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In this Nov. 11, 2014 photo, Ron Hudgins welds a 2015 Ford F-150 cab at the Dearborn Truck Plant in Dearborn, Mich. General Motors, Ford, jet engine maker Rolls-Royce and other companies are talking to their governments about repurposing idled factories to produce vital goods to fight the coronavirus such as ventilators and surgical masks. On Friday, March 20, 2020 President Donald Trump invoked the Korean War-era Defense Production Act, allowing the government to marshal the private sector to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Although it allows the government to steer factories to overcome shortages, makers of heavy goods such as cars and trucks can't just flip a switch and produce something else. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Associated Press
March 26, 2020 - 1:04 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Ford, Fiat Chrysler, Honda and Toyota took steps Thursday to restart North American factories that have been closed to protect workers from the coronavirus. The plants would reopen in early or mid-April, restoring the largest source of cash for automakers that generally book revenue...
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WWJ News
March 12, 2020 - 5:20 pm
The auto industry is being impacted by the coronavirus outbreak.
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Owen Bieber
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Associated Press
February 17, 2020 - 1:46 pm
"Owen Bieber’s death is a loss for our union and all working people."
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FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2020, file photo Elon Musk, founder, CEO, and chief engineer/designer of SpaceX speaks during a news conference at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. The meteoric rise of Tesla shares that pushed the company's value over $100 billion could turn into a supercharged payday for CEO Elon Musk. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
Associated Press
January 22, 2020 - 4:54 pm
DETROIT (AP) — The meteoric rise of Tesla shares that recently pushed the company's value over $100 billion could turn into a supercharged payday for CEO Elon Musk. Stock in Tesla Inc. rose another 4.1% Wednesday, pushing the market value of the electric vehicle and solar panel maker past a...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019 file photo,Cars for sale at the Ford dealership in Manchester, N.H. New vehicle sales in the U.S. fell slightly last year, but the numbers still passed the healthy 17 million mark for the fifth straight year. Automakers sold 17.1 million new cars, trucks and SUVs in 2019, down about 1% from the previous year. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
Associated Press
January 03, 2020 - 6:21 pm
DETROIT (AP) — New vehicle sales in the U.S. fell 1.3% last year, but the numbers still passed the healthy 17 million mark for the fifth straight year. Automakers sold 17.05 million new cars, trucks and SUVs in 2019. Although buyers spent more on vehicles, companies had to prop up sales with record...
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Fiat logo
FILE - In this Jan. 2, 2014 file photo, a Fiat logo pictured on a car in Milan, Italy. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni, File)
WWJ News
October 30, 2019 - 10:19 am
In a statement, FCA said the discussions are "aimed at creating one of the world's leading mobility groups," but gave no further details.
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FILE - In this Nov. 27, 2018, file photo a banner depicting the Chevrolet Cruze model vehicle is displayed at the General Motors' Lordstown plant in Lordstown, Ohio. An economic renaissance in the industrial Midwest promised by President Donald Trump has suffered in recent weeks in ways that could be problematic for Trump's 2020 re-election. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
WWJ News
October 30, 2019 - 9:51 am
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — President Donald Trump once promised that coal and steel would be the beating heart of a revived U.S. economy — a nostalgic vision that helped carry him to victory three years ago in the industrial Midwest. But a year away from Election Day, that promised renaissance is not...
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July 03, 2019 - 9:34 am
The father of the Ford Mustang died on Tuesday.
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Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche, left, and incoming Daimler CEO Ola Kaellenius, right, pose prior to the annual shareholder meeting of the car manufacturer Daimler in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, May 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
May 22, 2019 - 5:21 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche is handing off to his successor after 13 years at the helm as the company faces challenges from the transition to electric cars and digital transportation technologies. Zetsche, 66, received prolonged applause from shareholders at the company's...
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new FCA plant
Rendering (credit: City of Detroit)
May 21, 2019 - 3:12 pm
"It's not the best deal in my opinion, as I've said before, it's the best deal we have right now," Councilman Andre Spivey said.
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