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Trump tells automakers, manufacturers U.S. will cut regulations, taxes

UPDATED: 1/23/17 12:26 pm ET - adds Fields reaction

President Trump met with a dozen prominent American manufacturers, such as Ford and Tesla, and promised them he would slash regulations and cut corporate taxes, but warned them again of penalties if they move production outside the country.

Denso changes its recruiting as needs widen

Denso's new strategy for filling engineering vacancies: recruit engineers in Detroit and dispatch them all over the country.

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