Automobile manufacturing

Ford Motor Co. President and CEO, Jim Hackett, left, meets with Dr. Herbert Diess, CEO of Volkswagen AG, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
January 15, 2019 - 10:23 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Volkswagen and Ford are forming a global alliance to develop commercial vans and medium-sized pickups together while exploring broader cooperation on future battery-powered and autonomous vehicles and services. Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess and Ford CEO Jim Hackett said in...
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FILE- In this Jan. 14, 2018, file photo Ford President and CEO Jim Hackett prepares to address the media at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. A new version of the Ford Explorer big SUV will be shown off at the auto show starting Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, and it will have an optional hybrid power system. It is Ford’s first hybrid SUV in six years, and the company also has plans for a fully electric SUV based on the Mustang sometime next year. Seven battery-powered vehicles are planned for the U.S. by 2022, even a hybrid pickup truck. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
January 14, 2019 - 4:46 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Automakers have promised to start selling hordes of electric cars in the next few years, but only two will be unveiled at the big Detroit auto show that kicks off this week — and those aren't even ready for production. Meanwhile, there will be plenty of SUVs and high-horsepower...
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Fiat Chrysler's new CEO, Mike Manley, is interviewed, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Manley says major job cuts or an alliance with other automakers are not in the plans for Italian-American automaker. Manley took over for the late Sergio Marchionne last year. Three years ago, Marchionne was shopping for a partner and said the industry needed to consolidate to better share huge capital investment costs. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
January 14, 2019 - 1:50 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Fiat Chrysler's new CEO says major job cuts or an alliance with other automakers are not in the plans for the Italian-American automaker. Mike Manley says the company downsized its workforce significantly a decade ago, and smaller cuts have been made since. So unlike crosstown rivals...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019 file photo, Ford Motor Co., President, Global Markets Jim Farley, left, and President and CEO Jim Hackett stand next to the redesigned 2020 Ford Explorer during its unveiling, in Detroit. SUVs and a big pickup truck will get top billing at Detroit's auto show this year, but there are some surprise sports cars and electric vehicles on the agenda. The most popular vehicle of the bunch is the Ford Explorer, revealed ahead of the show Wednesday night at Ford Field, the home of the National Football League's Detroit Lions. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
January 13, 2019 - 11:52 am
DETROIT (AP) — SUVs and a big pickup truck will get top billing at Detroit's auto show this year, but there are some surprise sports cars and electric vehicles on the agenda. Press days for the show begin Monday, although there are a couple of unveils set for before the show starts The most popular...
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FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2018, file photo, Jose Munoz, then head of Nissan's China operations, speaks during an interview in Shanghai. Nissan Chief Performance Officer Munoz, who took a leave of absence a week ago, is leaving, the first high-profile departure at the Japanese automaker publicly acknowledged as related to the arrest of former Chairman Carlos Ghosn, Munoz said in a statement on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019. (AP Photo, File)
January 11, 2019 - 8:53 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Nissan Chief Performance Officer Jose Munoz, who took a leave of absence a week ago, is leaving, the first high-profile departure at the Japanese automaker publicly acknowledged as related to the arrest of former Chairman Carlos Ghosn. Munoz said in a statement on LinkedIn Saturday he...
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Chairwoman and CEO of General Motors Mary Barra is interviewed on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Jan. 11, 2019. General Motors strengthened its pretax profit estimate for 2018 and predicted even stronger performance for this year as it executives made a presentation to investors on Friday. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
January 11, 2019 - 11:58 am
DETROIT (AP) — General Motors strengthened its pretax profit estimate for 2018 and predicted even stronger performance for this year as it executives made a presentation to investors on Friday. Shares jumped nearly 9 percent in midday trading. CEO Mary Barra also says the company doesn't foresee...
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Security officials stand guard in front of Tokyo Detention Center, where former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn is detained, in Tokyo Friday, Jan. 11, 2019. Ghosn has recovered from a fever, his lawyer Motonari Ohtsuru said Friday as the 64-year-old executive's latest detention period was set to expire. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
January 11, 2019 - 9:50 am
TOKYO (AP) — Nissan's ex-chairman Carlos Ghosn was charged Friday with breach of trust, according to the Tokyo District Court, making the star executive's release unlikely for months to come. Ghosn, arrested Nov. 19, was earlier charged with falsifying financial reports in underreporting his income...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, file photo, a logo of the brand Volkswagen on top of a company building is pictured prior to a Volkswagen stock company press conference in Wolfsburg. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
January 11, 2019 - 7:38 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German automaker Volkswagen posted another annual sales record in 2018 as new SUV models boosted deliveries and the company managed to increase its share in China even as the car market there shrank for the first time in years. The Wolfsburg-based maker of Volkswagen, Audi...
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January 10, 2019 - 12:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fiat Chrysler will pay a $305 million fine to the U.S. government over emissions cheating allegations. The settlement was announced Thursday by the Justice Department and the Environmental Protection Agency. The Italian-American automaker separately agreed to pay $19 million to...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017 file photo, a Ford emblem is seen on a car at a store in London. Ford Motor Co. says it is cutting jobs in Europe in a wide-ranging restructuring as it focuses on its most profitable models and shifts production towards electric cars. In a statement, the company said Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019 that "structural cost improvements will be supported by a reduction of surplus labor," both hourly and salaried. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)
January 10, 2019 - 9:10 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Ford Motor Co. said Thursday it is cutting jobs in Europe as it reshapes its business to focus on more profitable commercial trucks and SUVs while shifting production to electric cars over the longer term. On a day that Jaguar Land Rover also announced it is cutting 4,500...
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