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FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2018, file photo a United Auto Workers assemblyman works on a 2018 Ford F-150 truck being assembled at the Ford Rouge assembly plant in Dearborn, Mich. Ford is recalling its popular F-150 pickup truck in Canada to fix a problem with electric tailgate latches, but identical trucks aren't being recalled in the U.S. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

Tailgate woes cause Ford F-150 recall in Canada, but not US

Jan. 28, 2020 3:30 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Ford is recalling its popular F-150 pickup truck in Canada to fix a problem with electric tailgate latches, but identical trucks aren't being recalled in the U.S. Ford's F-Series pickups are the top-selling vehicles in the U.S. An auto safety advocate says the company is avoiding a U.S....

FILE - In this Jan. 17, 2019 file photo, Frederic Lissalde, President and CEO, of BorgWarner speaks at the Automotive News World Congress in Detroit.  The auto parts supplier BorgWarner is acquiring Delphi Technologies in an all-stock deal, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020.  Lissalde will lead the combined company, which will be based at BorgWarner's headquarters in Auburn Hills, Mich.  (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

BorgWarner to buy rival auto parts supplier Delphi for $3.3B

Jan. 28, 2020 8:34 AM EST

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Auto parts supplier BorgWarner is acquiring Delphi Technologies in an all-stock deal valued at approximately $3.3 billion, partly to help strengthen its power electronics products. Delphi Technologies PLC shareholders will receive a fixed exchange ratio of 0.4534 shares of...

Mark Reuss, President, General Motors speaks at the GM Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant in Hamtramck, Mich., Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. General Motors is spending $2.2 billion to refurbish the underused factory so it can build a series of electric and self-driving vehicle. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

GM to invest $2.2B in Detroit to build electric vehicles

Jan. 27, 2020 10:10 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is spending $2.2 billion to refurbish an underused Detroit factory so it can build a series of electric and self-driving vehicles, eventually employing 2,200 people. GM said in a statement Monday that the factory will start building the company's first electric pickup late in...

Alabama port adding automotive terminal

Jan. 26, 2020 11:01 AM EST

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A new project at Alabama's main seaport will open the facility to the shipment of finished automobiles. The Alabama State Port Authority said Thursday it had signed a deal to build a $60 million automotive terminal in Mobile. It's supposed to be ready early next year and will allow for...

A man stands in the entrance door of the Bichat hospital in Paris, Saturday Jan. 25, 2020. France has announced three confirmed cases of the deadly new virus from China, the first cases in Europe and the first outside Asia and the United States. One of people who caught the virus is hospitalized in the southwestern city of Bordeaux. The others are in Paris. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

French carmaker to evacuate workers from China amid outbreak

Jan. 25, 2020 5:58 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — France and a major automaker said Saturday that they are moving to get citizens out of a locked-down Chinese city where a deadly outbreak of a new virus originated and has spread worldwide. French automaker PSA Group says it will evacuate its employees and their families from Wuhan in central...

French automaker PSA Group says it will evacuate employees from Wuhan, take them out of China after a quarantine period.

Jan. 25, 2020 2:39 PM EST
PARIS (AP) — French automaker PSA Group says it will evacuate employees from Wuhan, take them out of China after a quarantine period.

Startup may ask for loan to revamp former GM plant in Ohio

Jan. 25, 2020 10:32 AM EST

LORDSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — A startup company that wants to build electric trucks at a former General Motors assembly plant in Ohio is considering asking for a federal loan to get production up and running. Lordstown Motors Corp. said it was in the process of learning more about the loan program “as an...

FILE - This Oct. 16, 2019, file photo shows a sign at a General Motors facility in Langhorne, Pa. Fiat Chrysler is moving to dismiss a racketeering lawsuit filed by rival General Motors, denying allegations that it bribed union officials to impose higher labor costs on GM. In papers filed Friday, Jan. 24, 2020 with the federal court in Detroit, FCA argued that GM’s lawsuit is not based on facts. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Fiat Chrysler denies union bribery allegations in GM lawsuit

Jan. 24, 2020 7:52 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Fiat Chrysler is moving to dismiss a racketeering lawsuit filed by rival General Motors, denying allegations that it bribed union officials to impose higher labor costs on GM. In papers filed Friday with the federal court in Detroit, FCA argued that GM’s lawsuit is not based on...

A man burn joss sticks as he prays at the Wong Tai Sin Temple, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, in Hong Kong, to celebrate the Lunar New Year which marks the Year of the Rat in the Chinese zodiac. China is expanding its lockdown against the deadly new virus to an unprecedented 36 million people and rushing to build a prefabricated, 1,000-bed hospital for victims as the outbreak cast a pall over Lunar New Year, the country’s biggest and most festive holiday. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)

For businesses, virus in China fans fear and uncertainty

Jan. 24, 2020 6:02 PM EST

China’s worst health crisis in years has sparked fear and uncertainty for businesses from North America to Asia that depend on trade in the affected region. Experts say it’s too soon to know how disruptive the crisis will prove. But it’s already having an impact. McDonald’s has...

Paramilitary police stand guard at an entrance to the closed Hankou Railway Station in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. China closed off a city of more than 11 million people Thursday in an unprecedented effort to try to contain a deadly new viral illness that has sickened hundreds and spread to other cities and countries in the Lunar New Year travel rush. (Thepaper via AP)

Chinese city at center of virus outbreak is major crossroads

Jan. 23, 2020 11:37 PM EST

The city of Wuhan is one of China's largest industrial hubs and a major crossroads. The capital of Hubei province has 11 million people and is under an unprecedented, open-ended lockdown to try to prevent the spread of a virus that first appeared in the city last month. HISTORY: An inland port on the north bank...