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Former UAW official gets 15 months in labor corruption case

Prosecutors say Norwood Jewell accepted over $90,000 in illegal payments from FCA

A federal judge in Detroit on Monday sentenced the former United Auto Workers union vice president in charge of relations with Fiat Chrysler to 15 months in federal prison for misusing funds intended for worker training to pay for luxury travel, golf, liquor and parties for himself and other union officials. Norwood Jewell, 61, who led the UAW's national contract negotiations with Fiat Chrysler in 2015, is the highest ranking UAW official to be sentenced in connection with a wide-ranging federa

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FCA CEO Manley says alliances are still possible but aren't necessary

Renault isn't the only potential partner, either

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Chief Executive has a message for Renault SA and other would-be partners: We are happy to talk, but we can go it alone. "Strategically, we have a solid future and clear plans that are being invested in and are underway now," Mike Manley said during a session with reporters the day after the company released better than expected second-quarter results. Fiat Chrysler is open to re-starting merger negotiations with French automaker Renault, Manley said, but adde

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Fiat Chrysler's profit boosted by Ram and Jeep in North America

CEO Mike Manley says FCA is still open to a partnerships and mergers

MILAN/DETROIT (Reuters) - Automaker Fiat Chrysler took the market by surprise by sticking to its full-year profit guidance on Wednesday after a strong performance from its Ram pickup truck in North America helped it defy an industry slowdown. Chief Executive Mike Manley, in FCA's first earnings release since a failed attempt to merge with France's Renault, also left the door open to that or other deals. FCA last month abandoned its $35 billion merger offer for Renault, blaming French politics

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Automakers in space: Detroit's little-known role in the moon landings

Ford, GM and Chrysler made key contributions — one even built rockets

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European new car sales drop nearly 8% in first half of 2019

Nissan and Volvo posted the largest declines

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2020 Chrysler Voyager priced at $28,480

Entry-level Voyager replaces Pacifica L and LX trims

FCA goes big on little Fiat 500 EV, plans to build 80,000

$787 million investment is FCA's biggest leap into a battery electric car

Automakers are putting pancakes in your car, when all you want is a parking spot

What drivers want from in-car shopping (no, it isn’t a double-tall mocha)

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The 2020 Chrysler Voyager is a cheap Pacifica minivan

New LXi trim is aimed at fleet customers, but the Grand Caravan sticks around

New LXi trim is aimed at fleet customers, but the Grand Caravan sticks around.

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Chrysler 300C gets Sport Appearance Package option

Trim pieces from 300 SRT glam up the 300C

Trim pieces from 300 SRT glam up the 300C.

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VW walks away from Aurora after self-driving startup partners with FCA

VW plans to work with Ford on autonomy now

VW plans to work with Ford on autonomy now.

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FCA-Renault revival may hinge on willingness to cut Nissan stake

A compromise could also be made to share technologies

A compromise could also be made to share technologies.

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Aurora lands Fiat Chrysler as a client of its self-driving technology

FCA, meanwhile, is a supplier of Pacificas to Waymo

FCA, meanwhile, is a supplier of Pacificas to Waymo.

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Ford Expedition, F-150 Limited and Cadillac V Series | Autoblog Podcast #583

Plus Mini Cooper JCW Knights Edition, Ian Callum's resignation and the latest in FCA-Renault news

Plus Mini Cooper JCW Knights Edition, Ian Callum's resignation and the latest in FCA-Renault news.

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