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For Formula E teams, winning is almost secondary

Jul. 14, 2019 12:14 PM EDT

Sure, Formula E teams want to win and make money. That's a given. The big automobile manufacturers who fund the open-wheel electric cars that whir around tracks all over the world also have a bigger goal in mind: research and development. Brand named automakers — from BMW to Audi to Jaguar — compete...

Business Highlights

Jul. 12, 2019 5:01 PM EDT

___ Report: FTC approves roughly $5B fine for Facebook SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Wall Street Journal report says that the FTC has voted this week to approve a fine of about $5 billion for Facebook over privacy violations. The report Friday cites an unnamed person familiar with the matter. Facebook and the FTC...

Markets Right Now: Stocks end week of gains at record highs

Jul. 12, 2019 4:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Stocks are ending a week of steady gains with more record closes for major U.S. indexes. Technology, industrial companies and retailers put up some of the biggest gains on Friday, as they have for much of the year. HP...

VW, Ford team up to make autonomous, electric vehicles

Jul. 12, 2019 3:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Volkswagen will invest $2.6 billion into a Pittsburgh autonomous vehicle company that's mostly owned by Ford as the automakers who were once rivals deepen their partnership to develop driverless and electric vehicles in an ultra-competitive landscape. The two automakers will become equal...

The Latest: Experts like what they see in Ford, VW tie-up

Jul. 12, 2019 9:25 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Ford's alliance with Volkswagen (all times local): 9:25 a.m. Auto industry watchers say Ford and Volkswagen have the right idea with their new partnership to develop autonomous and electronic vehicle technology. The companies on Friday announced Friday that Volkswagen will...

Ford, Volkswagen to reveal details on global alliance

Jul. 11, 2019 4:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Ford and Volkswagen are planning to unveil details about their budding alliance to build mobility services and autonomous and electric vehicles. Executives from both companies are planning to reveal details Friday morning. The two companies announced plans in January to collaborate on...

Harley-Davidson's electric Hog: 0 to 60 mph in 3 seconds

Jul. 11, 2019 3:10 PM EDT

Harley-Davidson is releasing details about the electric motorcycle it's rolling out this year that it hopes will capture the imagination of a new generation of riders and put a charge into its diminishing sales. The LiveWire, which will soon be available in a limited number of dealerships, will cost nearly...

Feds: Truck driver likely caused self-driving shuttle crash

Jul. 11, 2019 1:24 PM EDT

A collision between an experimental self-driving shuttle and a semi in downtown Las Vegas was probably the truck driver's fault, but the shuttle operator didn't have quick access to a controller that could have honked the horn or moved the autonomous vehicle, contributing to the accident, federal investigators...

Mazda recalls over 262K vehicles to fix engine stall problem

Jul. 10, 2019 9:08 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Mazda is recalling more than 262,000 SUVs and cars in the U.S. to fix a software problem that could cause the engines to stall unexpectedly. The recall covers certain Mazda6 midsize sedans and CX-5 SUVs from the 2018 and 2019 model years. Also included are Mazda3 small cars from 2019. Mazda...

Electric Jaguars to be made in UK despite Brexit uncertainty

Jul. 5, 2019 5:22 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Jaguar Land Rover says it will manufacture a range of electric cars in the U.K., a boost to an industry braced for turmoil ahead of Britain's departure from the European Union. The all-electric version of the Jaguar XJ sedan will be made at the firm's factory in Castle Bromwich, in central...