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Auto tariffs riskier than Wall Street thinks: economist

Business Nov 16, 2018

Auto tariffs riskier than Wall Street thinks: economist

Wall Street may be underestimating the threat of tariffs on the auto industry, according to Phil Levy, a senior fellow on global economy at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. "I think it's better than even odds that they go ahead with this, and go ...

Ford may boost production in China to avoid tariffs

Business / Corporate Sep 25, 2018

Ford may boost production in China to avoid tariffs

Ford is looking at speeding up plans to build more Lincoln models in Chinese plants amid the growing trade war with the United States that has made U.S. exports less attractive, a senior executive said Monday. Joseph Hinrichs, Ford's executive vice president for global operations, ...

U.S. auto sales spring to life in March

Business Apr 4, 2018

U.S. auto sales spring to life in March

The American consumer returned in force to automobile showrooms in March, lifting an industry that had been plodding along in a post-sales boom hangover. The biggest players in the North American market reported gains Tuesday — some eye popping — compared to March 2017. General Motors ...

Ford to use Miami-Dade as test bed for self-driving cars

Business / Tech Feb 28, 2018

Ford to use Miami-Dade as test bed for self-driving cars

Ford Motor Co. is making Miami-Dade County its new test bed for self-driving vehicles. The automaker and its partners — Domino's Pizza, ride-hailing company Lyft and delivery company Postmates — are starting pilot programs to see how consumers react to autonomous and semi-autonomous vehicles. Self-driving ...

Brawny pickups and SUVs main attractions at Detroit auto show

Business Jan 16, 2018

Brawny pickups and SUVs main attractions at Detroit auto show

It's the year of the pickup truck at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit as General Motors, Fiat Chrysler and Ford unveil new trucks in the fast-growing and highly competitive U.S. auto market. But there are plenty of other vehicles at the ...