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    Official: Chevy Camaro to be built in US once again
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    General Motors has announced that the next generation of the Chevrolet Camaro will once again be built in the United States, specifically at the Lansing Grand River Assembly Plant in Lansing, MI. The current Camaro has been assembled in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada, since its introduction in ...

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    Report: Could Michigan going "Right To Work" status revitalize its auto production?
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    The Midwest has lately been at the center of battles between unions and the politicians contesting them, and the union side hasn't been doing so well. Michigan is the latest rust-belt state to lob a legislative grenade into union ranks, the state governor signing two right-to-work bills that ...

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    GM builds prototype handcycles for wounded vets [w/video]
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    Chevrolet and students from Michigan Technological University have teamed up to build some prototype hand cycles, designed to allow wounded veterans to compete in racing events. Three-wheel hand cycles have proven useful for amputee or other seriously injured athletes in the past, as the design ...

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    Report: Chrysler workers fired for drinking back on job against automaker's wishes [w/video] [UPDATE]
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    As much as Chrysler would like to "move on," it seems that the story of employees who drink on the job just refuses to die. The latest? According to Fox 2 News in Detroit, the 13 workers who were fired in 2010 after its cameras caught them drinking alcohol and smoking what looks to be marijuana ...

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    Report: UAW trust demands Fiat pay $342M for Chrysler shares
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    Last month, we brought you the latest news in a rather tenuous ordeal between Fiat and the United Auto Workers over the future of the Italian automaker's stake in Chrysler. The union contended that Fiat failed to make an adequate offer for the 3.3-percent stake that was sought. Fiat offered ...

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    Report: What Obama's win could mean for the auto industry over the next 4 years
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    The 2012 Presidential election is in the books and those in swing states must be looking forward to the absence of countless campaign ads. However, those with their eyes on electric vehicles and reduced emissions from automobiles may be looking forward to what the President's second term in ...

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    Report: Chrysler gives employees day off to vote
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    SRT president and CEO, Ralph Gilles, is doing his best today to make sure workers at Chrysler are getting to their local polling stations and casting votes. The executive started off the morning by stating on his Twitter feed that, "Chrysler gave its entire work force the day off to Vote Today! ...

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    UAW calls for investigation into Romney ethics violations over possible profits from auto bailouts
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    The United Autos Workers, which has endorsed President Barack Obama, announced Thursday that its members want the US Office of Government Ethics to investigate Gov. Mitt Romney for violations. The UAW leadership held a press conference in Toledo, Ohio, Thursday, alleging that Romney profited ...

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    Report: Marchionne gunning to unify Chrysler and Fiat by 2015
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    Sergio Marchionne, CEO of both Chrysler and Fiat, has stated that the planned unification of both companies will have to wait a little longer as the Italian automaker grapples with the European financial crisis. Marchionne has previously stated that the goal was to achieve unification as early as ...

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    Report: Tear gas fired at PSA job protesters outside of Paris Motor Show
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    Police in Paris fired tear gas at demonstrators outside of the Paris Motor Show today. Around 1,000 protesters showed up in an attempt to break through police lines and gain access to the show in a demonstration against further austerity measures. The group included workers from a PSA Peugeot ...

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    Paris: Venturi America is still awesome, still not coming to the U.S. [w/videos]
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    It's been two years since we first met the Venturi America on this very Paris Motor Show floor, and we're still in love with the idea of an electric car that is as capable on the street as it is on the trail. Venturi Automobiles says it is only making 100 of these door-less electric enduro cars, ...

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    Report: Chrysler, CAW reach tentative contract agreement
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    The Canadian Auto Workers union and Chrysler have reportedly come to a tentative agreement, ending a long-running series of contract negotiations. Chrysler was the last of the Detroit automakers to continue negotiating with the CAW, as General Motors and Ford had both recently come to terms with ...

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    Report: CAW and Ford ratify agreement, Chrysler still pending
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    According to the Detroit Free Press, Ford's Canadian employees have ratified their union contract, making Chrysler the only automaker to not have worked out an agreement with its Canadian workforce. Employees from Ford of Canada voted 82 percent in favor of a new national contract following a ...

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    Report: GM, CAW reach tentative agreement
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    Automotive News reports General Motors and the Canadian Auto Workers have reached a tentative labor agreement that will see the automaker invest $692.8 million into Canadian facilities over the life of the four year-deal. The two groups closed a 30-hour negotiating session that touched on ...

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    Report: Bill proposes U.S. sell GM stock to fund Delphi retiree pensions
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    A new proposal to sell $1 billion of government-held General Motors stock to help restore Delphi white collar retirees pensions was balked at by one group attempting to build up the underfunded pension. The Delphi Salaried Retires Association has said it would prefer to reestablish its pension ...

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    Report: CAW reaches tentative agreement with Ford
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    After seeming to be at an impasse as late as this morning, the Canadian Autoworkers union and Ford have reached a tentative agreement with just hours to go before the CAW's work stoppage deadline. The deal that has been agreed upon will run for the next four years and cover around 4,500 ...

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    Report: CAW asked to keep working as deadline looms
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    Representatives from the Canadian Auto Workers union and Ford continue to work on new national agreement. The deadline for reaching a deal is tonight at midnight. Urging solidarity in these high-stakes last hours, CAW leadership has asked its members to stay on the job at all locations. In an ...

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    Report: Why gas stations in NJ, PA are selling $8/gallon gas in protest
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    Over 50 gas stations across New Jersey and Pennsylvania have raised the price of their fuel to more than eight dollars a gallon. They are all Lukoil stations, and their owners have raised prices in protest of practices by Lukoil North America that they say leave individual gas station owners at a ...

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    Report: Detroit Three ask for big cuts from CAW, union unwilling to acquiesce
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    The Detroit Big Three are seeking "dramatic changes" in their contracts with the Canadian Auto Workers. According to a Reuters report, the CAW claims that the U.S. automakers are angling for deep pension and benefit cuts. The CAW says it has no intention of adhering to these proposed ...

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    Official: Ford Focus is company's 350th millionth vehicle and world's best-seller so far this year
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    Ford is celebrating its 350 millionth vehicle. That is an impressive number, spanning back 109 years. The lucky 350 millionth vehicle happens to be a 2013 Ford Focus, which, appropriately enough, is the world's best-selling car for the first six months of this year. The Focus in question has ...

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