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Column: Red Bull's mysterious investigation into Christian Horner overshadowing start of F1 season

Feb. 22, 2024 00:02 AM EST

Testing for the upcoming Formula 1 season began this week and there was Christian Horner, the head of Red Bull Racing, still leading his team as it begins its bid for a fourth consecutive championship. Horner was also front and center a week ago at Red Bull's launch of its 2024 car...

Ford and UAW reach local contract agreement at Kentucky Truck plant, averting threat of a strike

Feb. 21, 2024 10:28 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Ford Motor Co. and the United Auto Workers union have reached a tentative agreement on a local contract at the company's largest and most profitable factory, averting the threat of a strike. The union said last week said that nearly 9,000 workers at the Kentucky...

Editorial Roundup: Michigan

Feb. 19, 2024 15:02 PM EST

Traverse City Record-Eagle. February 16, 2024. Editorial: Jail diversion corrects the systems A young man overdoses, and is so far gone that six doses of Narcan are required to bring him back to life. That night, the 21-year-old cried for hours because...

'Malcolm in the Middle' star Frankie Muniz back at Daytona and rising up the NASCAR racing ladder

Feb. 16, 2024 18:09 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Frankie Muniz was running late. Or so he thought. The 38-year-old actor-turned-race-car-driver was wandering through the Daytona International Speedway infield on Friday with no idea where to go. He was lost, essentially feeling like “ Malcolm in the...

Auto workers threaten to strike again at Ford's huge Kentucky truck plant in local contract dispute

Feb. 16, 2024 16:37 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The United Auto Workers union is threatening to go on strike next week at Ford Motor Co.'s largest and most profitable factory in a dispute over local contract language. The union said Friday that nearly 9,000 workers at the Kentucky Truck Plant in Louisville will...

Ford awaiting Red Bull investigation into Horner but stresses high moral values company holds

Feb. 16, 2024 12:52 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Red Bull future engine supplier Ford Motor Co. said Friday it is awaiting the results of an investigation into alleged inappropriate behavior by team principal Christian Horner, but a top executive stressed that Ford holds its company and partners to very high moral...

Ford CEO says company will rethink where it builds vehicles after last year's autoworkers strike

Feb. 15, 2024 17:40 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Last fall's contentious United Auto Workers' strike changed Ford's relationship with the union to the point where it will “think carefully” about where it builds future vehicles, Ford's top executive said Thursday. CEO Jim Farley told the Wolfe Research Global...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Feb. 12, 2024 18:29 PM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Feb. 6 The Washington Post on AM radio Contrary to the popular refrain, video never really did kill the radio star. Electric vehicles, however, might do the job. The question is whether...

GM's Cruise robotaxi unit hires veteran Ford and Apple official to be its safety chief after crash

Feb. 12, 2024 16:21 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Cruise, the troubled General Motors autonomous vehicle unit, has hired a veteran automotive and technology company safety official for the critical position of chief safety officer. Steve Kenner, who has held top safety positions at multiple companies over nearly...

Less is more? Consumers have fewer choices as brands prune their offerings to focus on best sellers

Feb. 12, 2024 12:03 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — How much choice is too much? Apparently for Coca-Cola, it's about 400 different types of drinks. That's why the beverage company recently decided to discontinue half of them, shedding brands like Tab, Zico coconut water, Diet Coke Feisty Cherry and...