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1. Macron, Le Pen decry 'shocking' Stellantis CEO pay -

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron and his far-right challenger in the French presidential vote, Marine Le Pen, on Friday both decried as "shocking" the multimillion euro payout to the CEO of carmaker Stellantis.

2. Automaker Stellantis reaps $15B profit in 1st year of merger -

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Automaker Stellantis said Wednesday that it made 13.4 billion euros ($15.2 billion) in its first year after it was formed from the merger of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and PSA Group and would pay out record profit-sharing checks to unionized U.S. workers.

3. Tesla fans complain Biden ignores company's EV leadership -

DETROIT (AP) — Some of Tesla's loyal band of devotees and CEO Elon Musk say the White House has been unfairly snubbing America's top-selling electric vehicle brand in its support for EVs as a way to fight climate change — and they're making their discontent known.

4. AP FACT CHECK: Biden hypes $1T bill impact on electric cars -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Boasting about his $1 trillion infrastructure package, President Joe Biden overstated its reach by claiming it would result in 500,000 electric vehicle charging stations and meet his pledge to nudge half of U.S. drivers into EVs by decade's end.

5. Smartphone producer Foxconn announces electric car venture -

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The Taiwanese company that manufactures smartphones for Apple Inc. and other global brands announced plans Monday to produce electric cars for auto brands under a similar contract model.

6. Automakers step up pace on electric vehicle battery plants -

DETROIT (AP) — Global automakers and tech companies are stepping up the pace when it comes to building factories and prepare for what many believe will be a fast-moving transition from internal combustion engines to electric vehicles.

7. Taiwan's Foxconn has deal to buy former GM plant in Ohio -

Foxconn Technology Group, the world's largest electronics maker, has a deal to buy a huge auto assembly plant in Ohio from startup electric truck maker Lordstown Motors, the companies announced Thursday.

8. Auto maker Stellantis will fill gap by buying a finance arm -

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Automaker Stellantis NV, which was formed earlier this year by a merger involving Fiat Chrysler, said Wednesday it will pay $285 million for an auto-finance company to provide loans and leases to customers through its dealers.

9. VW, Ford unveil SUVs at China auto show under virus controls -

SHANGHAI (AP) — Volkswagen, Ford and Chinese brands unveiled new SUVs for China on Monday at the Shanghai auto show, the industry's biggest marketing event in a year overshadowed by the coronavirus pandemic.

10. Biden tells execs US needs to invest, lead in computer chips -

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden used a virtual meeting with corporate leaders about a global shortage of semiconductors to push Monday for his $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan, telling them that the U.S. should be the world's computer chip leader.

11. New or used? Price hikes squeeze US auto buyers either way -

FENTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — The viral pandemic has triggered a cascade of price hikes throughout America's auto industry — a surge that has made both new and used vehicles unaffordable for many.

Prices of new vehicles far outpaced overall consumer inflation over the past year. In response, many buyers who were priced out of that market turned to used vehicles. Yet their demand proved so potent that used-vehicle prices soared even more than new ones did.

12. GM sales down 11.9%, Nissan 33.2% for 2020 -

DETROIT (AP) — Sales of new vehicles in the U.S. fell 14.6% last year, but a second-half rebound from a coronavirus-related plunge in the spring kindled optimism for a recovery later this year.

13. Car sales slump again in Europe amid renewed restrictions -

MILAN (AP) — After a one-month reprieve, passenger car sales in Europe slumped again in October amid new restrictions in many countries aimed at containing a resurgence of the coronavirus, the European carmakers' association reported Wednesday.

14. Fiat Chrysler posts record Q3 profit ahead of PSA merger -

MILAN (AP) — Fiat Chrysler on Wednesday reported record third-quarter earnings as production returned to nearly pre-pandemic levels.

The Italian-American automaker, which is finalizing its full merger with French rival PSA Peugeot, reported a net profit in the three months ending Sept. 30 of 1.2 billion ($1.4 billion). That compares with a loss of 179 million euros a year earlier.

