Latest General Motors Co News

After years of plenty, auto workers want a bigger slice

Jul. 15, 2019 2:06 PM EDT

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Contract talks between the United Auto Workers and Detroit's three automakers kicked off with the union president departing from the traditionally friendly tone by telling Ford executives that workers want a bigger share of the companies' record profits. While Ford executives talked...

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...

Missouri governor signs GM tax break bill

Jul. 10, 2019 5:38 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson on Wednesday signed a business incentive bill aimed in part at enticing General Motors to expand in the state. The economic development package will allow GM to receive up to $50 million of tax credits over 10 years if it invests $750 million to expand a...

China's June auto sales fall, extending year-old decline

Jul. 10, 2019 12:59 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China's auto sales fell 7.8% in June amid a trade fight with Washington and slower economic growth, extending an unexpectedly painful downturn for automakers that are spending heavily to develop electric cars. Drivers in the global industry's biggest market bought 1.7 million SUVs, sedans...

H. Ross Perot rose from poverty to self-made billionaire

Jul. 9, 2019 5:51 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — H. Ross Perot rose from a childhood of Depression-era poverty to become a self-made billionaire who twice ran for president with a mixture of folksy sayings and simple solutions to America's problems. His 19% of the vote in 1992 stands among the best showings by an independent candidate in...

Colorful self-made billionaire H. Ross Perot dies at 89

Jul. 9, 2019 3:48 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — H. Ross Perot, the colorful, self-made Texas billionaire who rose from a childhood of Depression-era poverty and twice mounted outsider campaigns for president, has died. He was 89. The cause of death was leukemia, a family spokesman said Tuesday. Perot, whose 19% of the vote in 1992 stands...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump distorts census, Obama-Biden record

Jul. 8, 2019 12:49 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is stretching the truth in his legally questionable bid to get a citizenship question added to the 2020 census. Brushing aside a Supreme Court ruling against him and his agencies saying it's probably too late, Trump is ordering that the question somehow be included...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump on vets, economy and history

Jul. 6, 2019 8:03 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump roused a political tempest when he decided to plant himself squarely in Independence Day observances with a speech from the Lincoln Memorial. His words from that platform, though, were strikingly measured, except for some befuddlement over American military history....

Today in History

Jul. 5, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, July 5, the 186th day of 2019. There are 179 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On July 5, 1954, Elvis Presley's first commercial recording session took place at Sun Records in Memphis, Tennessee; the song he recorded was "That's All Right." On this date: In...

Editorials from around Ohio

Jul. 1, 2019 9:03 AM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers: The Vindicator, June 30 After A lackluster performance in the first Democratic presidential debate last week, Mahoning Valley Congressman Tim Ryan must come out swinging at the next gabfest or his campaign could die on the political vine....