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Trump delays State of the Union: Other times the address has been postponed or not given at all – Fox News

Video Trump tweets that he will give State of the Union after shutdown is over As the ongoing partial government shutdown continues, President Trump postponed his State of the Union address originally scheduled for Jan. 29. The government has remained shuttered since before Christmas with Democrats and the president at loggerheads over funding for a border wall. Trump has demanded more than $5 billion for the wall along the U.S.-Mexico…

Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2019

Government shutdown 2019: why the Senate is taking doomed votes – Vox

The Senate will take two votes Thursday to reopen the federal government and end the longest shutdown in history. Both votes are expected to fail. The shutdown will continue. The pageantry of failed floor votes has become one of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s calling cards in the Senate over the past few years. They’ve proven a potent tool to defuse awkward standoffs and to navigate stalemates. It used to…

Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2019

Trump aides keep telling struggling workers to suck it up – CNN

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Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2019

Michael Cohen’s lawyer accuses Rudy Giuliani of ‘witness tampering,’ calls him ‘unhinged’ – AOL

Michael Cohen’s lawyer Lanny Davis slammed Rudy Giuliani in a fiery interview Thursday, calling him “unhinged” and saying he should be “indicted for witness tampering.” His impassioned comments came days after President Trump’s personal attorney made comments suggesting Cohen’s father-in-law was involved in organized crime. “Giuliani, who is half unhinged or 100% unhinged to begin with, goes on national television and suggests a connection to organized crime because he’s a…

Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2019

Jayme Closs to receive $25000 reward after freeing herself – BBC News

Image copyright Jennifer Smith Image caption Jayme Closs, her aunt/godmother Jennifer Smith and Molly the dog posing together after being reunited on January 11 Thirteen-year-old Jayme Closs, who escaped from a man who kidnapped her after killing her parents, will receive $25,000 (£19,000) in reward money. Hormel Foods, the company her parents worked for, had offered the money last October to anyone with information leading to Jayme’s return. Jayme was…

Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2019

Trump, in first-ever prime time Oval Office address, laments ‘crisis of the heart and a crisis of the soul’ at border – Fox News

Video Trump: Only reason government remains shutdown is because Democrats will not fund border security President Trump delivers first Oval Office address, focusing on the need for border security. President Trump used his first-ever prime time address from the Oval Office on Tuesday night to make his case for funding a southern border wall — as well as to emphasize the human cost of what he called the “growing humanitarian and…

Posted: Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Why Theresa May delayed Parliament’s Brexit vote – Washington Examiner

Addressing the House of Commons on Monday, British Prime Minister Theresa May delayed a vote on her Brexit withdrawal or transition agreement with the European Union. The vote was originally planned for Tuesday but will now take place at an as yet undetermined date before Jan. 21, 2019. May’s delay of this vote is a big deal. It proves that her plan lacks the support of the House of Commons….

Posted: Monday, December 10, 2018

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Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2017

GM’s Self-Driving Cars Are Heading to New York – Fortune

Because if you can make it there, you can make it anywhere. GM and its self-driving car unit Cruise Automation plan to deploy a fleet of autonomous vehicles in New York City, making it the first company to launch a test program in the hectic urban environment. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday that GM and Cruise Automation have applied to begin what he called the “first sustained testing”…

Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Ford Urged to Recall 1.3 Million Vehicles Over Carbon Monoxide – NBCNews.com

  The Center for Auto Safety is calling on Ford to recall one of its most popular SUVs after thousands of complaints about carbon monoxide poisoning.

Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Official Photos And Info – Car and Driver (blog)

For the Tokyo auto show, the Concept-i teams up with two small support vehicles, the Ride and the Walk, both of which share a more altruistic purpose of helping the disabled and elderly stay mobile. The two-seat Concept-i Ride is a polished little pebble that’s nearly two feet shorter than Toyota’s iQ microcar. At 98.4 inches, it’s half a foot longer than the Nissan New Mobility Concept, a comically tiny…

Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

RBC downgrades Ford, cuts earnings estimates: ‘It is still very early in the turnaround’ – CNBC

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Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

GM donates $5 million to Henry Ford museum – Crain’s Detroit Business

  $5 million to sponsor the Gallery by General Motors “The Henry Ford is a national treasure,” says Mark Reuss, GM product development head Reuss says GM is important part of American innovation story General Motors Co. is donating $5 million to a nonprofit organization founded by the patriarch of its largest American rival. Mark Reuss, GM’s head of global product development, purchasing and supply chain, announced the donation Tuesday…

Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

GM, union reach deal that may settle Canadian strike – USA TODAY

General Motors shareholders have overwhelmingly turned down an activist shareholder’s plan to split the company’s stock into two classes. (June 6) AP

Posted: Saturday, October 14, 2017

Giant Toyota campus in Torrance being sold to Irvine developer Sares Regis – Los Angeles Times

Irvine developer Sares Regis is buying the sprawling Toyota office complex in Torrance that was formerly the Japanese car manufacturer’s North American headquarters. The sale by Toyota of its 110-acre campus near the 405 Freeway is expected to close this month, according to people who know about the deal but aren’t authorized to speak publicly about it. The price has yet to be disclosed. The property contains about 2 million…

Posted: Saturday, October 14, 2017

As GM creates Global Electric Vehicle Program role, we have some suggestions – Electrek

On Thursday, GM announced a pretty big move in promoting Pamela Fletcher, who led the team that successfully launched the Bolt EV, to the newly created position of ‘Vice President, Global Electric Vehicle Programs’. Before that, her title was Executive Chief Engineer Autonomous & Electrified Vehicles and New Technology so it can be assumed that this is more of a creation of a new group inside of GM rather than a…

Posted: Saturday, October 14, 2017

GM Is Laying Off 1500 Workers at a Plant in Detroit – Fortune

General Motors plans to scale back production at an assembly plant in Detroit and lay off about 1,500 workers as the company contends with a continued decline in sedan sales, according to a source familiar with the plan. The No. 1 U.S. carmaker plans to shut the Detroit-Hamtramck factory for about six weeks from mid-November and cut production by roughly 20% once operations resume, the source said. That reduction in…

Posted: Saturday, October 14, 2017

Report: Mazda Rotary Engine Could Arrive As Soon as 2019 – Motor Trend

No Obligation, Fast & Simple Free New Car Quote Mazda’s rotary engine is coming sooner than expected, but not powering a sports car. Speaking to Automotive News, Mitsuo Hitomi, Mazda’s global powertrain boss, said that the rotary engine will become a range extender for the automaker’s upcoming electric vehicle. During a technology preview in Japan, Hitomi said to Automotive News that a rotary engine is ideal as a range extender because it’s small, powerful…

Posted: Saturday, October 14, 2017

Mazda Recalls 60000 Cars Over Airbag and Power Steering Issues – Fortune

The passenger air bag is affected as well Mazda has recalled more than 60,000 cars throughout the U.S. and Canada due to a wiring problem that can impede power-assisted steering, as well as the passenger airbag. Mazda 6 sedans produced in 2015 and 2016 are subject to the recall. Wires in these cars beneath the front passenger seat can rub against welding debris and cause an electrical shortage, the company…

Posted: Sunday, September 24, 2017

One ‘auto-airhead’ took on a new career as an auto mechanic, and brought a group of women with her – CNBC

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Posted: Sunday, September 24, 2017