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Detroit 3 show interest in UAW health care overhaul idea

7:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 4, 2015
The Detroit 3 automakers are showing increased interest in the UAW's proposal that they pool their healthcare systems, a sign that contract talks between the union and manufacturers are down to the big money issues.

UAW negotiators pledge they’ll prevail in Ford contract talks

6:46 am U.S. ET | Sept. 4, 2015
UAW negotiators said they will prevail in their contract talks with Ford as a deadline to strike a deal approaches.

Nissan to recall 300,000 small cars; NHTSA upgrades investigation into seat sensors

1:06 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 4, 2015
Nissan North America is recalling nearly 300,000 small cars over concerns that an interior trim panel near the accelerator pedal could trap a...

VW, Ford open engine plants in Russia amid car market plunge

5:02 am U.S. ET | Sept. 4, 2015
Volkswagen and Ford are sticking with long-planned investments in Russian engine factories even as car sales there head toward a six-year low.

Continental's CFO calls China stock effect an 'overreaction'

6:31 am U.S. ET | Sept. 4, 2015
Continental's finance chief, Wolfgang Schaefer, called last week's China-related global stock slide an "overreaction" and said he still sees growth...

Alcoa plans new r&d center for advanced 3D printing processes

11:45 am U.S. ET | Sept. 3, 2015
Metals company Alcoa said today it will invest $60 million to expand its r&d center in Pennsylvania to explore ways to make 3D printing viable on an...

NGK Insulators to pay $65.3 million U.S. fine for price-fixing, obstruction

3:11 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 3, 2015
Japanese auto supplier NGK Insulators has agreed to plead guilty and pay a $65.

Takata settles U.S. patent infringement case for airbag sensors

2:48 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 3, 2015
Two units of Japanese auto supplier Takata are settling a six-year patent infringement dispute with International Electronics & Engineering and its...

Lear buys downtown Detroit office building

10:16 am U.S. ET | Sept. 3, 2015
Seating and electronics suppler Lear has purchased a 50,000-square-foot building in downtown Detroit for an undisclosed price.

Bill Ford says health care co-op possible in UAW talks

12:42 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 2, 2015
Ford Motor Executive Chairman Bill Ford said the company is considering a health-care co-op, an issue the UAW has raised in negotiations on a new...

Chinese supplier CW Bearing to build new U.S. headquarters near Detroit

6:50 am U.S. ET | Sept. 2, 2015
CW Bearing USA will invest $25.9 million to build a new U.S. headquarters and technical center in suburban Detroit, Michigan Gov.

Navistar reports a surprise Q3 loss amid U.S. investigation

2:52 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 2, 2015
Navistar International, the truck- and engine-maker that counts Carl Icahn as its biggest investor, posted a slight third-quarter loss when analysts...

GM expects to be profitable in India in 5 years

6:53 am U.S. ET | Sept. 2, 2015
General Motors expects to be profitable in India in five years as it cuts costs and works toward increasing local content in its cars, the...

U.S. drops estimates for vehicles equipped with defective Takata airbags by 36%

4:16 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 1, 2015
U.S. auto safety regulators now believe about 19.2 million U.S.

FCA recalls 206,668 2014 Jeep Cherokees to fix windshield wiper defect

11:35 am U.S. ET | Sept. 1, 2015
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling 206,668 2014 Jeep Cherokee SUVs because of a defect that could cause windshield wipers to stop working.

Jeep Wrangler to stay in Toledo, Cherokee leaving, Wrangler-based pickup coming

11:00 am U.S. ET | Sept. 1, 2015
Fiat Chrysler has decided to keep making the Jeep Wrangler in Toledo, Ohio, move production of the Jeep Cherokee to a nearby state and build a Jeep...

Grupo Antolin completes purchase of Magna interiors unit

1:33 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 31, 2015
Grupo Antolin closed on its acquisition of Canadian auto supplier Magna International Inc.

Denso goes green with center to grow algae-based biofuel

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 31, 2015
Toyota-affiliated supplier Denso, better known for its fuel injectors, air-conditioners and electronics, will open a large testing center in Japan to...

Automakers' high tech collects dust

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 31, 2015
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