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UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 13, 2019, 6:58 p.m.

UAW extends Ford, Fiat Chrysler pacts; strike possible at GM

Leaders of the United Auto Workers union have extended contracts with Ford and Fiat Chrysler indefinitely, but the pact with General Motors is still set to expire Saturday night.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 3, 2019, 3:53 p.m.

UAW picks GM as bargaining target, workers authorize strikes

The United Auto Workers union has picked General Motors as the target company for this year’s contract talks with Detroit’s three automakers.


Ford extends transmission warranty for 560K Fiestas, Focuses

Ford is extending the warranties on about 560,000 small cars in the U.S. and Canada to cover a litany of problems with a troubled six-speed automatic transmission.


Spokane men recognized for preserving automotive history

For John Clarizio and Jerry Click, their vintage trucks are more than the sum of their parts. They’re an important part of automobile history. And the two Spokane men aren’t …


UPDATED: Thu., July 25, 2019, 8:03 p.m.

California skirts Trump, signs mileage deal with 4 companies

Four major automakers have reached a deal with California to increase gas mileage and greenhouse gas emissions standards, bypassing the Trump administration’s push to freeze requirements at 2021 levels.


UPDATED: Fri., July 12, 2019, 5:01 p.m.

VW, Ford team up to make autonomous, electric vehicles

Volkswagen will invest $2.6 billion into a Pittsburgh autonomous vehicle company that’s mostly owned by Ford as part of a broader partnership on electric and self-driving vehicles, the companies confirmed …


Ford to cut 12,000 jobs in Europe as part of restructuring

Carmaker Ford said Thursday it is shedding 12,000 jobs in Europe as it streamlines operations in the region to increase profitability.


Ford’s way to finish driverless deliveries: Package-carrying robots

If an autonomous delivery vehicle arrives at your house, without any humans aboard, who’s going to carry the package, grocery bags or piping-hot pizza to your doorstep? A robot, of …


Ford cuts 7,000 white-collar jobs

DETROIT — Ford revealed details of its long-awaited restructuring plan Monday as it prepared for a future of electric and autonomous vehicles by parting ways with 7,000 white-collar workers worldwide, …


UPDATED: Mon., May 20, 2019, 2:55 p.m.

Seeing a twisting road ahead, Ford cuts 7K white-collar jobs

Ford revealed details of its long-awaited restructuring plan Monday as it prepared for a future of electric and autonomous vehicles by parting ways with 7,000 white-collar workers worldwide, about 10% …


UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019, 3:48 p.m.

Ford adds 270,000 cars to recall for unintended rollaways

Ford is adding 270,000 vehicles to a recall in North America to fix a gearshift problem that could cause them roll away unexpectedly.


UPDATED: Fri., April 26, 2019, 7:34 p.m.

Ford under federal investigation over emissions certification

WASHINGTON – Ford Motor Co. is under criminal investigation by the U.S. Justice Department over its emissions certification practices, the auto giant disclosed Friday in a regulatory filing. The inquiry …


UPDATED: Wed., April 24, 2019, 8:13 p.m.

Ford to invest $500M in electric vehicle startup Rivian

Ford is sinking a half-billion dollars into electric vehicle startup Rivian in a deal that has the companies working together on a new Ford electric vehicle based on Rivian underpinnings.


UPDATED: Mon., April 8, 2019, 1:37 p.m.

Ford workers in Russia protest planned closure

Ford workers in Russia have started industrial action over plans to close a plant including stopping work if there are any equipment problems.


Ford closes 3 factories in Russia in broad overhaul

Ford is closing three factories in Russia as it pulls out of passenger vehicle manufacturing in the country.


UPDATED: Wed., March 20, 2019, 4:58 p.m.

Ford repackages investment, boosts new jobs from 850 to 900

Ford Motor Co. is repackaging a previously announced $900 million manufacturing investment in the Detroit area, boosting the number of jobs added from 850 to 900.


Joey Logano, Kevin Harvick lead Ford sweeps in Daytona qualifying

Ford drivers swept both of the Daytona 500 qualifying races to position the manufacturer for a strong run in “The Great American Race.” Kevin Harvick won the first qualifying race …


Motley Fool: Around the block with Ford

Ford is working on improving manufacturing efficiency and focusing on higher-margin products.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 18, 2019, 8:01 p.m.

‘We’re going to electrify the F-Series’

Ford Motor Co. confirmed plans to build a fully electric F-Series pickup, which industry observers called an unexpected move that protects the truck franchise against Tesla and other competitors.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 10, 2018, 9 p.m.

14-year-olds take car, crash into coffee stand and drive away

Three 14-year-olds took a car from one of their parents to get coffee, but after crashing into the coffee stand, they fled.


Ford, Volkswagen in talks to build VWs at U.S. Ford plants

VW CEO Herbert Diess told reporters after a meeting at the White House that the automaker in talks with Ford. The meeting was held Tuesday with executives from VW, BMW …


Salaried workers beware: GM cuts are a warning for all

For generations, the career path for smart kids around Detroit was to get an engineering or business degree and get hired by an automaker or parts supplier. Now that once-reliable …


Why Ford will keep plants humming and Trump happy

Ford and General Motors both need to overhaul their U.S. manufacturing base to cope with consumers’ drastic switch to SUVs from sedans. Only Ford is poised to make that adjustment …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 7:10 p.m.

Ford, Walmart test self-driving grocery delivery service

Ford and Walmart are teaming up to test a self-driving grocery delivery service.


Ford buys electric scooter sharing company Spin

Ford Motor Co. has bought an electric scooter sharing company, expanding its presence in alternative modes of transportation.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 22, 2018, 4:47 p.m.

Ford says Trump tariffs make U.S. steel costliest in the world

Ford is escalating its criticism of the Trump administration’s metals tariffs that the company has already said took a $1 billion bite out of profit.


AP-NORC Poll: Just 1 in 4 thinks Kavanaugh told entire truth

Just 1 in 4 people thinks Brett Kavanaugh was completely honest when as a Supreme Court nominee he gave sworn testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee last month, with Republicans …


Ford celebrates century of production at storied Rouge plant

Ford Motor Co.’s historic Rouge factory complex will continue well into its second century of production with the announcement recently it will make at least one version of the next-generation …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 3, 2018, 8:49 p.m.

McConnell sets Friday test vote on Kavanaugh nomination

The Senate braced for a crucial initial vote Friday on Brett Kavanaugh’s tottering Supreme Court nomination after Majority Leader Mitch McConnell set his polarized chamber on a schedule to decide …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 23, 2018, 10:19 p.m.

Idaho teens reached out to Kavanaugh accuser. Now they’re getting attention, too

“We feel connected to the 15-year-old girl still living inside of you, and are outraged by the 17-year-old boy still living inside of him,” wrote three Idaho girls in an …