Toyota hires N.A. chief information officer

Toyota has hired Manjit Singh to be its chief information officer for technology strategy and development in North America, the company said.

Melissa Burden joins Automotive News

Automotive News has hired veteran reporter Melissa Burden to cover retail subjects.


GM'S ALAN BATEY: We're helping our dealers transform

General Motors is transforming its operations through new technology that promises rapid change for dealers.

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U.S. set to limit China investments

President Donald Trump plans to spur more trade tensions with China by barring many Chinese companies from investing in American technology firms, and by blocking additional tech exports to Beijing.

Automakers push renewed talks to defuse trade tensions

President Donald Trump escalated the potential for a trade war between the U.S. and Europe on Friday by threatening 20 percent tariffs on auto imports from the European Union in response to retaliatory tariffs on $3.3 billion worth of American products

Obituary

Dealer Ed Sykora died June 19. He was 83. He was the father-in-law of Texas dealer Annette Sykora, 2008 NADA chairman.

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GM realigns execs in autonomous push

General Motors has realigned the responsibilities of two top executives in a move that underscores the importance and immediacy of its work on autonomous vehicles. The change also gives product chief Mark Reuss more direct control over the revival of Cadillac.


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GM's strides in C-suite diversity

Dhivya Suryadevara, at 39, is the same age as former GM CEO Rick Wagoner when he was named CFO in 1992. Her appointment blazes a few new trails.

Tesla suffers another fire at Calif. plant

A machine used for paper recycling caught fire late Thursday at Tesla's plant in Fremont, Calif., outside the company's main EV assembly line, but manufacturing was unaffected.

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Trump threatens 20% tariff on European Union cars

President Trump threatened to escalate a trade war with Europe by imposing a 20 percent tariff on all U.S. imports of European Union-assembled cars, a month after the administration launched an investigation into whether auto imports pose a national security threat.


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