US auto sales in jumped in July. General Motors, Ford, and Toyota were some automakers who saw major gains in auto sales, while Honda and Volkswagen saw their auto sales go down in July.
Tesla Motors and Panasonic Corporation have teamed up to build Tesla's highly-anticipated Gigafactory for lithium ion batteries. Tesla Motors says the Gigafactory would add 6,500 jobs by 2020 and boost the surrounding area's economy – but it is not clear where the Gigafactory will be built.
Chrysler has recalled 2014 and 2015 models of the Fiat 500L. The recall, which affects 25,500 cars in the US and 4,000 in Canada, stems from an airbag problem.
McDonald's can be held liable for wage and labor violations by its franchisees, according to a ruling Tuesday by the National Labor Relations Board. The decision could mean more leverage for fast-food workers, but not before McDonald's and the rest of the restaurant industry fight to have it reversed.
Hyundai issued two recalls affecting 889,000 Sonatas due to brake problems. Huyndai's recalls affects mostly Hyundai Sonatas from model years 2011-2014, although some 2015 Hyundai Sonatas are affected.
Samsung's bid to provide its own mobile operating system in addition to Android has faced numerous roadblocks in its years of development as the Korean electronics giant tries to compete with OS giants such as Google and Apple.
Rules for quiet hybrid and electric cars to have alert noises aren't ready yet. Thus, automakers are urging the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to delay the rules for quiet electric cars.
Today's lithium-ion batteries may be too big for future electronics. A startup in California has developed paper-thin, flexible batteries that could be used in smart phones and other gadgets of the future.