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America’s Infrastructure Problems, Part 2 — Why We Should Invest

April 14, 2014 12:59 pm | by Mike Collins, Saving American Manufacturing | Blogs | Comments

Besides reducing reactive spending, another very good reason to consider a comprehensive plan to deal with the infrastructure problems is that it would create a lot of jobs in both construction and manufacturing.           

Lawsuit: GM Intentionally, Systematically Concealed Defects

April 14, 2014 9:38 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Parents of a Georgia teenager who suffered a severe brain injury in a 2009 car crash say General...

What's Trending: Tesla Sued By Lemon Law King; Porsche's Plug-In Hybrid

April 11, 2014 4:18 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Here's a look at the top trending stories in manufacturing today based on reader feedback: Tesla...

Sony Recalling Some Vaio Laptops

April 11, 2014 12:57 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Sony is recalling some of its VAIO laptop computers, saying that it's possible that its non-...

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BMW Extends Recall To Half-Million Cars

April 11, 2014 12:55 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

German automaker BMW is issuing a worldwide recall of many models of cars with certain six-cylinder gas motors after identifying a problem with a bolt used in the engine. The company said Friday that a recall started in China last week has now been extended worldwide, affecting 489,000 vehicles, including 156,000 in the U.S.

GM Making New Repair On Recalled Cars

April 11, 2014 9:34 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

General Motors has to repair another part on the 2.6 million small cars already being recalled for an ignition switch defect.                                   

NHTSA Closes Ford Pickup Truck Probe

April 11, 2014 9:22 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. safety regulators have decided against seeking a recall of Ford F-150 pickup trucks after investigating complaints about EcoBoost engines losing power.                           

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Tesla Questions Motives Of Lemon Law King

April 10, 2014 12:34 pm | by Todd Richmond, Associated Press | News | Comments

Tesla Motors officials questioned Wisconsin's self-proclaimed lemon law king's motivations in suing over a Milwaukee-area doctor's electric car, saying the company did all it could to fix the car and suggesting someone may have tampered with it.

GM Puts 2 Engineers On Leave In Recall Case

April 10, 2014 9:34 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors has put two engineers on paid leave as an outside attorney investigates why the company took more than a decade to recall millions of small cars for an ignition switch problem.                 

Big Auto Recalls Push U.S. To Near-Record Pace

April 10, 2014 9:21 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin and Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writers | News | Comments

Big U.S. recalls by General Motors and Toyota have put the auto industry on a record pace as companies try to avoid bad publicity and punishment from an increasingly aggressive government.                 

Gov't Hits GM With $7,000-A-Day Fine

April 9, 2014 12:54 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

A government safety agency is fining General Motors $7,000 a day, saying the company failed to fully respond to its requests for information about a faulty ignition switch by an April 3 deadline. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said in a letter to GM on Tuesday that the company already owes $28,000 in fines.

Defendant: Food Poisoning Was Easy Under Loose Security

April 9, 2014 12:52 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A man who was indicted earlier this year for lacing frozen food products with pesticide at a factory in Gunma Prefecture, north of Tokyo, says he had no trouble doing so because of loose security. The man worked at a factory operated by Aqlifoods Co. and revealed that he wanted to take revenge on the company since he was unhappy with his wage and the way he had been treated by his boss.

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Volkswagen Orders Dealers To Stop Selling 4 Models

April 9, 2014 12:46 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Volkswagen is telling U.S. dealers to stop selling its most popular cars until transmission fluid leaks can be fixed. Spokesman Scott Vazin says the order covers about 25,000 Jetta, Passat, Beetle and Beetle convertible models equipped with 1.8-liter, four-cylinder engines and automatic transmissions.

Toyota Recalling 6.4M Vehicles

April 9, 2014 9:19 am | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling 6.39 million vehicles globally for a variety of problems spanning nearly 30 models in Japan, the U.S., Europe and other places.                          

