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In Brexit Boost, Jaguar Land Rover to Hire 5,000 Staff

By Costas Pitas LONDON, June 19 – Britain’s biggest carmaker Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) will hire 5,000 staff as it boosts its skills in autonomous and electric technology, a welcome business endorsement as Prime Minister Theresa May starts Brexit talks after a botched election. JLR, which employs more than 40,000 people globally, said it would

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“Truck art” Tradition Trundles Along in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, June 13 – They pollute the roads and chug along at a snail’s pace, but to their Pakistani owners the rickety trucks are moving pieces of art, commanding attention with garish portraits of flowers, Islamic art, and snow-capped Himalayan peaks. South Asian “truck art” has become a global phenomenon, inspiring gallery exhibitions abroad and

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Uber in Landmark Court Battle on Tuesday to Escape Strict Rules

BRUSSELS, Nov 28 – Uber will seek to convince Europe’s top court next week that it is a digital service, not a transport company, in a case that could determine whether app-based startups should be exempt from strict laws meant for regular companies. The European Commission is trying to boost e-commerce, a sector where the

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Five Things to Know About Mitsubishi Motors Scandal

TOKYO, April 28 – Automaker Mitsubishi Motors Corp (MMC) says it used non-compliant fuel economy testing methods in Japan for as long as a quarter of a century. Following are some details on the cheating scandal: * What did MMC do, and why? It rigged test data to overstate fuel economy readings of four mini-vehicle

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Red Bull, Aston Martin Team Up to Build Supercar

MELBOURNE, March 17 – Formula One outfit Red Bull and British luxury carmaker Aston Martin have announced a technology partnership to build an Aston Martin-branded supercar. Red Bull’s chief designer Adrian Newey will work with Aston Martin’s design boss Marek Reichman on the car, dubbed Project AM-RB-001, Red Bull said on Thursday. “This is a very

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