15. BMW fined $18 million for inflating monthly US sales figures -

DETROIT (AP) — BMW will pay an $18 million fine to settle allegations that it inflated its monthly U.S. sales numbers for five straight years.

The Securities and Exchange Commission said Thursday that the German luxury automaker kept a reserve of unreported sales that it drew on to meet monthly targets from 2015 to 2019.

16. Daimler AG to pay $1.5B to settle emissions cheating probes -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Automaker Daimler AG and subsidiary Mercedes-Benz USA have agreed to pay $1.5 billion to the U.S. government and California state regulators to resolve emissions cheating allegations, officials said Monday.

17. AP FACT CHECK: Trump's torrent of falsehoods, Biden missteps -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Playing defense on his handling of the coronavirus, President Donald Trump is letting the falsehoods fly.

Over the weekend, he railed against cases of voting fraud that didn't exist, asserted that COVID-19 was "rounding a corner" despite what his top health advisers say and blasted Joe Biden for supposed positions on energy and health care that his Democratic rival doesn't hold.

18. AP FACT CHECK: Trump's baseless claim of 'deep state' at FDA -

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is leveling unfounded attacks on his Food and Drug Administration and distorting the science on effective treatments for COVID-19.

Heading this week into the Republican National Convention, he asserted that the agency is slow-walking vaccines and treatments for the coronavirus in a bid to undermine his November reelection effort. There's no evidence of that, and one of his former FDA commissioners on Sunday rejected the accusation as groundless.

19. Cesare Romiti, who steered Fiat through tough times, dies -

ROME (AP) — Cesare Romiti, an industrialist and champion of Italian capitalism who steered automaker Fiat through years of strikes and domestic terrorism in the 1970s and 1980s, died in Rome on Tuesday, Italian state TV said. He was 97.

20. Peugeot maker PSA makes profit despite pandemic sales slide -

PARIS (AP) — The maker of Peugeot and Citroen cars, PSA Group, said Tuesday that it made a profit in the first six months of the year even as the coronavirus pandemic caused a deep drop in sales.

The French company, which is in the process of merging with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, said its first-half profits fell to 595 million euros ($696 million) from 1.83 billion euros a year earlier as sales dropped 35%, to 25.1 billion euros.

21. Data: Congress created virus aid, then reaped the benefits -

WASHINGTON (AP) — At least a dozen lawmakers have ties to organizations that received federal coronavirus aid, according to newly released government data, highlighting how Washington insiders were both author and beneficiary of one of the biggest government programs in U.S. history.

22. France to unveil rescue plan for struggling car industry -

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron is set to unveil on Tuesday new measures to rescue the country's car industry, which has been hammered by the virus lockdown and the resulting recession.

23. April European car sales see worst drop since records began -

MILAN (AP) — European car sales bottomed out last month as the automotive industry faces its worst crisis in decades.

Strict lockdown measures to contain the coronavirus closed most dealerships across the continent for the full month of April amid a precipitous drop in consumer spending, causing sales to collapse by an unprecedented 76%, the ACEA car manufacturers' association said Tuesday.

24. Europe car sales tank 55% in March on coronavirus lockdowns -

MILAN (AP) — European car sales tanked last month amid strict lockdown measures to contain the coronavirus that shut down dealerships for at least half of March and dried up consumer spending.

The European carmaker's association, ACEA, said Friday that new car registrations "recorded a dramatic drop" of 55% to 567,308 units.

25. Car sales crash, and so does crude, as virus seizes markets -

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments on Wednesday related to the global economy, the work place and the spread of the virus.

26. US manufacturing might vs virus; drinking at home -

The rapid spread of the coronavirus since it was first reported in China has dealt an unprecedented shock to the global economy. Here's a look at developments Tuesday as central banks, businesses and workers attempt to navigate a global outbreak that has brought economic activity to a standstill.

