Automobile manufacturing

December 11, 2018 - 6:20 am
BEIJING (AP) — A painful contraction in China's auto market deepened in November as sales fell for a fifth month amid an economic slowdown and consumer anxiety over a tariff fight with Washington. Sales of SUVs, sedans and minivans in the global industry's biggest market plunged 16 percent from a...
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General Motors CEO Mary Barra speaks to reporters after a meeting with Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, to discuss GM's announcement it would stop making the Chevy Cruze at its Lordstown, Ohio, plant, part of a massive restructuring for the Detroit-based automaker, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. General Motors is fighting to retain a valuable tax credit for electric vehicles as the nation's largest automaker grapples with the political fallout triggered by its plans to shutter several U.S. factories and shed thousands of workers. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
December 10, 2018 - 9:15 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — General Motors is fighting to retain a valuable tax credit for electric vehicles as the nation's largest automaker contends with the political fallout triggered by its plans to shutter several U.S. factories and shed thousands of workers. Preserving the $7,500 tax incentive for...
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FILE - In this May 12, 2016, file photo, then Nissan Motor Co. President and CEO Carlos Ghosn answers a question during a joint press conference with Mitsubishi Motors Corp. in Yokohama, near Tokyo. Japanese media say Tokyo prosecutors charged Ghosn on Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, with underreporting his income by 5 billion yen ($44 million) over five years, with another executive and the company. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
December 10, 2018 - 5:33 am
TOKYO (AP) — Prosecutors have charged Nissan Motor Co.'s former chairman Carlos Ghosn, another executive and the automaker itself for allegedly underreporting income. The charges imposed Monday involve allegations Ghosn's pay was underreported by about 5 billion yen ($44 million) in 2011-2015. The...
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In a Dec. 7, 2009 file photo, Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm drives a pre-production Chevrolet Volt at the Hamtramck Assembly plant in Hamtramck, Mich. GMs' planned shutdown of its Detroit-Hamtramck plant would leave only one auto assembly factory in the city known for "putting America on wheels," but the closure and job losses are not expected to stall-out Detroit's remarkable comeback following its 2014 bankruptcy exit. GM wants to close four facilities in the United States and one in Canada. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
December 08, 2018 - 8:21 am
DETROIT (AP) — General Motors' planned shutdown of its Detroit-Hamtramck plant would leave only one auto assembly factory in the city known for "putting America on wheels," but the closure and job losses are not expected to stall-out Detroit's comeback since its 2014 bankruptcy exit. Experts say a...
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FILE- In this Nov. 21, 2018, file photo, a man walks past the logo of Nissan Motor Co. at Nissan Motor Co. Global Headquarters in Yokohama near Tokyo. Nissan, the Japanese automaker under scrutiny after its former chairman Carlos Ghosn was arrested on suspicion of financial misconduct, is recalling 150,000 vehicles spanning 11 models in Japan for dubious inspections for brakes and steering. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
December 07, 2018 - 4:40 am
TOKYO (AP) — Nissan, the Japanese automaker under scrutiny after its former chairman Carlos Ghosn was arrested on suspicion of financial misconduct, is recalling 150,000 vehicles spanning 11 models in Japan for dubious inspections for brakes and steering. Nissan Motor Co. Corporate Vice President...
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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 - 3:27 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 - 1:57 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 - 6:48 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 told reporters after a meeting at the White House that the automaker in talks with Ford. The meeting was held Tuesday with executives from VW, BMW and...
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BMW Vice President for Government and External Affairs Bryan Jacobs arrives for a meeting with Trump Administration officials at the White House complex in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
December 04, 2018 - 12:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump plans to meet briefly Tuesday with the heads of three leading German automakers. The meeting comes at a time of elevated U.S.-European trade tensions in which car exports have been a focus. Trump has threatened to slap tariffs on auto imports from Europe and...
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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 - 9:10 am
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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