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Burt Jordan, Ford Motor Co.’s vice president for global purchasing and supply chain sustainability, will retire effective July 1, the company said Thursday. The automaker has not determined whether the role will be filled or the responsibilities distributed among other employees, according to a Ford spokesperson. Jordan, 53, has reported to Hau Thai-Tang, Ford’s chief
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DETROIT — General Motors on Friday asked a U.S. appeals court to allow it to continue pursuing its civil racketeering suit against rival Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, rejecting a lower court judge’s belittling of the complaint. The automaker’s filing with the Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals comes less than a week after U.S. District Court
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Cadillac said it will introduce the Lyriq, the first in Cadillac’s electric vehicle portfolio, at a virtual event in August. The electric crossover is set to be revealed on Cadillac’s media site on Aug. 6 at 7 p.m. EDT after postponing its April debut due to the coronavirus pandemic. “Building on more than a century
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I don’t know why Nissan gets so much flak for its ancient Frontier and 370Z when there’s a fellow Japanese automaker equally guilty of neglecting its lineup: Toyota. The Tundra pickup, for instance, was first introduced in 2007 and hasn’t seen any significant changes since. The brand’s Sequoia and Land Cruiser SUVs are both just
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PARIS — PSA Group  CEO Carlos Tavares said he was confident the merger of the automaker and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles would go ahead as planned and yield synergies of at least 3.7 billion euros ($4.2 billion). “The timetable of the merger with FCA is being strictly respected,” Tavares said at PSA’s annual shareholders meeting Thursday. He
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WASHINGTON — House Democrats criticized the Justice Department Wednesday after one of its career attorneys testified an antitrust investigation was launched into automakers that agreed to meet California’s strict tailpipe emissions rules the day after President Donald Trump fumed about the arrangement on Twitter. John Elias, a trial attorney in the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division,
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PARIS — A PSA Group shareholder is calling for the French carmaker to change the terms of its merger with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to reflect the downturn in the global auto industry and declining prospects of the Italian-American manufacturer. Six months after striking a deal to combine, the two companies’ fortunes have diverged, Paris-based Phitrust
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DETROIT — General Motors CEO Mary Barra has appointed an inclusion advisory board as part of GM’s commitment to take action against racism and discrimination following nationwide protests over the death of George Floyd while in police custody in May in Minneapolis. Barra will chair the board, and on Monday she named 11 other members.
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Maybe you’d rather not cop to the retro craze that’s so hot right now, but understanding the importance of the 2003 Ford Mustang Mach 1 requires an appreciation of history. Think back some 30 years ago, when big-blocks ruled the strip, long before street racing included nitrous-injected sport compacts. We’ve tested the Mach before, but
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PARIS — Renault’s incoming CEO Luca de Meo said he was conscious that the automaker faced many problems, but he is confident the group could end up becoming a positive turnaround story. De Meo, addressing investors at the company’s annual shareholder meeting Friday before taking up his new job July 1, said he shared a “sense
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The year 1968 changed America and the world, with unforgettable events both entertaining, awe-inspiring, and devastating. There was the “Game of the Century,” an NCAA basketball matchup between the UCLA Bruins and Houston Cougars. The unstoppable Bruins—led by Lew Alcindor, who would become future Los Angeles Lakers great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar—had a 47-game winning streak that
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