Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Automotive industry

In this Wednesday, May 4, 2016 file photo, a visitor walks past child seats, manufactured by Takata Corp., displayed at an automaker's showroom in Tokyo.(AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)

BY TOM KRISHER, DEE-ANN DURBIN and ED WHITE DETROIT (AP) — Takata Corp. has agreed to plead guilty to a single criminal charge and will pay $1 billion in fines and restitution for a years-long scheme to conceal a deadly ...
Emergency responders talk outside McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing after a possible explosion Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, in Dodge Center, Minn. (Andrew Link/Rochester Post Bulletin via AP)

DODGE CENTER, Minn. (AP) — A truck plant explosion in a small southeastern Minnesota town injured six people Wednesday but many more employees could have been hurt, authorities said. Many employees at McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing Inc. in Dodge Center ...
In this Oct. 13, 2015, file photo, a Volkswagen Touareg diesel is tested in the Environmental Protection Agency's cold temperature test facility in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

BY TOM KRISHER and DAVID MCHUGH DETROIT (AP) — The imminent criminal plea deal between Volkswagen and U.S. prosecutors in an emissions-cheating scandal could be bad news for one group of people: VW employees who had a role in the ...
Herbert Diess, Member of the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG, Chairman of the Board of Management of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand speaks before the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

BY DAVID McHUGH FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — It’s ironic: Volkswagen spent 2016 battling a huge scandal over cars it rigged to cheat on emissions tests. And now stands a decent chance to pass Toyota for the title of world’s biggest ...
General Motors Executive Chief Engineer Autonomous & Electrified Vehicles and New Technology Pam Fletcher, left, and Bolt Chief Engineer Josh Tavel stand next to a Chevy Bolt after being named top car in the North America at the North American International Auto show, Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

BY JEFF KAROUB DETROIT (AP) — The Chevy Bolt has been named top car in North America, an important milestone for a car General Motors hopes will finally get Americans hooked on electric vehicles. The Honda Ridgeline grabbed the honor ...
In an Oct. 24, 2007 file photo, workers leave the Warren Truck Assembly, a Chrysler automobile factory, during a shift change in Warren, Michigan. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

BY TOM KRISHER DETROIT (AP) — Fiat Chrysler will add three new Jeeps to its lineup including a pickup truck as it invests $1 billion in two U.S. factories, furthering its effort to increase production of hot-selling SUVs and pickup ...
This Feb. 14, 2013, file photo, shows a Mercedes logo on a Mercedes automobile at the Pittsburgh Auto Show in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

DETROIT (AP) — Mercedes-Benz is recalling nearly 48,000 SUVs in the U.S. to fix a sensor problem that could stop the front passenger air bag from inflating in a crash. The recall covers certain GL, GLE and GLS models from ...

BY DEE-ANN DURBIN FLAT ROCK, Mich. (AP) — Ford Motor Co. is canceling plans to build a new $1.6 billion factory in Mexico, and will invest at least some of the savings in new electric and autonomous vehicles to be ...
In this Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016, file photo, President-elect Donald Trump speaks to reporters at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

BY TOM KRISHER DETROIT (AP) — In another tweet targeting a U.S. company, President-elect Donald Trump is threatening to slap a tax on General Motors for importing compact cars to the U.S. from Mexico. But GM makes the vast majority ...
This Friday, May 16, 2014, file photo, shows the General Motors logo at the company's world headquarters in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors will temporarily close five factories next month as it tries to reduce a growing inventory of cars on dealer lots. The factories will close anywhere from one to three weeks due to the ongoing U.S. ...
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