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Feds Probe UAW ‘Flower Funds’ in Broadening Corruption Case

Federal investigators are expanding their ongoing corruption investigation into the United Auto Workers and Detroit Three by taking a long look at donated money intended to buy flowers for member funerals. The concern is that the UAW’s “flower fund” may have been used as a slush fund to finance personal expenses for union officials. It wouldn’t […] The post Feds Probe UAW ‘Flower Funds’ in Broadening Corruption Case appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: News Blog, Union News, Auto Union, Bribes, Corruption, Fca, Fiat. Chrysler, Flower Funds, Ford, General Motors, GM, Industry News, Scandal, Uaw, Union Scandals, United Auto Workers


GM investing $300 million to build a new electric Chevy in the US

GM announced Friday it will invest $300 million into a Michigan factory to produce a new Chevrolet electric vehicle, reversing a decision to build the EV outside of the United States. The announcement comes on the heels of recent job cuts and plant closures by GM, moves that have complicated bargaining with union workers over a new four-year contract and has sparked intense criticism from President Donald Trump over a decision to end production at a factory in Lordstown, Ohio. The automaker’s...
Tags: Automotive, Transportation, Automotive Industry, AV, Chevrolet, Chevrolet Bolt, Electric Vehicles, General-Motors, GM, Mary Barra, Michigan, Opel


GM investing $300 million to build a new electric Chevy in the U.S.

GM announced Friday it will invest $300 million into a Michigan factory to produce a new Chevrolet electric vehicle, reversing a decision to build the EV outside of the United States. The announcement comes on the heels of recent job cuts and plant closures by GM, moves that have complicated bargaining with union workers over a new four-year contract and has sparked intense criticism from President Donald Trump over a decision to end production at a factory in Lordstown, Ohio. The automaker’s...
Tags: Automotive, Transportation, Automotive Industry, AV, Chevrolet, Chevrolet Bolt, Electric Vehicles, General-Motors, GM, Mary Barra, Michigan, Opel


Second Electric Chevrolet Coming to Michigan

That didn’t take long, did it? In a Friday morning announcement, General Motors said it plans to bring a second electric product to the Orion Assembly plant in suburban Detroit, home to the Chevrolet Bolt. Forget Buick and Cadillac, too. This Bolt-based product is destined to carry the bowtie badge. Details of the upcoming model […] The post Second Electric Chevrolet Coming to Michigan appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: News Blog, Chevrolet, Chevrolet Bolt, Electric vehicles, EVs, Future Vehicles, General Motors, GM, Orion, Orion Assembly, Product Planning


Something’s Brewing at GM’s Orion Assembly

In the same week Ford Motor Company announced a battery-electric product surge bound for a Michigan assembly plant, General Motors looks ready to announce the same. Coincidence? Media reports suggest we’ll have an announcement from GM on its Orion Assembly facility by the end of the day. According to sources who spoke to Reuters, the […] The post Something’s Brewing at GM’s Orion Assembly appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: News Blog, Chevrolet Sonic, General Motors, GM, Orion Assembly, Product Planning, Production Rumors


GM Announces 400 Jobs, New Electric Car Days After Venomous Trump Tweets

ORION TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Less than a week after a series of critical tweets from the president over an Ohio plant closure, General Motors is announcing plans to add 400 jobs and build a new electric vehicle at a factory north of Detroit. The company says it will spend $300 million at its plant in Orion Township, Michigan, to manufacture a Chevrolet vehicle based on the battery-powered Bolt. GM wouldn’t say when the new workers will start or when the new vehicle will go on sale, nor would i...
Tags: News, AP story, General Motors, GM, Trump tweets, Summer Concepcion


Trump to GM: Build, or Get Off the Plant

Speaking against a very high-calibre backdrop at the Joint Systems Manufacturing Center in Lima, Ohio, President Donald Trump turned up the heat on General Motors to do something for the Lordstown-area economy. The automaker’s now-shuttered assembly plant, which entered “unallocated” status earlier this month, had been an economic driver in northeast Ohio since its opening […] The post Trump to GM: Build, or Get Off the Plant appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Gm, Autos, Ohio, Donald Trump, Trump, Lordstown, Lima Ohio, News Blog, Lordstown Assembly, Joint Systems Manufacturing Center


