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McConnell rules out vote on new NAFTA trade deal before 2019

The renegotiated U.S. trade deal with Mexico and Canada won't get a vote in Congress this year, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said, setting up a potential fight with Democrats next year.


U.S. seeks Mexican steel export quotas, negotiator says

The United States is seeking to impose quotas on Mexican steel exports as part of a negotiation to remove metals tariffs, the chief trade negotiator of Mexico's incoming government said, adding the issue needed to be resolved within weeks.

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The tension rises at Ford

Ford has had a tough time getting others to understand and gain confidence in the early stages of CEO Jim Hackett's companywide restructuring, and salaried workers are now wondering about their future with the company as cuts loom.

Porsche retailers brace for EV era

Porsche faces a future in which its signature engines are replaced by electric motors. The automaker's retailers are suiting up for the challenge.

Can Keogh repeat his Audi success?

In taking control of parent Volkswagen and its namesake marque across North America, Scott Keogh again faces a struggle to lift a German brand.

Keep your secret plans to yourself

Rolls-Royce debuted its new Privacy Suite at the Chengdu auto show in China recently. It's a partition meant to soundproof its passenger area from the driver's compartment.

Next-level game of keeping up with the Joneses?

President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have new rides that might get some attention if a second U.S.-North Korea summit is held. Kim now has a Rolls-Royce. Trump has a new Cadillac.

Volvo shifts safety strategy for self-driving future

Volvo, with a bevy of new tools to ensure passenger safety, is shifting its safety strategy from passenger protection to accident prediction and avoidance, says the director of the Swedish carmaker's Car Safety Center.

New Audi boss Del Rosso a familiar face

Mark Del Rosso won't need any introductions to his dealer network when he becomes president of Audi of America on Dec. 1. They already know who he is and what he can do.

The plan behind Mobis' fake city

South Korean supplier Hyundai Mobis, determined to catch up on self-driving technology, invested $300 million to equip its new proving grounds with multiple test tracks, including an intelligent transportation system course and what it calls the world's longest tunnel-testing area.


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