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VW to reinstate lobbyist after suspension over diesel fume tests, report says

Volkswagen plans to reinstate its chief lobbyist, Thomas Steg, who was suspended while the company investigated his role in tests that exposed monkeys and humans to toxic diesel fumes, a German newspaper reported.

Texas dealership Mac Churchill Acura files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

A dispute between majority and minority owners over the sale of Mac Churchill Acura of Fort Worth, Texas, has led to the store filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

In race for self-driving cars, automakers turn tables on Apple, Waymo

A few years ago, Apple was in the driving seat as it sought to carve out self-driving deals with automakers including Volkswagen. Now the tables have turned.

Tony Merpi, advertising and marketing executive for Automotive News, dies

The energetic, good-humored native of Detroit was an endless source of marketing and promotional ideas -- a sales executive who loved the automotive industry and, above all, valued the editorial integrity of the publication.

FCA recalls 4.8 million U.S. cars, light trucks to fix software flaw

Fiat Chrysler is recalling 4.8 million U.S. vehicles over a defect that could prevent drivers from deactivating cruise control and warned owners not to use the function until they receive software upgrades.