×

Top News & Analysis Detroit

  • Wayne County Circuit Court Judge Susan Hubbard on Thursday threw out the lawsuit filed by Dearborn resident Mohamad Bazzi against Little Caesars Pizza, the Detroit Free Press reported. Bazzi filed his lawsuit in May, saying he ordered halal pizza from a Little Caesars in Dearborn twice. Recent calls from customers revealed that the store is no longer selling...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 22- SolarCity will pay $29.5 million to settle a long-running investigation into allegations it violated federal law by submitting inflated claims to the government through a popular stimulus program set up during the Obama administration, the U.S. Justice Department said Friday. In a statement, the company denied all of the allegations in...

  • FRANKFURT, Sept 22- Carmakers squeezed between carbon emissions cuts and falling sales of fuel-efficient diesels have used the Frankfurt auto show to spotlight a future generation of electric cars that will largely come too late to help them out of their bind. While diesel pollution problems became notorious with the Volkswagen test-cheating scandal, the...

  • DETROIT— Mazda is recalling more than 60,000 midsize cars in the U.S. and Canada because a wiring problem can knock out power-assisted steering and the passenger air bag. The recall covers Mazda 6 sedans from 2015 and 2016. The recall is expected to start on Sept. 29.

  • LONDON— Uber will lose its license to operate in London because it may be endangering public safety and security, the local regulator said Friday, in a severe blow to a company already facing big questions over its corporate culture. The company, which has been beset by a litany of scandals over its management style— from accusations of sexism to the illegal use of...

  • DETROIT— Mercedes-Benz says it will spend $1 billion to expand its Alabama facilities and start production of a new line of fully electric SUVs. The company currently employs 3,700 people in Alabama. The Tuscaloosa assembly plant will start production of the EQ line of electric SUVs around 2020.

  • DETROIT, Sept 21- U.S. automakers are facing mounting pressure amid slowing demand in the country, as automakers from Asia and Europe aggressively ramp up vehicle production in North America, including a new investment by Daimler AG. In the latest move, German automaker Daimler said on Thursday it will spend $1 billion to expand its Mercedes Benz operations near...

  • DETROIT— Tesla Inc. is denying claims that it threatened to fire pro-union workers at its Fremont, California, factory and tried to prevent them from passing out union literature. The National Labor Relations Board filed a complaint against Tesla earlier this month, citing multiple incidents in which Tesla security guards allegedly refused to let off-duty...

  • *General Motors Co: $1 billion in various plants to keep or create 1,500 jobs. *Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV: $1 billion in Ohio and Michigan to create 2,000 jobs. *Hyundai Motor Co: $1 billion in various plants; new jobs to be determined.

  • DETROIT, Sept 21- U.S. automakers are facing mounting pressure amid slowing demand in the country, as Asian and European automakers aggressively ramp up vehicle production in North America, including a new investment by Daimler AG. In the latest move, German automaker Daimler plans to spend $1 billion to expand its Mercedes Benz assembly plant near Tuscaloosa,...

  • DETROIT, Sept 21- U.S. automakers are facing mounting pressure amid slowing demand in the country, as Asian and European automakers aggressively ramp up vehicle production in North America, including a new investment by Daimler AG. In the latest move, German automaker Daimler plans to spend $1 billion to expand its Mercedes Benz assembly plant near Tuscaloosa,...

  • DETROIT, Sept 21- U.S. automakers are facing mounting pressure amid slowing demand in the country, as Asian and European automakers aggressively ramp up vehicle production in North America, including a new investment by Daimler AG. In the latest move, German automaker Daimler plans to spend $1 billion to expand its Mercedes Benz assembly plant near Tuscaloosa,...

  • Sept 21- Toys "R" Us Inc, the U.S. toy retailer that filed for bankruptcy protection this week, said on Thursday it is hiring part-time seasonal workers to staff its stores for the holidays, including for a new position of toy demonstrator. Toys "R" Us has the largest need to hire in the New York City area, followed by Los Angeles and then Groveport, Ohio, at a DHL warehouse it...

  • Glen De Vos, Delphi's chief technology officer, said BlackBerry QNX would provide an operating system that was already certified to high levels of safety for Delphi's CSLP system, which uses software developed by Delphi's Ottomatika unit. De Vos said Delphi expects to begin testing its automated driving systems in pilot projects with ride-service fleets by...

  • DETROIT— Blackberry QNX and auto parts supplier Delphi are joining to build an autonomous car system that is scheduled to debut in 2019.. Blackberry will provide operating software for the end-to-end system, which Delphi wants to sell to automakers and other companies. Waterloo, Ontario- based Blackberry QNX and Gillingham, England- based Delphi Automotive...

  • DETROIT— Money stolen from the UAW-Chrysler National Training Center was laundered through a fake Detroit- area hospice center, according to a federal court filing. Tuesday's filing is a government forfeiture complaint that seeks to keep $292,000 seized from bank accounts connected to Hospice of Metropolitan Detroit, according to The Detroit News and...

  • DETROIT— If you drive your Chrysler minivan too fast and too furious, one of the second-row seat belts might unbuckle. So Fiat Chrysler is recalling almost 50,000 Pacifica vans in the U.S. and Canada from the 2017 and 2018 model years, all with an eight-passenger seating option. It says in documents posted Wednesday by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety...

  • Focusing on wind power, GM is looking to boost its renewable energy credentials.

  • The company said the cyber attack slashed 79 cents per share from its profit- nearly 40 times the 2- cents- a-share impact from deadly Hurricane Harvey, which brought catastrophic flooding to southeastern Texas. FedEx joins a string of companies that reported big drops in earnings because of the NotPetya virus, which hit on June 29, crippling Ukraine businesses...

  • The company said the cyber attack slashed 79 cents per share from its profit- nearly 40 times the 2 cents per share caused by deadly Hurricane Harvey, which brought catastrophic flooding to southeastern Texas. FedEx joins a string of companies that reported big drops in earnings due to the NotPetya virus, which hit on June 29, crippling Ukraine businesses before...