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Tony Merpi, advertising and marketing executive for Automotive News, dies

The energetic, good-humored native of Detroit was an endless source of marketing and promotional ideas — a sales executive who loved the automotive industry and, above all, valued the editorial integrity of the publication.

Musk tweet violates U.S. labor law, UAW alleges

In a complaint, the UAW alleges that Tesla CEO Elon Musk violated the National Labor Relations Act by threatening to take away employee stock options in retaliation for engaging in protected union activity.


GM's Barra on China's tariffs: Level playing fields or 'open up the markets'

General Motors CEO Mary Barra wants China to further reduce its protective tariffs. "I'd like to see it be level," she told Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein during an event in New York.

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Republicans in Congress slam Trump plan for auto imports

Some of President Trump's fellow Republicans in Congress say the administration's national security investigation of car and truck imports amid a trade spat with China is being pursued under false pretenses and could hurt U.S. consumers.

Musk tweet violates U.S. labor law, UAW alleges

In a complaint, the UAW alleges that Tesla CEO Elon Musk violated the National Labor Relations Act by threatening to take away employee stock options in retaliation for engaging in protected union activity.

UPDATED: 5/24/18 12:27 pm ET - adds Toyota statement
U.S. launches controversial probe to weigh tariffs on vehicle imports

The Trump administration started a controversial investigation into whether car and light-truck imports threaten national security, a move that could lead to new U.S. tariffs on foreign vehicles similar to those proposed for imported steel and aluminum in March.

Donald Trump does a favor for BMW and Mercedes

The biggest beneficiaries of President Donald Trump's drive to get China to "play fair" on trade are automakers such as BMW and Mercedes, which export expensive sedans and SUVs from Germany and the U.S. to wealthy customers in the world's biggest market.


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