First Shift

First Shift: From better eyesight to better EVs

Using contact-lens tech to recharge EVs; Failure to block EPA?; Judge tosses M-B suit; Volvo picks head of R&D; Ed Welburn's Oscar-worthy auto prize.

First Shift: Nov. U.S. sales winners, losers

Nov. U.S. sales winners, losers; Penske's used-only dealership deal; Porsche counting on future EV; Volvo hires McDonald's digital chief; A

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First Shift: Samsung buying Harman

Samsung buying Harman in $8 billion deal; VW: Audi software can distort emissions results; Audi, SAIC talking; Toyota settles case alleging rust-prone trucks; Subaru quality vigil.

First Shift: Toyota earnings plunge

Toyota earnings plunge; Ford plans $195 million tech center, 3,000 new jobs in India; Illinois sues VW over emissions cheating; Billionaire's 15-cent salary; Obama's auto legacy.

First Shift: Deal averts FCA, GM shutdowns

Union deal averts FCA, GM shutdowns; Parts shortage to idle Pacifica plant; Takata said to mull U.S bankruptcy; BMW net rises; Crash-free safety; Aluminum hoods and big red bows.