Jobs & the Economy


Automakers Await Trump Tariff Decision

Feb. 20, 2019

President Trump is considering a secret report on whether he can impose huge tariffs on vehicles and auto parts imports on national security grounds. The tariffs could also be bargaining chips in trade deals. Automakers en masse strongly oppose new tariffs.

Unpaid Auto Loans Skyrocketing

Feb. 14, 2019

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York finds there are now more people at least three months behind on auto loan payments than there were after the Great Recession. Some consumer advocates say the problem stems from borrowers having too much time to repay loans.

Automakers Fight Fear of Driverless Vehicles

Feb. 5, 2019

Automakers are not just cutting costs. They are pursuing a future filled with self-driving vehicles. But some drivers say they fear turning control over to what’s, in essence, a robot. And they lament losing the thrill of putting the pedal to the metal.