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GUEST COMMENTRY - ANNE DOYLE:

How NASCAR'S Danica Patrick and dads are empowering daughters

Did you catch the change blowing in the wind at this weekend's Daytona 500 NASCAR race, fueled by Danicamania? Read More »

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DIANA T. KURYLKO:

2014 Mercedes S class: Semiautonomous and more

The debut of a new S-class sedan usually puts the competition on edge. A redesigned 2014 S-class sedan goes on sale this fall. The timing couldn't be better as U.S. auto sales are expected to continue expanding this year. Read More »

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HANS GREIMEL:

Nikkei's take on bailout: Japan saved GM

Did the U.S. taxpayer save General Motors? Or was it really saved by the missteps and misfortunes of Japan's automakers? Read More »

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GABE NELSON:

Why the auto industry isn't scared of the 'sequestration' crisis

If you have watched even a few minutes of television news in the past few days, you are probably well aware the United States is less than a day away from another fiscal crisis. So why isn't the auto industry panicking? Read More »

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AutoNews Now: GM raising bet on Volt

After a 2012 sales lift, a plan to ramp up plug-in hybrid output; Chrysler's Hoosier state expansion; F-Series undercover? Read More »

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Roy Brown, designer of Ford's Edsel, dies at 96

Roy Brown Jr., the automotive designer best known for his role in creating the Edsel, one of Ford Motor Co.'s biggest product flops, died Sunday, Feb. 24. He was 96. Read More »

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First Shift: Laughing off D.C. drama?

Snyder: Feb. sales performance versus political theater; UAW wooing Nissan workers; Chrysler investment; Ford MPG suit. Read More »

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Marchionne sees clarity on Chrysler ownership in Q3

Chrysler and Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne predicted that the U.S. automaker's future ownership structure won't be clear until the third quarter. Read More »

ThyssenKrupp offices raided in German auto steel suppliers probe

ThyssenKrupp AG, Germany's biggest steelmaker, said an antitrust watchdog in the country raided its offices in the western city of Duisburg today. Read More »

ThyssenKrupp offices raided in German auto steel suppliers probe

ThyssenKrupp AG, Germany's biggest steelmaker, said an antitrust watchdog in the country raided its offices in the western city of Duisburg today. Read More »

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Auto execs to speak on U.S. manufacturing in House hearing

Top executives from Ford, Honda, and Toyota are scheduled to testify next week at a Capitol Hill hearing on the outlook for U.S. auto manufacturing. Read More »

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Chrysler to spend $374 million on transmission plants in Ind.

Chrysler Group is investing $374 million into several Indiana transmissions plants responsible for building eight- and nine-speed transmissions, the company said. After months of preliminary steps, Chrysler will invest $162 million in an empty Tipton, Ind. Read More »

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GM guarantees Opel jobs after unions agree to factory closure, pay freeze

Opel labor leaders agreed with management to the closure of the Bochum car plant in Germany at the end of 2016 in exchange for job guarantees for 20,000 German workers. Read More »

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Mazda bets on CX-5 to lead growth in Europe

Mazda plans to grow in Europe as it bets on the success of the CX-5 compact crossover and the new Mazda6 mid-sized sedan and wagon to help it defy a stagnant market where most other volume brands are being hit by declining sales. Read More »

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Daimler nominates Avon's Jung for supervisory board

Daimler has nominated the former CEO of U.S. cosmetics giant Avon to the supervisory board in an effort to increase female representation. "Andrea Jung has excellent management and market knowledge," particularly of North and South America and Russia, Daimler said. Read More »

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