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A line worker installs an airbag at GM's Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup truck plant in Fort Wayne, Indiana, in 2018.
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 21, 2023
Carmakers battle massive air-bag recall that may cost $10 billion
The U.S. safety regulator could recall as 52 million air-bag inflators made by ARC Automotive after some were reported to have exploded.
Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger listens to a question at the China Development Forum in Beijing in 2015.
WORLD / Politics
Nov 30, 2023
Henry Kissinger, controversial American diplomat, dies at 100
While many hailed Kissinger for his brilliance and broad experience, others branded him a war criminal for his support for anti-communist dictatorships.
GMC Hummer electric vehicles on the production line at General Motors' Factory ZERO all-electric vehicle assembly plant in Detroit, Michigan, on Nov. 17.
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 30, 2023
GM commits billions to shareholder returns as EV push stalls
"We have confidence in the cash generation of this company”
 Tesla Model 3 vehicles at the company's factory in Shanghai in January 2020
Nov 5, 2023
Cooling EV sales have Tesla, GM and Ford rethinking investments
While the battery-powered vehicle market is still expanding, the pace of growth has slowed considerably.
More than 75,000 Kaiser Permanente health care workers went on strike from Oct. 4 to 7 across the U.S.
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 1, 2023
Unions in the U.S. are winning big for the first time in decades
Recent victories mark a potential turning point for the country’s labor movement, which has seen union ranks and power dwindle for decades.
Striking United Auto Workers union members embrace at the end of their picket shift outside the Ford Assembly Plant in Wayne, Michigan, on Wednesday.
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 31, 2023
UAW reaches deal with GM, ending strike against Detroit carmakers
Some analysts have said recent deals will place the Detroit Three at a disadvantage compared with Tesla and foreign brands such as Toyota.
Workers picket outside the Ford Assembly plant in Chicago on Oct. 24.
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 30, 2023
UAW-Ford deal includes $8 billion in manufacturing investments
The UAW-Ford contract could give workers up to $70,000 in extra pay over the 4½-year life of the contract.
United Auto Workers members strike at a General Motors assembly plant in Arlington, Texas, on Oct. 24.
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 29, 2023
General Motors hit with more strikes while Stellantis reaches deal with UAW
More than six weeks after the historic strikes began, GM is now the only one of the companies that doesn’t have a deal with the union.
United Auto Workers President Shawn Fain
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 27, 2023
Auto union boss victorious over Ford with unorthodox playbook
Bible-quoting, tough-talking Shawn Fain scored his first big victory against the Detroit Three through a tentative labor deal with Ford.
Members of the United Auto Workers outside Ford's Michigan Parts Assembly Plant in Wayne, Michigan, on Sept. 26. The U.S. auto workers union announced a tentative agreement with the firm late on Wednesday.
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 26, 2023
Ford and UAW reach tentative deal to end strike by auto workers
Including compounding and cost of living, worker pay will rise about 33% to over $40 an hour over the life of the contract.
U.S. President Joe Biden joins striking members of the United Auto Workers (UAW) on the picket line outside the GM's Willow Run Distribution Center, in Belleville, Michigan, on Tuesday.
WORLD / Politics
Sep 27, 2023
Biden makes history by joining U.S. auto workers picket line
The autoworkers strike that began on September 15 has increasingly become a political football for Biden and Trump.
The strikes involving a combined 12,700 workers will take place at assembly plants operated by Ford in Wayne, Michigan, GM in Wentzville, Missouri and Stellantis' Jeep brand in Toledo, Ohio.
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 15, 2023
U.S. auto workers launch first simultaneous strike at Detroit Three
The walkouts at the "Detroit Three" — General Motors, Ford and Chrysler — kicks off the most ambitious U.S. industrial labor action in decades.
England flyhalf George Ford kicks a penalty during a 2023 Rugby World Cup Pool D match against Argentina in Marseille, France, on Saturday.
Sep 10, 2023
Fantastic George Ford kicks 14-man England to win over Argentina
The flyhalf scored all the points, including a record-equaling three drop goals in a 10-minute first-half blitz that seemed to sap Argentina's spirit.
A 2023 Toyota Prius. Hybrids have accounted for less than 10% of total U.S. sales, with Toyota’s long-running Prius among the most popular models.
Aug 28, 2023
Gas-electric hybrids get boost in the U.S. from Ford and others
Ford is the latest of several top automakers planning to build and sell hundreds of thousands of hybrid vehicles in the U.S. over the next five years.
Japan Times
Jul 13, 2023
Ford to seek flexible use of EV production workforce in contract talks with UAW
The U.S. has been the slowest major market to adopt EVs, lagging behind China and Europe.
Japan Times
Jul 12, 2023
Slow-selling EVs are the U.S. auto industry's new headache
More than 90 new EV models are expected to hit the U.S. market through 2026, according to AutoForecast Solutions. Many will struggle to reach profitable sales volumes, analysts said.
Japan Times
May 15, 2023
Henry Ford and the lesson crypto enthusiasts must learn
As with automakers at the turn of the last century, the more promising investment approach to digital assets now is to think about what technologies will be needed if the sector takes off.
Japan Times
Apr 1, 2022
Build or buy? Automakers chasing Tesla rethink dependence on suppliers
Becoming more vertically integrated by doing manufacturing and sourcing in-house would represents a major shift for most global automakers.
Japan Times
Feb 11, 2022
As automakers add technology to cars, software bugs follow
Today's automakers must design entertainment systems for their cars that will work with software and devices that havenu2019t been invented yet.
Japan Times
Feb 10, 2022
Canada protest starts to bite as Ford is forced to close engine plant
The blockade of the Ambassador Bridge between the U.S. and Canada by protesters angry over COVID-19 restrictions is in its third day, with no end in sight.


Hideo Shimoju points to a possible site that his fellow neighbors may relocate to. Such relocations have happened before, but not preemptively.
In disaster-prone Japan, some communities consider major moves