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President George H.W. Bush, free-trade proponent, ethanol supporter, dies at 94

George H. W. Bush, the nation's 41st president who championed NAFTA and faced pressure from U.S. automakers to ease Japanese imports in the late 1980s and early 1990s, died Friday. He was 94. ... Read More »

Survey eases fears of pickup cannibalization

If car or crossover owners are willing to dip a toe into the midsize pickup segment, while full-size pickup buyers remain where they are, that would be a recipe for greater profitability across the board. ... Read More »

Trump, Xi agree to temporary truce in bid to contain trade war

President Trump and Chinese President Xi agreed to keep their trade war from escalating with a promise to halt the imposition of new tariffs for 90 days as the world's two largest economies negotiate a lasting agreement. ... Read More »

Lexus willing to wait on subscriptions

Lexus is in no rush to embrace a vehicle subscription program at the brand level, but it sees the all-inclusive short-team lease as a format that could be expanded to other models in the lineup. ... Read More »

Why autonomous vehicles need a crystal ball

Predicting how pedestrians will behave around autonomous vehicles has become a key problem, one the likes of Volvo, Ford and others are trying to solve. ... Read More »

Judge gives preliminary OK to VW’s $48M settlement with investors

A U.S. judge in California granted preliminary approval to a $48 million settlement for investors who said Volkswagen AG made false and misleading statements over excess diesel emissions. ... Read More »

Toyota expands role of key North American execs

Toyota, aiming to speed planning and decision-making across North America, is expanding the responsibilities of several top executives in the region. ... Read More »

Musk says Tesla Model 3 output hits 1,000 per day: Report

Tesla met a production target of 1,000 Model 3 cars per day, automotive website Electrek reported, citing an email to employees from company CEO Elon Musk. ... Read More »

U.S., Canada, Mexico poised to sign trade deal

The U.S., Canada and Mexico signed a new trade deal championed by President Donald Trump to replace the quarter-century-old NAFTA pact, capping a year of intense negotiations and offering a glimmer of certainty amid rising global tensions over trade. ... Read More »

Japan and France’s feud over Renault-Nissan power balance grows

French President Emmanuel Macron will discuss the Renault-Nissan alliance's future with Japan's prime minister at the G20 summit in Argentina on Friday, seeking to defuse a brewing diplomatic row. ... Read More »