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Scandal-hit VW agrees to 4.8 percent pay rise for workers

Automaker Volkswagen and Germany’s industrial union have agreed to increase wages 4.8 percent by next year in an economy where the cost of living is flat – the kind of …


Volkswagen board might OK execs’ work despite scandal

Volkswagen’s board of directors has recommended shareholders formally approve the work of the company’s top management team for last year despite the scandal over cars rigged to cheat on U.S. …


Honda, Nissan break records as auto sales stay hot in April

America’s love of trucks and SUVs helped push most automakers to healthy sales gains last month as Honda and Nissan reported best-ever April sales. Ford posted record SUV sales, while …


German automakers to recall 630,000 cars, report says

German news agency dpa is reporting that several of the country’s automakers are going to recall a total of 630,000 cars following an investigation into emissions levels.


VW to take $18.2 billion hit as German carmakers face recall

German carmaker Volkswagen capped two grim days for the country’s auto industry by revealing its diesel emissions cheating cost it a chunky 16.2 billion euros ($18.2 billion) for 2015 alone …


Judge says VW owners can choose buybacks or repair

An agreement will give consumers who bought nearly 600,000 Volkswagen vehicles rigged to cheat on emissions tests the option of having the automaker buy back the cars or fix them, …


Volkswagen to pay $1B-plus to owners of cheating diesels

Volkswagen, the U.S. government and private lawyers have reached a deal for the automaker to spend just over $1 billion to compensate owners of about 600,000 diesel-powered cars that cheat …


VW owners seek trial if there’s no fix in emissions case

Lawyers for thousands of people who own diesel Volkswagens that cheat on emissions tests are asking a judge to order repairs and compensation if the company doesn’t agree to a …


VW’s union challenge declined by National Labor Relations Board

The National Labor Relations Board on Wednesday declined to take up Volkswagen’s challenge of a union vote at its lone U.S. assembly plant in Tennessee.


FTC sues VW over false ‘Clean Diesel’ advertising claims

A federal consumer watchdog sued Volkswagen on Tuesday, charging the company made false claims in commercials promoting its “Clean Diesel” vehicles as environmentally friendly.


Volkswagen gets a month for plan on diesel emissions fix

A federal judge on Thursday gave Volkswagen and regulators a month to provide a specific plan about how they will bring nearly 600,000 diesel cars into compliance with clean air …


VW sued by big investors over handling of emissions scandal

Volkswagen’s big institutional investors are suing the automaker for $3.57 billion in damages over its handling of the emissions scandal, which has so far seen the share price fall by …


VW rejects allegations it didn’t give timely info on scandal

Volkswagen on Wednesday rejected allegations that it didn’t go public early enough with information on its emissions-rigging scandal.


Judge to VW: Find a fix quick for dirty diesel cars

A federal judge overseeing hundreds of class-action lawsuits against Volkswagen says he wants a firm answer within a month about how the German automaker plans to bring nearly 600,000 diesel …


VW recalls 680,000 vehicles with suspect air bag inflators

Automaker Volkswagen says it is recalling 680,000 vehicles with suspect air bag inflators in the United States.


Volkswagen faces more pressure as bad news piles up

Investors and regulators put more pressure on Volkswagen on Wednesday after the company said it had understated the carbon dioxide emissions for 800,000 cars, widening its scandal over cheating on …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 23, 2015

German towns cut budgets, anticipating tax shortfalls from VW emissions scandal

The towns that became synonymous with Volkswagen’s rise to the pinnacle of the auto industry are feeling the pinch of the diesel-emissions scandal, freezing spending on capital projects.


FTC reviewing VW’s ‘Clean Diesel’ ads for fraudulent claims

WASHINGTON – “Aren’t diesels dirty?” asks the grandmother in the passenger seat of the gleaming new VW Golf SportWagen. “Diesel in Latin means ‘dirty,’ ” chimes in another friend in …


German prosecutors investigating former VW boss

German prosecutors on Monday opened an investigation against former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn to establish what his role was in the emissions-rigging scandal that has shaken the world’s largest automaker.


German prosecutors investigate former VW boss

German prosecutors have opened an investigation against former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn.


Volkswagen CEO steps down, takes responsibility for scandal

BERLIN — Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn stepped down Wednesday, days after admitting that the world’s top-selling carmaker had rigged diesel emissions to pass U.S. tests during his tenure.


Automakers building factories in Mexico

DETROIT – Mexico has become the most attractive place in North America to build new automobile factories, a shift that has siphoned jobs from the U.S. and Canada, yet helped …


Van stolen here 35 years ago turns up in shipping container

Customs agents got a little surprise last month when they opened a shipping container headed for The Netherlands: A 1965 Volkswagen van, in immaculate condition, that was reported stolen in …


Volkswagen brings show to CdA

Volkswagen representatives say they’ve long recognized the affluent resort feel of Coeur d’Alene and the surrounding mountain terrain to be a nice fit for their targeted customers, which is why …