27. Business Fallout: Airlines fear failure, delivery in demand -

Business Fallout: Airlines fear failure, delivery in demand

It was less than 11 weeks ago that the first cases of pneumonia were detected in Wuhan, China. The speed at which what would soon be named COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, knocked the global economy askew is unparalleled in our lifetimes.

28. Central banks deploy trillions to keep economy running -

It was less than 11 weeks ago that the first cases of pneumonia were detected in Wuhan, China. The speed at which what would soon be named COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, knocked the global economy askew is unparalleled in our lifetimes.

29. White House seeks $850B economic stimulus amid virus crisis -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is proposing a roughly $850 billion economic rescue package Tuesday amid the coronaviru s outbreak, a sweeping stimulus for businesses and taxpayers unseen since the Great Recession of 2008.

30. Automakers dodged parts shortage, but virus poses new threat -

DETROIT (AP) — When the coronavirus cut off the flow of parts from China in early January, most global automakers were ready: Anticipating such a crisis, they had prepared to tap other suppliers and to conserve parts that they had stored.

31. New vehicle sales in US fell 1.3% in 2019 but still healthy -

DETROIT (AP) — New vehicle sales in the U.S. fell 1.3% last year, but the numbers still passed the healthy 17 million mark for the fifth straight year.

Automakers sold 17.05 million new cars, trucks and SUVs in 2019. Although buyers spent more on vehicles, companies had to prop up sales with record discounts, according to analysts.

32. Consumer Reports finds vehicle redesigns come with glitches -

DETROIT (AP) — When it comes to buying a new car, the latest and greatest may not be the most dependable.

In its annual auto reliability survey this year, Consumer Reports found that while newly redesigned models have the latest infotainment, safety and fuel-economy technology, they also come with glitches that frustrate owners.

33. Fiat Chrysler, Peugeot to create fourth-biggest carmaker -

MILAN (AP) — Fiat Chrysler and France's PSA Peugeot said Thursday they have agreed to merge to create the world's fourth-largest automaker with enough scale to confront big shifts in the industry, including a race to develop electric cars and driverless technologies.

34. Fiat Chrysler, Peugeot to create fourth-biggest carmaker -

MILAN (AP) – Fiat Chrysler and France's PSA Peugeot said Thursday they have agreed to merge to create the world's fourth-largest automaker with enough scale to confront big shifts in the industry, including a race to develop electric cars and driverless technologies.

35. US stocks cap wobbly day of trading with modest losses -

Technology companies led stocks lower on Wall Street Tuesday as a wobbly day of trading ended with modest losses for the market.

Health care stocks jumped on stronger-than-expected reports from drugmakers, but losses by internet and media companies held the market in check following a mixed report from Google's parent.

36. Automakers side with Trump in legal fight with California -

WASHINGTON (AP) — General Motors, Fiat Chrysler, Toyota and many others in the auto industry are siding with the Trump administration in a lawsuit over whether California has the right to set its own greenhouse gas emissions and fuel economy standards.

37. UAW extends Ford, Fiat Chrysler pacts; strike possible at GM -

DETROIT (AP) — Leaders of the United Auto Workers union have extended contracts with Ford and Fiat Chrysler indefinitely, but the pact with General Motors is still set to expire Saturday night.

38. First VU tower will be imploded Saturday -

One of Vanderbilt’s iconic brick towers on West End is being imploded Saturday morning at 9 a.m.

Those wanting to shoot video or photos of the implosion of Carmichael Tower No. 3 will be limited to any area outside the blast zone perimeter. Partial views can be found on West End Avenue at both 23rd and 25th Avenues.

39. VW, Ford broaden alliance to autonomous, electric vehicles -

NEW YORK (AP) — Volkswagen will sink $2.6 billion into a Pittsburgh autonomous vehicle company that's mostly owned by Ford as part of a broader partnership on electric and self-driving vehicles, the companies confirmed Friday.

