Car sales expected to slow down

Car sales in the U.S. are expected to slow down this year, which could discourage the Big 3 from making autos here at home. President Trump hosted the heads of General Motors, Ford and Fiat Chrysler at the White House. The President wants new plants to be built here for cars sold here and has warned of a substantial border tax on companies that move manufacturing out of the country. Automakers have invested heavily in Mexico after closing more than a dozen U.S. assembly plants during the recession to deal with excess capacity. The Detroit automakers aren’t eager to open new plants here at home, especially now that U.S. sales of new vehicles are slowing.
In other business news, McDonald’s is marking the release of its new Big Mac sandwiches by giving away 10,000 bottles of its special sauce on Thursday at participating locations around the country. The fast-food giant is offering the Big Mac in two additional sizes for a limited time. The Mac Jr. offers a single patty version of the classic sandwich while the Grand Mac has a larger patty and an extra slice of cheese.