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Think tank says UAW deals increased automakers' labor costs

Jan. 15, 2020 3:40 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — New contracts between the United Auto Workers union and Detroit's three automakers substantially increased the cost gap between Detroit and foreign automakers with U.S. factories, an industry think tank says. The Center for Automotive Research calculated that General Motors and Ford will see...

China auto sales fall again in 2019 amid trade war

Jan. 13, 2020 6:42 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China's auto sales fell for a second year in 2019 as a trade war with Washington and an economic slowdown depressed consumer confidence and demand for electric vehicles weakened, an industry group reported Monday. The downturn is squeezing global and Chinese automakers that are spending...

FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019 file photo,Cars for sale at the Ford dealership in Manchester, N.H. New vehicle sales in the U.S. fell slightly last year, but the numbers still passed the healthy 17 million mark for the fifth straight year. 
Automakers sold 17.1 million new cars, trucks and SUVs in 2019, down about 1% from the previous year.  (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

New vehicle sales in US fell 1.3% in 2019 but still healthy

Jan. 3, 2020 6:21 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — New vehicle sales in the U.S. fell 1.3% last year, but the numbers still passed the healthy 17 million mark for the fifth straight year. Automakers sold 17.05 million new cars, trucks and SUVs in 2019. Although buyers spent more on vehicles, companies had to prop up sales with record...

Proposed potash mine plan in Michigan remains in legal limbo

Jan. 1, 2020 9:29 AM EST

EVART, Mich. (AP) — A company’s plan to mine a mineral beneath Michigan's Lower Peninsula that's used as an agricultural fertilizer remains in legal limbo nearly two years after its CEO said the region’s mineral deposits could be worth $65 billion to the state’s economy. Theodore...

Film exploring Henry Ford's complicated legacy awarded grant

Dec. 28, 2019 10:03 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A film exploring the significant, complicated legacy of Henry Ford has received a financial boost from a Detroit nonprofit that supports the region’s automotive and labor history. “Ten Questions for Henry Ford" was among more than a dozen projects to receive a share of $66,000...

In this Dec. 16, 2019, photo, U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun arrives for a meeting with South Korea's Vice Foreign Minister Cho Sei-young at the foreign ministry in Seoul, South Korea. Biegun was approved as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's new deputy, assuring a degree of continuity at the helm of U.S. diplomacy should he resign for a potential Senate bid.  (Ed Jones/Pool Photo via AP)

Pompeo gets a new deputy amid speculation of a Senate run

Dec. 19, 2019 5:05 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has a new deputy, assuring a degree of continuity at the helm of U.S. diplomacy should he resign for a potential Senate bid. The Senate voted overwhelmingly 90-3 on Thursday to confirm Stephen Biegun to be deputy secretary of state amid ongoing speculation...

This undated photo provided by Toyota shows the 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime, a compact SUV that can drive about 39 miles on electricity alone and then switch to a gas engine that averages about 40 mpg. (Maground GmbH/Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. via AP)

Edmunds picks top fuel-sipping SUVs

Dec. 18, 2019 6:01 AM EST

Hybrids have evolved in recent years, moving on from the original Toyota Prius to a new crop of efficient crossover SUVs. These larger utility-focused vehicles combine green technology with the space and capability that today's buyers want. The resulting fuel economy can be eye-opening as well, with 40 mpg or...

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 Motor Co. said Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019, that it is adding 3,000 jobs at two factories in the Detroit area and investing $1.45 billion to build new pickup trucks, SUVs, and electric and autonomous vehicles. At the Dearborn truck plant $700 million will be invested. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

Ford to add 3,000 jobs in the Detroit area, invest $1.45B

Dec. 17, 2019 5:24 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Ford Motor Co. is adding 3,000 jobs at two factories in the Detroit area and investing $1.45 billion to build new pickup trucks, SUVs, and electric and autonomous vehicles. The company said Tuesday that about $750 million will go the Michigan Assembly Plant in the Detroit suburb of Wayne,...

FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2013, file photo Jim Lentz, president and chief operating officer of Toyota in North America, listens during an interview in New York. After 38 years in number of leadership roles with the company, Lentz is retiring, effective April 1, 2020. Lentz, 64, will step down in April as CEO of Toyota Motor North America, and will be replaced by Tetsuo “Ted” Ogawa, who currently chief operating officer, the company said Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)

Toyota North America CEO Jim Lentz to retire after 38 years

Dec. 11, 2019 6:16 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — He was the face of Toyota in the U.S. during the automaker's unintended-acceleration crisis. He steered it through the Great Recession, started and closed the youth-oriented Scion brand and reorganized the company's North American operations. Now, after 38 years in a number of leadership...

FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2019, file photo, the Fiat logo is mounted on a 2019 500 L on display at the 2019 Pittsburgh International Auto Show in Pittsburgh.  argainers for the United Auto Workers union and Fiat Chrysler are close to reaching a tentative deal on a new four-year contract, a person briefed on the matter said Saturday, Nov. 30.  The deal, which could be announced Saturday, includes a $9,000 signing bonus, a promise not to close any factories for the next four years and a commitment to keep making vehicles at a plant in Belvidere, Illinois, said the person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the talks are confidential.  (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Fiat Chrysler, auto union reach tentative deal on contract

Nov. 30, 2019 12:53 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The United Auto Workers and Fiat Chrysler reached a tentative agreement Saturday on a new four-year contract, which includes a total of $9 billion in investments but still needs final approval from workers. Both sides declined to offer details on the deal, but it includes a $9,000 bonus for...