Automobile manufacturing

France's Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire listens to a question during a press conference at the G20 finance ministers and central bank governors meeting in Fukuoka Sunday, June 9, 2019. (Toshifumi Kitamura/Pool Photo via AP)
June 09, 2019 - 6:24 am
FUKUOKA, Japan (AP) — France's finance minister, Bruno Le Maire, says the French government's priority as a shareholder in automaker Renault SA is to fortify its alliance with Nissan. Le Maire told reporters during a news conference Sunday after a meeting in Japan of the Group of 20 major economies...
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FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2017, file photo, workers produce vehicles at Volkswagen's U.S. plant in Chattanooga, Tenn. Top Tennessee Republicans are predicting economic harm if a vote to unionize Volkswagen's car assembly plant in Chattanooga passes. (AP Photo/Erik Schelzig, File)
June 07, 2019 - 2:45 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Top Tennessee Republicans are predicting economic harm if workers at Volkswagen's car assembly plant in Chattanooga vote to unionize, and they are following a blueprint that helped GOP officials sink a similar vote five years ago. Volkswagen workers in Chattanooga voted 712-...
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In this Tuesday, June 4, 2019 photo, job applicants line up at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood during a job fair in Hollywood, Fla. On Friday, June 7, the U.S. government issues the May jobs report. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
June 07, 2019 - 7:42 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. hiring slowed in May as employers added just 75,000 jobs, a sign that businesses may have become more cautious in the face of slowing global growth and widening trade conflicts. The tepid job growth, along with the rising pressures on the economy, make it likelier that the...
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FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2018, file photo, Nissan Motor Co. President and Chief Executive Officer Hiroto Saikawa speaks during a press conference at Nissan Motor Co. Global Headquarter in Yokohama, near Tokyo. Nissan wasn’t consulted on the proposed merger between its alliance partner Renault and Fiat Chrysler, but the Japanese automaker’s reluctance to go along may have helped bring about the surprise collapse of the talks. Saikawa told reporters late Thursday, June 6, 2019 he wanted time to learn what the Fiat Chrylser-Renault merger might mean for Nissan. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama, File)
June 07, 2019 - 2:07 am
TOKYO (AP) — Nissan wasn't consulted on the proposed merger between its alliance partner Renault and Fiat Chrysler, but the Japanese automaker's reluctance to go along may have helped bring about the surprise collapse of the talks. While Nissan Motor Co. had a weaker bargaining position from the...
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FILE - In this Dec. 10, 2015, file photo, vehicles make their way westbound on Interstate 80 across the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge as seen from Treasure Island in San Francisco. Major automakers are urging the Trump administration and California to go back to the negotiating table over vehicle mileage standards to prevent a legal battle. The companies sent letters Thursday, June 6, 2019, to President Donald Trump and California Gov. Gavin Newsom saying a failure to reach agreement would create instability in the auto market. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
June 06, 2019 - 7:49 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Major automobile manufacturers urged the Trump administration and California on Thursday to restart negotiations over vehicle mileage standards to prevent a lengthy legal battle, warning that moving ahead with two sets of standards would create instability in the auto...
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FILE - In this March 12, 2019, photo, Renault Chairman Jean-Dominique Senard, left, and Nissan CEO Hiroto Saikawa speak at the start of a joint press conference following a board meeting at the Nissan headquarters in Yokohama, near Tokyo. Japanese automaker Nissan wasn’t consulted about a proposed merger between its French alliance partner Renault and Fiat Chrysler and has little say over the issue. Partnering with a colossal Renault-Fiat Chrysler could help Nissan slash costs on shared components and research. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
June 06, 2019 - 10:57 am
MILAN (AP) — Fiat Chrysler's surprise decision to withdraw a merger offer with French carmaker Renault stunned the industry, collapsing Thursday on fundamental differences over when Renault's long-time alliance partner, Nissan, would be brought in. The merger plan, which had sought to create the...
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FILE - In this May 19, 2019, file photo, a line of unsold 2019 Tucson sports-utility vehicles sits at a Hyundai dealership in Littleton, Colo. With the cost to own a new vehicle rising, it's more important than ever to consider what you’ll pay for a car loan and to shop for the best interest rate. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
June 06, 2019 - 9:41 am
With the cost to own a new vehicle rising, it's more important than ever to consider what you'll pay for a car loan and to shop for the best interest rate. The average new car loan interest rate reached 5.5% in 2018, up about one percentage point from the previous year, according to Ben Bartosch, J...
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June 06, 2019 - 7:21 am
LONDON (AP) — A Ford engine plant in Wales that employs 1,700 people is "economically unsustainable" and will close next year, the carmaker announced Thursday. The company blamed declining sales of gasoline engines and the end of a contract with Jaguar Land Rover for the closure, due in September...
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This photo taken on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019 show a Ranult car parking outside the French carmaker headquarters in Boulogne-Billancourt, outside Paris, France. French carmaker Renault looks set to give its approval to Fiat Chrysler's merger offer. The company's board is meeting Tuesday afternoon at its headquarters to decide on a deal that could reshape the global auto industry. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
June 05, 2019 - 8:37 pm
PARIS (AP) — Fiat Chrysler abruptly withdrew an offer to merge with French automaker Renault late Wednesday, a shocking reversal of a deal that could have reshaped the global auto industry. The Italian-American automaker blamed its move on France's government, saying that the country's political...
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In this Thursday, March 8, 2018 photo an employee works on a Volkswagen car during a final quality control at the Volkswagen plant in Wolfsburg, Germany. Automaker Volkswagen is ruling out compulsory layoffs at its core brand’s German plants for the next 10 years even as it looks for cost cuts and adapts to increasing digitalization. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
June 05, 2019 - 3:43 am
BERLIN (AP) — Automaker Volkswagen is ruling out compulsory layoffs at its core brand's German plants for the next 10 years even as it looks to cut costs and adapts to increasing digitalization. The company said Wednesday up to 4,000 jobs in non-production areas won't be restaffed over the coming...
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