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  • DETROIT— Ford has agreed to spend up to $299 million to settle lawsuits filed by owners of about six million vehicles with potentially deadly Takata air bag inflators. The agreement announced Monday must get court approval. Under the deal, owners are eligible for reimbursement of up to $500 for documented expenses.

  • DETROIT— Most U.S. business economists expect corporate sales to grow over the next three months and hiring and pay to rise with them. But a majority of the economists surveyed by the National Association for Business Economics say the corporate tax cuts that the Trump administration pushed through Congress have yet to affect their plans for hiring or...

  • DETROIT— It's been five years since Detroit bottomed out after decades of decline, admitting in the largest U.S. municipal bankruptcy filing ever that the country's one-time industrial engine could no longer pay its bills. Jean Estell, 65, worked about three decades in Detroit's recreation and public works departments before retiring in 2004.

  • DETROIT— The U.S. government's road safety agency is urging automakers to speed up replacement of potentially dangerous Takata air bag inflators. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said in a statement Friday that Heidi King, it's top official, has met with 19 affected companies urging them to accelerate the recalls and to post recall plans on...

  • DETROIT— The wife of a late union official has been sentenced to 18 months in prison as part of a federal corruption investigation at a training center run by Fiat Chrysler and the United Auto Workers. A federal judge on Friday also ordered 54- year-old Monica Morgan to serve a year of supervised release and pay a $25,000 fine. Former Fiat Chrysler labor...

  • DETROIT— Nissan is recalling nearly 105,000 small cars to replace Takata passenger air bag inflators that can explode and hurl shrapnel at drivers and passengers. Included are the 2011 Versa sedan and the 2011 and 2012 Versa hatchback. It only applies to cars that have been registered in 42 states and Washington, D.C., as part of a coordinated phase-in of Takata...

  • DETROIT— Tesla Inc. says its customers won't get the full $7,500 federal electric vehicle tax credit after Dec. 31. The company says on its website that the credit on its vehicles will start to phase out next year. Tesla buyers will get the $7,500 this year, then the credit is cut in half and phased out by the end of 2019..

  • Every night without fail, Paul Blumstein straps on a mask that prevents him from repeatedly waking up, gasping for air. "It's like an octopus has clung to my face," said Blumstein, 70, of Annandale, Virginia. Products range from a $350 restraint meant to discourage back sleeping to a $24,000 surgical implant that pushes the tongue forward with each breath.

  • Americans could soon find themselves paying more for goods they might not have known were imported from China. President Donald Trump is threatening to impose the tariffs in retaliation for duties that China slapped on $34 billion of U.S. goods on Friday. Those duties, in turn, were a response to new tariffs the United States had imposed on China.

  • Liane Hornsey told employees in an email obtained by The Associated Press Wednesday that she is leaving the company but gave no reason. She did not immediately return a telephone message Wednesday from The Associated Press. The departure comes amid CEO Dara Khosrowshahi's efforts to change the ride-hailing service's culture to prevent repeated...

  • WASHINGTON, July 9- A federal appeals court on Monday upheld Volkswagen's $10.03 billion settlement with the owners of nearly 500,000 polluting diesel vehicles announced in 2016.. The three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said, in dismissing a number of objections to the settlement, that it "delivered tangible, substantial benefits to...

  • The U.S. automaker announced on Friday it sold 62,057 vehicles in China in June, taking its sales for the first half of the year to 400,443, down 25 percent compared with the year-ago period. According to consultancy LMC Automotive, it was Ford's biggest first-half percentage decline since starting operations in China in 2001.. Ford, which undertook a big...

  • "China will not bow in the face of threats and blackmail, nor will it be shaken in its resolve to defend global free trade," a spokesman for Beijing's Commerce Ministry declared Thursday, one day before the two sides were to subject billions of dollars of each other's goods to punishing tariffs. President Donald Trump, who ran for the White House on a vow to force China...

  • *China set to raise tariffs on U.S. car imports on Friday. *Move comes as Ford looks to revive growth in China. BEIJING/ SHANGHAI, July 5- Ford Motor Co said on Thursday that for now, it will not hike prices of imported Ford and higher-margin luxury Lincoln models in China, thus absorbing the additional cost of tariffs on U.S.-made vehicles due to be applied starting on...

  • *China set to raise tariffs on U.S. car imports on Friday. *Move comes as Ford looks to revive growth in China. BEIJING/ SHANGHAI, July 5- Ford Motor Co said on Thursday that for now it will not hike prices of imported Ford and higher-margin luxury Lincoln models in China, thus absorbing the cost additional of tariffs on U.S. vehicles due to be applied starting on Friday.

  • Detroit- based GM sold 27,638 vehicles in Canada last month, the company said http://media.gm.ca/media/ca/en/gm/home. detail.html/content/Pages/news/ca/en/2018/ J u l/ 0 7 0 4 t G M- C a n a d a- A c h i e v e s- B e s t- J u n e- S a l e s- S i n c e- 2 0 1 1. h t m l.

  • DETROIT— Neither higher gas prices nor rising interest rates could put a damper on U.S. auto sales during the first half of the year. But analysts at Cox Automotive, which includes Kelley Blue Book, issued a cautionary note on the numbers, saying that much of the increase was due to low-profit sales to fleet buyers such as rental car companies, and retail sales to...

  • DETROIT— A nonprofit auto safety advocacy group is asking Ford to recall 1.35 million Explorer SUVs due to continued complaints of exhaust fumes in the passenger compartments. The Center for Auto Safety says it found 44 complaints in a government database about fumes and potential carbon monoxide after owners had taken Explorers in for free repairs in a Ford...

  • Investors have sold off shares in Detroit automakers General Motors Co, Ford Motor Co and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV during the past month. Rising tensions between the United States and its trade partners and threats of tit-for-tat auto tariffs have rattled the auto sector, adding to worries that the U.S. auto industry's nine-year recovery from the 2008...

  • WASHINGTON/ BRUSSELS, July 2- U.S. President Donald Trump warned the World Trade Organization on Monday that "we'll be doing something" if the United States is not treated properly, just hours after the European Union said that U.S. automotive tariffs would hurt its own vehicle industry and prompt retaliation. Trump, speaking to reporters during a meeting with...