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2 hrs ago | Automotive News

UAW deal with Lear would shed two-tier wages at Ind. plant

The agreement that ended a one-day strike at a Lear Corp. seat plant supplying Ford Motor Co. in Chicago would get rid of a wage structure that pays new-hires less than their veteran colleagues, a union official said.

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Related Topix: Manufacturing, Textiles, Lear Corporation, Hammond, IN

6 hrs ago | Brandon Sun

Business Highlights

Microsoft's decision to spend $2.5 billion for the creator of the hit game "Minecraft" could help the Xbox maker grab attention on mobile phones, a new priority for the company. But the move carries risks, as gamers can be fickle.

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Related Topix: Minecraft, Video Games, The, Deep Silver, They, _No Company, X360, Microsoft Xbox, General Motors

6 hrs ago | WTOC-TV Savannah

GM expert says 19 deaths eligible for compensation

The death toll tied to faulty ignition switches in General Motors small cars has risen to 19, according to a compensation expert hired by the company. The number is likely to go higher.

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Related Topix: General Motors, Prison

8 hrs ago | GlobeNewswire

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FWT, Inc., a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of wireless communication infrastructure products, announced today that it has received ISO-9001 certification from the International Standards Organization for the design and manufacturing of communications towers. ARLINGTON, Texas, Sept.

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Related Topix: ISO 9000, Retail, Auto Parts, Keystone Automotive Industries, Pennsylvania, Printers, Internet, Science / Technology

12 hrs ago | KUQL-FM Mitchell

GM offers compensation for 19 deaths related to ignition switch

General Motors Co. will pay compensation for 19 deaths linked to a faulty ignition switch, according to the lawyer overseeing the process, more than the 13 deaths the automaker had previously admitted were caused by the now recalled part.

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Related Topix: General Motors

14 hrs ago | Detroit News

GM compensation fund approves' death claims

GM hasn't offered any recent figure on the number of injuries it believes are connected. The independent compensation fund overseeing claims from General Motors ignition switch recall has approved applications for 19 deaths in its first six weeks of operation - significantly more deaths than the Detroit automaker has acknowledged.

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Related Topix: General Motors

17 hrs ago | Daily Herald

Google's driverless cars future at odds with automakers

Google Inc., with its vision for a future where cars drive themselves, is putting itself at odds with an auto industry that shares its desire for safer, less- congested roads -- yet won't abide the "driverless" part. Google Inc., with its vision for a future where cars drive themselves, is putting itself at odds with an auto industry that shares its desire for safer, less- congested roads -- yet won't abide the "driverless" part.

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Related Topix: Google, Startups, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, BMW R, BMW Dirt Bike, Dirt Bikes, Toyota Motor, Marketing

19 hrs ago | MotorAuthority

Ferrari Celebrating 60 Years Of U.S. Sales With $3.2 Million Supercar

Ferrari chairman Luca di Montezemolo last week confirmed his resignation from the company he's run for the past 23 years, but before he steps down he has one final undertaking-celebrating 60 years of the Prancing Horse's sales in the U.S. with the unveiling of a new special edition supercar. The U.S. remains Ferrari's single biggest market, with sales here for the first six months of the year up 13 percent to 1,062 cars, and the country is also home to some of the world's most discerning Ferrari collectors.

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Related Topix: Coupe, Ferrari, Ferrari F12 Berlinetta, Fiat Spa

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Automotive News

Mercedes boosts CLA capacity, U.S. allocation

VANCE, Ala. - Mercedes-Benz has increased production capacity for its year-old CLA entry-level sedan, aiming to alleviate tight supplies that have limited sales.

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Related Topix: Vance, AL, DaimlerChrysler AG

WAFF-TV Huntsville

Memphians test drive electric Harley Davidson motorcycles

Editor's note: Chris Best is the Assistant News Director for WMC Action News 5. He's also a motorcycle enthusiast and member of the Memphis Chapter of the Harley Davidson Owner's Group. - I'll start off by saying I'm a motorcycle guy, a Harley guy to be more specific.

