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 Nissan tests a car that cleans itself

Nissan tests a car that cleans itself

Nissan is experimenting with a “self-cleaning” car that uses a new coating technology to help repel rain, oil and grim ... » story 
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First Shift: GM net profit falls 86%
 

First Shift: GM net profit falls 86%

Recall costs leave only $125 million on bottom line; Hyundai, Mitsu earnings; Asbury used-car plan; hybrids a boomer buy? ... » watch the video 
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 2015 Ford Mustang order guide hints at key options

2015 Ford Mustang order guide hints at key options

The 2015 Ford Mustang order guide is now available to U.S. dealers and the options include a lot of familiar stuff such as racing ... » story 
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FTC officials: Ban on Tesla's direct sales 'bad policy'

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FTC officials: Ban on Tesla's direct sales 'bad policy'
In an unusual move, three top officials with the FTC on Thursday came out in opposition to laws that ban automakers like Tesla Motors from selling automobiles directly to consumers.
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GM ekes out $125M first-quarter profit as recalls take toll
7:30 am U.S. ET | April 24 | UPDATED: 4/24/14 4:17 pm ET -- adds closing stock price
GM ekes out $125M first-quarter profit as recalls take toll
Surging transaction prices on trucks helped GM offset heavy costs from safety recalls and eke out a small profit in the first quarter. ...
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U.S. sales on track to rise 9% in April, 2 forecasts show
3:44 pm U.S. ET | April 24 | UPDATED: 4/24/14 5:50 pm ET -- adds TrueCar outlook
U.S. sales on track to rise 9% in April, 2 forecasts show
Auto sales are on pace to rise 9 percent in April from a year ago, as warmer weather coaxes out more shoppers who stayed home during the unusually harsh winter, according to two forecasts released... ...
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Musk's pay as Tesla CEO drops 99.9% to less than $70,000
5:49 pm U.S. ET | April 24
Musk's pay as Tesla CEO drops 99.9% to less than $70,000
Elon Musk, Tesla's CEO and one of the wealthiest U.S. entrepreneurs, saw his take home pay from the automaker plunge by more than 99.9 percent last year after a surge in ...
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Mitsubishi posts record annual operating profit
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Mitsubishi Motors nearly doubled its operating profit for the year ended March to an all-time high of 123.4 billion yen ($1. ...
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