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Lawsuit filed in exploding air bag death in Michigan

Aug. 12, 2022 16:05 PM EDT

HOUGHTON, Mich. (AP) — The family of a Michigan woman who was killed after an air bag module exploded in her SUV following a crash filed a lawsuit alleging negligence. The complaint was filed Thursday in Houghton County Circuit Court and names Arc Automotive Inc., General Motors...

Man arrested in death of co-worker at Michigan GM plant

Aug. 11, 2022 12:39 PM EDT

ORION TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A cleaning service employee who was working at a General Motors plant in Michigan was killed Thursday during an altercation with a co-worker, authorities said. It's not clear what led to the fight at the Orion Assembly Plant in Orion Township or how the...

Japan's Honda sees declining profits on semiconductor crunch

Aug. 10, 2022 04:02 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Honda’s fiscal first quarter profit fell 33% from last year as a global computer chip shortage, a pandemic-related lockdown in China and the rising costs of raw materials hurt the Japanese automaker. Tokyo-based Honda Motor Co. reported Wednesday that its profit...

'The Sacrifice Zone': Myanmar bears cost of green energy

Aug. 09, 2022 12:49 PM EDT

The birds no longer sing, and the herbs no longer grow. The fish no longer swim in rivers that have turned a murky brown. The animals do not roam, and the cows are sometimes found dead. The people in this northern Myanmar forest have lost a way of life that goes back generations. But...

'The Sacrifice Zone': Myanmar bears cost of green energy

Aug. 09, 2022 07:01 AM EDT

The birds no longer sing. The fish no longer swim in rivers that have turned a murky brown. The animals do not roam, and the cows are sometimes found dead. The people in this northern Myanmar forest have lost a way of life that goes back generations. But if they complain, they, too,...

Senate passes bill to boost computer chip production in US

Jul. 27, 2022 16:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bill designed to encourage more semiconductor companies to build chip plants in the United States passed the Senate on Wednesday as lawmakers raced to finish work on a key priority of the Biden administration. The $280 billion measure, which awaits a House vote,...

Energy Dept. backs $2.5B loan to GM venture for EV batteries

Jul. 26, 2022 12:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A joint venture between General Motors and South Korean battery company LG Energy Solution is set to receive a $2.5 billion loan from the Energy Department to build battery cell factories for electric vehicles in three states. The Energy Department said it has...

Hobbled by chip, other shortages, GM profit slides 40% in Q2

Jul. 26, 2022 11:06 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors' second-quarter net income fell 40% from a year ago as computer chip and parts shortages hobbled factory output and drove the company's U.S. sales down more than 15%. The Detroit automaker earned $1.67 billion from April through June, in part because...

Automakers targeting average households with new crop of EVs

Jul. 19, 2022 13:35 PM EDT

WARREN, Mich. (AP) — In their first rollouts of electric vehicles, America's automakers targeted people who value short-range economy cars. Then came EVs for luxury buyers and drivers of pickups and delivery vans. Now, the companies are zeroing in at the heart of the U.S. auto...

GM CEO Barra says headquarters to stay in downtown Detroit

Jul. 18, 2022 17:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — General Motors will keep its headquarters in its seven-building office tower complex in downtown Detroit, its CEO says. Mary Barra, in an interview with The Associated Press, said the automaker's main office will remain in the Renaissance Center, the centerpiece of...