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Related Topix: Motorcycles, Harley-Davidson Motorcycle, Harley Davidson, Harley-Davidson Sportster, Milwaukee, WI

Bike EXIF

Re: Rough Crafts' Harley Dyna "Urban Cavalry"

Is there any remaining doubt that Rough Crafts is one of the world's top custom Harley builders? On the evidence of this new Dyna, I don't think so. 'Urban Cavalry' is not your typical Harley build.

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Related Topix: Harley Davidson

CBS Local

Deal Reached To End Strike At Hammond, Ind. Plant

A deal has been reached to end a strike at the Lear Corp. plant in Hammond, Ind. after nearly 800 employees walked off the job Saturday morning.

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Related Topix: Hammond, IN, Manufacturing, Textiles, Lear Corporation

Detroit Free Press

Ferrari CEO is owed a debt of thanks, but it's time to branch out

Ferrari President Luca di Montezemolo, right, and Fiat and Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne, attend the presentation of the new Ferrari, named LaFerrari, during the first media day of the 83rd Geneva International Motor Show, Switzerland. On Wednesday, Fiat Chrysler announced that Montezemolo will leave the company next month after managing the growth of the luxury brand.

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Related Topix: Chrysler Maserati, Chrysler Town and Country, Chrysler, Chrysler Town & Country, Fiat Spa, Ypsilanti, MI, Lincoln Navigator, Lincoln, SUV

Concord Monitor

Will manual transmissions be extinct?

"Any car that was only available as an automatic was a deal breaker," said Dewing, 44. "I love to drive. I want to know that I am actually driving, that I am in control of the machine."

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Related Topix: Fiat Spa

Pocono Record

Facing a demographic dead end, bike manufacturers try to broaden their appeal

Eugene Herman rode his Harley-Davidson three-wheeled motorcycle to the Blue Ridge Flea Market in Saylorsburg last Sunday, and parked it on a grassy patch next to a dozen or so two-wheelers. The 66-year-old Northampton resident has been driving a trike since 2011.

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Related Topix: Motorcycles, Harley-Davidson Motorcycle, Harley Davidson, Honda Motorcycle, Suzuki Motorcycle, Kawasaki Motorcycle, Victory Motorcycle

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Ocean Pines Independent

Biking runs in Ives Brothers' blood

Biking runs in Ives Brothers' blood "That's why they call it 'The Wall of Death' and not 'The Wall of Slight Accident.' " Check out this story on delmarvanow.com: http://www.delmarvanow.com/story/news/local/maryland/2014/09/13/oc-bikefest/15611227/ Ives Brothers manager and father Shawn Ives, left, announces the show as John Lanfair, from right, Kyle Ives, and Cody Ives gear up for a performance inside the Wall of Death at OC BikeFest Saturday, September 13 in Ocean City.

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Related Topix: Harley Davidson, Winchester, VA

The Capital-Journal

Harwood's funeral draws officers from more than 70 agencies

A 30x50-foot garrison flag was suspended by two Topeka Fire Department ladder trucks for Cpl. Jason Harwood's funeral Saturday.

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Related Topix: Topeka, KS, Kansas, Harley Davidson

Hindustan Times

Cars that drive themselves starting to chat with each other

An Acura RLX sedan demonstrated an unusual way to tow another car this week: the vehicles were not physically attached. The second car drove itself, following instructions beamed over by the first in a feat of technology that indicates a new stage in automation is happening faster than many expected.

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Related Topix: General Motors

WANE-TV Fort Wayne

Hundreds of workers on strike at Lear Corp. plant

Hundreds of workers demanding higher wages walked off the job Saturday at a Lear Corp. plant in northwest Indiana that makes automotive seats, beginning a strike that could affect a major Ford assembly plant in Chicago. The plant, in Hammond, employs 760 workers making seats for the Explorer and Taurus models produced at Ford's Chicago Assembly Plant.

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Related Topix: Lear Corporation, Manufacturing, Textiles, Indiana

Autoblog

130,000 Toyota Tundra pickups recalled over airbag issue

Toyota is announcing a recall for about 130,000 examples of the 2014 Tundra Tundra pickup in Crew-Max Cab and Double Cab configurations. According to the company, the "garnish on the center pillars" inside the trucks might not have been installed correctly.

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Related Topix: Toyota Motor, Torrance, CA, Autos

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