FDA Defines Honey

April 8, 2014 1:06 pm | by Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Food and Drug Administration is taking steps to ensure that shoppers who buy honey are getting the real deal. New guidance issued Tuesday would prevent food companies from adding sugar or other sweeteners to pure honey and still call it "honey."

'Lemon Law King' Sues Tesla

April 8, 2014 1:02 pm | by Todd Richmond, Associated Press | News | Comments

Wisconsin's self-proclaimed "lemon law king" filed a lawsuit Monday against direct-order car maker Tesla Motors, accusing the company of refusing to give a Franklin doctor a refund on a defective electric sedan that cost nearly $100,000. He said he believes the lawsuit is the first lemon law claim against Tesla anywhere in the country.

Only 2 Midsize SUVs Get Top Crash Test Rating

April 8, 2014 9:09 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Only two of nine midsize SUVs got the highest rating in crash tests done by an insurance industry group.                                         

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Families Want GM Prosecuted For Defects

April 7, 2014 9:37 am | by Paul Wiseman and Tom Krisher, AP Business Writers | News | Comments

The families of those who died in General Motors cars with defective ignition switches want prosecutors to go after GM insiders responsible for letting the problems fester for more than a decade — and perhaps for covering them up.     

Evenflo Recalling 1.3M Child Seat Buckles

April 7, 2014 9:28 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Evenflo Company Inc. is voluntarily recalling more than 1.3 million child safety seat buckles due to the risk children could not be removed quickly in an emergency.                         

Decoding Germs' DNA To Fight Food Poisoning

April 7, 2014 9:19 am | by Lauran Neergaard, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

The nation's disease detectives are beginning a program to try to outsmart outbreaks by routinely decoding the DNA of potentially deadly bacteria and viruses.                           

In Defense Of Mary Barra

April 4, 2014 12:12 pm | by Tia Nowack, Associate Editor, IMPO | Blogs | Comments

The fact that it took almost a decade for the company to recall vehicles it knew had problems is disgusting. And guess what? Mary Barra agrees.                               

BMW Recalls Over 230K Cars

April 3, 2014 1:35 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

German automaker BMW says it is recalling 232,000 vehicles in China after identifying a problem with a bolt used in the engine, and says it is now checking whether the same defect can also be found in other countries.         

Mary Barra Takes On Washington

April 2, 2014 12:08 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

GM CEO Mary Barra takes on lawmakers and the press in the nation's capital, responding to questions about a deadly error and a delayed recall.                               

GM's Barra Deflects Tough Questions

April 2, 2014 9:08 am | by Marcy Gordon and Tom Krisher, AP Business Writers | News | Comments

New CEO Mary Barra is trying to distance the General Motors she now leads from the overly bureaucratic company whose inattention to its customers helped land it in bankruptcy in 2009.                   

Chrysler Recalling 870,000 SUVs

April 2, 2014 8:54 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Chrysler is recalling nearly 870,000 SUVs because corrosion may make the vehicles' brakes harder to use.                                         

The Make-Or-Break Moment For GM And Mary Barra

April 1, 2014 12:18 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

It's a crucial test for General Motors CEO Mary Barra, as she heads to Washington to answer questions about the recall of 2.6 million vehicles. She's tried to turn this public relations nightmare around, but will it be enough?       

GM Recalls 1.5M Cars For Steering Defect

April 1, 2014 9:22 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

General Motors Co. said Monday it is recalling 1.5 million vehicles worldwide because the electronic power-steering assist can suddenly stop working, making them harder to steer.                     

Maple Syrup Makers Go High-Tech

April 1, 2014 9:13 am | by Holly Ramer and Lisa Rathke, Associated Press | News | Comments

Maple syrup production has come a long way from metal buckets hung on trees, but even high-tech operations have had to rely on old-fashioned foot patrols to fix a common problem — leaks.                   

Auto News: The Latest From Ford, BMW, GM, FCA & Rolls-Royce

March 31, 2014 12:26 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

A lot has happened with U.S.-based automakers since the end of last week. Here’s a look at the major news and announcements to recently come out of the auto industry.                        

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