Trump Touts Manufacturing Job Growth, Criticizes General Motors

President Trump is in Ohio touting the growth in manufacturing jobs during his presidency. At the same time, he is fighting with General Motors over its closure of a plant in Lordstown, Ohio.
Tags: News, General Motors, Ohio, Trump


China’s New Buick Encore: Unusually Strong Visual Appeal, and Not Coming Here

The pint-sized Buick Encore subcompact crossover came to China in 2012, and, judging by the photo directly above, the launch of an updated model in 2016 was a splashy affair, indeed. Back in the days when General Motors was looking to rapidly grow its market share in the world’s largest car market, Chinese and American […] The post China’s New Buick Encore: Unusually Strong Visual Appeal, and Not Coming Here appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: China, General Motors, Autos, Overseas, Buick, Buick Encore, News Blog, Product Planning, 2020 Buick Encore


This 1967 Buick GS400 Sport Wagon Is One Fast Family Hauler

With 340-horsepower and 440 pound-feet of torque from a 400 cubic inch, 6.6-liter big-block V8, and a heavy-duty Turbo 400 automatic transmission, this family hauler has enough muscle and room to carry five occupants and their luggage with ease. General Motors began applying the Grand Sport name on many high-performance Buick models in 1965. At the time, Buick was only surpassed in comfort and luxury appointments by Cadillac.
Tags: News, General Motors, Buick, Grand Sport


Cadillac’s Second Sedan Shoe Drops This Year, and It Has a Name

Not giving up on a segment many Americans have already crossed off their shopping list, Cadillac debuted its strategically placed CT5 sedan this week, sparking no shortage of debate as to its aesthetic attributes. While one man’s opinion holds about as much weight as a feather, this author gives a thumbs-up to the CT5’s Escala-inspired […] The post Cadillac’s Second Sedan Shoe Drops This Year, and It Has a Name appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Gm, Autos, Cadillac, Sedans, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Product Planning, Escala, cADILLAC ct4, Ct4


President Trump drops into Ohio amid feud over iconic GM plant in Lordstown

President Trump will travel to Ohio amid a Twitter feud with General Motors that threatens to undercut his manufacturing message.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, General Motors, Gm, Ohio, Usa Today, Trump, Lordstown


Trump To Visit Ohio As Part Of 2020 Blitz On The Midwest

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is returning to the state that foretold his 2016 victory and serves as the linchpin of his re-election effort. Trump’s visit to Ohio on Wednesday marks his first trip to the state since last year’s midterm election campaign , when the state was a rare bright spot for Republicans in the upper Midwest. But with Trump’s path to another four years in the White House relying on a victory in the state, his nascent campaign is mindful of warning signs that Oh...
Tags: Florida, News, Obama, Washington, White House, General Motors, Ap, Gop, New Hampshire, Mary Barra, Gm, PAC, Mitt Romney, Ohio, Fox News, Donald Trump


A Tale About Rehiring a Sexual Harasser: Who Wins and Loses?

Today’s “#metoo” climate and questions about when someone who has been accused of sexual misconduct, although not convicted of it, should be allowed back into the public sphere (to direct films, do comedy routines, assume an executive role in business or whatever) has been much in the media recently. Although not explicitly, a recent decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal tells us that even if the impact of someone’s return might have significant impact on a victim’s working — and broader — lif...
Tags: Law, General Motors, Court of appeal, Johnson, Honda, Potter, Ayotte, Thunder Bay, Ontario Court of Appeal, Hoy, Keays, Calistro, Seeley, Benoit, Honda Canada Inc, Justice Issues


In Ohio, Lordstown Mayor Says It's Been Quiet Since General Motors Plant Closed

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Mayor Arno Hill of Lordstown, Ohio, about the General Motors plant at the center of President Trump's latest tweetstorm.
Tags: News, General Motors, Npr, Trump, Lordstown Ohio, Ailsa Chang, Arno Hill, Ohio Lordstown, General Motors Plant Closed


