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TMFMarlowe published an article 6:05 PM

How General Motors Will Sell the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt Electric Car in Europe

CEO Mary Barra says that the all-electric Opel Ampera-e, a close sibling of the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, will go on sale in Europe sometime next year. Here's what that means for GM.

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TMFMarlowe published an article 4:20 PM

The New 2018 Toyota C-HR Crossover is One Step Closer to Market

Toyota hasn't shown the final version of its new small crossover yet, but it confirmed that it will go into production -- at least in Europe. Here's what we know about Toyota's upcoming HR-V fighter.

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TMFMarlowe published an article 2:03 PM

Volkswagen: Good Sales in China Offset Weakness in Europe and the U.S.

The Volkswagen Group's global sales rose almost 4% last month despite the diesel scandal, thanks to good Audi sales and VW's resilience in the world's largest new-car market.

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Ford Builds on a Profitable 2015 With More Sales Gains in Europe

Ford's newly-profitable European unit posted a 10% sales gain in January, as Ford's revamped European lineup continues to outperform the Old World's overall market.

Wed Feb 10

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How Ford Boosted China Profits 52% Last Quarter

Ford struggled to gain market share in China in 2015, as it fought against a rising tide of new products from local Chinese automakers. But its profits jumped anyway -- and Ford's CFO told us why.

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TMFMarlowe published an article 4:40 PM

Why General Motors is Scrambling to Make More 2016 Chevrolet Colorado Pickups

The midsize truck and its GMC sibling, the Canyon, have been in high demand -- but the Missouri factory that makes the pickups is already working around the clock. Here's what GM is doing to squeeze more of the popular trucks out of its already-busy [more]

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TMFMarlowe published an article 4:20 PM

How This New Porsche Will Squeeze Volkswagen's Profits

Porsche is one of the biggest contributors to giant Volkswagen's bottom line. But Porsche needs to spend big on an upcoming new car, and that will squeeze VW just as it's facing the fallout from its diesel-emissions scandal.

Tue Feb 9

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Why Ford Is Planning to Make More Cars in Mexico

A new report says that Ford is making a billion-dollar investment in a new Mexican factory. it's another sign that Ford is moving production of most of its cars out of the United States. Here's why that move makes good financial sense -- and why [more]

Mon Feb 8

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Volkswagen Plans "Generous" Compensation for Diesel Owners. But When?

The chief of VW's planned settlement fund said in an interview that compensation for VW diesel owners would be "generous." But he can't start paying out settlements until VW and the Feds agree on a recall plan.

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TMFMarlowe published an article 4:20 PM

Is General Motors' Growth Slipping in China?

GM had a decent result in January. But several rivals posted outsized gains thanks to a quirk in the Chinese calendar. Is GM's momentum starting to slip?

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Why Ford's China Sales Jump Might Be Less Than It Looks

Ford's sales in China jumped 36% in January. But a quirk of the Chinese calendar might have had a lot to do with the results, and Ford shareholders should be cautious about these numbers.

Sun Feb 7

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Toyota Earnings Rise 4.7% on Cost Reductions as Sales Slip

With exchange-rate moves no longer providing a windfall, and with global sales down slightly, Toyota is finding profit gains the old-fashioned way: cost-cutting.

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TMFMarlowe published an article 12:20 PM

How General Motors Is Preparing for the Next Recession

GM's chief financial officer explained this past week just how GM is already preparing for the next U.S. downturn -- whenever it happens.

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TMFMarlowe published an article 10:05 AM

Booming Subaru Sales Drive Big Profits for Fuji Heavy Industries

The owner of automaker Subaru said that its operating profit jumped 21% in the third quarter, on strong U.S. sales and favorable exchange-rate swings.

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Why General Motors Thinks U.S. Auto Sales Haven't Peaked

U.S. auto sales hit record levels last year. GM's chief financial officer argues that 2015 wasn't a peak, but rather the beginning of a "plateau", with a few more years of good sales yet to come. Here's his case.

Fri Feb 5

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TMFMarlowe published an article 1:07 PM

Volkswagen Postpones its 2015 Earnings Report: What it Means

In a terse statement on Friday, the embattled German automaker said that it would delay reporting its fourth quarter and full-year 2015 earnings to an unspecified future date. Here's the likely reason behind that announcement.

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TMFMarlowe published an article 11:12 AM

Why Record Auto Sales Have Investors Worried

U.S. auto sales hit record levels last year. Automakers are reporting huge profits. So why did so many auto stocks get clobbered last month? Here's the reason.

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Sales and Profits Are Up, but Ford Is Cutting Jobs in Europe

After a big restructuring effort, Ford Europe turned its first profit in four years in 2015. But instead of declaring victory, CEO Mark Fields has ordered more restructuring, including job cuts. What's the story?

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TMFMarlowe published an article 2:30 PM

A 22% Profit Jump for Mercedes-Benz Parent Daimler AG

Mercedes-Benz sales remain very strong around the world. That drove Daimler to a big profit gain in the fourth quarter and a record 2015.

Wed Feb 3

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Toyota Is Ending the Scion Brand: What It Means

Toyota's youth-oriented Scion brand will be discontinued later this year, and existing (and future) Scion models will be rebranded as Toyotas, the company said on Wednesday. Here's why, and what Toyota might be planning next.

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