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Ford may exit some S. American markets, analyst says


A Ford store in Caracas, Venezuela, on May 1. Foreign companies operating in Venezuela have been beset by disruptions stemming from goods shortages, strikes and police raids. Photo credit: BLOOMBERG UPDATED: 11/21/17 10:12 pm ET – adds Ford statement Ford Motor Co. is on the verge of taking dramatic action to turn around its money-losing

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Ghosn says Nissan alliance will lean on suppliers for growth


Ghosn: Get serious about “what work should be done outside the company.” NEW YORK — Carlos Ghosn wants Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi to sell a combined 14 million vehicles a year by the end of 2022, and to get there, he says, the alliance will need a lot of help from suppliers. Ghosn, CEO of

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FCA to offer split, dual-function tailgate on Ram, spy photos reveal


Photo credit: KGP PHOTOGRAPHY Spy photographers have caught confirmation that at least some versions of the next-generation Ram 1500 pickup will have a new dual-function tailgate, capable of both dropping down in the traditional manner or opening up ‘French door’ style. The tailgate design makes it easier for consumers to access the pickup’s bed, without

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Dealers poised for price-fix payments


Thousands of U.S. dealerships that overpaid for vehicles because of price fixing by suppliers are poised to receive a payoff. The dealerships will share in the settlements of an international investigation that snared 47 suppliers for rigging bids on parts over nearly two decades. But not all stores harmed by the scheme — which led

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UAW loses bid to organize auto supplier plant in Ohio


Automotive glass is cleaned after it comes off the assembly line at Fuyao Glass America’s Moraine, Ohio, plant, in Aug. 2016. Photo credit: BLOOMBERG UPDATED: 11/10/17 7:34 am ET – adds Fuyao Glass statement Workers at a Chinese-owned auto glass plant in southwestern Ohio voted heavily against union representation, the UAW said late Thursday, in

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Trump might have the right prescription for Toyota


President Donald Trump and Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe shake hands during a news conference in Tokyo. Photo credit: Reuters President Donald Trump may have stumbled onto a useful home truth in his criticism of Japan’s car industry. “Try building your cars in the United States instead of shipping them over. Is that possible to

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