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SEOUL, South Korea  | Hyundai Motor union warns auto tariffs could hurt US jobs

SEOUL, South Korea  — Hyundai Motor Co.’s labor union said Thursday that steep auto tariffs the U.S. is considering could cost tens of thousands of American jobs, echoing concerns of the global auto industry as spiraling trade conflicts between the U.S. and other major economies heat up. The labor union at South Korea’s largest auto … Continue reading SEOUL, South Korea  | Hyundai Motor union warns auto tariffs could hurt US jobs

BEIJING | China auto sales growth weakens in June amid trade battle

BEIJING  — China’s auto sales decelerated in June, adding to economic pressure on Beijing amid a worsening trade battle with Washington, an industry group reported Wednesday. Sales of SUVs, sedans and minivans rose 2.3 percent in the most populous auto market, down from May’s 7.9 percent growth, according to the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers. … Continue reading BEIJING | China auto sales growth weakens in June amid trade battle

SUNRISE, Fla | Memorial set at Florida arena for slain rapper XXXTentacion

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — A major public memorial is planned at a Florida arena for rising rap star XXXTentacion (ex-ex-ex-ten-ta-see-YAWN), who was shot and killed this week. The family of the 20-year-old rapper whose real name is Dedrick Devonshay Williams announced Saturday that a memorial will be held next Wednesday at BB&T Center, a 20,000 … Continue reading SUNRISE, Fla | Memorial set at Florida arena for slain rapper XXXTentacion

NEW YORK | Oil prices and energy companies jump as US stocks rise

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are rising Friday morning as energy companies climb along with the price of oil. Oil producers in OPEC agreed to produce more oil, a step investors have expected for the last few weeks. The European Union is following through on its promise to put import taxes on $3.4 billion … Continue reading NEW YORK | Oil prices and energy companies jump as US stocks rise

FRANKFURT, Germany  | BMW earnings push higher on sales of 5-Series, X1 SUV

FRANKFURT, Germany  —German automaker BMW AG saw first-quarter net profit rise slightly from an already high level as sales strengthened across all regions and the company’s 5-Series sedan and X1 sport-utility logged double-digit increases. Net profit rose 1.2 percent to a record 2.301 billion euros ($2.757 billion), from 2.274 billion euros in the same quarter … Continue reading FRANKFURT, Germany  | BMW earnings push higher on sales of 5-Series, X1 SUV

Cheers, protests as German court lets cities ban diesel cars

BERLIN /February 27, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Handing environmentalists a landmark victory, a German court ruled Tuesday that cities can ban diesel cars and trucks to combat air pollution, a decision with far-reaching and costly implications in the country where the diesel engine was invented in the 1890s. The ruling by the Federal Administrative Court stirred … Continue reading Cheers, protests as German court lets cities ban diesel cars

Report: Daimler, BMW to merge their car-sharing services

BERLIN/January 24, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— German daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung reports that automakers Daimler and BMW plan to merge their rival car-sharing services. The newspaper reported Wednesday that the companies could announce a merger of their car2Go and DriveNow services in February. BMW and Daimler declined to comment on the report. Car-sharing services are popular with young, … Continue reading Report: Daimler, BMW to merge their car-sharing services