40. French state: we didn't veto Renault-Fiat Chrysler deal -

PARIS (AP) — France's finance minister says the government didn't oppose a merger deal between carmaker Renault and Italian-American rival Fiat Chrysler.

Speaking on FranceInfo news broadcaster, Bruno le Maire said the government's key priority is to strengthen the alliance of Renault with its longtime Japanese partner Nissan.

41. Proxy companies advise shareholders against Nissan's Saikawa -

TOKYO (AP) — Two investor research companies are advising Nissan shareholders to turn down a proposal to reappoint the automaker's chief executive, Hiroto Saikawa, as a board director, citing possible oversight problems at the Japanese automaker after the arrest of his predecessor Carlos Ghosn.

42. Renault's FCA merger move leaves partner Nissan in the cold -

TOKYO (AP) — Some Japanese are using an old expression to describe how Nissan was left out of talks that led to the proposed merger between its French alliance partner Renault and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles: "kaya no soto."

43. US stocks, bond yield slump, signaling market jitters -

U.S. stocks fell broadly Tuesday as anxious investors shifted money into bonds, sending yields to their lowest level in nearly two years.

Rising bond prices, which pull yields lower, are typically a sign that traders feel jittery about long-term growth prospects and would rather put their money into safer holdings.

44. EPA criminal action against polluters hits 30-year low -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency hit a 30-year low in 2018 in the number of pollution cases it referred for criminal prosecution, Justice Department data show.

EPA said in a statement that it is directing "its resources to the most significant and impactful cases."

45. Toyota, SoftBank setting up mobility services joint venture -

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's No. 1 automaker Toyota Motor and technology giant SoftBank Group are setting up a joint venture to create mobility services in what they called a "united Japan" effort to face global competition.

46. Daimler CEO Zetsche to step down early, succeeded by insider -

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche, who unwound a troubled merger with Chrysler Corporation and led the German automaker to a string of record profits, will next year hand off to Ola Kallenius, a longtime insider who heads vehicle development for the Mercedes-Benz brand.

47. Automakers seek flexibility at hearing on mileage standards -

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Automakers sought flexibility while environmental groups blasted the Trump administration's proposal to roll back fuel economy standards at a public hearing on the plan in the industry's backyard.

48. Trump plan to rollback fuel standards to get second hearing -

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — The Trump administration's proposal to roll back national fuel economy standards was headed for its second public hearing a day after California officials and scores of speakers blasted it as a danger to the environment and public health.

49. 'Difficult baptism' awaits new Fiat Chrysler CEO -

MILAN (AP) — Fiat Chrysler's second-quarter earnings presentation was meant to celebrate long-time CEO Sergio Marchionne's achievement of eliminating all debt for the formerly troubled company. Instead, it will be overshadowed by his early and sudden exit for serious health problems and the debut of his replacement, Mike Manley.

50. Stocks slide as Trump says North Korean meeting is canceled -

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are skidding Thursday after President Donald Trump said he is canceling a planned meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Energy companies are falling along with oil prices as investors respond to reports the nations of OPEC may start producing more oil. Car companies including Fiat Chrysler and Toyota are falling as the Trump administration considered tariffs on imported cars and car parts, a move the governments of China, Japan and the European Union condemned.

51. Trump tells world's top automakers to build more cars in US -

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump told leaders of the world's top automakers on Friday that he wants to see more cars built in the United States as his administration weighs plans to reduce gas mileage and pollution requirements enacted during the Obama administration.

52. Auto executives to meet with Trump on gas mileage standards -

Executives from 10 auto companies will meet with President Donald Trump and cabinet officials on Friday to discuss the administration's plan to reduce gas mileage and pollution requirements enacted during the Obama administration.

53. Fiat Chrysler to spin off components business -

MILAN (AP) — Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has announced it will spin off the Magneti Marelli components business as part of its five-year plan to be announced in June.

FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne said in a statement Thursday that the move would allow the Italian-American automotive company to focus on its core business while giving the components business "the operational flexibility" necessary for growth in the coming years.

54. Nissan bucks trend with 10% sales jump in January -

January US auto sales up 1 pct., but full-year drop expected

By TOM KRISHER and DEE-ANN DURBIN, AP Auto Writers

DETROIT (AP) — January's U.S. auto sales were a little better than a year ago, but most analysts and automakers predict a small full-year decline despite economic factors that favor the industry.

55. AP FACT CHECK: Trump inflates impact of some initiatives -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Boastful even within the traditional confines of a State of the Union speech, President Donald Trump inflated the impact of his tax cuts Tuesday night, declared an end to a "war" on energy that did not exist when he took office and displayed a faulty grasp of immigration policy.

56. Fiat Chrysler profit rises 50 percent but sales remain flat -

MILAN (AP) — Fiat Chrysler Automobiles on Tuesday reported a 50 percent increase in third quarter net earnings, with all markets contributing to growth even as sales were flat globally.

FCA, as the company is known, said net profit rose to 910 million euros ($1 billion) in the three months ending Sept. 30, from 606 million euros in the same period last year. Revenues slid 2 percent to 26.4 billion euros, with deliveries stable at 1.12 million units.

57. Bridgestone Americas names Quinn to leadership -

Bridgestone Americas, Inc. has hired Shannon Quinn as president, original equipment tire sales, U.S. and Canada, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations. Quinn succeeds Mike Martini, who recently retired after a 40-year career with Bridgestone Americas.

58. Electric cars dominate the buzz at Frankfurt auto show -

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Carmakers at the Frankfurt auto show are unveiling the low-emissions vehicles and technology strategies they hope will let them profit from the sweeping changes expected to hit the auto industry in the next few years.

59. August US auto sales: GM up 7.5%, Nissan down 13% -

DETROIT (AP) — August was a strong month for U.S. auto sales but Hurricane Harvey is putting pressure on some of those gains.

General Motors said its sales rose 7.5 percent over last August, while Toyota's were up 7 percent and Volkswagen's rose 9 percent. GM said sales of its small SUVs, including the new GMC Acadia and Chevrolet Equinox, jumped 47 percent. Toyota and Volkswagen also had strong SUV sales.

60. UAW defiant in Mississippi loss as union opponents celebrate -

CANTON, Miss. (AP) — Supporters of the United Auto Workers say they're not giving up their fight to unionize a Nissan auto assembly plant in Mississippi after a stinging defeat, even as UAW opponents say Friday's loss proves workers don't want the union.

61. Gains for energy companies and banks boost stock indexes -

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks rose Monday as banks continued to climb along with interest rates, and energy companies rallied again with oil prices. Better-than-expected auto sales and a strong report on U.S. factories also boosted stocks.

62. Trump jobs demands force automakers into political conflict -

DETROIT (AP) — President Donald Trump's relentless push for more manufacturing jobs has forced the auto industry into a delicate dance of contradictions in order to keep him happy, tell the truth, and avoid alienating customers in both red and blue states.

63. Car sales in Europe edge up to near pre-crisis levels -

MILAN (AP) — European car sales grew 2.2 percent in February to over 1 million vehicles — close to the level in 2008, just before the economic crisis slid the industry into a prolonged downturn.

Data released Thursday by the European car makers' association, ACEA, showed that the three top markets, France, German and Britain, all suffered modest declines, but demand increased in Italy by 6.2 percent and Spain by 0.2 percent.

64. Intel drops $15B on Mobileye in race for a driverless future -

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Intel will buy Israel's Mobileye in a deal valued at about $15 billion, instantly propelling the computer chip and technology giant to the forefront of autonomous vehicle technology.

