North America

ATLANTA | United captures MLS Cup for Atlanta’s 1st title since ’95

ATLANTA — Finally, Atlanta has another team it can call champions. Josef Martinez and Franco Escobar scored goals, Brad Guzan came up with a couple of clutch saves and Atlanta United gave the city its first title since 1995 with a 2-0 victory over the Portland Timbers in the MLS Cup final Saturday night. Cheered … Continue reading ATLANTA | United captures MLS Cup for Atlanta’s 1st title since ’95

MILAN | Fiat Chrysler taps Amazon, Shell execs to fill roles

MILAN— Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is tapping executives from Amazon and Shell Oil Company with previous automotive industry experience to fill its ranks. CEO Mike Manley said in a letter to employees Thursday that Mark Stewart would join FCA as chief operating officer of North America from Amazon, “a company known for its culture of innovation, … Continue reading MILAN | Fiat Chrysler taps Amazon, Shell execs to fill roles

DETROIT | GM cuts jobs in response to present costs, future innovation

DETROIT — Even though unemployment is low, the economy is growing and U.S. auto sales are near historic highs, General Motors is cutting thousands of jobs in a major restructuring aimed at generating cash to spend on innovation. It’s the new reality for automakers that are faced with the present cost of designing gas-powered cars … Continue reading DETROIT | GM cuts jobs in response to present costs, future innovation

DETROIT | GM to lay off up to 14K workers, close as many as 5 plants

DETROIT — General Motors will cut up to 14,000 workers in North America and put five plants up for possible closure as it abandons many of its car models and restructures to focus more on autonomous and electric vehicles, the automaker announced Monday. The reductions could amount to as much as 8 percent of GM’s … Continue reading DETROIT | GM to lay off up to 14K workers, close as many as 5 plants

DETROIT | The Latest: Trump has harsh remarks for GM over layoffs

DETROIT— The Latest on General Motors’ restructuring plans (all times local): 3:41 p.m. President Donald Trump says his administration and lawmakers are exerting “a lot of pressure” on General Motors in response to its decision to cut up to 14,000 workers in North America and possibly shutter up to five plants. Trump says he’s being … Continue reading DETROIT | The Latest: Trump has harsh remarks for GM over layoffs

DETROIT | The Latest: GM to slash 14,700 jobs in North America

DETROIT — The Latest on General Motors’ restructuring plans (all times local): 10:30 a.m. General Motors will lay off 14,700 factory and white-collar workers in North America and put five plants up for possible closure as it restructures to cut costs and focus more on autonomous and electric vehicles. The reduction includes 8,100 white-collar workers, … Continue reading DETROIT | The Latest: GM to slash 14,700 jobs in North America

DETROIT | GM to slash up to 14,000 jobs in North America

DETROIT— General Motors will lay off up to 14,000 factory and white-collar workers in North America and put five plants up for possible closure as it restructures to cut costs and focus more on autonomous and electric vehicles. The reduction includes 8,100 white-collar workers, some of whom will take buyouts and others who will be … Continue reading DETROIT | GM to slash up to 14,000 jobs in North America