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GM supply numbers still show some trouble spots

General Motors has aggressively cut inventory and production levels this year amid plateauing U.S. sales and pressure from Wall Street to align production with demand. But it may not be done downsizing its operations just yet.

Will Congress have final say on NAFTA?

President Trump doesn't have a completely free hand when it comes to trade. Congress has certain authorities to regulate international commerce, and NAFTA was enabled by a series of domestic laws that only Congress can change.


Nissan halts Japan-market output

Nissan has suspended production of Japan-market vehicles for two weeks after it concedes uncertified workers kept inspecting cars after earlier recall.

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Daimler prepares for EV shift with a shift of its own

Daimler is firming up plans for its biggest corporate overhaul in a decade, granting its car and truck operations more independence in a move that could pave the way for spinoffs and other deals as the automaker confronts the disruptive shift to self-driving electric vehicles.

McLaren's next supercar will be 'brutal'

McLaren will debut a supercar next spring, codenamed P15, that will be its most extreme track-focused road car yet, with a "brutal" design and a driver experience entirely focused on getting around a track as quickly as possible.

For Vinnie Johnson, a new game beckons

Ex-NBA star Vinnie Johnson's acquisition of Irvin Automotive Products could transform his privately held Piston Group into a major league auto industry supplier with a shot at supporting vehicle programs globally.

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

After several years of delays related to battery supply and regulatory certification, Mitsubishi is bringing its Outlander plug-in hybrid to the U.S.

EDITORIAL
Let's talk about sexism

Industry leaders can't expect to bring enough women into the work force if they don't act now to address the small, draining problems that affect women every day.

UPDATED: 10/22/17 10:11 pm ET - corrected
Intel poised to roll out first batch of self-driving cars

Computer chipmaker Intel, which announced plans in August to build a fleet of 100 self-driving cars, is preparing to roll out its first batch of 25 units this year in California and Phoenix.

High-tech taxi for old-school Japan

In the era of Uber and ride-hailing, Toyota is turning its attention to building a better taxi that could give Tokyo's streetscape its biggest makeover in two decades.

Battery suppliers face capacity crunch

Concerns are growing that battery suppliers such as LG Chem and Samsung won't be able to keep up as automakers promise dozens of new electric vehicles in the coming years.

Two-tone cars are back in vogue

It could be the first inkling of a trend -- or a strictly European phenomenon. But two-tone cars are increasingly showing up in automakers' lineups there, mostly in upper trim levels.

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