65. AP FACT CHECK: Trump takes credit where it's not deserved -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The start of a new administration is never a clean slate, even when parties flip. Day One is just another day for military operations, a budget that is still in place from the old crowd and a vast array of economic, social and law enforcement initiatives left over from the last president.

66. Discounts abound on out-of-fashion sedans; land that deal -

DETROIT (AP) — If you do your homework, now is the time to practically steal a new sedan from your car dealer.

For more than a year, sales of cars have been tanking because Americans have gone nuts over SUVs and trucks. As stockpiles of sedans such as the Chevrolet Malibu and Chrysler 200 stretch across car lots, automakers are forced to offer big discounts to move them.

67. Volkswagen bets on new technology to bounce back from crisis -

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Volkswagen's namesake brand hopes to bounce back from its diesel emissions scandal with a broad restructuring that will mean more battery-powered cars, digital services such as ride-sharing, and more SUVs for the U.S. market.

68. AP FACT CHECK: Trump, Clinton deny their own words in debate -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's habit of peddling hype and fabrication emerged unabated in the first presidential debate while Hillary Clinton played it cautiously in her statements, though not without error. They both denied making statements that they are on the record as saying.

69. Michigan moves to not require human in driverless test cars -

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan would no longer require that someone be inside a self-driving car while testing it on public roads under legislation passed unanimously Wednesday by the state Senate, where backers touted the measures as necessary to keep the U.S. auto industry's home state ahead of the curve on rapidly advancing technology.

70. AAA auto club says not all gasoline is the same -

Many motorists are clogging their car's engine by not using gasoline with enough added detergents.

That's the conclusion of a study released Thursday by the AAA auto club.

Federal rules in place since 1996 require all gasoline to have some engine-cleaning additives, but many major brands have extra detergents. AAA said tests it commissioned from an independent lab found that lesser gasolines left 19 times more deposits on engine intake valves than so-called top-tier fuels after the equivalent of 4,000 miles of driving.

71. VW missing out on European car boom -

MILAN (AP) — Volkswagen, penalized down by its emissions scandal, continues to miss out on the booming European car market.

The European carmakers' association, ACEA, said Wednesday that February sales in Europe accelerated by 14.3 percent, but VW brand deliveries nudged up just 4.4 percent. VW group sales, boosted by Audi and Skoda, grew by 8 percent, as market share eroded to 23.9 percent.

72. VW European sales show biggest contraction since scandal -

MILAN (AP) — The marquee Volkswagen brand saw its biggest sales contraction in January since the German carmaker was engulfed in its diesel emissions scandal.

The European carmaker's association ACEA reported on Tuesday that sales of Volkswagen brand cars dropped 3.8 percent compared with a year earlier, putting a drag on deliveries for the group, which also includes the Audi, Porsche, Seat and Skoda brands. VW group sales grew by just 0.8 percent, seriously lagging a European market that grew 6.2 percent for the 29th straight month of expansion.

73. VW European sales growth screeches to near-halt -

MILAN (AP) — Volkswagen sales growth in Europe screeched to a near-halt in November compared with both its mass-market and premium competitors as the German carmaker was penalized for its involvement in a diesel emissions-cheating scandal.

74. Japanese cars do best in insurance industry safety rankings -

DETROIT (AP) — Japanese brands dominate the insurance industry's rankings of the safest vehicles for the 2016 model year.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety said Thursday that 48 vehicles earned its highest rating of "Top Safety Pick Plus." That's up from 33 a year ago.

75. United Auto Workers win vote at Volkswagen's lone US plant -

CHATTANOOGA (AP) — The United Auto Workers union has gained a significant first victory at a foreign-owned automaker in the South, easily winning a vote by skilled-trades workers at Volkswagen's lone U.S. factory to have the UAW negotiate their collective bargaining agreements.

76. UAW exploring new strategies at Volkswagen -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Frustrated in past attempts to organize its first foreign automaker in the South, the United Auto Workers union is taking a new approach at Volkswagen's plant in Tennessee.

