Automobile manufacturing

FILE - This June 25, 2017 file photo shows TK Holdings Inc. headquarters in Auburn Hills, Mich. Bankrupt air bag maker Takata is recalling about 1.4 million driver's side inflators in the U.S. because they could explode and hurl shrapnel. They also may not inflate properly to protect people in a crash. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
December 04, 2019 - 3:04 pm
DETROIT (AP) — A new and distinct problem has been discovered in air bags made by the now bankrupt company Takata which has led to at least one death. The recently discovered malfunction is different than the defect that led to at least 24 deaths and hundreds of injuries worldwide, though the...
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FILE - In this May 10, 2011, file photo, United Auto Workers Vice President - GM Department Joe Ashton talks during a news conference in Toledo, Ohio. Ashton pleaded guilty Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, to corruption charges admitting he received a $250,000 kickback after arranging a contract for 58,000 watches. Ashton led the union's General Motors department until July 2014 and also had a seat on the automaker's board. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski File)
December 04, 2019 - 2:59 pm
DETROIT (AP) — A retired vice president at the United Auto Workers pleaded guilty Wednesday to corruption charges, admitting he received a $250,000 kickback after arranging a contract for 58,000 watches. Joe Ashton led the union's General Motors department until July 2014 and also had a seat on the...
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December 04, 2019 - 4:04 am
VERONA, Italy (AP) — In a story Dec. 3 about a calendar issued by Italy’s Pirelli tire company, The Associated Press misidentified the calendar’s photographer. He is Paolo Roversi, not Patrizio Roversi. Also, one of the actresses featured in the calendar is Kristen Stewart, not Kristen Steward. A...
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FILE - In this Dec. 4, 2015, file photo Ray Curry, a regional director of the United Auto Workers, speaks in Chattanooga, Tenn. The UAW union has replaced its auditing firm, added four internal auditors and has hired a big accounting firm to study its financial controls in an effort to prevent embezzlement and bribery discovered in a federal probe of the union. The moves announced Monday, Dec. 2, 2019 by Secretary-Treasurer Curry come after last month’s resignation of President Gary Jones, who has been implicated in the scandal. (AP Photo/Erik Schelzig, File)
December 02, 2019 - 2:44 pm
DETROIT (AP) — The United Auto Workers union has replaced its auditing firm, added four internal auditors and hired a big accounting firm to study its financial controls in an effort to prevent a repeat of the embezzlement and bribery discovered in a federal probe of the union. The moves announced...
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Nissan Chief Executive Makoto Uchida speaks during a press conference in the automaker's headquarters in Yokohama, near Tokyo Monday, Dec. 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
December 02, 2019 - 1:24 am
TOKYO (AP) — Nissan’s new chief executive Makoto Uchida reaffirmed Monday the importance of the Japanese automaker’s alliance with France’s Renault, as it strives to puts its financial scandals behind it. A day after he up his post, Uchida told reporters he will emphasize transparency and work to...
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FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2019, file photo, the Fiat logo is mounted on a 2019 500 L on display at the 2019 Pittsburgh International Auto Show in Pittsburgh. argainers for the United Auto Workers union and Fiat Chrysler are close to reaching a tentative deal on a new four-year contract, a person briefed on the matter said Saturday, Nov. 30. The deal, which could be announced Saturday, includes a $9,000 signing bonus, a promise not to close any factories for the next four years and a commitment to keep making vehicles at a plant in Belvidere, Illinois, said the person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the talks are confidential. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
November 30, 2019 - 7:49 am
DETROIT (AP) — Bargainers for the United Auto Workers union and Fiat Chrysler are close to reaching a tentative deal on a new four-year contract, a person briefed on the matter said Saturday. The deal, which could be announced Saturday, includes a $9,000 signing bonus, a promise not to close any...
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November 29, 2019 - 6:50 am
BERLIN (AP) — German automaker Daimler said Friday that it plans to cut thousands of jobs worldwide by the end of 2022. It plans not to fill some vacant posts and to offer severance packages in Germany to reduce administrative jobs. The company had said Nov. 14 that it plans to slash costs by 1.4...
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CDU party chairwoman Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer takes a seat in an electric ID.3 car displayed by the car manufacturer Volkswagen at the German Christian Democrats Party (CDU) convention in Leipzig, Germany, Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)
November 28, 2019 - 1:21 am
BERLIN (AP) — A German appeals court has ruled in several lawsuits against automaker Volkswagen, saying consumers who unknowingly bought cars with software installed to cheat diesel emissions tests deserve compensation but those who purchased them later don’t. The Stuttgart appeals court ruled...
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November 27, 2019 - 11:26 pm
YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Nissan is investing 33 billion yen ($303 million) in its flagship auto plant in Japan’s Tochigi prefecture in a first rollout of a production system geared toward electric vehicles. Nissan Motor Co. Executive Vice President Hideyuki Sakamoto said Thursday that manufacturing...
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FILE - In this Nov. 21, 2019 file photo, Tesla CEO Elon Musk introduces the Cybertruck at Tesla's design studio in Hawthorne, Calif. Musk is taking on the workhorse heavy pickup truck market with his latest electric vehicle. The much-hyped unveil of Tesla’s electric pickup truck went off script Thursday night when supposedly unbreakable window glass shattered twice when hit with a large metal ball. The failed stunt, which ranks high on the list of embarrassing auto industry rollouts, came just after Musk bragged about the strength of “Tesla Armor Glass” on the wedge-shaped “Cybertruck.” (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu, File)
November 22, 2019 - 4:43 pm
The much-hyped unveiling of Tesla’s electric pickup truck went off script Thursday night when supposedly unbreakable window glass splintered twice when hit with a large metal ball. The failed stunt, which ranks high on the list of embarrassing auto industry rollouts, came just after CEO Elon Musk...
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