 11:44 am
DETROIT (AP) — The Canadian auto workers union is asking people in Canada and the U.S. to boycott General Motors vehicles made in Mexico. The Unifor union is asking people not to buy trucks or SUVs with vehicle identification numbers that start with the number three, which signify that they are...
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Oliver Jarvis, left, of Great Britain, applies a decal to the front of his car as Mazda Director of Motorsports John Doonan, looks on after Jarvis qualified for the pole position for the IMSA 24 hour race at Daytona International Speedway, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
January 24, 2019 - 7:39 pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Rolex 24 at Daytona is an annual display of the most gorgeous sports cars in a splashy opening to the North American motorsport season. The action-packed endurance race is a glittery manufacturer showcase that draws deep-pocketed car collectors to a party inside...
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FILE- In this Sept. 27, 2018, file photo a United Auto Workers assemblyman works on a 2018 Ford F-150 truck being assembled at the Ford Rouge assembly plant in Dearborn, Mich. Ford Motor Co. reports financial results Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
January 23, 2019 - 7:44 pm
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Ford Motor Co., which has struggled overseas and saw U.S. sales fall last year, reported its first quarterly net loss in two years Wednesday. The Dearborn, Michigan, company said it lost $116 million, or 3 cents a share, in the fourth quarter, compared with a $2.52 billion...
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FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2017, file photo a Chrysler Pacifica hybrid outfitted with Waymo's suite of sensors and radar is displayed at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Google's self-driving car spinoff Waymo said Tuesday it will bring a factory to Michigan, creating up to 400 jobs at what it describes as the world's first plant "100 percent" dedicated to the mass production of autonomous vehicles. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
January 22, 2019 - 5:41 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Google's self-driving car spinoff Waymo said Tuesday it will bring a factory to Michigan, creating up to 400 jobs at what it describes as the world's first plant "100 percent" dedicated to the mass production of autonomous vehicles. The company plans to spend about $13.6...
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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 - 4:21 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 - In this March 23, 2016, file photo, Carlos Ghosn, the Chairman and CEO of both Nissan and Renault, speaks at the New York International Auto Show in New York. Ghosn asked for his release on bail Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, from a two-month detention in Japan, promising he will report to prosecutors daily and wear an electronic monitoring ankle bracelet. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
January 21, 2019 - 12:20 am
TOKYO (AP) — Nissan's former Chairman Carlos Ghosn is promising to wear an electronic monitoring ankle bracelet, give up his passport and pay for security guards approved by prosecutors to gain release from detention on bail. Ghosn, 64, has been in custody since his arrest on Nov. 19. He was due...
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FILE - In this March 31, 2016 file photo, Tesla Motors unveils the new lower-priced Model 3 sedan at the Tesla Motors design studio in Hawthorne, Calif. Tesla, recognizing as imperative its ability to produce a cheaper electric car, told employees Friday, Jan. 18, 2019 that it must cut 7 percent of its workforce. Tesla’s cheapest model right now is the $44,000 Model 3, and it needs to broaden its customer base to survive. (AP Photo/Justin Pritchard)
January 18, 2019 - 1:44 pm
Tesla will cut 7 percent of its workforce as it tries to lower prices and break out of the niche-car market to produce an electric vehicle that more people can afford. Tesla's cheapest model right now is the $44,000 Model 3, and it needs to broaden its customer base to survive. "Looking ahead at...
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Mitsubishi Motors CEO Osamu Masuko bites his lips during a press conference at its headquarters in Tokyo Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. Masuko said the Japanese automaker's board met and discussed new allegations of wrongdoing by its former chairman, Carlos Ghosn. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
January 18, 2019 - 1:43 am
TOKYO (AP) — Mitsubishi Motors held a board meeting Friday to examine the latest allegations of unreported compensation against Carlos Ghosn, who led Nissan for two decades and forged the alliance between the Japanese automakers. The allegations center around a 7.8 million euro ($8.8 million)...
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FILE- This Oct. 5, 2012, file photo, shows a Kia optima's steering wheel inside of a Kia car dealership in Elmhurst, Ill. Kia says it will ignore the partial U.S. government shutdown and recall more than 68,000 vehicles to fix a fuel pipe problem that can cause engine fires. The problem stems from previous recall repairs due to engine failures. Kia is only doing the fix on 68,000 of its 618,000 vehicles. The fuel injector pipe recall covers some 2011 through 2014 Optima cars, 2012 through 2014 Sorrento SUVs, and 2011 through 2013 Sportage SUVs, all with 2-liter and 2.4-liter four-cylinder engines. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
January 16, 2019 - 5:28 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Despite a government shutdown, Hyundai and Kia are moving ahead with a recall of about 168,000 vehicles to fix a fuel pipe problem that can cause engine fires. The problem stems from improper repairs during previous recalls for engine failures. The affiliated Korean automakers have...
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January 15, 2019 - 5:49 pm
DETROIT (AP) — At first glance, this year's edition of the North American International Auto Show might look like any other from the past: Gleaming vehicles, bright lights and flashy displays trying to lure spectators to their offerings. But after traversing Cobo Center's massive exhibition space...
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