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FTC Requires Divestitures and Imposes Conditions on US Foods Holding Corp.’s Acquisition of Services Group of America, Inc.

Food distributor US Foods, Inc. has agreed to divest assets to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that US Foods, Inc.’s proposed $1.8 billion acquisition of Services Group of America, Inc. would violate federal antitrust law.Broadline foodservice distribution...

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China out in force at Frankfurt auto show, led by battery builders

Automakers in Europe face massive investments to develop EVs and AVs, forcing them to rely on Chinese companies for key technologies such as lithium ion battery cells. ... Read More »

BMW’s next 4-series coupe gets a bigger, bolder grille

The Concept 4 design has divided show-goers in Frankfurt with its interpretation of BMW's traditional kidney-shaped grille, which the automaker says references sports cars from its past. ... Read More »

EV fees punitive to EV drivers, Consumer Reports says

State legislators see special annual electric vehicle fees as a solution for lost gasoline tax revenue that they say stems from having more EVs on the road. ... Read More »

How to get germophobes to embrace ride-sharing

Interiors giant Yanfeng has equipped its latest concept with a device that disinfects surfaces using ultraviolet light. ... Read More »

City travel ripe for switch to scooters, yet headwinds abound

New research found 48 percent of all car trips in the most congested U.S. cities are less than three miles in distance, providing an opportunity for micromobility providers. ... Read More »

Ford says electrified vehicles will be majority of European sales by end of 2022

The automaker also announced a partnership with six energy suppliers across Europe to provide home charging hardware instillation. ... Read More »

Rivian lands $350M investment from Cox

Cox's first equity investment in an automaker follows other major investments from Ford Motor Co. and Amazon. Electric vehicle maker Rivian and Cox Automotive also said they will explore “partnership opportunities in service operations, logistics and digital...

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VW’s EV crossover for U.S. will be called ID4

The ID4's shape, which is still distinguishable behind the intentional obfuscations, appears to be more of a traditional three-box design with a largely vertical hatchback, rather than the long, arched roofline of the earlier ID Crozz concept. ... Read More »

Renault CEO: FCA talks are ‘in the past’

Renault CEO Thierry Bollore said he was sure FCA, which withdrew a merger offer, regretted not gaining access to Renault-Nissan's common module family of architectures. ... Read More »