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Trump bars California from setting stricter fuel standards

Sep. 18, 2019 6:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that his administration is revoking California's authority to set auto mileage standards stricter than those issued by federal regulators, a move critics said would result in less fuel-efficient cars that create more planet-warming pollution. In...

The Latest: Union protesters arrested at Tennessee GM plant

Sep. 18, 2019 6:36 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on the United Auto Workers union's strike that has crippled U.S. production at General Motors (all times local): 5:15 p.m. A United Auto Workers official says about seven to nine union picketers were arrested for blocking a roadway at a General Motors plant in Tennessee. Local UAW...

Goodyear ordered to pay $6.7M for death from exploding tire

Sep. 18, 2019 5:41 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. must pay more than $6.7 million in damages in the death of a garbage truck driver killed when a tire he was inflating exploded, a judge in a New Orleans suburb has ruled. Elwood Breaux Jr. was working for Plaquemines Parish when the "zipper failure"...

Striking workers question whether UAW leaders can be trusted

Sep. 18, 2019 4:47 PM EDT

ROMULUS, Mich. (AP) — The strike against General Motors by the United Auto Workers is playing out amid a corruption scandal inside the UAW that has caused distrust of the union leadership among many rank-and-file members. On picket lines at plants across the country, many of the 49,000 workers have...

Slow progress reported in talks as GM strike enters 3rd day

Sep. 18, 2019 9:16 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Union and company bargainers are making progress toward a new contract as a strike by United Auto Workers that brought 33 General Motors factories to a halt continued into its third day. Committees working on thorny issues such as wages, health insurance costs, use of temporary workers, and...

Democrats raise political influence issue in antitrust probe

Sep. 17, 2019 7:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats are challenging a new Justice Department probe into a deal between California and four big automakers, accusing the Trump administration of using antitrust powers to target political opponents. "My suggestion is you're doing this for political reasons," Sen. Sheldon...

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...

EPA set to end California's ability to regulate fuel economy

Sep. 17, 2019 6:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is poised to revoke California's authority to set auto mileage standards, asserting that only the federal government has the power to regulate greenhouse gas emissions and fuel economy. Conservative and free-market groups have been asked to attend a formal...

Japanese auto parts supplier to bring 900 jobs to Texas

Sep. 17, 2019 5:34 PM EDT

CIBOLO, Texas (AP) — A Japanese auto parts supplier says it will build a new plant and bring 900 jobs to a suburb of San Antonio. Transmission maker Aisin AW said Tuesday it will build a new production site in Cibolo, Texas, about 25 miles (40 kilometers) outside of San Antonio. The company will invest...

The Latest: GM contract talks extend into late afternoon

Sep. 16, 2019 7:51 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on the United Auto Workers strike against General Motors (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Contract talks aimed at ending a strike by 49,000 auto workers against General Motors have extended into late Monday afternoon. United Auto Workers spokesman Brian Rothenberg says he hasn't...