Instead of seeking another vote to represent the entire blue collar workforce at the German automaker's lone U.S. factory in Chattanooga, the UAW is bidding to organize just a 165-member unit of skilled-trades workers. A two-day vote by that smaller group of workers who repair and maintain machinery at the plant opens Thursday.

77. Honda has the most high risk models in Takata air bag recall -

DETROIT (AP) — Cars and trucks from the 2008 model year or older that were originally sold or registered in high humidity areas along the U.S. Gulf Coast are getting top priority for repairs as the government commences the massive Takata air bag inflator recall.

78. VW sales dip in Europe, but no more than competitors -

MILAN (AP) — European car buyers appear reluctant to punish Volkswagen for its emissions scandal, penalizing the German automaker's sales last month no more than some of its mass-market competitors.

79. GM, government actions questioned in car fire recalls -

DETROIT (AP) — Shortly after Elizabeth Berry parked her bright yellow 2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS on the street in front of her family's home in May 2014, flames engulfed the engine, destroying the car and scorching her mailbox.

80. Maintenance workers at Chattanooga VW plant seek union vote -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Maintenance workers at Volkswagen's lone U.S. plant in Tennessee are seeking a new election in two weeks on exclusive union representation by the United Auto Workers.

Under the filing with the National Labor Relations Board on Friday, the two-day election starting on Nov. 5 only applies to the about 165 "skilled trade" workers at the plant.

81. Tech companies face rocky road on the way to making cars -

NEW YORK (AP) — Silicon Valley may think it can build a better car. But should it?

As tech giants like Google and Apple look to automobiles as the next frontier for innovation, they face a looming reality: Cars are a lot harder to manufacture and sell than smartphones.

82. UAW threatens strike in contract talks with Fiat Chrysler -

DETROIT (AP) — The United Auto Workers union is threatening to go on strike against Fiat Chrysler after its membership rejected a tentative contract deal with the company.

In a statement, Fiat Chrysler said Tuesday that it received a strike notice from the union, and that it continues to work toward reaching an agreement.

83. Nearly two-thirds of UAW members reject Fiat Chrysler deal -

DETROIT (AP) — Nearly two thirds of United Auto Workers at Fiat Chrysler voted to reject a proposed contract agreement with the company.

Sixty-five percent of the membership voted against the pact, the union said Thursday, sending UAW leaders scrambling for a Plan B. Union leaders from across the nation were meeting Thursday in a Detroit suburb to talk about their next move.

84. Fiat Chrysler CEO skips Frankfurt show; UAW deal may be near -

DETROIT (AP) — Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne canceled plans to attend the Frankfurt International Motor Show in Germany, an indication that the company may be getting close to a contract agreement with the United Auto Workers union.

85. Automakers trying to prevent hackers from commandeering cars -

DETROIT (AP) — When researchers at two West Coast universities took control of a General Motors car through cellular and Bluetooth connections in 2010, they startled the auto industry by exposing a glaring security gap.

86. Rekindling the flame that was Jefferson Street -

Lorenzo Washington pushes “pause” on his conversation so he doesn’t have to compete with the scream of a fire engine as it roars past his Jefferson Street recording empire and into the barbecue-flavored haze of this steamy, storm-threatened mid-summer’s day.

87. Only 3 of 7 midsize SUVs perform well in crash tests -

DETROIT (AP) — Only three of seven midsize SUVs from the 2015 model year performed well in front-end crash tests done by an insurance industry group.

The Nissan Murano and Jeep Wrangler four-door got the highest, or "good," rating in the latest round of Insurance Institute for Highway Safety small overlap crash tests. The Ford Flex got the second-best "acceptable," rating in the test, which mimics what happens when a car's front corner collides with another vehicle or object such as a utility pole.

88. Small, midsize SUVs drive April US auto sales gains -

DETROIT (AP) — Hot sales of small and midsize SUVs drove auto sales higher last month as Nissan, General Motors, Ford, Toyota and Fiat Chrysler all reported U.S. sales gains.

