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  • Business events scheduled for the coming week Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 1:37 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Commerce Department releases personal income and spending for December, 8:30 a.m.; Institute for Supply Management releases its manufacturing index for January, 10 a.m. Eastern; Commerce Department releases construction spending for December, 10 a.m.. WASHINGTON— Commerce Department releases factory orders for December, 10 a.m..

  • PORTLAND, Ore.— Daimler Trucks North America agreed to pay $2.4 million to settle discrimination complaints filed by six minority workers who said they were subjected to threats and racial slurs at the company's Portland plant. Brad Avakian, commissioner of the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries, announced the deal on Thursday. The complaints against the...

  • Jan 28- Fuel-cell maker Plug Power Inc toned down its sales outlook for 2015, saying it had decided to put out numbers "people could rely" on after receiving "a lot of criticism for under-delivering." The company's shares fell as much as 10 percent to $2.86 in morning trade, after Chief Executive Andy Marsh said Plug Power now expected sales "in excess of $100 million".

  • Mercedes selects AM General to make SUVs in the US Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 12:51 PM ET

    The R-Class, which comes with six or seven seats, was briefly sold in the U.S. but has been sold exclusively in China since 2013.. Mercedes doesn't release sales numbers for individual models in China, but in a presentation last year the company said it sold 12,700 R-Class SUVs in 2013.. Sales of its M-Class SUV, which is also made in Alabama, rose 13 percent.

  • Hyundai was among the leaders in every category, ranking number three overall behind Toyota Motor Corp and Robert Bosch. Hyundai, which along with sister company Kia Motor is fifth in global sales, has outperformed the overall auto market thanks to its stylish, yet affordable models, but experts say the duo lacks a technological edge to better compete with...

  • From the floor to the road? Rating the auto show Sunday, 18 Jan 2015 | 5:00 PM ET

    While there are still a few off-the-wall cars shown at the Detroit Auto Show, these days, what you see very well may be what you get.

  • DETROIT, Jan 14- Internet search company Google Inc has begun discussions with most of the world's top automakers and has assembled a team of traditional and nontraditional suppliers to speed efforts to bring self-driving cars to market by 2020, a Google executive said on Wednesday. They've got a lot to offer, " Chris Urmson, director of Google's self-driving...

  • Google partners with auto suppliers on self-driving car Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 2:02 PM ET

    DETROIT, Jan 14- Internet company Google Inc has begun discussions with most of the world's top automakers and has assembled a team of traditional and nontraditional suppliers to speed up efforts to bring self-driving cars to market by 2020, a top Google executive said on Wednesday. They've got a lot to offer, " Chris Urmson, director of Google's self-driving car...

  • DETROIT, Jan 13- Auto industry executives see nothing but blue skies in the U.S. market, especially compared with troubled Western European economies or slumping emerging markets. The disconnect between sales trends in the United States and regulatory demands is the hot topic among executives gathered for the annual Detroit auto show. "It's the CO2 stuff...

  • SAO PAULO, Jan 12- Thousands of Brazilian metalworkers marched on a highway outside of Sao Paulo on Monday to protest layoffs by carmakers, adding to a mounting crisis in a politically sensitive industry. State police said about 7,000 workers from Volkswagen AG, Ford Motor Co and the Mercedes-Benz truck unit of Germany's Daimler AG occupied a lane of the highway...

  • SAO PAULO, Jan 12- Thousands of metalworkers in Brazil marched on a highway outside of Sao Paulo on Monday to protest layoffs by carmakers, adding to a mounting crisis in a politically sensitive industry. State police said about 7,000 workers from Volkswagen AG, Ford Motor Co and the Mercedes-Benz truck unit of Germany's Daimler AG occupied a lane of the highway...

  • DETROIT, Jan 8- Fully automated driverless cars could make up nearly 10 percent of global vehicle sales, or about 12 million cars a year, by 2035, the Boston Consulting Group said on Thursday. "This will be as radical a change as the auto industry has seen in 100 years," said Thomas Dauner, head of BCG's global automotive practice. Vehicle manufacturers, including...

  • Brazil is one of the world's five biggest auto markets and a major base of operations for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Germany's Volkswagen and U.S.-based General Motors Co and Ford Motor Co.. The prospect of another weak year for Brazil's auto industry is adding to headaches for President Dilma Rousseff as she struggles to get Brazil's economy growing again...

  • Daimler's Mercedes-Benz has a different idea from Ford- and worlds apart from Internet company Google Inc, which has jolted the automotive establishment with its high-profile effort to develop a fully self-driving city car. Where Ford wants to make autonomous cars for "Everyman," and Google envisions cars as pod-like appliances, Daimler presented robotic...

  • SAO PAULO, Jan 7- Workers at a Mercedes-Benz truck factory outside of Sao Paulo voted on Wednesday to stop work for 24 hours in a protest over fired colleagues, the second such strike in as many days as automakers cut payrolls in anticipation of a third straight year of slumping sales. The local metalworkers union said Mercedes-Benz, a unit of Germany's Daimler AG,...

  • SAO PAULO, Jan 7- Workers at a Mercedes Benz truck factory outside of Sao Paulo voted on Wednesday to stop work for 24 hours in a protest over fired colleagues, the second such strike in as many days as automakers cut payrolls in anticipation of a third straight year of slumping sales. The local metalworkers union said Mercedes Benz, a unit of of Germany's Daimler AG,...

  • DETROIT, Jan 6- Mercedes-Benz will move its U.S. headquarters to Atlanta from northern New Jersey, affecting about 1,000 employees, the company said on Tuesday. The new headquarters would be closer to the company's assembly plant in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and its port in Brunswick, Georgia. Mercedes-Benz, the No. 2 seller of luxury automobiles in the United States,...

  • DETROIT, Jan 6- Mercedes-Benz will move its U.S. headquarters to Atlanta from northern New Jersey, a source familiar with the brand's plans told Reuters on Tuesday. Mercedes-Benz currently has its U.S. headquarters in Montvale, New Jersey. Mercedes-Benz is the No. 2 seller of luxury automobiles in the U.S. market.

  • LAS VEGAS, Jan 5- Germany's Daimler AG wants to reset consumers' expectations about self-driving cars with its futuristic Mercedes-Benz F 015 concept, unveiled Monday evening at the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. "Anyone who focuses solely on the technology has not yet grasped how autonomous driving will change our society," said Daimler Chief...

  • Surf the web as you 'drive' this futuristic car Monday, 5 Jan 2015 | 11:30 PM ET
    The Mercedes-Benz F 015 autonomous drive concept car.

    Mercedes-Benz unveiled the all-electric, fully autonomous-drive F 015 Luxury in Motion vehicle at the Consumer Electronics Show.