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Publicis-Omnicom merger unlikely to shake up auto ad accounts, experts say

10:25 pm U.S. ET | July 28, 2013
The proposed merger of global advertising agencies Publicis Groupe and Omnicom Group into the world's largest advertising holding company would consolidate work for a long list of auto brands under a single corporate umbrella, but a major upheaval in automotive accounts is seen as unlikely.

For BMW, i3 hatchback is mark of electric car confidence

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 28, 2013
Costly gamble or in tune with the public mood? BMW is set to launch its first all-electric car, hoping to stir demand for a pricey luxury model just as some other producers hit hurdles in selling electric propulsion.

Toyota, outsold by GM in Q2, faces long-term slump in Japan

1:04 am U.S. ET | July 28, 2013
Toyota is facing a Japan problem. The company was outsold by GM for the first time in six quarters, as sales in Japan extended their decline after government incentives for fuel-efficient models expired last year. Japan's largest automaker sold 8.

Ford recalls 33,021 C-Max hybrid cars due to roof issue

9:44 am U.S. ET | July 28, 2013
Ford said it was recalling 33,021 C-Max hybrid cars because a roof component did not meet requirements for protecting against head injuries.

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