Reports Claim GM Snipped Potential Lordstown/Chevrolet Cruze Lifeline

The president of a UAW local that represented General Motors workers at the now shuttered Lordstown Assembly plant isn’t happy knowing there was a chance that the mothballed facility could still be cranking out Chevrolet Cruzes. Dave Green, president of UAW Local 1112, responded to reports in the Detroit Free Press and Youngstown Vindicator that a […] The post Reports Claim GM Snipped Potential Lordstown/Chevrolet Cruze Lifeline appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Gm, Autos, Detroit Free Press, Chevrolet Cruze, UAW, Cruze, News Blog, Lordstown Assembly, Chevrolet Cruzes Dave Green


Behind the Scenes at the Acura Design Studio

This is a story about how Acura lost their way, then refocused on design to successfully reinvigorate the brand. If you're a designer, a car fan or simply someone who follows the sector, we think you'll enjoy and/or learn from this look at what's been going on, behind the scenes, over at the Acura Design Studio. Roughly four years ago the company started making some major changes and now, with the recent release of the new RDX, have had their renewed focus on design validated by some startling s...
Tags: Japan, New York, Design, California, Cars, America, Los Angeles, General Motors, Canada, Lexus, Gm, Kelley Blue Book, Tokyo, Ohio, Bmw, Mclaren


To meet hot Ford Expedition demand, automaker rethinks assembly line

Large SUVs continue to see a sales surge in North America, and Ford is moving workers to woo consumers away from General Motors in the hot segment.            [Author: Detroit Free Press]
Tags: News, General Motors, Ford, North America, Detroit Free Press, Ford Expedition


Lyft's bankers are trying to compare the ride-hailing app to Grubhub and luxury retailer Farfetch — here's their pitch to investors (GRUB, FTCH)

Bankers will compare Lyft to "marketplace" companies, such as the food-delivery service Grubhub and the luxury-fashion retailer Farfetch, in their pitch to investors as the company gears up to go public next week, sources said. They'll also pitch Lyft as comparable to high-growth internet companies such as Netflix, as well as "platform" companies, including Square and Facebook. Which companies Lyft gets compared by investors could have a big impact the company's price when it IPOs. Lyft said o...
Tags: Amazon, Lyft, Etsy, Trends, General Motors, Netflix, Ford, Argentina, Farfetch, El Chapo, Amazon Facebook, GrubHub, Daniel Morgan, Facebook Alphabet, IPO Lyft, Booking Holdings


Trump’s views about ‘crazy’ self-driving cars are at odds with his DOT

President Donald Trump is an automated-vehicle skeptic, a point of view that lies in stark contrast with agencies within his own administration, including the U.S. Department of Transportation . According to a recent scoop by Axios, Trump has privately said he thinks the autonomous-vehicle revolution is “crazy.” Trump’s point of view isn’t exactly surprising. His recent tweets about airplanes becoming too complex illustrates his Luddite leanings. Airplanes are becoming far too complex to fl...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Utah, Technology, California, Tech, General-motors, AV, Austin, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Automation, Arizona, Transport, Nvidia, Toyota


President Trump Shares His Thoughts on GM … Again

President Donald Trump weighed in on General Motors again this week. This time, the issue at hand was the fate of Lordstown Assembly — which was shuttered earlier this month as part of the automaker’s ongoing restructuring program. “Just spoke to Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors about the Lordstown Ohio plant,” Trump tweeted on Sunday. “I […] The post appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Jobs, General Motors, Mary Barra, Gm, Autos, Donald Trump, Trump, Lordstown, UAW, Lordstown Ohio, News Blog, Restructuring, Corporate Restructuring, United Automobile Workers, Auto Jobs, Lordstown Assembly


Some Enthusiasts Are Hot Under the Collar for a Chevrolet Blazer SS

Indeed, so jazzed are these enthusiasts, they’ve created a rendering of a hypothetical Blazer SS to compete with the very real Ford Edge ST. If you’re already thinking this vehicle boasts canary yellow paint with wide, black striping, fear not — your assumptions were bang-on. It’s an interesting idea, given that Ford’s Edge blows the […] The post Some Enthusiasts Are Hot Under the Collar for a Chevrolet Blazer SS appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Ford, Gm, Autos, Blazer, Chevrolet Blazer, News Blog, Product Planning, Chevrolet Blazer SS


