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Electric vehicle makers surge on investor optimism
Investors believe EVs are closing in on the internal combustion engine in terms of driving range and cost of ownership.
A bumpy road for Nissan as profits plummet and layoffs loom
An executive scandal, questionable strategy, and outdated design dragged down the automaker's profits.
Can a company boss have too much power?
The chairman of Nissan Motors, Carlos Ghosn, has been arrested by Japanese prosecutors. He’s accused of underreporting his income on financial statements. Nissan says it’ll fire him this week and Nissan’s CEO says Ghosn’s arrest shows that too much power had been concentrated in one person for too long. Click the audio player above to […]
Nissan chair Ghosn dismissed, held on misconduct charges
Nissan said it was providing information to the prosecutors and cooperating with their investigation. The allegations also concern a Nissan representative director, Greg Kelly, who was also arrested.
How temp workers became the norm in America
10 years after the Great Recession companies have increased their dependence on non-permanent workers.
In Mississippi, labor rights can also be civil rights
Some workers at the Nissan plant in Canton, Mississippi, are framing their fight for a union and higher wages as part of a longer fight for equality in the Deep South.
Android-powered infotainment coming to cars from Nissan, Renault, Mistsubishi
There was some big news this week in the auto and tech industries, which are increasingly overlapping. The world’s largest automotive partnership, the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance, which sold more than 10 million cars around the world last year, is going to start embedding Google’s Android operating system in its cars starting in 2021. The promise for […]
Nissan gets bigger to compete globally
Smaller car makers will increasingly be at a disadvantage in global markets
Volkswagen deal revs up union hopes in the South
The UAW is trying to organize workers in the South, where auto jobs are growing.