Washington

AMY WILSON

How two old friends made the AutoNation-Barrier deal happen

11:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 11, 2014
Jimmy Barrier's decision to sell his Seattle-area luxury-brand dealerships to AutoNation was more than 30 years in the making. That's how far back Barrier goes with AutoNation CEO Mike Jackson....
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AutoNation to buy 4 luxury dealerships in Seattle market

9:15 am U.S. ET | Sept. 10, 2014
AutoNation is expanding its footprint in the Pacific Northwest by buying four luxury-brand dealerships in the Seattle market that generate more than $350 million in annual revenue....
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BMW joint venture to triple carbon fiber plant capacity

May 9, 2014 20:41 CET
BMW Group's joint venture with SGL Group will spend $200 million to triple the capacity of its carbon fiber products plant in Washington state. The partners said the factory will become the world's largest producer of carbon fiber....
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BMW joint venture to triple carbon fiber plant capacity

2:41 pm U.S. ET | May 9, 2014
BMW Group's joint venture with SGL Group will spend $200 million to triple the capacity of its carbon fiber products plant in Washington. The partners said the factory will become the world's largest producer of carbon fiber, with an annual output of 9,000 tons by 2015 when the expansion is completed....
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Washington governor signs Tesla compromise bill

6:09 pm U.S. ET | April 8, 2014
Washington state officially approved Tesla's direct-sales model last Thursday, when Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill allowing the electric-vehicle maker to continue selling its cars through its own, factory-owned showrooms instead of franchised dealerships in the state....
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Automakers vs. tech firms in a battle to use airwaves in talking cars

7:04 am U.S. ET | Feb. 19, 2014
Auto and technology companies are battling over a slice of coveted radio waves, with carmakers arguing the potential for lifesaving crash-avoidance systems should take precedence over more Wi-Fi for Web data and video....
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GABE NELSON

Can laws stop distracted driving if we won't?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 17, 2014
Sen. Jay Rockefeller has reason to be frustrated. The chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee, is supposed to be making sure that federal laws keep the roads safe. Yet Americans keep getting killed because they won't stop looking down from the road to check text messages and play with the high-tech gizmos built into cars....
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GABE NELSON

Trade deal debates may redefine 'us vs. them'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 10, 2013
Now that Toyota, Honda, Nissan and other foreign-owned automakers are established auto manufacturers in the United States, the concept of the American car is open to interpretation....
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