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VW avoids strikes with 4% wage hike for German workers

Feb. 21, 2018 09:21 CET | UPDATED: Feb. 21 11:33 CET -- new story

VW agreed to raise the wages of more than 120,000 workers in Germany by 4.3 percent, averting threats of widespread strikes at the automaker.
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Stefan Quandt becomes BMW's most powerful shareholder
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VW bid to delay first U.S. diesel emissions trial rejected
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Seat's seven-seat SUV will be called the Tarraco
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Israeli startup takes on Google in rush to process car data
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GM offers $2.2 billion debt for equity swap in return for S. Korea's support, report says
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GM plans to build 2 new models in S. Korea, says lawmaker
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Cobalt mines linked to child labor thrive in rush for EV batteries
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Toyota's British global design chief battles the pod
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Hyundai Nexo showcases self-driving eco-car technology
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Automakers fear potential drop in diesel values after German court ruling
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Why rival designers are talking up the Jaguar I-Pace

Richard Johnson
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 19 2018

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Renault follows Audi into the potentially lucrative e-sports world

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VW has fixed its China operations and is now set to keep its lead

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Polestar CEO's challenge: embracing change

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For German automakers, an ugly past that won't go away

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The moral depths to which Volkswagen was willing to sink in order to defraud public opinion about th ...
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Jaguar XJ could be reborn as electric Tesla fighter

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BMW exec combines Silicon Valley innovation with corporate rigor

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