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Ex-Nissan chairman Ghosn asks for bail, promises not to flee
TOKYO (AP) Former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn on Monday asked for his release on bail from a two-month detention in Japan, promising he will report to prosecutors daily and wear an electronic monitoring ankle bracelet.
Jan 20 8:10PM AP

China slump squeezes workers, hammers consumer spending
BEIJING (AP) Yu Mingang had a good job helping Chinese manufacturers prepare to sell shares to the public until the cooling economy derailed those plans.
Jan 20 12:35AM AP

On the road to make an affordable car, Tesla cuts jobs
Tesla will cut 7 percent of its workforce as it tries to lower prices and break out of the niche-car market to produce an electric vehicle that more people can afford.
Jan 18 4:16PM AP

Union holds two-hour warning strike at Audi plant in Hungary
GYOR, Hungary (AP) Some 4,000 workers held a warning strike at Audi's manufacturing plant in Hungary, demanding higher wages and other benefits from the German carmaker.
Jan 18 1:59PM AP

Volkswagen says it will pay Indian fine even as it appeals
NEW DELHI (AP) Volkswagen Group said Friday that it will pay a fine of 1 billion rupees ($14.2 million) imposed by India for installing software on vehicles that allegedly cheated pollution testing devices, though it is still appealing the order.
Jan 18 12:26PM AP

Mitsubishi board considers new allegations against Ghosn
TOKYO (AP) Mitsubishi Motors held a board meeting Friday to examine the latest allegations of unreported compensation against Carlos Ghosn, who led Nissan for two decades and forged the alliance between the Japanese automakers.
Jan 18 7:10AM AP

China slump squeezes workers, hammers consumer spending
BEIJING (AP) Yu Mingang had a good job helping Chinese manufacturers prepare to sell shares to the public until the cooling economy derailed those plans.
Jan 18 4:20AM AP

Grand jury charges 4 Audi managers in emissions case
DETROIT (AP) A federal grand jury in Detroit has indicted four Audi engineering managers from Germany in a widening diesel emissions cheating scandal.
Jan 18 12:08AM AP

Nissan to cut up to 700 contract workers in Mississippi
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) Nissan Motor Co. announced Thursday that it's cutting up to 700 contract workers at its Mississippi assembly plant, citing slowing sales for vans and Titan pickup trucks that it makes there.
Jan 17 6:39PM AP

Hyundai, Kia recall vehicles due to increased fire risk
DETROIT (AP) Despite a government shutdown, Hyundai and Kia are moving ahead with a recall of about 168,000 vehicles to fix a fuel pipe problem that can cause engine fires. The problem stems from improper repairs during previous recalls for engine failures.
Jan 16 10:28PM AP

Ford puts 2018 adjusted profit outlook below Street view
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) Ford is calling for 2018 adjusted earnings of $1.30 per share, slightly below Wall Street's view, because of challenges including higher commodity and warranty costs and a business decline in China.
Jan 16 2:38PM AP

Malaysia's 2018 auto sales rebounded, flat growth seen
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) New vehicle sales in Malaysia rebounded last year after two straight years of contraction, thanks to a three-month tax holiday, but growth is likely to remain flat this year amid uncertainties over government policies, an automotive group said Wednesday.
Jan 16 11:39AM AP

Edmunds: Top picks for fuel-efficient all-wheel drives
As ice and snow envelop many of America's roads this winter, all-wheel-drive vehicles become more desirable than their two-wheel-drive counterparts. And all-wheel drive's extra traction makes it easier to accelerate, especially on icy hills.
Jan 16 11:15AM AP

No-shows for auto shows? Detroit and others aim to retool
DETROIT (AP) At first glance, this year's edition of the North American International Auto Show might look like any other from the past: gleaming vehicles, bright lights and flashy displays trying to lure spectators to their offerings.
Jan 16 1:05AM AP

VW, Ford team up on pickups, explore deal on electrics
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) Volkswagen and Ford are forming a global alliance to develop commercial vans and medium-sized pickups together while exploring broader cooperation on future battery-powered and autonomous vehicles and services.
Jan 15 3:52PM AP

Boil-water advisory lifted in Detroit amid auto show
DETROIT (AP) Officials have lifted a boil-water advisory for downtown Detroit and nearby areas following a weekend water main break .
Jan 15 2:25PM AP

EPA criminal action against polluters hits 30-year low
WASHINGTON (AP) The Environmental Protection Agency hit a 30-year low in 2018 in the number of pollution cases it referred for criminal prosecution, Justice Department data show.
Jan 15 5:33AM AP

Trade war delaying Chinese automaker's US plans
DETROIT (AP) The U.S.-China trade war has delayed but not derailed Chinese automaker GAC Motor's plans to enter the American market, company officials said Monday.
Jan 14 11:21PM AP

Fiat Chrysler CEO says company strong enough to stand alone
DETROIT (AP) Major job cuts or an alliance with other automakers are not in the plans for Italian-American automaker Fiat Chrysler, the company's new CEO says.
Jan 14 8:30PM AP

The Latest: Infiniti electric concept car makes debut
DETROIT (AP) The Latest on the Detroit auto show (all times local):
Jan 14 7:52PM AP