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NAFTA talks take acrimonious turn

Efforts to renegotiate NAFTA have bogged down over controversial U.S. proposals, with Canada and Mexico blaming the U.S. for trying to protect its market at the expense of the region's economy and the U.S. pointing the finger at its partners for unwillingness to correct a large trade imbalance.


U.S. authorities seeking Kobe Steel documents related to data scandal

U.S. authorities are seeking Kobe Steel documents related to the company's data cheating scandal, the Japanese steelmaker said.

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Mexico, Canada reject U.S. NAFTA demands as talks wrap up

The ministers leading NAFTA negotiations wrapped up the latest round of high-level talks after Canada and Mexico rejected what they see as hardline proposals by the U.S. The three countries agreed to extend talks to retool the trade pact into early 2018.

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Polestar debuts with performance coupe, subscription sales model

Volvo and its parent, Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, are initially investing about $752 million in the stand-alone electrified vehicle brand, mostly for a China assembly plant. Only 500 Polestar 1 coupes will be produced annually and customers can preorder the vehicle starting Tuesday.

Fiat Chrysler's Ram sports new face for 2019

Fiat Chrysler plans major styling changes to the Ram pickup for 2019 as evidenced by new spy photos of the truck at the company's technical center near Detroit. The redesigned Ram 1500, which carries the DT designation, is to be formally unveiled in January at the Detroit auto show.

UPDATED: 10/16/17 2:01 pm ET - adds GM statement
Unifor ratifies contract at GM's Equinox plant in Canada; 86% of workers approve

Union workers at a GM plant in Ingersoll, Ont., have ratified a new contract, ending a four-week strike that threatened to pinch sales of the Chevrolet Equinox. A total of 86 percent of members who cast ballots favored the four-year deal, sending employees back to work at 7 p.m. ET Monday for early startup, according to the Unifor union.

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Daimler moves to separate Mercedes cars, trucks

Daimler is firming up plans for its biggest corporate overhaul in a decade, granting its car and truck operations more independence in a move that could pave the way for spinoffs and other deals as the automaker confronts the disruptive shift to self-driving electric vehicles.

Industry resigned to life without NAFTA

Automakers and suppliers are starting to envision a world without the North American Free Trade Agreement. Signs are growing that the Trump administration is determined to gut the 23-year-old deal.

Mazda's Moro will speak at congress

Masahiro Moro, who has helped drive higher brand loyalty since taking over as CEO of Mazda North American Operations last year, will speak Jan. 17 at the Automotive News World Congress.

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