Automobile parts manufacturing

FILE- In this March 13, 2015, file photo, a worker inspects a new 2015 aluminum-alloy body Ford F-150 truck at the company's Kansas City Assembly Plant in Claycomo, Mo. Under pressure from U.S. safety regulators, Ford is recalling about 2 million F-150 pickups in North America because the seat belts can cause fires. The recall covers certain trucks from the 2015 through 2018 model years. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
September 06, 2018 - 9:47 am
DETROIT (AP) — Under pressure from U.S. safety regulators, Ford is recalling about 2 million F-150 pickup trucks in North America because the seat belts can spark and cause fires. The recall, which covers trucks from the 2015 through 2018 model years, comes about one month after the National...
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FILE - This May 8, 2018, file photo Republican Senate candidate Mike Braun thanks supporters after winning the republican primary in Whitestown, Ind. One of the chief suppliers for a line of trademarked auto parts sold by Indiana Senate candidate Mike Braun laid off more than 200 American workers and shipped their jobs to Asia. Braun has ignored outsourcing questions. Instead, he attacks his rival, Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly, for once owning stock in a family business that has a factory in Mexico. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)
August 23, 2018 - 12:43 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Layoffs came in waves at Westin Automotive's Minnesota plant as production shifted to low-wage factories in Asia, ultimately pushing more than 200 U.S. workers — many over age 50 — out of once-reliable jobs. Despite the move a decade ago, Westin remains a chief supplier of auto...
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FILE - In this April 6, 2018, file photo, an employee walks past logos of the Samsung Electronics Co. at its office in Seoul, South Korea. Samsung Electronics says it will spend $22 billion over the next three years on artificial intelligence, auto components, and other future businesses. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)
August 08, 2018 - 10:11 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics plans to spend a whopping $22 billion over the next three years on artificial intelligence, auto components and other future businesses as the company maps out its strategy under the restored leadership of Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong after he was freed...
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FILE - In this April 15, 2018, file photo, the sun shines off the rear deck of a roadster on a Tesla dealer's lot in the south Denver suburb of Littleton, Colo. Martin Tripp, a former Tesla Inc. employee at the electric car maker's battery plant in Nevada, is seeking at least $1 million in defamation damages after it accused him of hacking into computers and stealing confidential information leaked to the media. His lawyers filed a counterclaim in federal court in Reno, Nev., Tuesday, Aug. 2. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
August 02, 2018 - 6:10 pm
RENO, Nev. (AP) — A former Tesla Inc. employee at the electric car maker's battery plant in Nevada is seeking at least $1 million in defamation damages after it accused him of sabotage, hacking into computers and stealing confidential information leaked to the media. Lawyers for Martin Tripp filed...
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FILE- In this Jan. 10, 2017, file photo, General Motors Chairman and CEO Mary Barra speaks about the financial outlook of the automaker in Detroit. An escalating trade war and steep tariffs on steel and aluminum are putting pressure on earnings for automakers, prompting GM to slash its outlook while also weighing down shares of Ford Motor Co. and auto parts companies. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
July 25, 2018 - 7:39 pm
A Trump administration-led trade war with China and U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum are putting pressure on earnings for automakers, prompting General Motors to slash its outlook and, among other factors, cutting into Ford Motor Co.'s earnings. GM cited "recent and significant increases in...
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Marshall Miller, president of Miller and Company, holds up a photo of a vintage truck that he said was affected by previous U.S. tariffs, while speaking during a Commerce Department hearing on investigation into whether auto imports threaten national security, Thursday, July 19, 2018, at the Commerce Department in Washington. The Commerce Department holds a daylong hearing on the latest trade fight the Trump administration is primed to start: It wants to impose tariffs on imported autos and auto parts, a move that President Donald Trump says would aid American workers but that could inflate car prices, make U.S. manufacturers less competitive and draw retaliation from other nations. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
July 19, 2018 - 5:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Commerce Department sought feedback on President Donald Trump's plans to consider taxing auto imports. It got an earful at an all-day hearing Thursday. Critics lined up to urge the administration to reject auto tariffs. They argued that the taxes would raise car prices,...
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Sen. Doug Jones, D-Ala., joins Americans who work for international auto companies to demonstrate against trade tariffs they say will negatively impact U.S. auto manufacturing, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 19, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
July 19, 2018 - 12:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a U.S. Commerce Department hearing Thursday into whether imports of cars, trucks and auto parts pose a threat to American national security that would justify hitting them with tariffs (all times local): ___ 11:55 a.m. Auto dealers are coming out against the proposed...
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FILE- In this July 11, 2018, file photo a worker assembles interior cabinets for a boat at Regal Marine Industries in Orlando, Fla. On Tuesday, July 17, the Federal Reserve reports on U.S. industrial production for June. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
July 17, 2018 - 9:33 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. industrial production rebounded last month after being dragged down in May by a fire at an auto parts plant. The Federal Reserve said Tuesday that industrial production — which includes output at factories, mines and utilities — climbed 0.6 percent in June, recovering from a...
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FILE - This June 25, 2017, file photo shows TK Holdings Inc. headquarters in Auburn Hills, Mich. The U.S. government's road safety agency is urging automakers to speed up replacement of potentially dangerous Takata air bag inflators. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said in a statement Friday, July 13, 2018, that Heidi King, its top official, has met with 19 affected companies urging them to accelerate the recalls and to post recall plans on their websites. The statement didn't say if automakers agreed to the request and NHTSA did not immediately answer messages left Friday. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
July 13, 2018 - 8:33 pm
DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government's road safety agency is urging automakers to speed up replacement of potentially dangerous Takata air bag inflators. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said in a statement Friday that Heidi King, it's top official, has met with 19 affected...
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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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