Automobile manufacturing

FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2019, file photo, Nissan Chief Executive Makoto Uchida speaks during a press conference at the automaker's headquarters in Yokohama, near Tokyo. Japanese securities regulators are recommending that automaker Nissan be fined 2.4 billion yen ($22 million) for the under-reporting of compensation of its former chairman, Carlos Ghosn. The Securities and Exchange Surveillance Commission said Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, it made the recommendation to the government's Financial Services Agency. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
December 10, 2019 - 7:26 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese securities regulators are recommending that automaker Nissan be fined 2.4 billion yen ($22 million) for under-reporting compensation for its former chairman, Carlos Ghosn. The watchdog, the Securities and Exchange Surveillance Commission, said Tuesday it made the...
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In this April 16, 2019, photo, attendees take a close look at cars from BYD at the Auto Shanghai 2019 show in Shanghai. China's electric car sales are stalling following the end of multibillion-dollar subsidies that made it the biggest market for the technology. Communist leaders want to make China a leader in electric cars but are shifting the burden to the industry by imposing mandatory sales quotas (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
December 10, 2019 - 6:05 am
BEIJING (AP) — Looking for a new car, Yang Zhibo considered an electric but balked at prices that are thousands of dollars higher after Beijing wound down multibillion-dollar subsidies that made China the biggest market for the technology. The 27-year-old employee of a beverage distributor picked a...
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December 10, 2019 - 4:31 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's auto sales sank 5.4% in November from a year earlier, putting the industry's biggest global market on track to shrink for a second year. An industry group, the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers, said Tuesday drivers bought just over 2 million SUVs, sedans and...
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FILE - This Oct. 16, 2019, file photo shows a sign at a General Motors facility in Langhorne, Pa. General Motors and Korea's LG Chem have formed a joint venture to build an electric vehicle battery cell factory near Lordstown, Ohio, east of Cleveland. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
December 05, 2019 - 1:48 pm
WARREN, Mich. (AP) — General Motors and Korea's LG Chem have formed a joint venture to build an electric vehicle battery cell factory near Lordstown, Ohio, east of Cleveland. The companies also will work together on battery technology to bring down the cost for future GM electric vehicles. The new...
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FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2019 file photo, a Fiat logo is pictured on a car in Bayonne, southwestern France. Union leaders from Fiat Chrysler factories are sending a new four-year contract to a membership vote. (AP Photo/Bob Edme, File)
December 04, 2019 - 5:01 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Union leaders from Fiat Chrysler factories are sending a new four-year contract to a membership vote. The 47,000 members of the United Auto Workers union at the company will vote on the deal starting Friday. Local leaders assembled on Wednesday in Detroit to go over the pact, which...
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December 04, 2019 - 4:30 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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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 - 2:25 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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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 - 9:55 am
TOKYO (AP) — Nissan’s new chief executive, Makoto Uchida, reaffirmed on 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 taking his post, Uchida told reporters he will emphasize transparency and work...
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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 - 12:53 pm
DETROIT (AP) — The United Auto Workers and Fiat Chrysler reached a tentative agreement Saturday on a new four-year contract, which includes a total of $9 billion in investments but still needs final approval from workers. Both sides declined to offer details on the deal, but it includes a $9,000...
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November 29, 2019 - 9:50 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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