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VW CEO Wants Workers to Have Some Fun Again

Sanford analyst says CEO offered little clarity on recall VW will review its 300-model lineup for possible cuts Volkswagen AG Chief Executive Officer Matthias Mueller had a surprise motto in store for the embattled carmaker after reporting its first loss in more than 15 years: It should be a fun …

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VW to recall 8.5 million cars in Europe

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Volkswagen has said it will recall 8.5 million cars in Europe as a result of the diesel emissions scandal. The move was prompted by Germany’s automotive watchdog, which earlier told VW to recall 2.4 million domestic cars. German media reports suggest the KBA earlier rejected VW’s proposals that car owners …

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VW scandal: UK boss denies company deliberately tried to mislead

Paul Willis, the Volkswagen chief executive in the UK, spoke before the Environmental Audit Committee on Thursday morning PA

Paul Willis, the Volkswagen chief executive in the UK, said that Volkswagen had fallen short of expectations The UK boss of Volkswagen has denied that the company deliberately tried to mislead the public over the emissions scandal. Speaking before the Environmental Audit Committee on Thursday morning, Paul Willis, the Volkswagen …

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Volkswagen Plant Cuts Shift, Financial Arm Freezes Hiring

FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2015 file photo, diesel Volkswagens are seen behind a security fence on a storage lot near a VW dealership in Salt Lake City. Volkswagen is far from the first company to stand accused of trying to game required emissions tests. Almost since the passage of the Clean Air Act in 1970, major manufacturers of cars, trucks and heavy equipment have been busted for using what regulators call “defeat devices” _ typically programing a vehicle’s on-board computer to boost horsepower or fuel mileage by belching out dirtier exhaust than allowed. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

More than two dozen U.S. states have launched a probe of the carmaker (BERLIN) — A Volkswagen engine factory said Wednesday it has dropped one shift a week and the company’s financial services division imposed a temporary hiring freeze as the world’s largest automaker grapples with an emissions-rigging scandal. The …

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VW scandal: 1.2m UK cars affected by emissions device

The scale of the number means the UK is likely to be one of the worst affected countries by the scandal. Photograph: Yonhap/EPA

German car manufacturer admits that 1,189,906 British vehicles, including Audis, Seats and Skodas, were fitted with defeat devices Volkswagen has revealed that almost 1.2m vehicles in the UK are involved in the diesel emissions scandal that has rocked the German carmaker, underlining the scale of the crisis. VW said the …

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