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La inquietante definición de la victoria de Trump

La mayor parte de lo que contiene el USMCA ya se había conseguido en el Acuerdo Transpacífico con otras 11 naciones.

Hyundai, Kia urged again to recall nearly 3 million crossovers, sedans for fire risk

The Center for Auto Safety on Friday renewed calls for Hyundai and Kia to recall almost 3 million crossovers and sedans in the U.S. for potential noncollision fire risk.

FTC orders D.C.-area dealership group to stop deceptive recall scheme

A group of auto dealerships near Washington, D.C., and a California marketing firm settled claims they deceptively mailed more than 21,000 fake "urgent recall" notices to consumers, the FTC said.

Trump's troubling definition of victory

Most of what's in the trilateral USMCA was already accomplished in the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement with 11 other nations.

Trump's troubling definition of victory

Most of what's in the trilateral USMCA was already accomplished in the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement with 11 other nations.

Can Trump rally U.S. Congress behind USMCA?

U.S. lawmakers, industry and interest groups are withholding full-throated support for the deal until some details become clearer, such as how the new regional content and minimum-wage requirements for autos would be applied and enforced.

Can Trump rally Congress behind USMCA?

Lawmakers, industry and interest groups are withholding full-throated support for the deal until some details become clearer, such as how the new regional content and minimum-wage requirements for autos would be applied and enforced.

PSA taps Chevy for car-sharing service in Washington

UPDATED: 10/3/2018 5:45 pm ET - new story

PSA Group is adding features to its fledgling mobility services platform for the U.S. in conjunction with a new car-sharing service being launched in Washington, D.C., at the end of October.

With NAFTA redo, Trump claims victory for hardball trade tactics

President Donald Trump touted a new North American trade agreement as not only a victory for U.S. companies and workers, but also validation of an aggressive policy approach built on threatening trading partners with tariffs to exact concessions.

Auto industry, UAW await details on NAFTA rewrite

U.S. automakers, analysts and the UAW said President Donald Trump's revised NAFTA deal could have positive implications for the U.S. auto industry, but details of the agreement still needed a closer look.

Built by free trade. Standing by Trump

If the election campaign in South Carolina's 4th Congressional District is a referendum on President Donald Trump's trade policy, then the president's side is winning by a mile.

Utilities point way to CAFE compromise

Fear of disparate fuel economy regulations among states has led to calls for a negotiated deal between automakers and California to head off such an outcome and set a de facto national standard. But what would such a compromise look like?

Honda accelerates next phase of Takata recall

Honda is beginning the next round of recalls for Takata passenger front airbag inflators a couple months ahead of schedule because it has adequate replacement parts in stock and has had high repair rates so far.

UAW offers muted support for Trump trade policy

The UAW is reserving judgment on the Trump administration's consideration of 25 percent tariffs across all auto and auto parts imports, Legislative Director Josh Nasser told a Senate panel.

Company settles with feds over sale of emissions control defeat device software

Derive Systems agreed to pay more than $6 million to improve internal compliance procedures and pay a civil penalty of $300,000 to settle charges that it sold 363,000 aftermarket emissions control defeat devices for cars and trucks, the EPA and Department of Justice said.

Changing federal pollution standards will create confusion

It's unclear how much auto business will benefit from relaxing standards for tailpipe emissions. To some observers, the biggest winners are petroleum companies that will be able to sell more oil and gasoline.

California, other states set to challenge Trump over relaxed emissions rules

Democratic leaders in three states warned again Friday they are ready to challenge the Trump administration in court, alleging abuse of power, if it moves ahead with plans to weaken tailpipe emission standards, and they criticized the auto industry for welching on a national agreement to roughly double fuel economy targets.

Will automakers bear outsize burden for tackling climate change?

It's unclear how much automakers will benefit from relaxing standards for tailpipe emissions. To some observers, the biggest winners are petroleum companies.

CAFE hearing schedule draws protest

Critics are accusing the Trump administration of trying to hasten the review of proposed fuel economy rules toward a predetermined outcome.

Court challenge to CAFE review looms

Plaintiffs fighting the Trump administration's decision to cap vehicle fuel economy at 2020 model year levels question whether the EPA properly followed administrative law when it reopened the Obama administration's January 2017 decision.

East Coast ports plan for stormy future

As the frequency and intensity of storms increase, automakers and transport providers are taking extra precautions to ensure continuity of operations and prevent damage to finished vehicles.

Vehicle hauling giant United Road Services names new CEO

United Road Services, one of the largest vehicle trucking companies in North America, said President Mark Anderson will succeed CEO Kathleen McCann, effective Jan. 1.

Congress resists reining in Trump on trade

According to news bombshells last week, "resistance" inside the White House is working to thwart President Trump's most dangerous instincts on trade and other matters. Will Congress act to block his instincts on steel and aluminum tariffs, and potentially on autos and auto parts?

Senators call Trump trade policies haphazard, harmful

Senators, including many Republicans, openly expressed skepticism about President Trump's trade policies, saying cascading tariff actions are so scattershot, tactical and unilateral that they are hurting American workers without forcing countries with unfair trade practices to change behavior.

Industry awaits clarity on costs of trade deal

The agreement on a NAFTA refresh eases some of the tensions between the U.S. and Mexico, but it doesn't end the uncertainty surrounding automotive supply chains in North America.


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