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F-22 Fighter Prompts Ford F-22 F-150 Raptor

Ford claims the F-150 Raptor shares key F-22 design details, including red and green position lights in front that enhance left and right mirror skull caps, “unique glossy and matte exterior cues.” Continue reading

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Ford Motor Recalls F-150 for Bad Seat-belt Fasteners

Ford Motor Company is recalling ~117,000 Ford F-150, E-Series, Escape and Lincoln MKC vehicles to replace improperly tempered seat, seat-back, seat-belt and/or seatbelt buckle attaching bolts. In short, fasteners that are the nuts and bolts of the business that Ford has been in for more than 100 years. Continue reading

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Mercedes-Benz Untertürkheim Plant Threatened by EVs?

For all Mercedes-Benz plants, the question of the role of locations of key components production is, of course, of great importance for the future e-mobility. Continue reading

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Pieter Nota to take over BMW Sales as Ian Robertson Retires

On 1 January 2018 Pieter Nota will join the Board of Management of BMW AG and be responsible for the sales and brand BMW, as well as aftermarket sales for the BMW Group. Ian Robertson, current Board of Management member for BMW sales, will as a “Special Representative of the BMW Group in the UK. Continue reading

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BMW at Lime Rock with IWSC Championship at Stake

Lime Rock Park is claimed – dubiously – by BMW of North America as its home track because 90 miles from its Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey headquarters, but it is a long way from its non-union plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Continue reading

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Group Renault Sets Half-Year Sales Record – 1.88 Million

Group Renault registrations worldwide, including Lada, increased 10.4% in the first half of 2017, in a light-vehicle market that was only up 2.6%. Continue reading

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2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Models Grow

The lead of the S‑Class remains the Mercedes-AMG S 65 with its high-torque 6.0‑liter V12 twin turbocharged engine with 463 kW (630 horsepower) and 1000 Nm (fuel consumption combined: 11.9 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 279 g/km). Just bring money – $272,437, which includes 19% “value added” tax. Continue reading

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Prescription Painkillers

One American dies of a drug overdose every 11 minutes and more than 2 million Americans are ensnared in addiction to prescription painkillers. Continue reading

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Major Greed Baseball – All Star Game Ruined by Ads

The Fox robot commentators were so busy hyping products that they barely had time to call balls and strikes. It’s time for fans to boycott the American sport. Continue reading

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Hoffa: Opioid Use Due to Broken System

Opioid drugs, including prescription painkillers and heroin, killed more than 33,000 people in the U.S. during 2015, a record. The epidemic is straining public services and state budgets. Continue reading

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The Fourth of July 2017

We should celebrate our feisty past today, and honor the men and women of vision and property that created wealth. They established this country starting with the War of Independence, continuing through the Articles of Confederation and the U.S. Constitution that is still in place – as fine a document of governance of the people, by the people and for the people that ever existed. Continue reading

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Autonomous Vehicles to Cut Auto Insurance Biz 71% By 2050

Autonomous vehicle and related driver assist technologies could upset the auto insurance market by 71%, roughly $137 billion by 2050, according to the latest research by KMPG. Continue reading

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Maven Gig Expands to San Francisco

By 2020, an estimated 43 % of the U.S. workforce will be made up of freelance workers. The nature of employment is changing, as corporations continue to shed middle class jobs. Maven Gig claims it is a “nimble platform that will grow and adapt with the shift.” Continue reading

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Magna to Make BMW 5-Series Plug-in Hybrid

BMW’s new 530e plug-in hybrid will be produced at Magna’s contract manufacturing plant in Graz, Austria, starting in summer 2017. Continue reading

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Truck Sales Can’t Pick Up Slack from Sliding May Car Sales

While trucks are hot, up 6% from a year ago, May car sales are not at, -9.3%, a continuing negative trend. The seasonally adjusted annual rate (aka SAAR) in the U.S. for May 2017 was 16.66 million units sold, a significant slide from 17.17 million units a year ago. Total light vehicle sales declined -0.5% compared to last May despite inexpensive fuels and low interest rates. Continue reading

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