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FCA to idle Ontario minivan plant for 8 days, union says

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles plans to idle its assembly plant in Windsor, Ont., for two weeks in the new year, according to the union representing workers there.

UPDATED: 12/12/18 11:31 am ET - adds details
China considers delay for tech-dominance plans amid trade war, report says

China is considering plans to delay some targets in its strategy to dominate high-end technologies and to put more focus on shaping industry standards, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg.

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Audi's Schot appointed CEO on permanent basis

Audi marketing expert Bram Schot will become the luxury brand's CEO on Jan. 1, making permanent a role he has held on an interim basis since June. Schot was originally considered a longshot to permanently lead the automaker because he lacks an engineering background.

UPDATED: 12/11/2018 5:11 pm ET - adds details
Ex-Ford Argentina execs convicted in torture case

An Argentine court convicted two former executives of a local Ford plant of involvement in the torture of workers during the country's dictatorship in the 1970s, victims' lawyers said, adding they may sue Ford in U.S. federal court.


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