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Barra's role on Trump forum ends as group disbands

A group of business leaders and President Trump announced the disbandment of the president's Strategic and Policy Forum, which originally included GM CEO Mary Barra and more than a dozen other CEOs from several industries.

U.S. takes hard line as NAFTA talks kick off

The U.S. government isn't interested in incremental changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement and instead will pursue a major overhaul of the treaty that includes tighter rules of origin, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said.
■ NAFTA rewrite: Who wants what
■ Canada lays out its NAFTA priorities

UPDATED: 8/1617 9:31 am ET -- adds details, background
Geely says it has no plan to buy FCA

Chinese carmaker Geely Automobile Holdings denied that it planned to make a takeover bid for Fiat Chrysler, following an Automotive News report this week that it was a potential suitor for the Italian company.
■ Geely earnings double on cars co-developed with Volvo
■ Chinese automakers covet FCA

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Roy Lunn, father of the Ford GT40, modern SUV, dies at 92

A mechanical and aeronautical engineer who led development of the first Jeep Cherokee and Ford's original GT40, Roy Lunn helped pioneer unitized bodies for SUVs to help meet fuel-economy requirements.

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Ford ups capability, convenience on F-150

The freshened F-150 pickup enters a market in which the competition is expected to significantly increase, with redesigned pickups from top rivals.

GM suspended Iacobelli following federal indictment, report says

GM suspended Alphons Iacobelli after federal officials accused him of being at the center of a multiyear, multimillion-dollar conspiracy while previously leading labor negotiations at FCA.

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BLOG: Michael Wayland Ford ups capability, convenience on F-150

The freshened F-150 pickup enters a market in which the competition is expected to significantly increase, with redesigned pickups from top rivals.

Could Smart get any smaller?

Daimler's microcar brand will lose more than two-thirds of its U.S. dealerships after its lineup goes all-electric this year.

Canada lays out its NAFTA priorities

Canada's negotiating objectives for NAFTA include reducing red tape associated with border transport, harmonizing regulations and guaranteeing labor rights and environmental...

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