• Pasadena Jul 13

    GM to Build Mobility Design Center in Pasadena

    General Motors said Tuesday that it plans to spend more than $71 million to build a design center in Pasadena, California, that will focus on mobility ventures outside the scope of traditional vehicles.

  • coronavirus Mar 23, 2020

    Fact Check: Trump Hype on Auto Industry Producing Ventilators

    President Donald Trump is falsely asserting how quickly automakers including GM, Ford and Tesla can manufacture ventilators to help fill an acute U.S. shortage of the medical equipment for coronavirus patients.

  • coronavirus Mar 31, 2020

    Trump Gives Coronavirus Updates in Contentious Press Conference

    President Donald Trump and the Coronavirus Task Force held a press conference on Friday with updates on the government’s coronavirus response, including closing the borders to both Mexico and Canada. The president also expressed discontent with “fake news” surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, lashing out at NBC’s White House Correspondent Peter Alexander after being questioned about his message to fearful...

  • Donald Trump May 7, 2019

    China Economy Czar Heading for Washington Tariff War Talks

    China confirmed Tuesday its economy czar will go to Washington for trade talks despite fears he might cancel after President Donald Trump threatened to escalate a tariff war over Beijing’s technology ambitions. The announcement suggests President Xi Jinping’s government is putting its desire to end a conflict that has battered Chinese exporters ahead of the political need to look tough...

  • China Mar 15, 2019

    China's Premier Denies Beijing Tells Companies to Spy

    China’s premier denied Beijing tells its tech companies to spy abroad and promised Friday to treat foreign and domestic competitors equally, seeking to defuse tensions with Washington and Europe over technology, market access and other irritants. Premier Li Keqiang’s rejection of spying accusations at a news conference was the communist government’s highest-level effort to put to rest Western security concerns....

  • Donald Trump Sep 1, 2018

    Trump: Canada ‘Will Be Out' of Trade Deal Unless It's ‘Fair'

    President Donald Trump warned Canada on Saturday that it “will be out” of a revised North American trade agreement unless it’s “fair” to the United States, and he threatened to scrap the current deal should Congress “interfere” with the negotiations. “There is no political necessity to keep Canada in the new NAFTA deal,” Trump said in one of a series...

  • Donald Trump Sep 1, 2018

    Trump to Sign Mexico Deal in 90 Days; Canada Talks to Resume

    Talks to keep Canada in a North American trade bloc broke up Friday and will resume next week with the two longtime allies divided over such issues as Canada’s dairy market and U.S. efforts to shield drug companies from generic competition. President Donald Trump notified Congress on Friday that he plans to sign an agreement in 90 days with Mexico...

  • Donald Trump Jul 5, 2018

    Bluster Aside, US and China Vulnerable to Pain From Tariffs

    The U.S. and Chinese governments have been flashing a lot of bravado just before firing the first shots in a conflict that risks erupting into a mutually damaging trade war....
    Yet among the people and business in both countries that are suddenly under threat from higher costs, closed-off markets and deep uncertainties, there’s far less confidence. A trade war between the...

  • auto manufacturing Apr 12, 2017

    Toyota Shows Robotic Leg Brace to Help Paralyzed People Walk

    Toyota is introducing a wearable robotic leg brace designed to help partially paralyzed people walk. The Welwalk WW-1000 system is made up of a motorized mechanical frame that fits on a person’s leg from the knee down. The patients can practice walking wearing the robotic device on a special treadmill that can support their weight. Toyota Motor Corp. demonstrated the...

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