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UPDATED: 9/19/17 3:53 pm ET - adds details

Ford schedules downtime at 5 N.A. assembly plants amid slowing sales

Ford said it will temporarily shut down production lines at five assembly plants in North America before the end of the year to fix recalled commercial vans and reduce output of slow-selling cars.

Fiat Chrysler recalls 494,000 pickups for fire risk

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said it will recall 494,000 medium and heavy-duty Ram pickups worldwide because of a water pump that could overheat and potentially cause a fire.

GM, Unifor talking informally as strike enters second day, union says

GM and Unifor, the union representing about 2,800 striking workers at the CAMI assembly plant, have talked informally over the phone but aren't yet back the bargaining table, a union official said.
■ BLOG: Why GM and Unifor won't budge in negotiations
■ Unifor strike at GM result of 'major philosophical differences'

KAR, ADESA's parent, plans new HQ

KAR Auction Services plans a new $80 million headquarters two miles south of its current headquarters in Carmel, Ind.

UPDATED: 9/19/17 10:28 am ET - adds details
Volvo plans U.S. plant expansion, doubling original investment, reports say

Volvo is doubling investment in its first U.S. plant, which is under construction, to add a second production line at a total cost of $1 billion as the carmaker heads for a fourth straight year of record global sales, according to reports from Reuters and a local newspaper.

Tesla worker claims timing of firing denied him lucrative shares

A former Tesla factory worker filed a lawsuit alleging the company fired him a day before his one-year anniversary, denying him hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of stock options that he claims should have vested.

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New dealer confidence index edges up

Dealers expect the auto market will remain strong in the near term, but profitability is constrained by market conditions and competition, a new survey found.

Mazda upgrading U.S. dealership network

Mazda has embarked on a three-year dealership upgrade targeting more than 100 outlets across the United States as part of its push to polish its brand image and achieve 2...

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GM plots next phase of IT overhaul

Randy Mott built General Motors' in-house IT team from virtually nothing. Now he must unlock the potential of the operation, bolster GM's bottom line and position it to be a leader in connected and autonomous vehicles.
■ No shades of Perot-era drama with IT this time
■ GM's complex relationship with IT

DEALER SPEAKS: BILL MCDANIELS

'The car business will become an Amazon.com'

Builder-dealer Bill McDaniel says a few auto retailing groups will control the entire industry in a few years, with huge sway over products and pricing.

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