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  • NEW YORK— Published reports are saying that Ford plans to build a new auto plant in Mexico, with plans to rev up production there. According to The Wall Street Journal, Ford plans to build a new assembly complex in San Luis Potosi and expand an existing facility near Mexico City. The move reflects how Mexico has become an attractive place for global carmakers.

  • *UAW chief sees shift toward utility vehicles, trucks enduring. DETROIT, Feb 5- The head of the United Auto Workers said on Friday he has asked Fiat Chrysler Chief Executive Sergio Marchionne for a meeting to discuss the company's plan to stop making two low-profit car models. UAW President Dennis Williams said at a press conference at the union's Detroit...

  • Two compounds once used in nonstick cookware coatings, firefighting foam and other materials were detected in utilities serving about 69,000 people in the city of Fountain and an unincorporated community called Security-Widefield, the federal Environmental Protection Agency said. Officials at the communities' water districts said the chemicals would...

  • DETROIT— Bridgestone-Firestone North America is recalling more than 36,000 heavy truck tires in the U.S. and Canada because the tread can separate from the body and cause the tires to fail. The recall covers 22.5- inch Firestone FS561 replacement tires made from January 25, 2015 to January 27, 2016. The company says in documents filed with the government that...

  • Feb 5- Activist investors are putting the U.S. banking sector in their crosshairs, betting that headwinds whipping through the industry will accelerate consolidation among lenders. Hedge funds such as Ancora Advisors, Clover Partners and Seidman& Associates are buying up stakes in lenders across the U.S., from community banks to large regional lenders.

  • Covisint reports 3Q loss Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 5:11 PM ET

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. _ Covisint Corp. on Thursday reported a loss of $4.1 million in its fiscal third quarter. The Southfield, Michigan- based company said it had a loss of 10 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • Correction: Las Vegas-Pay To Park story Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 2:40 PM ET

    LAS VEGAS— In a story Feb. 2 about MGM Resorts International outsourcing its Las Vegas Strip parking operations to a Chicago- based firm, The Associated Press erroneously reported the title of MGM Resorts executive Corey Sanders. SP Plus Corp. will handle paid parking at all non-union MGM Resorts International properties, including Mandalay Bay, Delano, Monte...

  • Democrats are making support for Flint, a poor city of mostly African Americans and Latinos near Detroit, a wider issue ahead of the November presidential election. Democratic candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are set to hold a presidential debate next month in Flint. Senator Lisa Murkowski, a Republican from Alaska and a co-sponsor of the bill,...

  • David Detweiler, an attorney with law firm Clifford Chance, has been named executive vice president and general counsel at Volkswagen of America Group. VW also announced it is opening an office soon in downtown Washington, as it has in other world capitals. VW has been working to bolster its relationships with lawmakers and others in Washington in the face of the...

  • WASHINGTON/ DETROIT, Feb 4- Continental Automotive Systems said Thursday it supplied potentially defective air bag control units to 5 million vehicles used by Honda, Fiat Chrysler, Mercedes-Benz, and three other manufacturers built over a five-year period worldwide, widening an air bag safety crisis. Continental Automotive, a unit of Germany- based...

  • DETROIT— Haggling over a car price isn't always a bargain. When buyers use TrueCar, they get a bell curve of sales prices reported by dealers, plus three discounted price offers on the car they want from dealers in their area. TrueCar, founded in 2005, makes its money on fees paid by dealers for sales.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 4- A wide-ranging U.S. energy bill, the country's first major energy measure in more than eight years, was close to stalling in the Senate on Thursday as the chamber struggled to strike a deal to help Flint, Michigan cope with a drinking water crisis. Democratic Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters, both of Michigan, had proposed an amendment to...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 4- Volkswagen AG has replaced the head of its U.S. legal department with an outside lawyer as it works to win approval to fix nearly 600,000 vehicles with excess emissions, a person briefed on the matter said Thursday. David Detweiler, an attorney with law firm Clifford Chance, has been named the top attorney at Volkswagen of America Group.

  • Kelly Services posts 4Q profit Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 9:23 AM ET

    TROY, Mich. _ Kelly Services Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter profit of $34.2 million. Kelly Services shares have decreased slightly more than 2 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Kelly Services, Earnings Report.

  • LANSING, Mich.— Email warned governor's aide early of possible link between Legionnaires' surge, Flint water.

  • Rofin-Sinar posts 1Q profit Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 8:29 AM ET

    PLYMOUTH, Mich. _ Rofin-Sinar Technologies Inc. on Thursday reported fiscal first-quarter profit of $6.5 million. For the current quarter ending in April, Rofin-Sinar said it expects revenue in the range of $115 million to $121 million. Rofin-Sinar shares have decreased almost 10 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • The documents, posted Thursday on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website, said Continental will notify automakers, who will recall cars dating as far back as 2006.. Already Honda, Fiat Chrysler, Volkswagen and Mercedes have issued recalls, and some unidentified Mazda and Volvo Truck vehicles are included. Honda reported two injuries from...

  • CMS Energy meets 4Q profit forecasts Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 7:47 AM ET

    JACKSON, Mich. _ CMS Energy Corp. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter profit of $106 million. CMS Energy expects full-year earnings to be $1.99 to $2.02 per share. CMS Energy shares have risen slightly more than 9 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has decreased slightly more than 6 percent.

  • WASHINGTON— The food industry is pressuring Congress to act before the state of Vermont requires food labels for genetically modified ingredients. At issue is how food companies will deal with Vermont's law. The food industry wants Congress to pre-empt Vermont's law and bar mandatory labeling of genetically modified foods before it goes into effect.

  • The craftsmen of Murano, an island near Venice, didn't have such technology, yet they still turned out museum-worthy pieces known for their artistry and beauty, using techniques that remained exclusive for centuries. Through years of researching Venetian glass collections at American and European museums and comparing the artifacts with more...