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UAW, automakers to resume talks as strike starts to create parts shortage

The walkouts at assembly plants operated by Ford in Wayne, Michigan, GM in Wentzville, Missouri and Stellantis' Jeep brand in Toledo, Ohio, halted production of the Ford Bronco, Jeep Wrangler and Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck. → Read More

TikTok crackdown bill may need changes, US senator says

U.S. lawmakers are considering changes to address concerns about a bill that would give the Biden administration new powers to ban Chinese-owned TikTok, the chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee who has cosponsored the legislation said on Monday. → Read More

UAW to open contract talks with Detroit Three automakers on Thursday

The United Auto Workers union said on Monday it will open contract talks with Detroit's Big Three automakers starting on Thursday, ahead of the mid-September expiration of the current four-year labor deal. → Read More

US senators to get classified White House AI briefing Tuesday

The White House will brief senators Tuesday on artificial intelligence in a classified setting as lawmakers consider adopting legislative safeguards on the fast-moving technology. → Read More

US Postal Service hiking stamp prices Sunday

The United States Postal Service (USPS) is hiking the price of first-class mail stamps to 66 cents from 63 cents effective Sunday. → Read More

Tesla wants EPA to finalize tougher vehicle emissions rules

Tesla wants the Biden administration to finalize more stringent vehicle emissions limits than those proposed in April by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), putting the automaker at odds with other manufacturers. → Read More

US agency seeks updated responses from Tesla in Autopilot probe

U.S. auto safety regulators said on Thursday they are seeking updated responses and current data for an ongoing probe into 830,000 Tesla vehicles and the automaker's advanced driver assistance system Autopilot. → Read More

US advances $6.88 billion grant for key New York tunnel project

The Biden administration advanced a key $6.88 billion grant to help build a long-delayed new railway tunnel between New York City and New Jersey, which would be the largest ever federal transportation grant for a single project. → Read More

Republican attorneys general urge Biden to drop EPA emissions plan

A group of 25 Republican state attorneys general Thursday urged the Biden administration to abandon its proposal to sharply cut vehicle tailpipe emissions, which would require dramatically more electric vehicles, saying it would harm the economy and burden the electrical grid. → Read More

California, truck manufacturers strike deal on emissions rules

California state air regulators and truck and engine manufacturers said on Thursday they had reached an agreement on state emissions rules that will give companies more flexibility to meet requirements. → Read More

US Senate panel to vote on key Biden telecom board nominee

The U.S. Senate Commerce Committee plans to vote next week on President Joe Biden's nominee for a key fifth seat on the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC). → Read More

JetBlue says it will end alliance with American to save Spirit merger deal

JetBlue Airways Corp , seeking to protect its merger with Spirit Airlines , said on Wednesday it will follow a U.S. judge's order in May that it end an alliance with American Airlines Group . → Read More

GM says it could face compliance challenges under new emissions rules

General Motors said on Wednesday it could face compliance challenges under the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed vehicle emissions rules and other state and federal regulations, as it cited requirements on electric vehicles. → Read More

US House panel critical of Twitter probe to question FTC chair at July 13 hearing

U.S. Federal Trade Commission Chair Lina Khan is set to testify on July 13 before the House Judiciary Committee led by Republicans who have sharply criticized her leadership of the antitrust enforcement agency, the committee and commission confirmed on Friday. → Read More

US warns of potential 5G delays for airplanes without updated altimeters

U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg warned Friday of potential delays starting July 1 for airplanes that have not yet had radio altimeters updated to address potential 5G C-Band interference and urged them to adjust schedules if needed. → Read More

UAW rips Biden administration on US loan to Ford joint venture battery plant

United Auto Workers (UAW) union President Shawn Fain on Friday harshly criticized the U.S. Energy Department plan to lend $9.2 billion to a joint venture of Ford Motor and South Korea's SK On to build three U.S. battery plants. → Read More

Honda recalling 1.2 million US vehicles for rear camera issue

Honda Motor is recalling 1.2 million vehicles in the United States due to a potential issue with the rearview camera image, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said on Friday. → Read More

US FTC argues Microsoft's deal to buy Activision should be blocked

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission on Thursday argued in federal court for a preliminary injunction to temporarily block Microsoft's acquisition of videogame maker Activision Blizzard . → Read More

Ford-SK venture to get $9.2 bln US loan for battery plants

The U.S. Energy Department plans to lend up to $9.2 billion to a joint venture of Ford Motor and South Korea's SK On to help it build three battery plants in Tennessee and Kentucky, the biggest-ever award from the government program. → Read More

US lawmakers urge FTC to consumer protections for car buyers

A group of 17 Democrats in Congress on Wednesday urged the Federal Trade Commission to finalize new consumer protections for car buyers despite objections from auto dealers who said new rules would actually raise the cost of buying a car. → Read More