Trump Rebukes General Motors and Union Over Idling of Lordstown Plant

President Trump entered office berating Detroit automakers for closing plants and sending jobs abroad. With another election on the horizon, he has renewed the attack. Mr. Trump took to Twitter on Monday to demand that General Motors reopen a car plant in Ohio, a state that could play a pivotal role in his 2020 re-election campaign. The president also criticized the United Auto Workers union and touted investments in the United States by Toyota and other foreign car companies. G.M. said in November that it would idle its factory in…

Fiat Chrysler Plans Michigan Investment With 6,500 Jobs

Even as analysts are forecasting declines in auto sales in the United States this year and next, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles believes the time is still ripe for expansion. On Tuesday, the Italian-American automaker said it planned to spend $4.5 billion over the next three years to update several Detroit plants and retool an engine plant to make Jeeps, an effort the company said would create about 6,500 new jobs. While moving forward, it also took a step back, trimming operations at an Illinois plant and eliminating almost 1,400 jobs. The…