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U.S., Mexico push for NAFTA auto deal, eye bringing Canada back to talks

If Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer can resolve remaining bilateral issues, "the plan is to try to incorporate Canada into the discussions," possibly as early as Thursday, a source told Reuters.
■ Foreign automakers voice opposition to Trump's NAFTA plan

McLaren finds niche for $400,000-plus cars in struggling Brazil

The McLaren dealership here — more art gallery than car showroom — opened in May and has already reached half of its first year's sales goal.

U.S. prosecutors say FCA wanted to 'buy labor peace' from UAW

A memorandum of sentencing for former FCA labor relations chief Alphons Iacobelli says, "High-level officials of the UAW sought to enrich themselves and live lavish lifestyles rather than zealously work on behalf of the best interests of tens of thousands of rank and file members."

Can Mark Wahlberg Chevrolet harness its star power?

Actor Mark Wahlberg and partner Jay Feldman are adding staff and bolstering promotional tactics at their new Chevy store in Ohio as they seek to ramp up sales.

UPDATED: 8/21/18 2:08 pm ET -- new story
Tesla stock rallies as Morgan Stanley halts research coverage

Elon Musk's bid to take Tesla private has taken another turn that's spurred trading tumult, with Morgan Stanley becoming the second firm to suspend coverage of the electric-car maker's stock.

Consumers support higher mpg standards, survey finds

A study by Autolist.com indicates that fewer than a third of U.S. consumers stand behind the Trump administration's proposal to scale back corporate average fuel economy standards.

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Tesla shares salvage a gain despite deal-funding doubts

Tesla shares, after slumping much of the day toward a fifth straight decline, ended Monday on the plus side despite fresh doubts about Elon Musk’s effort to take the company private.


Used-vehicle prices stronger than expected

Increasing demand for used vehicles, concern over potential tariffs and tightening supplies are causing used-vehicle prices to strengthen instead of taking their normal summer dip.


Auto subscriptions' next hurdle: State laws

A subscription ban in Indiana and a California proposal to make automaker subscription programs go through dealers are the first steps taken in what could be a wave of scrutiny over subscription programs in state houses across the country.


Hyundai's N line gets a running start

Encouraged by the promising start of its performance line in a demanding European market, Hyundai hopes its upcoming Veloster N sports car can raise its perception among U.S. buyers.

Software provider sues Case auto group

A major provider of dealership management software is suing Rick Case Automotive Group for allegedly breaching its license agreement and misappropriating trade secrets.


VW averts Mexico strike with pay increase

Volkswagen has agreed to a salary increase of nearly 6 percent for workers in Mexico and another raise for next year, the company's Mexican union said, averting a potential strike.

Streets of Jeeps

More than 1,600 Jeeps of every size, stripe and flavor filled the streets of Toledo, Ohio, Aug. 10 to Aug. 12 for the city's second Jeep Fest -- a celebration of the town's long love affair with its most famous local product.


Startup supplier worries about CAFE rollback

Tula Technology CEO Scott Bailey is convinced the CAFE rules played a major role in GM's 2012 decision to invest in Tula, become a development partner and license its technology.

Futurismo Podcast

When self-driving cars come to small towns

In “Going Home,” the seventh episode of Season 3 of “Futurismo,” we talk with Saginaw city leaders about the role advanced transportation technologies will play in the future of small-town America.


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