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Ukraine crisis slows Daimler's Russian growth

Aug. 3, 2014 12:00 CET
Daimler has seen booming growth in the Russian auto market weaken due to the Ukraine crisis, CEO Dieter Zetsche told a German newspaper.

GM looks for alternative supplies in China after deadly factory blast

5:34 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2014
GM has asked one of its Tier 1 suppliers in China to find an alternative source of components after an explosion ripped through a factory on Saturday, killing at least 75 people and injuring 185.

SUV back in vogue as jauntier Americans rekindle old love affair

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2014
For the first time in decades, more people are buying SUVs than sedans. Americans are feeling a little jauntier as the economy improves and are willing to indulge in a lifestyle upgrade.

Electric turbocharger eliminates lag, Valeo says

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2014
French supplier Valeo has developed an electric turbocharger that it says eliminates "turbo lag." The new turbocharger is powered by an electric motor instead of exhaust gases.

GABE NELSON

Wait for Congress to act? Good luck

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2014
The need to fix America's crumbling roads is one of the few things Democrats and Republicans agree on, yet it took an accounting trick to free up a little money for road repairs.

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Toyota's Lentz in Texas: A Lexus regret, fixing 'starved' Scion, the next Prius

Toyota's Lentz in Texas: A Lexus regret, fixing 'starved' Scion, the next Prius

Toyota North America CEO Jim Lentz is a pioneer. He and a handful of other employees moved to north Texas last September to help build the automaker's new U.S. headquarters.
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