Trade show blues: Exhibitions go virtual as virus spreads

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Fine wines and hipster gin. Hunting rifles and knives. Contemporary paintings and million-dollar sports cars. They're all marketed at trade events that are quickly going dark...

Geneva auto show, other big events canceled amid virus fears

GENEVA (AP) — The Geneva auto show was canceled after the Swiss government put an immediate ban Friday on all large events in order to halt the spread of the new coronavirus. The Swi...

Markets slide, auto show canceled as virus impact spreads

LONDON (AP) — Stock markets are heading for their worst week since 2008, Europe's top auto show has been canceled and companies keep lowering their earnings estimates. Here's a look at the latest deve...

Geneva auto show organizers confirm event will be canceled due to virus concerns

GENEVA, Switzerland (AP) — Geneva auto show organizers confirm event will be canceled due to virus concerns.

Virus claims life of hospital director in hard-hit Wuhan

BEIJING (AP) — As a mysterious new virus enveloped central China's Wuhan early this year, Liu Zhiming mobilized all the resources of his hospital in the city's Wuchang district to deal w...

Shares fall in Asia as virus outbreak hits profits, events

Shares slipped in Asia on Tuesday (Feb. 18) as the impact from the virus outbreak that began in China deepened, with Apple saying it would fail to meet its profit target and China moving to postpone o...

China gives top Indian auto show a miss over new virus fears

NEW DELHI (AP) — Hundreds of delegates and visitors from China did not attend India’s biggest auto show on Wednesday as countries scramble to halt the spread of a viral outbreak that has killed hundre...

Taipei auto show opens; Tesla makes 1st-ever appearance

The Taipei International Auto Show, a biennial auto exhibition popular with Taiwanese consumers, opened Saturday with U.S.-based electric car brand Tesla Inc. making its first-ever appearance at the e...

Taiwan’s Luxgen not planning to launch fully electric cars in 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Yulon Group said new car models were evidence that it would continue with its local brand Luxgen, though no all-electric vehicles are planned within the nex...

Volkswagen raises forecast for electric car production

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Automaker Volkswagen is raising the bar for its plunge into battery powered cars, saying it will reach its goal of 1 million electric cars per year two years earlier than pla...

Stainless steel, broken glass and buzz, Tesla makes a pickup

The much-hyped unveiling of Tesla’s electric pickup truck went off script Thursday night when supposedly unbreakable window glass splintered twice when hit with a large metal ball. T...

With thrills and lights, theme park conclave back in Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Detroit has the auto show. Las Vegas has the electronics show. In Orlando, it’s all about themed and amusement park rides, food and amenities. The annual convent...

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___ Chief justice orders delay in House fight for Trump records WASHINGTON (AP) — Chief Justice John Roberts is ordering an indefinite delay in the House of Represe...

Hamilton and drivers say F1 should be more eco-friendly

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Formula One is a global series with a large carbon footprint. Teams, drivers and fans fly to 21 races around the world, hauling tons of equipment. The cars use up ...

TV reporter climbs on classic cars, is handed walking papers

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Maybe the "Good Day Sacramento" reporter just thought he'd drive a little more traffic to his television station's website when he climbed on top of a classic 1950s Thunderbi...