Automobile manufacturing

Bill Merkle works on making protective masks in Warren, Mich., Thursday, April 23, 2020. General Motors has about 400 workers at the now-closed transmission plant in suburban Detroit. All over the country, blue-collar and salaried workers have raised their hands to make medical equipment as companies repurpose factories to answer calls for help from beleaguered nurses, doctors and paramedics who are treating patients with the highly contagious new coronavirus COVID-19. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
April 25, 2020 - 7:17 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Cindy Parkhurst could have stayed home collecting most of her pay while the Ford plant where she normally works remains closed due to coronavirus fears. Instead, she along with hundreds of workers at Ford, General Motors, Toyota and other companies has gone back to work to make face...
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Idle businesses and empty parking lots are shown Saturday, April 4, 2020, in Chandler, Ariz. The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed and retail stores may have been changed forever by the outbreak. (AP Photo/Matt York)
April 24, 2020 - 7:55 pm
The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Friday related to the global economy, the work place and the spread of the virus. ________________________ GOVERNMENT & CENTRAL BANKS: Governments around the globe are...
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April 21, 2020 - 3:10 am
BERLIN (AP) — Volvo and the truck division of Daimler have agreed to set up a joint venture to develop and produce fuel cell systems for heavy vehicles, the Swedish and German companies said Tuesday. The two firms said that they will be equal partners in the new enterprise. Daimler Truck will put...
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A saleswoman waits for customers in a shop as many smaller stores are allowed to open in Essen, Germany, Monday, April 20, 2020. Europe's biggest economy, starts reopening some of its stores and factories after weeks of lockdown due to the new coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
April 20, 2020 - 8:55 pm
The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Monday related to the global economy, the work place and the spread of the virus. ________________________ RESTRICTIONS VARY: North American border-crossing limits are being...
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In this April 16, 2020, a few cars and trucks drive on the usually very crowded main highway around Frankfurt, Germany, that is seen in the background. As the restrictions to avoid the spreading of the coronavirus are eased, Chancellor Angela Merkel has pointed to South Korea as an example of how Germany will have to improve measures to “get ahead” of the pandemic with more testing and tracking of cases so that the rate of infections can be slowed. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
April 17, 2020 - 3:56 am
MILAN (AP) — European car sales tanked last month amid strict lockdown measures to contain the coronavirus that shut down dealerships for at least half of March and dried up consumer spending. The European carmaker’s association, ACEA, said Friday that new car registrations ‘’recorded a dramatic...
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A woman wearing a protective mask walks past a closed children's clothing store in the Hispanic, Little Village in Chicago, Wednesday, April 15, 2020. The first U.S. economic indicators to capture the devastation brought on by the pandemic have begun to arrive, showing a plunge in retail sales exceeding what happened during the economic crisis a decade ago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
April 15, 2020 - 6:53 pm
The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Wednesday related to the global economy, the work place and the spread of the virus. ________________________ NUMBERS TELL A GRIM STORY: Data just emerging paints a...
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FILE - In this April 8, 2020, file photo, workers assemble cars at the Dongfeng Honda Automobile Co., Ltd factory in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province. China's auto sales sank 48.4% in March from a year ago as the economy reeled from the coronavirus, according to an industry group, adding to strains for the struggling industry in its biggest global market. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
April 11, 2020 - 6:33 am
BEIJING (AP) — China’s auto sales sank 48.4% in March from a year ago as the economy reeled from the coronavirus, according to an industry group, adding to strains for the struggling industry in its biggest global market. Sales of SUVs, sedans and minivans totaled just over 1 million, the China...
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Patrolman Elliot Landrau keeps watch at the West Side Market, Friday, April 10, 2020, in Cleveland. There were fewer shoppers this year before the Easter holiday than in previous years due to the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
April 10, 2020 - 4:23 pm
The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Friday related to the global economy, the work place and the spread of the virus. ________________________ CONSUMER DURESS: The consumer drives about 70% of all economic...
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April 10, 2020 - 4:46 am
PARIS (AP) — Renault says it is seeking billions in state-backed loans, cancelling its dividend for 2019 and its chairman is taking a pay cut, as the French automaker tries to weather the coronavirus crisis. Jean-Dominique Senard’s pay will be cut by 25% for the second quarter of 2020. But...
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In this photo provided by Toyota Motor Corp., Toyota Chief Executive Akio Toyoda speaks during a video meeting at his office in Nagoya, central Japan, Friday, April 10, 2020. Toyoda promised Friday the Japanese auto industry would protect jobs, as it braces to overcome the unfolding crisis set off by the coronavirus pandemic. Toyoda, speaking as head of the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association, said he was worried the Japanese economy might be destroyed before the world can win the fight against the sickness caused by COVID-19. (Toyota Motor Corp. via AP)
April 10, 2020 - 2:59 am
TOKYO (AP) — Toyota Chief Executive Akio Toyoda promised Friday that the Japanese auto industry would seek to protect jobs worldwide as it endures the coronavirus pandemic. Toyoda, speaking as head of the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association, said he was worried the Japanese economy might be...
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