UPDATED: 7/18/18 6:52 am ET - adds reaction

Musk apologizes to British diver for words 'spoken in anger'

Elon Musk apologized to one of the rescuers of the Thai youth soccer team, British diver Vern Unsworth, after the Tesla CEO labeled him a pedophile in a now-deleted Twitter post.

Tom Mignanelli, first American CEO of Nissan, has died at 73

Tom Mignanelli, a former Ford executive who gave Nissan's U.S. sales company a transfusion of American business culture in the early 1990s, has died following surgery for a brain tumor. He was 73.

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AutoGravity CEO Andy Hinrichs departs

AutoGravity co-founder Andy Hinrichs has left the company to pursue other opportunities. He will be replaced by Alex Mallmann, former head of Mercedes-Benz Auto Finance China.

UPDATED: 7/17/18 2:45 pm ET - adds details
Europe seeks talks with Trump over auto tariffs, report says

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker will meet President Trump in Washington next week to explore the possibility of starting negotiations on reducing car tariffs for several key trade partners, Bloomberg reported, citing people with knowledge of the plans.

Denny Hecker: A changed man?

The onetime Minneapolis car-dealing kingpin, whose over-the-top lifestyle and spectacular fall in the wake of the Great Recession shattered lives and left him with a mountain of debt, is free -- and he's talking.

Wilson named retail editor; Czarnecki joins ANTV

Automotive News has appointed Amy Wilson news editor in charge of retail coverage, replacing James B. Treece, who is retiring; Angelina Czarnecki has joined the staff of Automotive News TV.

Tesla eyes China as U.S. output struggles

Tesla took a big step toward expanding its manufacturing footprint overseas, signing a preliminary agreement to build a plant in China, but it also gave more indications that demand for its most affordable electric vehicle has faded considerably amid its struggles to produce in high volumes.

Dealers, EU, Mexico, VW set to testify at U.S. import tariff hearing

Japan, Canada, along with automotive trade groups and the UAW, are also among those slated to testify at a July 19 hearing on the Trump administration's controversial probe into whether imported cars and auto parts pose a national security threat and should be subject to tariffs.

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