MADE IN AMERICA
Ford and Volkswagen are in talks about building VW vehicles in some of Ford’s U.S. factories. Word of the talks emerged following a meeting at the White House that included executives from Ford, VW, BMW and Daimler. The announcement came a week after rival General Motors announced plans to close as many as five plants in the U.S. and Canada and lay off up to 14,000 white- and blue-collar workers. VW has said it’s considering a new U.S. factory to build electric vehicles. The German car maker now builds SUVs and the Volkswagen Passat midsize car at a factory in Chattanooga, Tennessee, but imports the rest of its vehicles.