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    Report: UAW drops appeal of VW Tennessee unionization vote
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    The United Auto Workers' attempt to unionize Volkswagen's Chattanooga, TN, factory may be off the table for a while. Since shortly after workers there rejected organizing, the UAW has been appealing to the National Labor Relations Board for another vote citing interference. Now, the union has ...

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    Video: VW America president says Phaeton will return to US in 2018
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    Volkswagen knows that its US operations need some help, so it installed Michael Horn as CEO of its American operations a few months ago. In a new interview with Bloomberg, Horn goes into detail about his two-pronged focus for the company – making dealers happier and improving ...

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    Report: BMW considering building 3 Series in North America
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    There might be even more BMWs coming from North America soon. The company recently announced plans to build a flagship crossover called the X7 at its Spartanburg, SC, factory. Now, rumors are emerging that the Bavarians might be thinking about building a second North American factory that could ...

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    Report: Toyota retires robots in favor of humans to improve automaking process
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    Mitsuru Kawai is overseeing a return to the old ways at Toyota factories throughout Japan. Having spent 50 years at the Japanese automaker, Kawai remembers when manual skills were prized at the company and "experienced masters used to be called gods, and they could make anything." Company CEO ...

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    Video: Morgan celebrates 100 years of going its own way
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    Morgan is really pretty good at making nifty little videos that showcase the nifty little car company it is. The English fashioner of wood-framed automobiles and three-wheeled jitneys has done it again in commemoration of more than 100 years building cars at its factory in ...

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    Report: Honda Accord Hybrid sales capacity constrained
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    Honda might be selling more hybrids if it could just get them to dealers. While the second-generation Insight never lived up to sales expectations and production is ending, the Japanese automaker is seeing strong demand for the Accord Hybrid here and abroad. However, there is so much global ...

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    Report: Saab begins 9-3 EV pilot production [UPDATE]
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    UPDATE: Due to a mistranslation, Autoblog initially reported the wrong range for the Saab 9-3 EV. The text below has been updated to reflect the correct information. We apologize for the error, and thank those astute readers who pointed out the mistake. To say that Saab has had a tough time ...

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    Followup: UAW workers at Corvette factory authorize strike
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    UAW members have voted nearly unanimously in favor of authorizing a strike at the General Motors factory in Bowling Green, KY, home of the Chevrolet Corvette. As we explained yesterday, though, just because the plants 800 workers have authorized a walkout doesn't mean a strike is a sure ...

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    Official: GM investing $449 million in next-gen electrification
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    It has been a rough couple of weeks for General Motors with the constant scrutiny on its recalls in the public eye, but the company is trying to move forward. This week, it announced a $449 million investment into its Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly and Brownstown Battery Assembly plants. Part of the ...

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    Report: UAW to vote on strike at Kentucky Corvette plant [UPDATE]
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    UPDATE: Here's the official statement on the Bowling Green strike authorization, from Region 8 Director Gary Casteel: "The strike authorization vote at the Corvette plant is over local union issues. A strike authorization vote is simply a vote to get membership approval if a strike is deemed ...

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    Report: Despite shuttering local assembly, Holden gunning for top spot in Oz by 2020
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    Little more than a month after leaving the top slot at Volkswagen of India to become managing director of Holden, Australian outlets are reporting that Gerry Dorizas said he wants Holden to be number one in Oz market share by 2020. Dorizas says he believes it can be done with better and more ...

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    Podcast: Submit your questions for Autoblog Podcast #375 LIVE!
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    We're set to record Autoblog Podcast #375 this evening. Check out the topics below, or drop us your questions and comments via our Q&A module. And don't forget to subscribe to the Autoblog Podcast in iTunes if you haven't already done so. To take it all in live, tune in to our UStream (audio ...

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    Study: Latest 'Made In America Auto Index' topped by Ford F-Series, Chevy Corvette
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    As car companies have morphed into multinationals, it has gotten difficult to discern what qualifies as an American car. Walking around a car show in Washington D.C. earlier this year, Frank DuBois, a professor of international business at nearby American University, couldn't help but notice ...

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    Report: Ford cuts 950 Russian jobs on weak demand
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    The Russian auto market, in decline for the past year and further hit by the declining value of the ruble and recent sanctions over its annexation of Crimea, has forced Ford to cut jobs and shifts at two of its joint venture plants there. Around 700 of the 2,700 total workers who build the ...

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    Report: Detroit Electric moves production plan from Detroit to Holland [UPDATE]
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    UPDATE: A previous version of this article incorrectly stated that this was the first time Detroit Electric had announced plans to build cars in Holland. This plan was first announced last August. Detroit Electric has dropped plans to build its Lotus-based SP:01 electric sports car in The Motor ...

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    Video: XCAR sits down with David Brown, talks Speedback
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    David Brown Automotive, the British coachbuilder set to introduce its old-is-new-again Speedback at the Top Marques show in Monaco next month, has revealed a bit more of its upcoming offering in a video by XCAR. The Speedback is based on the platform and running gear of the ...

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    Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #374
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    Episode #374 of the Autoblog podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth, Mike Harley and Steven Ewing talk about the speculation about big-time consolidation in the automotive industry, Toyota teasing an announcement about the Camry, the David Brown Automotive Speedback, and the upcoming $8,000 ...

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    Report: Senator linked with $300M tax offer to keep UAW out of TN VW plant [w/video]
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    The ongoing scrutiny over employees at Volkswagen's Chattanooga plant voting on whether to join the United Auto Workers isn't over yet, despite the fact that the organization drive was turned back by workers weeks ago. In the latest development, WTVF-TV in Nashville has received leaked documents ...

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    Report: Marchionne says Fiat Chrysler can make 6 million cars per year
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    The combined Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will see its production capacity increase from a projected 4.6 million in 2014 to 6 million units once it completes its integration, according to statements made by FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne. "With the initiatives we will announce in May, six million is ...

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    Submit your questions for Autoblog Podcast #374 LIVE!
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    We're set to record Autoblog Podcast #373 this evening. Check out the topics below, or drop us your questions and comments via our Q&A module. And don't forget to subscribe to the Autoblog Podcast in iTunes if you haven't already done so. To take it all in live, tune in to our UStream (audio ...

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