China's new tariff retaliation hits U.S. auto and parts sectors

Aug 23, 2019
China is the No. 2 export market for U.S. vehicles, notably the BMW X5 sport utility vehicle assembled in Spartanburg County, South Carolina.
Cars produced by SAIC Motor Corp. wait to be exported to the U.S. at a port in Lianyungang in China's eastern Jiangsu province in 2018. China's new tariffs affect U.S. cars being exported to China.
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General Motors kills 6 models as sales decline

Nov 26, 2018
GM is betting that drastic cuts now will help them survive the downturn ahead.
The newly unveiled 2014 Chevrolet Impala is diaplayed at the New York International Auto Show at the Jacob Javits Convention Center on April 4, 2012 in New York City. 
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Toyota and Mazda team up to open U.S. plant

Aug 4, 2017
Toyota and Mazda are planning to build a $1.6 billion plant in the U.S. in the next few years. Toyota’s worth about 20 times what Mazda is, so it’s unclear what Toyota is getting from the partnership, but the new…

Did NAFTA cost or create jobs? Both

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Mar 22, 2017
It's hard to assess the trade deal's impact. But that doesn't stop anyone from trying.
Economists estimate that NAFTA has raised U.S. GDP by one half to one percentage point. Above, President Donald Trump, who campaigned on keeping jobs in the U.S., speaks to autoworkers in Ypsilanti, Michigan.
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Goodbye Obama, hello Trump: how will carmakers deal with the political shift?

Jan 9, 2017
The 2017 Detroit car show kicks off today. Last year, President Barack Obama attended, a symbolic moment for a president who had fully backed the bailout of the auto industry. That image stands in sharp contrast to the incoming president-elect.…

Americans, more than ever, are hitting the highway

Aug 8, 2016
Vacations in the summer of 2016 are all about road trips.
One reason Americans may be starting to splurge on road trips: cheaper gas prices.
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All eyes on U.S. consumers as retail sales soften

Apr 13, 2016
Retail sales were down unexpectedly in March.
A woman shops at Target for school supplies.
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