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VW Says Talks to End Supplier Dispute Will Resume on Monday

Volkswagen is seeking a negotiated settlement with suppliers in a dispute over contracts that is halting production at some of its plants and talks will resume on Monday, the German carmaker said. 247 more words

Autos

OM in the News: It’s Getting More Expensive to Make Cars in Mexico

When car companies began flocking to Mexico more than two decades ago, the big lure was labor, which was plentiful and inexpensive. “Today,” writes The Wall Street Journal… 233 more words

OM In The News

Short Automobile History

Early concepts of a motor car started in 1807. The railroads used wood,coal or oil to run their engines. It took a large storage space and a person to feed the fire. 650 more words

GM Re-Evaluates India Investment, New Car Platform on Hold

General Motors is re-evaluating its planned $1 billion investment in India and has put on hold moves to bring a new car platform to India as it re-assesses its strategy in the country, according to company officials. 412 more words

International

U.S. Railroads Expect to Benefit From Increase in Auto Maker Manufacturing Capacity in Mexico

With U.S. auto makers seen as likely to increase vehicle production in Mexico and that is likely to be good news for U.S. railroads.

Although many of those vehicles will be built for export markets that do not include the United States and Canada, analysts expect U.S. 499 more words

Railroad News

Ford is Adding 2,000 Jobs to a Plant in Kentucky

Automaker Ford is adding 2,000 jobs to its plant in Louisville, Ky., reports CNN, as a way to boost production of the upcoming aluminum version of the Ford F-Series Super Duty, an extension of the popular F-150, which started being produced with aluminum last year. 68 more words

Pubdesk

Battle lines drawn over massive TPP trade deal

The federal government has signed on to the ambitious Trans-Pacific Partnership deal, but Canada’s participation in the world’s largest trading bloc may very well depend on whom Canadians elect Oct. 1,320 more words

National