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Judge: Substantial progress in Volkswagen emissions talks

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Volkswagen and attorneys for vehicle owners affected by the company’s emissions cheating scandal are on target to meet a June deadline for a final settlement proposal, a federal judge said Tuesday. Senior U.S. District Court Judge Charles Breyer said the parties have made substantial progress in reaching a deal for nearly half a million polluting Volkswagens ...

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VW to spend up to $8.8 billion on diesel buybacks, fixes

VW to spend up to $8.8 billion on diesel buybacks, fixes

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Volkswagen said Thursday it had set aside 7.8 billion euros ($8.8 billion) to buy back or fix diesel-powered cars that had been rigged to cheat in emissions tests. The sum is part of 16.2 billion euros the company deducted from last year’s earnings to cover the costs of the emissions scandal, in which its cars were ...

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US sues VW over false ‘Clean Diesel’ advertising claims

US sues VW over false 'Clean Diesel' advertising claims

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal consumer watchdog in the U.S. has sued Volkswagen, charging the company made false claims in commercials promoting its “Clean Diesel” vehicles as environmentally friendly. The German automaker hastily pulled the ads following last year’s admission it had installed illegal software on its diesel vehicles to cheat emissions tests. U.S. regulators say Volkswagen’s engines spewed up ...

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Volkswagen set to provide update on fix for diesel vehicles

Volkswagen set to provide update on fix for diesel vehicles

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Attorneys for Volkswagen are expected to reveal where the company stands on a fix to bring nearly 600,000 diesel cars into compliance following an emissions cheating scandal. Senior U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer is scheduled to get an update from the company’s attorneys about its remediation efforts at a status conference on Thursday. Breyer told Volkswagen ...

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Ex-worker says VW destroyed documents, obstructed justice

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DETROIT (AP) — Volkswagen deleted documents and obstructed justice after the U.S. Environmental Protection accused VW of cheating on emissions tests, a former employee alleged in a lawsuit. Daniel Donovan says in a whistleblower case that he was wrongfully fired Dec. 6, 2015 after refusing to participate in the deletions and reporting them to a supervisor. The lawsuit says that ...

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Volkswagen sued by big investors over emissions scandal

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FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Institutional investors are suing Volkswagen for $3.57 billion in damages over the company’s handling of its emissions scandal, which has so far seen the share price fall by about a third. Attorney Andreas Tilp said Tuesday that the suit in the German regional court in Braunschweig was joined by investors from 14 countries, including the U.S., ...

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Top US Volkswagen executive out amid emissions scandal

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Volkswagen’s top U.S. executive is stepping down amid the company’s ongoing emissions cheating scandal, the company announced Wednesday. U.S. President and chief executive Michael Horn is leaving “to pursue other opportunities effective immediately,” the automaker said in a statement. He had been with the German auto maker for 25 years, assuming his most recent post in 2014. ...

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Volkswagen official urges US to consider fallout of fines

Volkswagen official urges US to consider fallout of fines

BERLIN (AP) — The head of Volkswagen’s employee council said Tuesday he hopes that American authorities will consider the potential fallout on jobs in the U.S. and beyond as they mull what fines to impose on the company over its emissions-rigging scandal. The cost to Volkswagen of the scandal that erupted in September remains unclear. In January, the Justice Department ...

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New Mexico sues Volkswagen over emissions scandal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The state of New Mexico is suing Volkswagen over an emissions cheating scandal that involves millions of cars worldwide. Attorney General Hector Balderas filed the lawsuit in state district court in Santa Fe late Tuesday. He alleges Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche and their U.S. subsidiaries violated state air quality regulations and engaged in deceptive trade practices. Earlier this ...

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US, VW mum on meeting amid emissions scandal

US, VW mum on meeting amid emissions scandal

WASHINGTON — Officials at Volkswagen and the US environmental monitoring agency are keeping mum about whether any progress was made during a closed-door meeting on the German automaker’s emissions scandal. VW global chief executive Matthias Mueller met Wednesday with Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy in Washington. Both VW and the agency declined to provide further details, including how long ...

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