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Hawaii lawsuit alleges Takata cover-up

The State of Hawaii has sued Takata over its defective airbag inflators in state court, accusing the beleaguered Japanese supplier of a cover-up. ... Read More »

German state refused to clear VW management but relented, report says

Volkswagen shareholder Lower Saxony wanted to withhold its backing for the carmaker's top management at a supervisory board meeting but relented to avoid further damaging the company, a source close to the German federal state told Reuters. ... Read More »

FTC Adjusts Monetary Thresholds for Three Exemptions In Franchise Rule

The Federal Trade Commission is adjusting three monetary exemption thresholds for inflation in its Franchise Rule. The thresholds are used to determine whether the sale of a franchise qualifies for an exemption from the Rule. The Rule requires franchisors to...

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FTC Adjusts Monetary Thresholds for Three Exemptions In Franchise Rule

The Federal Trade Commission is adjusting three monetary exemption thresholds for inflation in its Franchise Rule. The thresholds are used to determine whether the sale of a franchise qualifies for an exemption from the Rule. The Rule requires franchisors to...

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Nissan denies claims it faked emissions figures in S. Korea

Nissan denied South Korean claims that it faked emissions figures in its UK-built Qashqai SUV diesel models. ... Read More »

Rebranded L.A auto show stresses mobility over metal

A rebranded Los Angeles Auto Show will look beyond the traditional sheet-metal introductions by automakers and incorporate disparate elements of the mobility movement, including car designers, tech startups, government officials, dealers and... ... Read More »

Planting a new crop of plug-ins

Over the next several years, Honda, Hyundai and Toyota plan to fortify their vehicle lineups with plug-in hybrids, citing them as a crucial steppingstone for consumers, the industry and the effort to meet global fuel efficiency and emissions... ... Read More »

No office for the CEO. Just a locker

Employees in Volvo Car USA's redesigned office in Rockleigh, N.J., don't have permanent workspaces or landline phones. Executives say the open layout fosters communication and collaboration. ... Read More »

Honda’s Ridgeline lesson: Looks matter

Honda learned the hard way with the original Ridgeline that you can be innovative with the features and bones of a truck, but not the design. It took that lesson to heart while developing the latest model. ... Read More »

What’s in it for Mitsubishi?

Nissan and Mitsubishi believe there is mutual benefit in Nissan's move to take controlling interest in the smaller automaker. But for the U.S. market, the promise is not clear. ... Read More »