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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.


The tension rises at Ford

Ford has had a tough time getting others to understand and gain confidence in the early stages of CEO Jim Hackett's companywide restructuring, and salaried workers are now wondering about their future with the company as cuts loom.

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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.

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.

The tension rises at Ford

Ford has had a tough time getting others to understand and gain confidence in the early stages of CEO Jim Hackett's companywide restructuring, and salaried workers are now wondering about their future with the company as cuts loom.

The plan behind Mobis' fake city

South Korean supplier Hyundai Mobis, determined to catch up on self-driving technology, invested $300 million to equip its new proving grounds with multiple test tracks, including an intelligent transportation system course and what it calls the world's longest tunnel-testing area.


LETTER TO THE EDITOR
How can U.S. be a leader now?

America's days of leading the global automotive industry are long past, says one reader, and the U.S. is now hiding behind import tariffs.

Material prices hammer the industry

Automakers buy most of their steel in North America, but certain types — such as stainless and electrical steel — are imports subject to the 25 percent U.S. tariff.


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