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Ghosn detention extended by 10 days

A Japanese court on Sunday extended for 10 days the detention of ousted Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn, who is facing new allegations of making the automaker shoulder $16.6 million in personal investment losses. ... Read More »

A decade later, Janesville confronts life after GM

For years, Janesville, Wis., refused to give up on the General Motors plant that closed in 2008. GM, after all, promised that the plant might reopen once the economy turned. But that good news never came. ... Read More »

VW says diesel scandal cleanup to cost $2.3 billion in 2019, report says

VW's ongoing cleanup of its diesel cheating scandal will cost it around 2 billion euros ($2.3 billion) in 2019, the automaker's CFO told a German news organization. ... Read More »

Ghosn’s demise exposes Renault factories in France

Renault workers are worried that the fall of CEO Carlos Ghosn and the automaker's rift with alliance partner Nissan may threaten their futures. ... Read More »

White House unveils goals for Japan trade talks

The Trump administration laid out objectives for trade talks with Japan, setting the clock for them to begin as early as Jan. 20, as the U.S. strives to trim a $69 billion trade deficit with the world's third-biggest economy. ... Read More »

Gaming platforms help automakers design cars

Not just for gamers, virtual reality is playing a growing role in the auto industry with Unity Technology's move this year to develop an automotive arm using 3D technologies in vehicle design and sales. ... Read More »

Big plans for BMW’s electric future

BMW's ambitious electrification strategy includes the launch of 12 full-electric vehicles by 2025. ... Read More »

California lets self-driving startup Zoox offer autonomous rides

Self-driving car startup Zoox became the first company to receive approval from California regulators to operate an autonomous ride service for public passengers, state regulators said Friday. ... Read More »

Automakers boost Takata airbag recall completion rates

Automakers in the United States repaired more than 7.2 million defective Takata airbag inflators in 2018 as companies ramp up efforts to track down parts in need of replacement, according to a new report from an independent monitor. ... Read More »

VAS Partners With Assurant

Vehicle Administrative Services will develop roadside assistance and customer service solutions through a new partnership with Assurant. ... Read More »