One Stat Shows America's Shift From Manufacturing Cars To Manufacturing Nerds

Business | Eric Lieberman
Todd Fisher hugs an R2-D2 robot near an empty chair for his late sister, actress Carrie Fisher. [Photo: DAVID MCNEW/AFP/Getty Images]

‘Employment effects of robots are most pronounced in manufacturing’

GM Extends Shutdown At Two Plants As Car Sales Plunge

Politics | Ted Goodman
General Motors world headquarters are seen before GM CEO Mary Barra addresses the media ahead of the start of GM's annual shareholders meeting at the Renaissance Center in Detroit, Michigan, U.S., June 6, 2017. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

A combined 7,500 workers will be affected

Tesla's Elon Musk Says People Held Candlelight Vigils When GM Tried Killing Electric Vehicles

Business | Chris White
Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk stands on the podium as he attends a forum on startups in Hong Kong, China in this January 26, 2016, file photo. REUTERS/Bobby Yip/Files

‘We started Tesla when GM forcibly recalled all electric cars’

EPA's Lawsuit Against VW Kick Started A Crusade Against The Auto Industry

Energy | Chris White
WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 4: Plaque outside the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in downtown Washington, DC on May 4, 2015. (Credit: Mark Van Scyoc/Shutterstock)

EPA has yet to accuse the company of emissions violations

Crusading Law Firm Believes German Auto Supplier Behind VW-Like Scandals

Business | Chris White
FILE PHOTO: A Volkswagen (VW) logo covered with dust is seen in Grafenwoehr, Germany, October 26, 2016. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle/File Photo

‘We believe Bosch was the enabler’

GM Sued For Allegedly Using Cheat Devices On 700,000 Diesel Vehicles

Energy | Chris White
DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 17: The General Motors world headquarters building is shown September 17, 2015 in Detroit, Michigan. Mary Barra, Chief Executive Officer of General Motors, and Mark Reuss, President of GM North America, held an Employee Town Hall Meeting and a question & answer session with the news media today to discuss GM's $900 million settlement with the Justice Department over GM's ignition switch recalls. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

‘These claims are baseless’

Trump Wants To Work With Tech CEOs, But Who Will Be Willing?

US | Eric Lieberman
Protestors run through the street before the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo credit: ZACH GIBSON/AFP/Getty Images)

‘Perception-reality gap between who people think we are, and who we actually are’

General Motors Accuses Venezuela Of Snatching Its Plant

World | Will Racke
Riot police take positions during the so called "mother of all marches" against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela, April 19, 2017. (PHOTO: REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins)

‘Unexpectedly taken by the public authorities’

Tesla Groupies Worry Wall Street Is Overvaluing The Much-Hyped Company

Business | Chris White

‘one of the great Ponzi schemes of all time’

Trump Says Big Announcement Coming Next Week For Auto Industry

Politics | Ted Goodman
U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks to auto workers at American Center for Mobility in Ypsilanti, Michigan on March 15, 2017: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)

‘Car capital of the world again’

Employees Did The Unthinkable To Save Ford From Bankruptcy, Chairman Says

Business | Eric Lieberman
Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford gets into the driver's seat of the new 2015 Mustang Shelby GT 350R to drive it off the assembly line at the Ford Flat Rock Assembly Plant August 20, 2015 in Flat Rock, Michigan. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

‘I’ll remember this to the day I die’

Average Car's Gas Mileage Hasn't Gone Up Much Since 1990

Energy | Andrew Follett
A woman fills her vehicle with gasoline at a Conoco station in St. Louis, Missouri January 17, 2015. As gas prices dropped across the country over the last three months, Missouri became the first state in over five years to show an average statewide gas price under $2 per gallon. REUTERS/Whitney Curtis

‘Slope of the improvement has decreased substantially since 1991’

Tech's Top Refugee Ban Critics Set To Meet Trump

US | Eric Lieberman
Right: Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, unveils suit of batteries for homes, businesses, and utilities at Tesla Design Studio April 30, 2015 in Hawthorne, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

‘An issue that I will raise this coming Friday when I go to Washington’

Trump Sets Sights On NAFTA, Labor Leaders Are Supportive

Business | Ted Goodman
U.S. President Donald Trump talks with General Motors CEO Mary Barra as he hosts a meeting with U.S. auto industry CEOs at the White House in Washington January 24, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

‘NAFTA is the worst trade deal maybe ever signed anywhere’

Ford, GM CEOs Just Met With Trump -- Here's How They're Creating A Manufacturing 'Renaissance'

Politics | Christian Datoc

‘We are very encouraged by the President and the economic policies that he is forwarding.’

GM Plans To Invest Over $1 Billion In US

Business | Robert Donachie
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump listens to questions from reporters while appearing with Alibaba Executive Chairman Jack Ma after their meeting at Trump Tower in New York, U.S., January 9, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Segar

‘I hope that General Motors will be following. And I think they will be’

Humans Are Literally Made Of Stardust, Says New Study

Energy | Andrew Follett
Astronaut on space mission with sun and earth on the background. Elements of this image furnished by NASA. (Shutterstock.com/Bakhur Nick)

Life here began out there

Mexicans Are Rioting Because Trump Is Coming Through On His Promises

Business | Robert Donachie
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump speaks briefly to reporters between meetings at the Mar-a-lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida, U.S. December 28, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

‘Donald Trump wasn’t kidding around about tackling Mexico’

Trump Responds To Fiat Chrysler Announcing $1 Billion Investment In US

Business | Ted Goodman
The Chrysler headquarters building is seen in Auburn Hills, Michigan April 30, 2009: REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

Investment will modernize Warren Truck Plant, Toledo Assembly Complex

GM Says All Chevy Cruzes Sold In The US Are Made Domestically, But That's Not The Case

US | Alex Pfeiffer
LANSING, MI - MARCH 10: General Motors employees assemble a GM crossover SUV on the assembly line at the GM Lansing Delta Township Assembly Plant March 10, 2010 in Lansing, Michigan. The Delta plant has more than 3,000 workers on two shifts and is expected to add a third shift of 900-1,000 workers in April. The plant produces the Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse, and GMC Acadia crossover SUVs. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Its statement came after Trump criticized them for manufacturing cars in Mexico