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AP FACT CHECK: Trump's illusory claims of gains from tariffs

Aug. 26, 2019 12:16 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is painting a false picture of a U.S. economy unaffected by his trade war with China and other countries. He describes a blue-sky world in which rapidly escalating tariffs have no impact on American consumers even as a raft of businesses and economists say...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's false claims on fuel economy rules

Aug. 21, 2019 8:47 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — President Donald Trump is misrepresenting the facts about his proposal to freeze Obama-era fuel economy requirements at 2021 levels. In multiple tweets Wednesday, Trump blasted auto executives as "foolish" and weak and accused the companies of being "politically correct" for resisting the...

Film on factory is first Netflix project endorsed by Obamas

Aug. 21, 2019 7:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A documentary about an Ohio auto glass factory that is run by a Chinese investor debuted Wednesday on Netflix as the streaming service's first project backed by Michelle and Barack Obama's new production company. Filmmakers Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert said they learned of the Obamas'...

Delaware officials cite contractor for asbestos removal

Aug. 15, 2019 12:38 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware officials have levied thousands of dollars in penalties against a company involved in asbestos removal at a former General Motors assembly plant. Environmental secretary Shawn Garvin issued a penalty order Wednesday against EcoServices LLC of Exton, Pennsylvania, and a company...

Another ex-UAW official charged in expanding corruption case

Aug. 15, 2019 7:54 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Federal authorities investigating corruption involving the United Auto Workers union say a former official received nearly $2 million in kickbacks from union vendors. The case unsealed Wednesday charges Michael Grimes, who until last year was an administrative assistant, with wire fraud...

Correction: Automation Business-Expansion story

Aug. 12, 2019 12:46 PM EDT

PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — In a story Aug. 11 about a Romeo, Michigan-based engineering company creating jobs in Port Huron, The Associated Press reported erroneously about R & E Automated Systems plans. It is expanding to Port Huron, not moving there from Romeo. A corrected version of the story is...

Milton Avenue, Janesville's main drag, is still cruising

Aug. 10, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) — Tyler Bidlack shook a can of spray paint and spritzed matte-black primer over barnacles of rust on the fenders of his friend John Brandl's dark blue Chevrolet pickup truck. Under a pink and purple sunset in a Janesville parking lot just west of Festival Foods, a crew of about a...

Correction: Minivan-Not Dead Yet story

Aug. 8, 2019 6:08 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — In a story Aug. 2 about minivan sales slowing down, The Associated Press reported erroneously the number of minivan sales last year based on a miscalculation by CarGurus.com. Minivan sales sank to 482,185, or about one-third of the 1.33 million sold in 2000, not 364,000, or about one-quarter...

Mahindra looks at Michigan site for possible auto plant

Aug. 8, 2019 8:38 AM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Indian conglomerate Mahindra is looking at a massive former manufacturing site in Flint, Michigan, for a new auto plant that could create up to 2,000 jobs. A statement Thursday says Mahindra Automotive North America signed a letter of intent with the Revitalizing Auto Communities...

GM: VP Pence was mistaken about funds for buying idled plant

Aug. 2, 2019 12:45 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — General Motors says U.S. Vice President Mike Pence was incorrect in saying that a fledgling electric vehicle maker and a new affiliated company have secured funding to buy GM's shuttered Lordstown plant in Ohio. Pence made the comments Tuesday while visiting Lancaster, Ohio. GM...