Automobile manufacturing

FILE- In this Dec. 17, 2018, file photo, a pair of athletic shoes designed for the military are laced up at a New Balance factory in Norridgewock, Maine. On Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, the Federal Reserve reports on U.S. industrial production for January. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)
February 15, 2019 - 7:18 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. industrial production fell 0.6 percent in January, stemming in large part from an 8.8 percent plunge in the making of motor vehicles and auto parts. The Federal Reserve said Friday that that the manufacturing component of the index dropped 0.9 percent last month, reversing a...
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FILE - In this March 8, 2018 file photo photo Volkswagen cars are pictured during a final quality control at the Volkswagen plant in Wolfsburg, Germany. Germany's economic growth has stagnated in the last three months of the year. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, file)
February 15, 2019 - 5:50 am
MILAN (AP) — The European carmakers' association says new passenger car sales in the region dropped by 4.6 percent in January, weighed down by big declines in Spain and Italy. Despite the drop, the association said Friday that the 1.2 million cars sold last month in the European Union marked the...
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Renault Chairman Jean-Dominique Senard waves upon arrival at Haneda international airport in Tokyo Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. Senard, who recently replaced Carlos Ghosn, is expected to meet Renault's alliance partner Nissan's Chief Executive Hiroto Saikawa for merging the two automakers under one holding company. (Akiko Matsushita/Kyodo News via AP)
February 14, 2019 - 2:51 am
PARIS (AP) — In its first results since the downfall of former chairman Carlos Ghosn, French carmaker Renault reported a 35 percent slump in profits last year and warned about the impact to business if Britain crashes out of the European Union next month without a deal. Renault said Thursday that...
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FILE- In this Feb. 7, 2019, file photo the Lexus LS500 is displayed during the media preview of the Chicago Auto Show in Chicago. J.D. Power’s annual survey found that Lexus was the most dependable brand for the eighth-straight year. (AP photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
February 13, 2019 - 10:11 am
DETROIT (AP) — Automobiles are getting more reliable, but J.D. Power's annual survey finds problems with battery failures, transmission shifting and voice recognition systems. The survey found that Lexus was the most dependable brand for the eighth-straight year, but some mass-market brands cracked...
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February 13, 2019 - 7:13 am
PARIS (AP) — France is planning to invest 700 million euros ($790 million) over the next five years to boost its production of battery cells for electric cars. Advisers to French President Emmanuel Macron said he is set to make the announcement Wednesday night at a dinner of international carmakers...
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In this May 12, 2016, photo, then Nissan Motor Co. President and CEO Carlos Ghosn speaks during a press conference in Yokohama, near Tokyo. Motonari Ohtsuru, the lawyer who had initially headed his defense, resigned as of Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. Ghosn thanked his former legal team “for their tireless and diligent work and courage during the interrogation phase,” but said he wanted to hire a different lawyer for the trial. Ghosn said in a statement that he was determined to prove his innocence. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
February 13, 2019 - 6:40 am
PARIS (AP) — French car maker Renault won't pay former Chairman Carlos Ghosn millions of euros in compensation following his resignation. Renault said in a statement Wednesday its board unanimously decided to waive Ghosn's "non-compete commitment and, consequently, not to pay the corresponding...
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February 12, 2019 - 4:28 pm
GENEVA (AP) — Forty countries led by Japan and the European Union — but not the U.S. or China — have agreed to require new cars and light commercial vehicles to be equipped with automated braking systems starting as soon as next year, a U.N. agency said Tuesday. The regulation will require all...
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Nissan Motor Co. President and Chief Executive Officer Hiroto Saikawa speaks during a press conference at its Global Headquarter in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. Nissan reported a drop in third quarter profit to about a fourth of the previous year's, mainly because U.S. tax reforms had lifted profits a year earlier. Nissan has been rocked recently by the arrest of its former chairman, Carlos Ghosn, on charges of financial misconduct. (Akiko Matsushita/Kyodo News via AP)
February 12, 2019 - 4:08 am
TOKYO (AP) — Nissan lowered its profit forecast for the full year on Tuesday, partly due to special charges related to alleged false financial reporting by its former chairman, Carlos Ghosn. Nissan Motor Co.'s profit in the October-December quarter was 70.4 billion yen ($637 million), down from 301...
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February 08, 2019 - 5:38 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Subaru, Tesla, BMW, Volkswagen, Daimler Vans, Mercedes and Ferrari are recalling about 1.7 million vehicles to replace potentially deadly air bag inflators made by Takata Corp. of Japan. The inflators can hurl shrapnel into drivers and passengers. At least 23 people have died from...
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FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2017, file photo, then Renault Group CEO Carlos Ghosn listens during a media conference at La Defense business district, outside Paris. Carmaker Renault has alerted French authorities to a 50,000-euro gift from the chateau of Versailles to its former chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn, reportedly linked to his lavish wedding there. French newspaper Le Figaro reported that the chateau allowed Ghosn to host his wedding reception on its grounds in exchange for Renault's philanthropic activities to support the Versailles estate, resplendent home to France's last kings. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)
February 07, 2019 - 6:42 pm
PARIS (AP) — Carmaker Renault has alerted French authorities to a 50,000-euro gift from the chateau of Versailles to its former chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn — reportedly linked to his lavish wedding at the royal estate. Renault said in a statement Thursday that a company investigation found that...
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