GM pickup owners sue, alleging emissions cheating

May 26, 2017

GM pickup owners sue, alleging emissions cheating

Two U.S. owners of General Motors diesel pickup models sued the automaker on Thursday, claiming it had used emissions-cheating devices similar to those in Volkswagen’s global “dieselgate” scandal.The company denied the allegations. The lawsuit, filed in a Detroit federal court, came the same week ...

Big biz CEOs push back hard against Trump's temporary immigration ban

Jan 31, 2017

Big biz CEOs push back hard against Trump's temporary immigration ban

CEOs of some of the world’s biggest companies are fighting back against President Donald Trump’s temporary immigration ban, calling it un-American and bad for business.The heads of Apple, Ford and Goldman Sachs said they don’t support the executive order the president signed last week, ...

GM to announce $1 billion factory investment, new jobs: source

Jan 17, 2017

GM to announce $1 billion factory investment, new jobs: source

General Motors will announce a $1 billion investment in its factories that will create or preserve 1,000 jobs, a person briefed on the matter said.The Detroit automaker said it would make the announcement Tuesday morning. The investment is part of the normal process of ...

Jun 8, 2016

GM wants steering wheels, pedals retained in self-drive cars

General Motors chief executive Mary Barra came out strongly Tuesday for regulations requiring the retention of steering wheels and foot pedals in self-driving cars.As the largest U.S. automaker pushes into developing autonomous cars and trucks, Barra said keeping the vestigial appendages of traditional human-piloted ...

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Toyota to invest in Uber, offer leasing to drivers

Toyota Motor Corp. said it is making a strategic investment in Uber Technologies Inc. as automakers race to align themselves with the fast-growing ride-hailing industry. The companies will also work together on offering auto leases to Uber drivers.The investment is small, and Toyota has ...