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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.

Former Ford CEO Mark Fields named senior adviser at TPG Capital

Former Ford Motor CEO Mark Fields has been named a senior adviser at private equity firm TPG Capital, where he will be tasked with helping reinvent companies in the way that he attempted to transform Ford.


Audi tech strategy: Add EVs, cut big engines

Audi is rethinking its whole engine lineup as it embraces electrification and works with Porsche to co-develop vehicle architecture.

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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.

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.

Hyundai close to hiring Toyota veteran Brian Smith

Hyundai Motor America is preparing to name longtime Toyota and Lexus executive Brian Smith as its COO. Smith would report to Hyundai Motor America's new CEO, Kenny Lee. They will have a lot on their plate.

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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Bentley to replace CEO, 3 board members in overhaul

Wolfgang Durheimer will step down as CEO of Bentley effective February 1 and be succeeded by Adrian Hallmark, former global strategy director at Jaguar Land Rover. Bentley's heads of engineering, sales and marketing, and human resources are also stepping down in a major overhaul.

Aston Martin moves beyond sports cars to Miami real estate

Aston Martin is pushing into U.S. real estate for the first time in an effort to establish a broader luxury brand. The automaker is building a 66-story apartment tower in downtown Miami that will feature 391 condominiums with prices ranging from $600,000 to $50 million.

Nissan's lax inspections started at least 20 years ago, report says

Nissan's inappropriate inspection practices have been going for at least 20 years, Japanese broadcaster NHK said. The report followed a decision by the automaker to suspend domestic vehicle production to address misconduct in its final inspection procedures, which has led to a recall of 1.2 million cars sold in Japan.

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