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Trump warns Mexico on migrant caravan, threatens new trade deal

President Donald Trump threatened to deploy the military and close the southern border if Mexico did not halt large groups of migrants headed for the U.S. from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.

Ford to build additional 350 GT supercars, extends output by 2 years

The company previously planned to build 1,000 GTs through the 2020 model year. It now says it will build 1,350 vehicles through 2022.

How electric car batteries are improving despite drawbacks, risks

In the race for the next generation battery, lithium-ion technology has made huge leaps in recent years. But the power packs continue to have drawbacks.

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Steel getting stronger, lighter to compete against aluminum's rise

Advanced high-strength steel, the newest, lightest steel invented, is aiming to hold off aluminum's rise as the metal of choice for an auto industry in the midst of major changes.

54,400 Ford F-series pickups probed by U.S. after tailgate complaints

NHTSA has opened a preliminary investigation into 54,400 Ford pickups after receiving five complaints that tailgates had unexpectedly opened while the vehicles were in motion.

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OEConnection to buy Britain's Bluegrasscoms

OEConnection, which specializes in helping dealers buy and sell auto parts, has agreed to acquire Bluegrasscoms, a Newbury, England company that provides many of the same services.

Luxury EV startup plans for AutoMobility LA debut

Rivian Automotive, an upstart electric vehicle maker headquartered in suburban Detroit, plans to introduce its first pair of electric, off-road vehicles -- a crossover and a pickup -- in November at AutoMobility LA.

Walmart partners with Advance Auto Parts

Walmart announced a partnership with Advance Auto Parts that will create an automotive specialty store on Walmart.com. The news comes one day after its competing retailer Sears filed for bankruptcy.

BMW X7 to start at $74,895

BMW is filling out its product lineup with the launch of its largest crossover to date. The new X7, available at U.S.

UPDATED: 10/16/2018 12:36 pm ET - adds details Paul Allen, Microsoft co-founder, TrueCar investor, dies at 65

Paul Allen, who co-founded Microsoft, a key supplier to the auto industry who used the fortune he made from the tech giant to invest in TrueCar, professional sports teams, cable TV and real estate, died on Monday. He was 65.

UPDATED: 10/16/18 4:21 pm ET - adds stock close Musk settlement with SEC over tweets approved by U.S. judge

A federal judge approved a $40 million settlement by Tesla and CEO Elon Musk with stock regulators, resolving claims that Musk misled the public on Twitter about a plan to take the company private.

The dirt on 'clean' EVs is under the hood

Every major carmaker has plans for electric vehicles to cut greenhouse gas emissions, yet their manufacturers are, by and large, making lithium ion batteries in places with some of the most polluting grids in the world.

U.S. seeks Mexican steel export quotas, negotiator says

The United States is seeking to impose quotas on Mexican steel exports as part of a negotiation to remove metals tariffs, the chief trade negotiator of Mexico's incoming government said, adding the issue needed to be resolved within weeks.


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