Day: May 20, 2020

VW pulls Instagram post criticized for racial overtones

FRANKFURT — Volkswagen Team has withdrawn an Instagram snippet meant to market the newest Golfing product following social media users criticized the video clip clip for employing most likely discriminating motifs.

The snippet confirmed a guy with dark pores and skin moved all around like a marionette by a big white hand ahead of becoming snipped into the entrance of the Petit Colon cafe in Buenos Aires. The cafe is following to the well-liked Teatro Colon named following Italian explorer and colonist Christopher Columbus.

Some social-media users advised that floating letters in the video clip clip briefly spelled a pejorative

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Ford briefly stops lines at Chicago plant after 2 workers test positive

DETROIT — Manufacturing at Ford Motor Co.’s Chicago Assembly Plant was briefly halted Tuesday afternoon and once more overnight after two employees at the site’s SHO Centre analyzed positive for COVID-19.

The incident is the 1st regarded problem at Ford considering the fact that the automaker restarted creation at most of its North American assembly plants Monday.

The SHO Centre, named for the Taurus SHO performance sedan that utilized to be designed in Chicago, sits about a mile from the principal plant. Personnel there sequence the areas that go into the Explorer and Aviator crossovers.

The two staff had manufactured

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U.S. arrests 2 men wanted by Japan for Carlos Ghosn escape

BOSTON —  U.S. authorities on Wednesday arrested a previous exclusive forces soldier and one more gentleman desired by Japan on costs that they enabled the escape of previous Nissan Motor Co. manager Carlos Ghosn out of the region.

Federal prosecutors in Massachusetts reported that previous U.S. Environmentally friendly Beret Michael Taylor and his son, Peter Taylor, assisted Ghosn final yr flee to Lebanon to avoid trial in Japan in excess of alleged economic wrongdoing.

Japan had in January issued arrest warrants for each men alongside with a 3rd, George-Antoine Zayek, in link with facilitating the escape on Dec. 29, 2019.

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FCA’s Elkann says reasons for PSA merger are ‘stronger than ever’

MILAN — The factors for the merger of Fiat Chrysler Cars and PSA Group are “much better than at any time,” FCA Chairman John Elkann stated, as the COVID-19 pandemic provides to the industry’s current difficulties.

Addressing shareholders of Exor, the Agnelli family’s holding firm, Elkann stated Wednesday that preparatory perform for the merger was continuing “on time and as envisaged.”

FCA and Peugeot-maker PSA have agreed a tie-up to generate the world’s fourth biggest automaker in a offer predicted to close in the initial quarter of future 12 months.

“The strategic logic of this blend for the two providers

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Advance Auto Parts boosted by bored Americans working on cars

Advance Auto Components Inc. shares rose just after the aftermarket retailer said income are obtaining a raise from Americans executing much more work on their autos as they hold out for shutdown orders to raise.

Comparable-keep income improved in the initially 4 weeks of the second quarter and to day are in line with a year back, the Roanoke, Va.-primarily based corporation said Tuesday. Advance Auto shares acquired 3.six p.c to shut at $one hundred thirty five.82 on Tuesday.

Americans have taken continue to be-home orders as a cue to do much more wrenching on their rides, CEO Tom

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