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Nissan board fires Ghosn as chairman following arrest
November 23, 2018 by Yuri Kageyama, The Associated Press

Nissan fired Carlos Ghosn as chairman, ending his nearly two-decade reign at the Japanese automaker due to alleged serious misconduct, including under-reporting of his income and misuse of company assets. In an hours-long meeting, the company’s board of directors voted

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MEMA calls for end to tariffs
November 14, 2018 by Adam Malik

With the announcement of a new free trade deal in North America, the U.S.-based group representing automotive suppliers wants to see the end of steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada and Mexico. The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA), which

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Industry comes together in Las Vegas
November 6, 2018 by Adam Malik

From a rousing and patriotic opening keynote to duelling events for the Canadian contingent, Industry Week offered plenty for those in attendance. With about 162,000 automotive aftermarket professionals on hand for the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo and the Specialty Equipment

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Auto Care adds new political affairs director
November 2, 2018 by Adam Malik

The U.S.-based Auto Care Association has brought in Hailey Ray as its director of political affairs. She will join the group’s government affairs department and lead the association’s political action committee, ACPAC, a bipartisan fund that seeks to elect and

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Genuine Parts Company makes deals in UK
October 11, 2018 by Adam Malik

Two automotive companies have been acquired by the Alliance Automotive Group, the Genuine Parts Company’s distribution arm based in London. One of the companies, Platinum International Group Limited, is a value-added battery distributor in the automotive, industrial, marine and leisure

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The winners and losers in the new NAFTA
October 3, 2018 by By Atif Kubursi, McMaster University, via The Canadian Press

NAFTA is out but the United States-Mexico-Canada-Agreement (USMCA) is in. But how different is USMCA from NAFTA? Who loses and who wins? Canadian negotiators and government officials are singing the praises of the new deal, still subject to approval by

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Trade deal reached between Canada, U.S and Mexico
October 1, 2018 by By James McCarten, The Canadian Press

A new era in North American free trade dawned in the dead of night Sunday as a 14-month NAFTA modernization effort between Canada, the U.S. and Mexico finally came to fruition with just hours to spare before an end-of-weekend deadline.

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California urges Trump to drop plan for weaker fuel standard
September 26, 2018 by Sudhin Thanawala, The Associated Press

California officials demanded that the Trump administration back off a plan to weaken national fuel economy standards aimed at reducing car emissions and saving people money at the pump, saying the proposed rollback would damage people’s health and exacerbate climate

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EDITORIAL: The cost of tariffs
September 18, 2018 by Adam Malik

Oh, what a mess things have become. U.S. President Donald Trump has been spewing threats like it’s a bodily function since before he got on the campaign trail. Now in the White House, he’s followed through on some, such as

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Fiat Chrysler pumps more money into autonomous testing
September 13, 2018 by Adam Malik

More than $30 million is being invested by Fiat Chrysler to further development and testing of autonomous vehicle and advanced safety technologies at its Chelsea Proving Grounds in southeast Michigan. The facility has a dedicated autonomous highway-speed track, 35-acre safety-feature

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High level NAFTA negotiations resuming
September 11, 2018 by Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press

Canada and the United States will restart high-level talks Tuesday on the North American Free Trade Agreement as Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland returns to Washington in hope of making progress on stubborn differences. Freeland and her counterpart, U.S. Trade

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Aisin, Denso team up on electrification
September 7, 2018 by Adam Malik

Recognizing the need to meet demands of consumers and automakers, two companies are forming a partnership to boost electrification offerings. Suppliers Aisin and Denso announced that they are forming a joint venture to develop and sell electrification driving modules. “The