Automotive

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  • U.S. automotive sales could near 17 million

    Nov 20, 2014

    WASHINGTON—Continued economic improvement, low interest rates and cheap gasoline will help new-vehicle sales rise more than 3 percent to nearly 17 million units next year—the most since 2005—according to forecasts from the National Automobile Dealers Association.

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  • TBVC doubles size, capacity of China plant

    Nov 20, 2014

    DARMSTADT, Germany—Trelleborg/ Vibracoustic has completed an extensive expansion at its anti-vibration products plant in Yantai, China.

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  • Takata exec to testify before Congress about airbag failures

    Nov 19, 2014

    WASHINGTON—Hiroshi Shimizu, senior vice president-global quality assurance for Takata Corp., will testify Nov. 20 before the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation at a hearing titled, “Examining Takata Airbag Defects and the Vehicle Recall Process.”

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  • EPA, DOE release 2015 Fuel Economy Guide

    Nov 14, 2014

    WASHINGTON—The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy have released the 2015 Fuel Economy Guide, designed to give consumers a practical guide to choosing the most fuel-efficient and low-emission cars on the market, according to both agencies.

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