• Donald Trump Jun 29, 2018

    Automakers, Manufacturers Oppose Trump Call for Auto Tariffs

    Automakers, manufacturers and classic-car enthusiasts are coming out against President Donald Trump’s plan to consider taxing imported cars, trucks and auto parts. General Motors warned in a filing Friday with the U.S. Commerce Department that the threat of auto tariffs “risks undermining GM’s competitiveness against foreign auto producers” by driving up the cost of imported components and raises the risk...

  • Maryland Mar 12, 2018

    Heroin Believed to Be a Factor in Maryland Crash That Killed 81-Year-Old Woman

    Police believe heroin use factored in a crash that killed an 81-year-old woman in Annapolis, Maryland, Sunday afternoon.

  • BMW Dec 19, 2017

    Tech Troubles Dent Car, Truck Reliability, JD Power Study Finds

    Technology glitches including Bluetooth phone pairing and misunderstood voice commands put a dent in car and truck reliability scores in a major survey of automobile owners. Lexus and Porsche tied for the top spot, leading all brands for dependability in the survey released Wednesday by the consulting firm J.D. Power. But electronic problems caused trouble across the industry, pushing the...

  • Donald Trump Aug 4, 2017

    Toyota, Mazda to Build $1.6B US Plant, Create Up to 4K Jobs

    Japanese automakers Toyota Motor Corp. and Mazda Motor Corp. plan to spend $1.6 billion to build a joint-venture auto manufacturing plant in the U.S. — a move that will create up to 4,000 jobs, both sides said Friday. The plant will have an annual production capacity of about 300,000 vehicles, and will produce Toyota Corollas for the North American market....

  • Donald Trump Apr 13, 2017

    Fact Check: Trump Takes More Undue Credit

    President Donald Trump wrongly boasted that Toyota’s plan to invest over $1 billion in its largest manufacturing plant in Kentucky would “not have been made if we didn’t win the election.” A Toyota spokesman told us the car company had long been planning to make the investment and that the president was not a factor in the company’s...

  • Donald Trump Apr 10, 2017

    Trump Jobs Demands Force Automakers Into Political Conflict

    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. Toyota did the waltz with Monday’s announcement that it would spend $1.33 billion to retool its gigantic factory in Georgetown, Kentucky,...

  • Donald Trump Jan 26, 2017

    How a Trump Tariff Could Sideswipe US Auto Industry

    The threat from President Donald Trump to tax Mexican-made cars sold in the U.S. would throw the industry into disarray, analysts say, forcing some uncomfortable choices: Raise car prices or swallow the cost. Stop selling Mexican-made cars in the U.S. but risk losing customers. Move production to the U.S. but make less money. “I don’t think the auto industry would...

  • California Feb 22, 2016

    Girl Killed When Car Slams Into Lineup at Calif. Highway Checkpoint: Officials

    An 11-year-old girl died in a fiery crash after a vehicle slammed into a line of cars at the U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint in Pine Valley, Southern California, authorities said. A 2013 Toyota Camry traveling approximately 70 mph did not appear to brake as it approached a line of cars waiting just east of the checkpoint at Buckman Springs, California...

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