This year has been a "roller-coaster ride" for automakers

Jul 29, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic forced Ford, GM and Fiat Chrysler to close factories and halt production. They're expected to report large losses.
Analysts say this could be one of the most difficult quarters for carmakers in modern history. Pictured: Cars for sale at a Ford dealership in the Queens borough of New York City.
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Auto industry needs healthy workers, supply chains to keep up improved production

Jul 16, 2020
Auto production made the biggest manufacturing gains in June, but an increase in COVID-19 cases now threatens that progress.
Outbreaks of COVID-19 cases around the country could threaten the health of workers, demand and supply chains.
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Becoming a small business owner during a pandemic

Jul 15, 2020
Erin Gomes, a new business owner in the Bay Area, faces unexpected challenges due to COVID-19.
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As carmakers restart factories, they look at steps to protect workers from COVID-19

May 18, 2020
Among the steps General Motors says it will take: providing additional protective gear, and taking workers' temperatures when they arrive.
There are about 1,500 workers on a typical shift in a car factory, according to one industry analyst.
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Musk has also threatened to move his operation out of California altogether.
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Automakers announce furloughs due to COVID-19 shutdowns

Apr 8, 2020
The auto industry is juggling the need to cut costs while preserving its workforce to ramp up once factories reopen.
Nissan has furloughed about 10,000 employees at plants in Tennessee and Mississippi.
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COVID-19 forces auto industry to adapt

Apr 8, 2020
Dealerships are ramping up online sales and offering deferred payment plans.
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Trump administration doubles down on threat to impose auto tariffs

Jan 22, 2020
If implemented, the tariffs will hurt American workers — and consumers.
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Auto loans are taking longer to pay off

Oct 2, 2019
That could hurt consumers but benefit banks and dealerships.
Ford F-150s are lined up at a dealership in Hudson, Wisconsin.
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Why the battle over fuel standards might be irrelevant for automakers

Sep 18, 2019
The Trump administration is battling California over its strict fuel standards. Regardless of who ends up winning, automakers are likely to keep increasing fuel standards.
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