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Trump Delays Imposing Tariffs on Auto Imports and Parts

Trump Delays Imposing Tariffs on Auto Imports and Parts

May 17
President Donald Trump on Friday delayed any decision to impose tariffs on car and auto-part imports, deciding against ratcheting up trade disputes or impacting ongoing talks with European nations and Japan.

Ford Adds 270,000 Cars to Recall for Unintended Rollaways

Ford Adds 270,000 Cars to Recall for Unintended Rollaways

May 16
Ford is adding 270,000 vehicles to a recall in North America to fix a gearshift problem that could cause them roll away unexpectedly. The addition covers certain 2013 through 2016 Fusion midsize cars with 2.5-liter engines.

Can You Own An Electric Car Without A Home Charger?

Can You Own An Electric Car Without A Home Charger?

By Ronald Montoya | May 15
A popular selling point for electric vehicles is the notion that you never have to stop for gas. Your "gas station" is in your garage — simply plug in your vehicle to charge it overnight. But what if you live in an apartment?

Hit with Arrest of Ex-Chair Ghosn, Nissan Profit Nose-Dives

Hit with Arrest of Ex-Chair Ghosn, Nissan Profit Nose-Dives

By Yuri Kageyama | May 14
Japanese automaker Nissan, reeling from the arrest of its former chairman Carlos Ghosn, reported Tuesday that annual profit nose-dived to less than half of what it earned the previous year, and forecast even dimmer results going forward.

Michigan on Verge of Showdown over High Car Insurance Rates

Michigan on Verge of Showdown over High Car Insurance Rates

By David Eggert | May 13
The state with the highest car insurance premiums in the country is on the verge of a political showdown over long-running efforts to cut rates by reining in generous medical benefits.

Uber, Lyft Losses Keep Competitors at Bay

Uber, Lyft Losses Keep Competitors at Bay

By Tom Krisher and Michael Liedtke | May 11
A fare war between Uber and Lyft has led to billions of dollars in losses for both ride-hailing companies as they fight for passengers and drivers.

Uber to Give Its Market Value A Lift in Stock Market Debut

Uber to Give Its Market Value A Lift in Stock Market Debut

By Cathy Bussewitz and Michael Liedtke | May 10
Uber's next stop is the stock market, where it hopes to pick up more investors willing to bet on a ride-hailing market brimming with potential and conspicuously lacking in profits.

Michigan House Approves Bill to Cut Auto Insurance Premiums

Michigan House Approves Bill to Cut Auto Insurance Premiums

By David Eggert | May 9
The Republican-led Michigan House early Thursday approved a plan to reduce the state's high auto insurance premiums, moving to no longer require that drivers buy unlimited medical benefits through their car insurer to cover crash injuries.

Uber, Lyft Drivers Plan to Strike in Cities Across the U.S.

Uber, Lyft Drivers Plan to Strike in Cities Across the U.S.

By Cathy Bussewitz | May 8
Drivers for ride-hailing giants Uber and Lyft are planning to turn off their apps to protest what they say are declining wages at a time when both companies are raking in billions of dollars from investors.

BMW Profit Hit by Anti-Trust Case, Spending on Technology

BMW Profit Hit by Anti-Trust Case, Spending on Technology

By David McHugh | May 7
BMW lost money making cars in the first quarter as its automotive division was hit by a 1.4 billion-euro ($1.6 billion) set-aside for an anti-trust fine from the European Commission and by higher up-front costs for new technology and factories.

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