Automobile manufacturing

July 14, 2018 - 6:12 am
BERLIN (AP) — German automaker Opel reportedly faces questions over emissions from its diesel vehicles, an issue that's already tarnished many of its competitors. Germany's transport ministry confirmed a report by weekly Bild am Sonntag late Friday that authorities have asked the company to answer...
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July 13, 2018 - 4:33 pm
DETROIT (AP) — The wife of a late union official has been sentenced to 18 months in prison as part of a federal corruption investigation at a training center run by Fiat Chrysler and the United Auto Workers. A federal judge on Friday also ordered 54-year-old Monica Morgan to serve a year of...
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FILE - In this April 26, 2018, file photo, Chinese visitors stand near a glass panel reflecting a Chinese auto brand Lifan X70 SUV on display at the China Auto Show in Beijing. China's auto sales growth decelerated in June, adding to economic worries for Beijing amid a worsening trade battle with Washington. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
July 11, 2018 - 4:37 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's auto sales decelerated in June, adding to economic pressure on Beijing amid a worsening trade battle with Washington, an industry group reported Wednesday. Sales of SUVs, sedans and minivans rose 2.3 percent in the most populous auto market, down from May's 7.9 percent growth...
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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. Electric car producer Tesla says it will build its first factory outside the United States in Shanghai. Tesla says an agreement signed Tuesday, July 10, with a Shanghai city government agency calls for construction to start in the near future. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
July 10, 2018 - 9:07 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Electric car producer Tesla will build its first factory outside the United States in Shanghai, becoming the first wholly foreign-owned automaker in China. Tesla Inc.'s announcement comes amid mounting U.S.-Chinese tension over technology and follows Beijing's April promise to end...
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July 10, 2018 - 5:41 am
BEIJING (AP) — BMW Group and China's biggest SUV brand, Great Wall Motor, have announced a partnership to produce electric MINI vehicles in China. Tuesday's announcement comes as automakers pour billions of dollars into creating electric models for China, the biggest market for the technology,...
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President of the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China, Mats Harborn speaks during the release of a report in Beijing, China, Tuesday, July 10, 2018. The business group says European companies that export from China are changing the global flow of their goods to avoid higher American tariffs in a sign of the spreading impact of the U.S.-Chinese trade war. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
July 10, 2018 - 3:01 am
BEIJING (AP) — European companies that export from China are changing the global flow of their goods to avoid higher American tariffs, a business group said Tuesday, in a sign of the spreading impact of the U.S.-Chinese trade war. Tariff hikes are "hitting immediately the bottom line" of companies...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, March 21, 2018 file photo the logo of German car manufacturer BMW is pictured in Munich, Germany. Automaker BMW said Monday July 9, 2018, it will have to raise prices on the U.S.-built SUVs it sells in China due to 40 percent import tax on cars from the United States, in retaliation for higher tariffs on Chinese goods imposed by President Donald Trump.((AP Photo/Matthias Schrader, file)
July 09, 2018 - 9:31 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Automaker BMW says it will have to raise prices on the U.S.-built SUVs it sells in China due to higher tariffs. China raised the import tax on cars from the United States to 40 percent in retaliation for higher tariffs on Chinese goods imposed by President Donald Trump...
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July 09, 2018 - 4:47 am
TOKYO (AP) — Nissan Motor Co. says it has altered the results of exhaust emissions and fuel economy tests of new vehicles sold in Japan, in the latest misconduct to surface at the Japanese automaker. Nissan acknowledged in September that it had been carrying out illegal post-production tests at its...
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In this January 2017 photo, cars are parked waiting to be exported at Yokohama port near Tokyo. Japan’s government has warned in a report that a higher U.S. tariff on auto imports could backfire, jeopardizing hundreds of thousands of American jobs created by Japanese auto-related companies, raising prices for U.S. consumers and devastating the U.S. and global economy. (Kyodo News via AP)
June 29, 2018 - 9:47 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's government warned in a report Friday that a higher U.S. tariff on auto imports could backfire, jeopardizing hundreds of thousands of American jobs created by Japanese auto-related companies, raising prices for U.S. consumers and devastating the U.S. and global economy. Japan...
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FILE- This Jan. 4, 2018, file photo shows the interior of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, June 22. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
June 22, 2018 - 4:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Oil prices and energy companies rallied Friday after OPEC said it will produce more oil, but not as much as investors feared. While trade tensions remained in the headlines, U.S. stocks finished slightly higher at the end of a bumpy week. U.S. crude futures jumped 4.6 percent after...
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