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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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Texas sues VW over clean air violations

A red Volkswagen logo on a diesel-powered vehicle next to the abbreviation TDI (Turbocharged direct injection) in Frankfurt an der Oder, Germany(Photo: PATRICK PLEUL, EPA)

As if it doesn’t have enough trouble, now Volkswagen faces lawsuits by individual states — starting with Texas. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has filed a lawsuit against VW and Audi of America citing breeches of the state’s consumer protection law. Separately, Paxton filed a suit alleging that VW violated …

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VW scandal widens as France and Italy launch deception inquiries

Volkswagen has admitted to the US regulator that it fitted up to 11m vehicles with software that manipulates emissions tests. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA

BMW, Chrysler, GM, Land Rover and Mercedes-Benz diesel models also being investigated by US Environmental Protection Agency The Volkswagen emissions-testing scandal is deepening, with authorities in France and Italy launching investigations into the embattled German carmaker. Italy’s competition regulator is to investigate whether VW engaged in “improper commercial practices” by …

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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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