Trump's accusations about socialism should be taken seriously — because when it comes to business, he's a socialist (GM)

President Donald Trump attacked General Motors for idling a factory in Ohio, demanding that the carmaker reopen the plant. GM idled the plant because it was producing a slow-selling car and running well below capacity. The company will figure out what to ultimately do with the factory after it renegotiates a contract with the United Automobile Workers later this year. By imposing his political will on industrial companies, Trump is taking a page from the well-worn playbook of 20th-century soci...
Tags: Mexico, US, America, Trends, General Motors, Gop, Ford, Gm, Ohio, Toyota, Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, Sxsw, Trump, Michael Cohen, Lordstown


Cadillac Doesn’t Want to Share Its Blackwing V8

With the 2019 Cadillac CT6-V drawing its power from General Motors’ new 4.2-liter twin-turbo V8, it was only a matter of time before people started wondering where else the “Blackwing” motor might crop up. Thus far, the engine has only appeared in the CT6 sedan — producing an impressive 550 hp and 627 lb-ft of torque. Future models are […] The post appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Gm, Autos, Engines, Blackwing, Cadillac, News Blog, Product Planning, Steve Carlisle, Blackwing V8, 4.2-liter twin-turbo V8, Cadillac CT6-V


2020 Cadillac CT5 luxury sedan gets turbocharged power, chiseled looks

The 2020 Cadillac CT5 replaces the CTS in the General Motors luxury brand's lineup. Cadillac will unveil the CT5 at the 2019 New York Auto Show in April. Until then, it's keeping most details under wraps. The post 2020 Cadillac CT5 luxury sedan gets turbocharged power, chiseled looks appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, General Motors, Luxury cars, Cadillac, New York Auto Show, CTS, Sedans, Cadillac CT5, 2019 New York Auto Show


Morning Headlines: Trump Calls for GM to Reopen Lordstown, O'Rourke to Visit Cleveland

Here are your morning headlines for Monday, March 18: Trump calls for General Motors to reopen Lordstown; Democratic candidate O'Rourke to visit Cleveland; Official wants new ride safety rules for Ohio State Fair; MetroHealth to increase minimum wage; Agency designed by Kasich to cut red tape now blocked; Interstate 76, 77 eastbound lanes to reopen; Trump calls for General Motors to reopen Lordstown President Donald Trump stepped up his pressure on General Motors to reopen its Lordstown plant th...
Tags: General Motors, Green, Gm, Cleveland, Donald Trump, David Green, Trump, Rourke, Kasich, Lordstown, MetroHealth, UAW, Ohio State Fair, Reopen Lordstown O Rourke, CEO Mary Barra Trump


Trump to GM: Reopen Ohio plant, close one in Mexico or China

President Donald Trump is escalating his pressure on General Motors, as he calls for the company to reopen an Ohio manufacturing plant.
Tags: Washington, Mexico, Finance, China, General Motors, Article, Ohio, Associated Press, Donald Trump, Trump, FBN, Fbn/markets, Fox-business/markets, Fox-business/industries, Fox-business/industries/auto, Fox-business/economic-indicators


Lyft’s imminent IPO could value the company at $23B

Ridehailing firm Lyft will make its Nasdaq debut as early as next week at a valuation of up to $23 billion, The Wall Street Journal . The business will reportedly price its shares at between $62 and $68 a piece, raising roughly $2 billion in the process. With a $600 million financing, Lyft was valued at $15.1 billion in June. Lyft filed paperwork for an initial public offering in December, mere hours before its competitor Uber did the same. The car-sharing behemoths have been in a race to th...
Tags: TC, Lyft, Uber, Ipo, San Francisco, Tech, General-motors, Companies, Transport, Fidelity, The Wall Street Journal, Andreessen Horowitz, Rakuten, Initial Public Offering, Online Marketplaces, Alphabet