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  • DETROIT— Fiat Chrysler is recalling nearly 410,000 vehicles worldwide because a wiring problem can cause them to move slowly. The company said Friday that the recall covers some Jeep Renegade and Cherokee SUVs, Chrysler 200 sedans and Ram ProMaster City vans from the 2015 model year. Vehicles built after Sept. 23, 2014 aren't affected.

  • Limited details of the plan were made public last week at a regional dealer meeting in Newark, New Jersey, by Volkswagen of America Chief Operating Officer Mark McNabb, said the dealers, who asked not to be identified because the plan hasn't been made public. Both dealers said they were told that more testing was needed and that the plans still had to be approved by...

  • LONDON, July 22- The number of London Metal Exchange physical storage units continues to decline in tandem with falling registered stocks. As of July 8 there were 608 registered warehouses for the storage of base metals, down from 621 a year ago and from almost 700 in 2012 and 2013.. Total exchange-registered stocks have fallen to 3.6 million tonnes from over 7.5...

  • July 21- Elon Musk's latest "master plan" for Tesla Motors Inc to develop an electric commercial truck, a public bus, a pickup and systems to enable fully autonomous driving could cost $2 billion to $3 billion or more, experts and analysts said Thursday. However, analysts said it is likely Tesla will have to go back to investors for more capital to fund the plan, despite...

  • NEW YORK, July 21- An Arab-American family whose business and personal bank accounts were closed in 2014 without explanation can sue JPMorgan Chase for racial discrimination, a federal judge in Detroit has ruled. Filed in February, the lawsuit by Najah Manni, his wife Kathy and their two children says the largest U.S. bank further discriminated against them by...

  • July 21- Elon Musk's latest "master plan" for Tesla Motors Inc to develop an electric commercial truck, a public bus, a pickup and systems to enable fully autonomous driving, could cost $2 billion to $3 billion or more, experts and analysts said Thursday. However, analysts said it is likely Tesla will have to go back to investors for more capital to fund the plan, despite...

  • FRANKFURT/ DETROIT, July 21- General Motors said it was considering cost cuts in Europe to offset up to $400 million of potential headwinds triggered by Britain's Brexit vote, calling into question the carmaker's ability to return Opel and Vauxhall to a full-year profit. GM Europe has not been profitable on a full-year basis since 1999. GM described Brexit as "a...

  • DETROIT— Mazda is recalling almost 4,000 older small pickup trucks mainly in southern U.S. states to replace Takata air bag inflators. The recall covers passenger air bags in B-Series trucks made by Ford from the 2007 to 2009 model years. The recall is part of a massive expansion of Takata recalls announced in May.

  • DETROIT— General Motors is recalling nearly 308,000 older Chevrolet Impala sedans in the U.S. and Canada because the air bags might not inflate in a crash. The recall covers Impalas from the 2009 and 2010 model years that were made before Feb. 10, 2010. GM says in government documents that the front passenger seat frame can rub against the wiring for a passenger...

  • DETROIT— General Motors' second-quarter profit more than doubled to a post-bankruptcy record $2.87 billion on a strong performance in the U.S., where the company saw sales fall after it cut low-profit sales to rental car companies. The company earned a record $3.6 billion pretax profit in North America, made $500 million on its joint venture in China and even...

  • DETROIT— Automakers are sharing information on cyber security threats and working together on ways to respond when hackers strike, under guidelines being developed by the industry. Nearly all companies that sell cars and trucks in the U.S. have joined the Automotive Information Sharing and Analysis Center. Vice Chairman Jeff Massimilla of General Motors...

  • DETROIT— Electric car maker Tesla Motors is working on multiple new vehicles, including heavy trucks and buses that could be unveiled as early as next year. Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the company also plans a compact SUV and "a new kind of pickup truck" to complement its existing fleet. The government is investigating the system after a Tesla driving in Autopilot mode...

  • TORONTO, July 19- Contract talks between Canada's unionized autoworkers and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV, Ford Motor Co and General Motors Co are set to start up in August. The union says Ford's Windsor engine plant and Fiat Chrysler's Brampton assembly need investment, but GM's Oshawa plant, with about 2,800 hourly workers, is the biggest issue.

  • DETROIT, July 19- Electric vehicle maker Tesla Motors Inc has changed its internet address from teslamotors.com to tesla.com, hinting at a possible company name change as part of CEO Elon Musk's latest and still undisclosed "master plan." The domain name and address were updated on Monday, according to internet accreditation company ICANN.

  • DETROIT, July 19- Electric vehicle maker Tesla Motors Inc has changed its internet address from teslamotors.com to tesla.com, hinting at a possible company name change as part of CEO Elon Musk's latest and still undisclosed "master plan." The domain name and address were updated on Monday, according to internet accreditation company ICANN.

  • July 19- Electric vehicle maker Tesla Motors Inc has changed its internet address from teslamotors.com to tesla.com, hinting at a possible company name change as part of CEO Elon Musk's latest and still undisclosed "master plan." The domain name and address were updated on Monday, according to internet accreditation company ICANN. Musk has proposed a merger...

  • DETROIT— Judge dismisses quadruple murder case against Detroit man who served 8 years in prison; convictions thrown out last month.

  • WASHINGTON— Experts say the development of self-driving cars over the coming decade depends on an unreliable assumption by many automakers: that the humans in them will be ready to step in and take control if the car's systems fail. Instead, experience with automation in other modes of transportation like aviation and rail suggests that the strategy will lead...

  • WASHINGTON, July 18- Automakers have the technology to meet aggressive mandates to hike fuel efficiency by 2025, but the fleet-wide improvement will not be as great as the Obama administration once forecast because buyers are switching to pickup trucks and SUVs, federal regulators said Monday. The report by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the...

  • July 18- U.S. regulators are investigating whether Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV had inflated vehicle sales figures, the company said Monday, following a lawsuit by Illinois dealers in January. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the Department of Justice are probing the way the Italian-American automaker reports vehicle sales to individuals,...