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  • Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said Sunday that his counterparts in the Group of Seven nations welcomed U.S. guidelines on regulating self-driving cars and have agreed to work together on creating such standards to maintain safety. Foxx and other transportation officials from the G-7 met over the weekend in the Japanese resort town of Karuizawa.

  • TORONTO, Sept 24 (Reuters)- Canada's Unifor union has set a tentative strike deadline of midnight Oct. 10 for talks with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV, the labor group said on Saturday as it prepares to vote on a related deal with General Motors Co.. Unifor, which represents close to 10,000 Fiat Chrysler workers in Canada, said in a statement the strike deadline of...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 23- The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Friday released a series of reports into Takata Corp's defective air bag inflators, which have been linked to at least 14 deaths and more than 100 injuries and sparked the largest ever auto recall. About 100 million Takata air bag inflators have been declared defective worldwide.

  • CHICAGO, Sept 23- When Mylan NV recruited food allergy bloggers to learn about its campaign to get allergic shock antidotes into schools, many were eager to join the maker of the EpiPens they carry in purses and stash in book bags to protect their children against potentially lethal attacks. During the same period, the company was marking up its EpiPen to more than...

  • DETROIT— While sales of its main competitors are rising, the aging Chevrolet Equinox compact SUV has taken a dramatic tumble so far this year in the fastest-growing part of the U.S. market. General Motors is hoping to turn that around when it replaces the Equinox with a revamped model that goes on sale early next year. Edmunds Senior Analyst Jessica Caldwell says...

  • TORONTO, Sept 22- General Motors Co's Oshawa plant will do final assembly work on at least 70,000 pickup trucks a year once investments promised in its Canadian unit's new labor agreement are complete, according to two sources close to negotiations. GM reached a tentative labor deal with Unifor, the union that represents its Canadian manufacturing workers,...

  • TORONTO, Sept 22- General Motors Co's Oshawa plant will do final assembly work on at least 70,000 pick-up trucks a year once investments promised in its Canadian unit's new labor agreement are complete, according to two sources close to negotiations. GM reached a tentative labor deal with Unifor, the union that represents its Canadian manufacturing workers,...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 22- Tesla Motors Inc Thursday sued Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and other state officials in federal court over the state's refusal to allow the Palo Alto, California automaker to sell vehicles directly to consumers. The suit at U.S. District Court in Michigan comes days after the state rejected the electric vehicle manufacturer's...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 22- Tesla Motors Inc filed suit Thursday in U.S. District Court in Michigan against Governor Rick Snyder and other state officials over the state's refusal to allow the Palo Alto, California automaker to sell vehicles directly to consumers. The suit comes days after the state rejected the electric vehicle manufacturer's application to...

  • TESLA MOTORS SUES MICHIGAN OFFICIALS OVER STATE'S REJECTION OF AUTOMAKER'S REQUEST TO SELL VEHICLES IN STATE: COURT FILING.

  • DETROIT— Tesla Motors says a software update to its Autopilot system will disable automatic steering if drivers don't keep their hands on the wheel. The update also adds multiple features, including improved radar, better voice commands and an industry-first temperature control system that helps prevent kids and pets from overheating.

  • Rick Snyder and other top state officials Thursday, challenging a Michigan law that ensures automakers can only sell through independent, franchised dealerships and not directly to customers. "As a result of this law, Michigan consumers are forced to accept reduced access to the products they want, less competition and higher prices.... Tesla will continue to...

  • NEW YORK— A federal judge has granted class-action status to Wal-Mart investors suing the world's largest retailer over allegations that it covered up a bribery scheme in Mexico to help its business there. District Judge Susan Hickey in Fayetteville, Arkansas, dismissed Wal-Mart's argument that a Michigan retirement fund could not lead a class-action suit...

  • A customer carries a Walmart paper shopping bag

    Wal-Mart must face a class-action lawsuit accusing the world's largest retailer of defrauding shareholders by concealing suspected bribery.

  • Sept 21- Wal-Mart Stores Inc must face a class-action lawsuit accusing the world's largest retailer of defrauding shareholders by concealing suspected bribery to help it expand faster in Mexico, a U.S. judge said. District Judge Susan Hickey in Fayetteville, Arkansas rejected Wal-Mart's contention that a Michigan pension fund had no standing to lead the...

  • The settlement, which would still need approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, allows transportation rates to be increased by 34.8 percent. The settlement also requires TransCanada to spend $837 million over three years to upgrade its ANR pipeline system. ANR connects markets in Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois and Ohio with supplies from...

  • ZEELAND, Mich. _ Herman Miller Inc. on Wednesday reported fiscal first-quarter earnings of $36.3 million. Analysts surveyed by Zacks had expected revenue of $601.1 million. Access a Zacks stock report on MLHR at http://www.zacks.com/ap/MLHR.

  • GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. _ Steelcase Inc. on Wednesday reported fiscal second-quarter earnings of $38.2 million. For the current quarter ending in December, Steelcase expects its per-share earnings to range from 33 cents to 37 cents. Steelcase shares have decreased 14 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • DETROIT, Sept 21- General Motors Co on Wednesday affirmed its forecast for 2016 profit of up to $6.00 per share and said it expected to exceed its cost-savings target of $5.5 billion by 2018 as the automaker unveiled a new effort to convince investors of its value. GM said it cut costs through the middle of this year by $3.1 billion since the start of 2015, "more than...

  • Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

    Jake Novak says if the election were held today, Trump would beat Clinton. The question is: Can he hang on to the momentum? Or, will he blow it?