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AP FACT CHECK: Trump team distortions on fuel economy rules

Sep. 19, 2019 8:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and his team are distorting the facts in explaining the administration's decision to stop California from setting its own emission standards for cars and trucks. The move announced this week revokes California's authority to set auto mileage standards stricter than...

AP Source: GM's offer to UAW would add lower-paying jobs

Sep. 19, 2019 8:50 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A General Motors offer to invest $7 billion in U.S. facilities includes $2 billion from joint ventures and suppliers for new plants that would pay workers less than the top union wage, a person briefed on the matter said. The offer is a major issue that could get in the way of a deal between...

California promises fight to keep auto emission authority

Sep. 19, 2019 4:34 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Preparing for a lengthy legal battle with the Trump administration about how much pollution to allow from cars, California regulators on Thursday said they were considering cracking down on other emissions to make up for any impacts on air quality. The Trump administration on...

FPL to install 1,000 electric car charging stations

Sep. 19, 2019 7:43 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Power & Light plans to install 1,000 electric-charging stations at 100 locations across the state. The utility's announcement Wednesday says the stations would be located on major roadways, public parks, shopping malls, tourist destinations and at major employers,...

Progress reported in contract talks between GM, union

Sep. 17, 2019 6:26 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Faced with weakening sales, a deteriorating global economy and an unpredictable trade war, General Motors and striking auto workers appeared to be making progress Tuesday toward a four-year labor contract. The two-day walkout by 49,000 workers brought to a standstill more than 50 factories...

Facing US ban, Huawei emerging as stronger tech competitor

Sep. 17, 2019 6:12 AM EDT

SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Long before President Donald Trump threatened to cut off Huawei's access to U.S. technology, the Chinese telecom equipment maker was pouring money into research that reduces its need for American suppliers. Huawei's founder says instead of crippling the company, the export curbs are...

GM walkout brings factories and warehouses to a standstill

Sep. 16, 2019 5:34 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — More than 49,000 members of the United Auto Workers went on strike Monday against General Motors, bringing more than 50 factories and parts warehouses to a standstill in the union's first walkout against the No. 1 U.S. automaker in over a decade. Workers left factories and formed picket...

Union votes to strike at General Motors' US plants

Sep. 15, 2019 8:09 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Roughly 49,000 workers at General Motors plants in the U.S. plan to go on strike just before midnight Sunday, but talks between the United Auto Workers and the automaker will resume. About 200 plant-level union leaders voted unanimously in favor of a walkout during a meeting Sunday morning...

The Latest: GM, UAW to resume talks; strike still planned

Sep. 15, 2019 7:31 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on labor strife at General Motors factories (all times local): 7:20 p.m. United Auto Workers says contract talks with General Motors will resume Monday morning, but the threat of a strike remains. Union spokesman Brian Rothenberg says the negotiations are slated to begin at 10...

Chinese auto sales sink 7.7% in August

Sep. 11, 2019 6:23 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese auto sales sank 7.7% in August from a year earlier extending a painful slump in the industry's biggest global market, an industry group reported Wednesday. Sales of sedans, SUVs and minivans declined to 1.6 million, according to the Chinese Association of Automobile Manufacturers....