Automobile manufacturing

In this June 30, 2016, image taken by AP Images for Visa, Team Visa athlete Popole Misenga uses his Visa payment ring at the Copacabana Megastore in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Payment networks and manufacturers are building payment functions into more devices — expanding your options as well as freeing up your hands. Connected “smart” accessories such as watches, bands and rings travel lighter than a phone. To use, the wearer holds a wrist or hand up to a contactless payment terminal. Visa tested these devices at the 2016 Rio Olympics to demonstrate possibilities, says Mark Jamison, global head of innovation and design at Visa. (Leo Correa/AP Images for Visa)
May 17, 2018 - 10:17 am
Mobile wallets can make paying by credit or debit card seamless: Tap your phone at checkout and you're on your way. But mobile wallets are just the beginning. Payment networks and manufacturers are building payment functions into more devices — expanding your options as well as freeing up your...
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May 15, 2018 - 3:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators have stepped up the kind of testing that could have caught years of emissions-rigging by Volkswagen, but need to do more to keep automakers from duping them again on pollution, the Environmental Protection Agency's inspector general said Tuesday. The audit...
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In this Friday, May 11, 2018 photo a man charges his BMW electric vehicle at the rest stop Brohltal Ost at the A61 motorway in Niederzissen, Germany. Munich-based Ionity build a highway network of fast charging stations that will let drivers plug in, charge in minutes instead of hours, and speed off on their way, from Norway to southern Italy and Portugal to Poland (AP Photo/Ferdinand Ostrop)
May 14, 2018 - 2:37 pm
MUNICH (AP) — Charging an electric car away from home can be an exercise in uncertainty — hunting for that one lonely station at the back of a rest-area parking lot and hoping it's working. In Europe, some of the biggest automakers are out to remove such anxieties from the battery-only driving...
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In this Nov. 10, 2017, photo, visitors walk around a gallery of the Nissan Motor Co. at its global headquarters in Yokohama, near Tokyo. Japanese automaker Nissan said Monday, May 14, 2018 its profit fell 32 percent in the last quarter from a year earlier as a strong yen, rising raw materials costs and research expenses bit into earnings. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
May 14, 2018 - 5:56 am
TOKYO (AP) — Nissan Motor Co.'s profit fell 32 percent in the last quarter from a year earlier as a strong yen, rising raw materials costs and research expenses bit into earnings, the Japanese automaker reported Monday. Nissan's January-March profit was 168.8 billion yen ($1.5 billion), down from...
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Ford CEO James Hackett listens as President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with automotive executives in the Rosevelt Room of the White House, Friday, May 11, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 12, 2018 - 6:25 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Addressing a key concern for manufacturers, President Donald Trump has instructed his administration to explore negotiations with California on achieving a single fuel economy standard for the nation during a meeting with auto industry executives. The president met with top auto...
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Ford CEO James Hackett listens as President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with automotive executives in the Rosevelt Room of the White House, Friday, May 11, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 11, 2018 - 6:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Addressing a key concern for manufacturers, President Donald Trump instructed his administration to explore negotiations with California on achieving a single fuel economy standard for the nation during a meeting with auto industry executives Friday. The president met with top...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with automotive executives in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Friday, May 11, 2018, in Washington. From left, Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt, Ford CEO James Hackett, Trump, and White House chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 11, 2018 - 4:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's meeting with automakers (all times local): 3:50 p.m. President Donald Trump has instructed his administration to explore negotiating with California to achieve a single fuel economy standard for the nation. The president met Friday with 10...
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This photo provided by BMW Group shows the Rolls-Royce Cullinan. Rolls-Royce unveiled The Cullinan, its first SUV on Thursday, May 10, 2018. Named for the diamond in Britain’s Crown Jewels, it carries a $325,000 price tag plus an estimated $5,000 gas-guzzler tax. (BMW Group via AP)
May 11, 2018 - 8:21 am
WESTHAMPNETT, England (AP) — Motorists with the money can now explore off-road in luxury or just make a statement dropping the kids off at school. Rolls-Royce unveiled its first SUV on Thursday. The Cullinan, named for the diamond in Britain's Crown Jewels, carries a $325,000 price tag plus an...
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May 11, 2018 - 6:20 am
HONG KONG (AP) — An industry group says Chinese passenger car sales expanded at a faster pace last month as growth in the world's biggest auto market picked up steam. Monthly figures from the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers released Friday show that passenger cars sales in April rose...
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South Korean Finance Minister Kim Dong-yeon speaks to the media during a briefing at the government complex in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, May 10, 2018. South Korea says it has reached an agreement with General Motors to inject $4.35 billion in fresh funds to keep the loss-making Korean unit afloat. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
May 10, 2018 - 2:08 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea said Thursday that it has reached an agreement with General Motors to inject $4.35 billion in funding and other measures to turn around the loss-making Korean unit. Finance Minister Kim Dong-yeon told reporters that the American automaker agreed to other...
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