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BMW Group Opens Plant in San Luis Potosi, Mexico

Well starting four days from now prices will likely include a 5% tariff decreed by President Trump that increases by 5% each month until it stops – so far – at 25%. Every BMW Group vehicle today already contains at least one part from one of our 220 Mexican suppliers.   Continue reading

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Renault Board Confirms Expenses Improperly Used by Ghosn

Several expenses incurred by RNBV for a total of ~€11 million include questionable air travel expenses for Mr. Ghosn; other expenses incurred for Mr. Ghosn; and gifts to non-profit organizations. Continue reading

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BMW North America Appoints Uwe Dreher to VP Marketing

 A 17-year employee of the BMW Group, Dreher is said to have a wide range of marketing expertise with positions both at headquarters in Munich and abroad. He started with the company in 2002 working on brand management with MINI at the time of the relaunch of the brand. Continue reading

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Rachel Portman at Chichester Cathedral Roof Restoration Appeal

Portman’s numerous credits include Emma, starring Gwyneth Paltrow, for which she won an Oscar in 1996, and her Academy Award nominated scores for Chocolat and The Cider House Rules. In 2015, she received an Emmy for her work on HBO’s record-breaking TV movie Bessie, a biography of blues singer Bessie Smith. Continue reading

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People – Changes at Mercedes-Benz Cars

Britta Seeger, member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG, responsible for Mercedes-Benz Cars Sales: “With Jan Madeja, Nicholas Speeks and Holger Suffel we have found excellent managers and proven sales experts with many years of experience for our markets China, USA and Russia. I wish them every success with their new tasks. My special thanks goes to Dietmar Exler who leaves our company at his own request. Under his leadership, Mercedes-Benz has been able to maintain its market leadership in the premium segment every year since 2016.” Continue reading

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Commerce Identifies Entities of National Security Concern

This list contains the names of foreign parties that are subject to specific license requirements for the export, reexport, and/or in-country transfer of controlled items, ensuring that sensitive technologies do not fall into the hands of those who would threaten U.S. national security or American citizens. Continue reading

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Unifor Saves Some Canadian Jobs as GM Blinks on Oshawa

This fight has international ramifications stretching beyond next year when the Canadian autoworkers and the UAW contracts expire at the Detroit Three. While not official, this makes the beginning of bargaining table battles that will cast a large shadow on the upcoming U.S. presidential election. Continue reading

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Foreign Born US Population at Historic Levels

The number of foreign-born* residents in the United States has varied over the past 165 years. By 2016, 13.5% of the U.S. population was foreign-born, a level that rivaled historic highs, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Continue reading

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Hispanics and Millennials – Big Changes in 2020 Electorate

Non-whites will account for a third of eligible voters – their largest share ever – driven by long-term increases among certain groups, especially Hispanics. At the same time, one-in-ten eligible voters will be members of Generation Z,  the Americans who will be between the ages 18 and 23 next year. That will occur as Millennials and all other older generations account for a smaller share of eligible voters than they did in 2016. Continue reading

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Diesel Technician Apprenticeship Program Upgraded

The program allows participants to work full time at a TA Truck Service* facility while completing their training, instead of paying to attend a vocational school or training program. The TA Truck Service network includes 244 truck service facilities, 1,090 repair bays, nearly 3,000 technicians with certifications in ASE and TIA. Continue reading

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First-Ever ‘King of the Street Bike Weekend at Graceland’

The idea aside – from making a buck-  is to bring motorcycle enthusiasts and Elvis fans together for an “incredible experience.” Throughout the weekend, guests can experience activities celebrating the riding life, including a panel with renowned Harley-Davidson retailer and enthusiast, Tim Bumpus, a photo opportunity with their bikes in front of the iconic Graceland mansion and two rides highlighting the places Elvis loved to ride and visit, as well as other famed Memphis locations. Continue reading

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Dallas and Houston Are Now Fourth and Fifth Most Populous

“One interesting trend we are seeing this year is that metro areas not among the most populous are ranked in the top 10 for population growth,” said Sandra Johnson, a demographer in the Census Bureau’s Population Division. (Autocrat: So much for the movement to the cities widely touted by automakers.) Continue reading

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Audi Hires Marvel Studios on “Avengers: Endgame”

Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Endgame” debuts in U.S. theaters on April 26, 2019. The film will feature the all-electric Audi e-tron Sportback concept while Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) trades his Audi R8 for the all-electric Audi e-tron GT concept. Continue reading

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Government Trust at / or Near Historic Low Levels

Trust in government began eroding during the 1960s, amid the escalation of the Vietnam War, and the decline continued in the 1970s with the Watergate scandal and worsening economic struggles. Continue reading

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Carlisle on Cadillac Investment Plan Promises

Steve Carlisle, president of Cadillac, remarks at the New York International Auto Show: Good afternoon, everyone. It’s good to be with you. And I’m grateful for this opportunity to update you on Cadillac’s progress. Many of you have seen this … Continue reading

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