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  • CANNON BALL, N.D., Dec 3- U.S. military veterans spoke with tribal leaders on Saturday about their shared interest in blocking a multibillion-dollar pipeline project near a Native American reservation, with as many as 3,500 veterans joining protests at the site. The group of veterans, including members already gathered at the site, will also finish building a...

  • CANNON BALL, N.D., Dec 3- U.S. military veterans will meet with tribal leaders on Saturday as they continue to entrench themselves in a North Dakota camp where thousands of activists are protesting a multibillion-dollar pipeline project near a Native American reservation. Wesley Clark Jr, a writer whose father is retired U.S. Army General Wesley Clark, met with...

  • DETROIT— Ford is recalling more than 680,000 midsize sedans mainly in North America because the front seat belts may not hold people in a crash. The recall is expected to begin on Jan. 16. Most of the cars are in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

  • DETROIT, Dec 1- Hefty discounts helped boost November U.S. auto sales 3.7 percent, automakers reported on Thursday, putting the industry within reach of the annual sales record set in 2015.. Bob Carter, senior vice president for Toyota Motor Corp's U.S. sales arm, was upbeat nonetheless. Annualized November U.S. sales were 17.87 million vehicles, down from 18.25...

  • DETROIT— Toyota plans to reveal a new version of America's top-selling sedan next month at a time when U.S. buyers are moving away from cars toward SUVs and trucks. The Japanese automaker said Thursday that it would show off the 2018 Camry at Detroit's North American International Auto Show in January. It is likely to arrive in showrooms late next summer.

  • DETROIT, Dec 1- Hefty discounts during a robust Black Friday weekend helped boost November U.S. auto sales between 4 percent and 5 percent, automakers reported on Thursday, which could catapult results this year above a record high in 2015.. Bob Carter, senior vice president of automotive operations for Toyota Motor Corp's U.S. sales arm, was upbeat nonetheless.

  • WASHINGTON— American consumers and businesses would pay— literally— if President-elect Donald Trump followed through on his campaign pledge to slap big taxes on imports from China and Mexico. "There are few alternative sources for the main products the U.S. buys from China," says Mark Williams, Capital Economics' chief Asia economist. He notes, for example, that...

  • "I think it will be right around last year's record, maybe a little bit less," Fay told The Associated Press in an interview in Detroit. General Motors' sales jumped 10 percent over last November. Honda's sales were up 6.5 percent and Nissan's sales rose 7.5 percent.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 30- Comma.ai, the tech startup that recently pulled the plug on its device to give cars limited self-driving capabilities after being reprimanded by U.S. regulators, has opened up its software secrets to the masses. On Wednesday, Comma.ai announced on its website that it had open sourced the software code and robotics research platform for the...

  • DETROIT— Auto seating supplier Adient has announced that it is moving its global headquarters and 500 executive and leadership jobs to Detroit. About 100 of the jobs planned for Detroit will be newly created. Adient's decision continues a string of positive development news for Detroit.

  • DETROIT— Fiat Chrysler says its new gas-electric hybrid minivan will get the equivalent of 84 miles per gallon in electric mode and 32 mpg in city-highway mileage when in hybrid mode. It says the numbers have been confirmed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The hybrid Pacifica costs $41,995 before a $7,500 federal income tax credit.

  • WASHINGTON— Institute for Supply Management releases its manufacturing index for November, 10 a.m.. WASHINGTON— Mortgage company Freddie Mac releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.. WASHINGTON— Commerce Department releases construction spending for October, 10 a.m..

  • DETROIT— The Obama administration has decided not to change government fuel economy requirements that force automakers to significantly increase the efficiency of new cars and trucks. The decision announced Wednesday follows a mandatory review of the standards established in 2012, when gas averaged $3.60 a gallon and small cars and hybrids were gaining...

  • NEW YORK— After Finegold Alexander Architects began winning awards for its work on synagogues, calls started coming in from congregations around the country. ' "firm partner Tony Hsiao recalls the rabbis and executive directors asking. The Boston- based firm has won more than 150 architecture-related awards for a variety of building projects in its more than...

  • The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is proposing a rule requiring automakers put labels on sun visors of all new vehicles with instructions on how to file safety complaints. The labels were required by Congress in 2012. They instruct people to contact NHTSA with safety issues at http://www.safercar.gov, by phone at 327-4236 or by mail at U.S....

  • LOS ANGELES/ CHICAGO, Nov 29- Scores of demonstrators were arrested on Tuesday as U.S. fast-food and airport workers led nationwide' Fight for $15' protests calling for higher pay and union rights in their first major action since Donald Trump was elected president. "needs to be held accountable for his promises," said Hector Figueroa, president of 32 BJ, a property...

  • Rallies organized by the union-backed' Fight for $15' group targeted McDonald's Corp restaurants in several major cities. Baggage handlers and janitors at Chicago's O'Hare and Boston's Logan airports also demonstrated in support of starting pay of $15 per hour. "When we started demanding $15... people thought we were crazy, but we were just demanding the basic...

  • LOS ANGELES/ CHICAGO, Nov 29- Scores of demonstrators were arrested on Tuesday as U.S. workers from fast-food chains staged nationwide protests for higher pay, union rights and immigration reform in their first major action since Donald Trump was elected president. McDonald's Corp restaurants in 340 cities were prime rally targets, while baggage handlers,...

  • LANSING, Mich.— Michigan could provide up to $250 million in annual tax incentives to attract larger-scale business expansion under fast-tracked legislation backed by Gov. Steve Arwood, CEO of the Michigan Economic Development Corp., told lawmakers Tuesday that the state's economic "fundamentals" are strong, but "this is a competitive game" and Michigan cannot...

  • CHICAGO— Dozens of people were arrested Tuesday as they participated in protests nationwide for a $15 per hour minimum wage. Fast-food restaurant workers and home and child-care workers rallied in cities including Chicago, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Minneapolis and New York. In Chicago, hundreds of protesters at O'Hare International Airport chanted...