The economy grew at a healthy clip in the third quarter, which could help give the Federal Reserve confidence to raise interest rates next month.
New orders for U.S. factory goods fell for a second straight month in September as the manufacturing sector continues to struggle.
Manufacturing activity slowed in October for a fourth straight month, but a rise in new orders offered hope for a sector buffeted by a strong dollar.
Fiat Chrysler is recalling nearly 94,000 SUVs because the air conditioning lines are too close to the exhaust manifold and could catch fire.
Mazda says it is recalling 1.2 million older cars and minivans in the U.S. because ignition switches could overheat and catch fire.
Toyota is recalling 6.5 million vehicles worldwide for a defective power window switch that can overheat, melt and lead to fires.
Industrial production fell for a second straight month in September on renewed weakness in oil and gas drilling.
UAW leaders approve a tentative four-year contract with Fiat Chrysler and send the proposed pact to 40,000 workers for a ratification vote.
The pace of factory growth slowed in September while new jobless claims pointed to a tightening labor market, giving mixed messages on the economy's health.
Hyundai is recalling nearly a half-million midsize cars in the U.S. to replace key engine parts because a manufacturing problem could cause them to fail.
VW will name Porsche CEO Matthias Mueller as its chief executive as it tries to recover from a scandal over its rigging of U.S. vehicle emissions tests.
Farm implement-maker Caterpillar said it could cut up to 10,000 jobs through 2018 as part of a restructuring plan to save up to $1.5 billion annually.
Anger at Volkswagen is being echoed by private dealers, auto wholesalers and owners across the U.S. as fallout from VW's smog test trickery mounts.
U.S. stocks ended down slightly Wednesday, led by losses in materials and energy shares as weak Chinese and U.S. factory data added to growth worries.
VW will dismiss CEO Martin Winterkorn, after the carmaker admitted to cheating U.S. vehicles emissions tests, a German newspaper reports.
The EPA orders Volkswagen to fix nearly 500,000 VW and Audi diesel cars that the agency said are intentionally violating clean air laws.
Producer prices were flat in August, pointing to benign inflation pressures that could weigh on the Fed's decision whether to hike interest rates next week.
Nissan is recalling nearly 300,000 Versa and Versa Note vehicles to adjust a console panel that could catch the driver's shoe and slow braking efforts.
Factory activity hit a more than two-year low in August as manufacturers struggled with a strong dollar, weak global demand and cuts in the energy sector.
Overall U.S. auto sales were expected to drop 3 percent in August compared to a year ago, even as Ford and Chrysler's sales climbed during the month.
The economy grew faster than first thought in the second quarter, showing enough momentum to possibly allow the Fed to raise interest rates this year.
U.S. auto safety regulators are investigating reports that air bags on some older Honda Accords may not inflate in a crash.