Automobile manufacturing

March 27, 2019 - 10:14 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Ford said Wednesday it will close three factories in Russia, causing heavy job losses, as it pulls out of passenger vehicle manufacturing in the country. The U.S. carmaker said it will stop making passenger cars in Russia by the end of June, closing vehicle assembly plants in St...
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Co-chairs of the Special Committee for Improving Governance, Seiichiro Nishioka, left, and Sadayuki Sakakibara, right, attend a press conference in Yokohama, near Tokyo Wednesday, March 27, 2019. Nissan’s committee, set up to strengthen corporate governance after the arrest of former Chairman Carlos Ghosn, is recommending the Japanese automaker add more independent outside directors on its board and better oversee compensation and auditing. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
March 27, 2019 - 9:06 am
YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — A Nissan committee set up to strengthen corporate governance after the arrest of former Chairman Carlos Ghosn said Wednesday an investigation found he had wielded too much power and recommended the scandal-hit Japanese automaker add more independent outside directors to its...
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March 22, 2019 - 10:15 am
ORION TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Less than a week after a series of critical tweets from the president over an Ohio plant closure, General Motors is announcing plans to add 400 jobs and build a new electric vehicle at a factory north of Detroit. The company says it will spend $300 million at its plant...
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March 20, 2019 - 11:01 am
DETROIT (AP) — Ford is repackaging a previously announced manufacturing investment in the Detroit area and now says it will spend $900 million and create 900 new jobs over the next four years. Most of the new workers will build a new generation of electric vehicle at a Ford factory in Flat Rock,...
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FILE- In a file photo from July 14, 2015, Norwood Jewell, Vice President of the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles US Department, United Auto Workers, during the opening of contract negotiations in Detroit. The former vice president has been charged with conspiracy in a scheme with Fiat Chrysler to buy meals, golf and other perks with money from the automaker. It's the latest development in the government's investigation of how officials at Fiat Chrysler and the UAW enriched themselves by using money set aside for a job-training center. The conspiracy charge against Jewell was filed Monday, March 18, 2019, as a criminal information, which means a guilty plea is likely. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
March 18, 2019 - 3:56 pm
DETROIT (AP) — A former vice president at the United Auto Workers was charged Monday in a scheme with Fiat Chrysler executives to buy meals, golf and other perks with the automaker's money — the highest-ranking official snagged in an investigation that has exposed corruption between labor and...
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March 18, 2019 - 8:30 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is escalating his pressure on General Motors, as he calls for the company to reopen an Ohio manufacturing plant. Trump tweeted Monday that GM should: "Close a plant in China or Mexico, where you invested so heavily pre-Trump," and "Bring jobs home!" Trump...
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March 17, 2019 - 7:31 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump stepped up his pressure on General Motors to reopen an Ohio manufacturing plant that recently closed and put 1,700 people out of work. Trump's arm-twisting came in a series of separate tweets on Saturday and Sunday . He capped his weekend rant against the GM...
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FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2017 file photo Martin Winterkorn, former CEO of the German car manufacturer 'Volkswagen', arrives for a questioning at an investigation committee of the German federal parliament in Berlin, Germany. The Securities and Exchange Commission is charging Volkswagen and former CEO Martin Winterkorn with defrauding American investors during an emissions scandal. The SEC said that between April 2014 and May 2015 Volkswagen issued more than $13 billion in bonds and asset-backed securities in U.S. markets when senior executives knew that more than 500,000 vehicles in the country grossly exceeded legal vehicle emissions limits. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, file)
March 15, 2019 - 7:44 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. regulators charged Volkswagen and former CEO Martin Winterkorn with defrauding investors during its massive diesel emissions scandal. The charges from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission come two years after the German automaker settled with the U.S. over criminal and...
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People ride bicycles past new Honda cars stored underneath an overpass in Beijing, Thursday, March 14, 2019. The downturn in China's auto market worsened in January and February as an economic slowdown and a tariff fight with Washington chilled demand in the industry's biggest global market. Sales of SUVs, minivans, and sedans plunged 17.5 percent from a year earlier to 3.2 million SUVs, minivans and sedans in the first two months of 2019, according to an industry group, the China Association of Auto Manufacturers. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
March 14, 2019 - 6:49 am
BEIJING (AP) — The downturn in China's auto market worsened in January and February as an economic slowdown and a tariff fight with Washington chilled demand in the industry's biggest global market. Sales of SUVs, minivans and sedans plunged 17.5 percent from a year earlier to 3.2 million SUVs,...
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FILE -- In this Saturday, March 9, 2019 file photo robots work on a VW Passat car at a plant of the car manufacturer Volkswagen in Emden, Germany. (Joerg Sarbach/dpa via AP, file)
March 13, 2019 - 6:27 am
BERLIN (AP) — German carmaker Volkswagen AG says it expects to shed between 5,000 and 7,000 jobs at its core brand by 2023 as a result of increasing automation of "routine tasks." The Wolfsburg-based company said Wednesday that the Volkswagen brand can cut the posts by not recruiting replacements...
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