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Auburn auto supplier expands, adds jobs

Jul. 23, 2019 1:53 PM EDT

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has announced that an Italian auto supplier plans to expand its operation in Auburn. Ivey's office said Tuesday that the $15 million expansion project at 2A USA in Auburn will create more than 50 jobs. The facility is a Tier 1 supplier to major producers of...

Daimler welcomes investment by Chinese partner BAIC

Jul. 23, 2019 6:27 AM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Automaker Daimler says its Chinese partner BAIC Group has taken a 5% equity stake, a move Daimler said reinforces the cooperation between the two companies. Daimler, maker of Mercedes-Benz cars, said Tuesday that BAIC acquired the stake through a fully-owned subsidiary, Investment...

Editorials from around Ohio

Jul. 22, 2019 4:32 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers: Ohio budget prioritizes our children The Canton Repository July 21 Children first. Well before he became governor last November, Mike DeWine said his administration would increase attention on and funding for our state's youngest and most...

Volvo recalls some 500,000 vehicles due faulty engine part

Jul. 22, 2019 9:58 AM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — Volvo Cars is recalling about half a million cars worldwide because of a faulty engine component that may in extreme cases cause a vehicle to catch a fire. The Swedish carmaker said Monday the affected cars are two-liter, four-cylinder diesel engines manufactured between 2014 and 2019 in...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump team warps Omar words on 9/11, al Qaida

Jul. 22, 2019 12:05 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump attributed statements to a Democratic congresswoman that she didn't make as he set off an incendiary week of vilification with accusations that she and three other lawmakers of color hate America. One of his top White House advisers, Stephen Miller, reinforced the...

Olympic robots offer 'virtual' attendance, help out on field

Jul. 21, 2019 10:27 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A cart-like robot scuttles across the field to bring back javelins and discuses. A towering screen-on-wheels is designed for "virtual" attendance. The cute ones are, naturally, the likeness of the Olympic and Paralympic mascots. Japanese automaker Toyota Motor Corp., a major Olympic sponsor,...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump and Dems on an incendiary week

Jul. 20, 2019 8:07 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump attributed statements to a Democratic congresswoman that she didn't make as he set off an incendiary week of vilification with accusations that she and three other lawmakers of color hate America. The episode roiled the capital and excited Trump's North Carolina...

Bigger tires in store for Formula One

Jul. 19, 2019 5:28 PM EDT

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Formula One tires are getting a makeover to make them look more like the ones auto racing fans can buy for their own cars. The circuit will switch to 18-inch tires beginning in the 2021 season, one of a series of changes it is making as it embarks on a new contract with the Italian...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump, Harris both wrong about auto sector

Jul. 19, 2019 2:16 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Renaissance or ruin? Americans are being presented with two starkly different accounts of the state of the auto industry, one from President Donald Trump and the other from California Sen. Kamala Harris, a Democratic presidential candidate. Neither is accurate. Trump claims to be a one-man...

Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga hires new CEO

Jul. 19, 2019 8:19 AM EDT

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A Volkswagen plant in Tennessee is getting a new chief executive who in the coming months will work on an $800 million expansion and oversee two vehicle launches. The Times Free Press reports 58-year-old Tom du Plessis will be taking over as CEO for Frank Fischer who took the...