Several of the companies reported their best April totals in years. Overall, sales were mostly in line with analysts' predictions of a 6 percent increase compared with a year ago. All automakers were scheduled to report sales on Friday.

89. Investor seeks $8B GM stock buyback, seat on board -

DETROIT (AP) — A General Motors stockholder representing four investment funds has told the company he'll seek a seat on its board at the annual meeting this summer and will push for an $8 billion stock buyback to take place next year.

90. Why US inflation stays ultra-low while job growth is surging -

WASHINGTON (AP) — This isn't explained in Econ 101. Month after month, U.S. hiring keeps rising, and unemployment keeps falling. Eventually, pay and inflation are supposed to start surging in response.

91. Chrysler recalls 67,000 pickup trucks -

NEW YORK (AP) — Fiat Chrysler is recalling about 67,000 model year 2006 and 2007 pickups because of a problem that could allow the trucks to be started without the clutch being depressed. Chrysler said one death is associated with the problem.

92. Minivans do poorly in new crash tests -

DETROIT (AP) — The Honda Odyssey was the only minivan to earn the highest safety rating in new crash tests by the insurance industry.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety said Thursday that the Nissan Quest, Chrysler Town and Country, and Dodge Caravan all garnered the lowest rating on the small overlap front crash test, which replicates what happens when a vehicle's front corner collides with another object at 40 miles per hour.

93. US factory output increases 0.2 pct in October -

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. manufacturing output grew modestly in October, as autoworkers churned out fewer cars and trucks.

Output at manufacturing plants rose 0.2 percent in October, the Federal Reserve said Monday. Gains came from the rising demand for machinery, plastics, clothing and furniture. Factory output has risen 3.4 percent over the past 12 months.

94. Chrysler 3Q earnings up 32 pct. on rising sales -

DETROIT (AP) — Chrysler Group's third-quarter net profit rose 32 percent as worldwide sales continued to climb, helping the U.S. company prop up its ailing parent.

Chrysler made $611 million in the July-through-September quarter, compared with $464 million a year ago. Revenue rose nearly 18 percent to $20.7 billion.

95. Fiat Chrysler to spin off sports car maker Ferrari -

MILAN (AP) — Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced Wednesday it will spin off sports car maker Ferrari into a separate company, a move to unlock the luxury brand's value and distinguish it from its mass-market parent.

96. Toledo nervously awaiting fate of beloved Jeep -

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The thought of losing the Jeep Wrangler — a direct descendant of the original olive-drab vehicle that rolled off the assembly line in Toledo on its way to the battlefields of World War II — feels a little bit like losing a family member to those who have spent generations on the factory floor.

97. Rogue, Leaf help Nissan sales jump 18.5 percent in September -

DETROIT (AP) — Nissan sales rose 18.5 percent to 102,955 in September. Sales of the newly revamped Rogue crossover jumped 52 percent, while sales of the electric Leaf were up 47 percent. Both are assembled in Smyrna.

98. GM says China sales this year to top 3.1 million -

SHANGHAI (AP) — General Motors Co. expects its sales in China this year to top 3.1 million vehicles and sees no impact on business from an anti-monopoly probe of the industry, the president of the automaker's China unit said Wednesday.

99. Chrysler 2Q profit up 22 pct. on rising US sales -

DETROIT (AP) — Chrysler Group's second-quarter net profit rose 22 percent, fueled by rising sales in the U.S.

The company on Wednesday reported that it made $619 million in the April-through-June quarter, compared with $507 million a year ago.

100. Chrysler US sales climb 20 percent in July -

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Chrysler says its U.S. sales rose 20 percent in July from a year ago, its best performance for the month in nine years.

The automaker said Friday that it sold 167,667 vehicles in the U.S. during the month compared with 140,102 in the prior-year period.