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  • DETROIT/ WASHINGTON, March 15- U.S. The backdrop and message underscored Trump's efforts to lock down support in industrial states such as Michigan that put him in the White House. Trump spoke at the site of the former Willow Run bomber factory in Ypsilanti, Michigan, which won fame for building an operational B-24 heavy bomber every 59 minutes during the Second...

  • DETROIT— President Donald Trump's decision to re-examine Obama-era rules that govern automobile gas mileage could be the first round of a potentially bruising political fight: revoking the ability of California and other Democratic-leaning states to set their own, tougher car-emission standards. The California standard is now used by at least a dozen,...

  • DETROIT— President Donald Trump plans to re-examine federal fuel economy requirements for new cars and trucks. Congress required the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to develop CAFE standards in 1975 after gasoline shortages during the Arab oil embargo. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency began regulating greenhouse gas emissions...

  • DETROIT/ WASHINGTON, March 15- The Trump administration on Wednesday ordered a review of tough U.S. vehicle fuel-efficiency standards put in place by the Obama administration, handing a victory to auto industry executives and provoking criticism from Democrats and environmental groups. Republican President Donald Trump was expected to announce his...

  • WASHINGTON, March 15- President Donald Trump's plans to reassess strict U.S. vehicle fuel-efficiency standards put in place under former President Barack Obama drew criticism on Wednesday from Democrats and environmental groups who accused him of risking more carbon emissions and higher fuel costs. But the Republican president will not seek to revoke...

  • GM said last week it planned to lay off 1,100 workers in May at its Lansing Delta Township assembly plant in Michigan. GM also said it would add 220 jobs at a plant in Romulus, Michigan, that is building 10- speed automatic transmissions, and it would retain 180 jobs by shifting Lansing workers to a Flint assembly plant to support pickup truck production.

  • The EPA under Obama had promulgated a rule for cars and trucks requiring a fleet-wide average of 36 mpg in real-world driving by 2025.. If the EPA determines they are not appropriate, the agency will submit a new proposal next year. Trump's announcement is expected to set the stage for weaker fuel efficiency standards as well as drawn-out legal battles with...

  • The White House says President Donald Trump made more than $150 million in income in 2005 and paid $38 million in income taxes that year. The White House is pushing back pre-emptively, saying that publishing those returns would be illegal. The White House adds that it is "totally illegal to steal and publish tax returns" and is bashing the "dishonest media.

  • Trump will visit an autonomous vehicle testing facility in a Detroit suburb on Wednesday and meet there with chief executives of several U.S. automakers. White House spokesman Sean Spicer said on Monday the trip is focused on "job creation and automobile manufacturing... highlighting the need to eliminate burdensome regulations that needlessly hinder...

  • March 13- Intel Corp, which on Monday announced the proposed $15.3 billion acquisition of Mobileye NV, had invested in at least five startup companies working on self-driving vehicle technologies. Among the startups funded in part by Intel Capital, the chipmaker's venture capital arm, are:. Peloton Technology, a Silicon Valley startup in Mountain View,...

  • White House spokesman Sean Spicer said Monday the trip is focused on "job creation and automobile manufacturing... highlighting the need to eliminate burdensome regulations that needlessly hinder meaningful job growth." A White House official confirmed Trump plans to visit Michigan, but did not immediately give details. The Environmental Protection Agency...

  • The CEOs of General Motors Co, Ford Motor Co and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV will meet with the president in Ypsilanti Township, Michigan, along with officials from Japanese and German automakers, including Toyota Motor Corp.. A White House official confirmed Trump plans to visit Michigan, but did not immediately give details. The Environmental Protection...

  • A White House official confirmed Trump plans to visit Michigan, but did not immediately confirm details. The Environmental Protection Agency had until April 2018 to decide whether the standards were feasible under a "midterm review," but moved up its decision to a week before President Barack Obama left office in January. Trade groups representing automakers,...

  • President Donald Trump is expected to visit the Detroit area on Wednesday to hold an event with the chief executives of U.S. automakers to announce a restart of a review of vehicle fuel efficiency rules sought by the industry, according to two sources briefed on the matter. Trump is expected to visit Ypsilanti, Michigan, a Detroit suburb, to tout his...

  • DETROIT, March 10- California, the largest U.S. car market, plans to allow testing on public roads of self-driving vehicles without human backup drivers by the end of the year, state officials said Friday. The proposed change provides a path to the eventual sale and deployment of self-driving vehicles in California, state transportation secretary Brian Kelly...

  • DETROIT/ WASHINGTON, March 10- Volkswagen AG pleaded guilty on Friday to fraud, obstruction of justice and falsifying statements as part of a $4.3 billion settlement reached with the U.S. Justice Department in January over the automaker's diesel emissions scandal. In total, VW has agreed to spend up to $25 billion in the United States to address claims from...

  • DETROIT/ WASHINGTON, March 10- Volkswagen AG pleaded guilty on Friday to three felony counts as part of a $4.3 billion settlement reached with the Justice Department in January over the automaker's massive diesel emissions scandal. VW general counsel Manfred Doess made the plea on the company's behalf after he said at a hearing in U.S. District Court in Detroit...

  • DETROIT, March 10- Volkswagen AG pleaded guilty on Friday to three felony counts as part of a $4.3 billion plea agreement reached with the Justice Department in January over the automaker's massive diesel emissions scandal. VW general counsel Manfred Doess made the plea on the company's behalf after he said at a hearing in U.S. District Court in Detroit that he...

  • DETROIT, March 10- Volkswagen AG pleaded guilty on Friday to three felony counts as part of a $4.3 billion plea agreement reached with the Justice Department in January over the automaker's massive diesel emissions scandal. VW general counsel Manfred Doess made the plea on the company's behalf after he said at a hearing in U.S. District Court in Detroit that he...

  • VOLKSWAGEN PLEADS GUILTY TO THREE FELONY COUNTS IN DETROIT AS PART OF $4.3 BILLION PLEA AGREEMENT REACHED IN JANUARY.