MPG report sets stage for debate

Agencies hailed the 1,217-page draft Technical Assessment Report's findings as evidence that the industry is ahead of schedule in complying with the Obama administration's ambitious National Program of harmonized greenhouse gas and fuel economy regulations. But the report also noted that if the 2025 model year standards remain unchanged, the industry won't reach the 54.5-mpg fleet target.

Japan's Nishikawa agrees to plead guilty, pay $130 million in U.S. price-fixing probe

Japanese supplier Nishikawa Rubber agreed to plead guilty and pay $130 million in one of the stiffest penalties in the U.S. Justice

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