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JOSE MUNOZ | CHAIRMAN, NISSAN NORTH AMERICA

Munoz says Nissan's 10% U.S. share in reach

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 4, 2015
Nissan Chairman Jose Munoz faces a difficult assignment: He must take Nissan and Infiniti to a combined 10 percent US market share by March 2017, up from 8.4 percent at the end of 2014.
STEVE CANNON | CEO, MERCEDES-BENZ USA

At Mercedes, signs point to a strong year

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 4, 2015
Two years from now, Mercedes-Benz USA will be a different company with "a new level of energy," CEO Steve Cannon said.

A colossal month for crossovers

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 4, 2015
Crossovers pulled into the fast lane and sped ahead in April, driving a 4.6 percent rise in the month's U.S. sales to 1,455,242 light vehicles.

KEITH CRAIN

Piech's out at VW -- for the moment

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 4, 2015
Late last month, Ferdinand Piech resigned from his position as chairman of Volkswagen's supervisory board.

2 industry titans in turmoil

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 4, 2015
Two of Europe's automotive titans, long used to getting their way in boardroom intrigues, suffered rare defeats in late April that threaten to alter...

Marchionne: Automakers must consolidate

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 4, 2015
The world's automakers spend billions of dollars each to develop their own four-cylinder engines.

RICHARD JOHNSON

Piech's fall is a familiar tale in this industry

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 4, 2015
Let's see, patriarch of giant auto group and acclaimed automotive genius late in life squabbles with members of his own family and is forced to give...

Marchionne: Here's what I'm not talking about

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 4, 2015
Addressing analysts on a conference call last week, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne made a presentation he called "Confessions of a...

Francois Michelin dies at age 88

9:24 am U.S. ET | April 29, 2015
Francois Michelin, who headed the French tire giant that bears his family name for 47 years, died Wednesday at age 88.

VW investors hope Piech exit may usher in change

7:09 am U.S. ET | April 27, 2015
Investors hope that Volkswagen will be able to revive profitability at its core division, cure underperformance overseas and bury lingering plans for...

Francois to speak at congress

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 27, 2015
Olivier Francois, FCA's chief marketing officer who has been the driving force behind several highly praised and high-impact advertising campaigns in...

VW board demanded Piech go after learning of secret plot

8:44 pm U.S. ET | April 26, 2015
Ferdinand Piech, who resigned as chairman of Volkswagen over the weekend, sowed the seeds of his own demise by reneging on a deal to support CEO...

Piech's reign ends after 500-mile trek to German city that once honored him

1:47 pm U.S. ET | April 26, 2015
Ferdinand Piech's two decades of unyielding authority over Volkswagen ended after a 500-mile journey to Braunschweig, a small city in central Germany...

Piech resigns as VW chairman after failing to oust CEO

12:38 pm U.S. ET | April 25, 2015
Ferdinand Piech, a towering figure at Volkswagen for more than two decades, resigned as chairman on Saturday after losing a showdown with CEO Martin...

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Ruthless VW patriarch Piech overplays last hand, ending era

8:29 pm U.S. ET | April 25, 2015
Ferdinand Piech's iron-fisted rule over Volkswagen helped him build an empire spanning fuel-efficient city cars to 40-ton trucks, but in the end he...

GM paid Barra $16.2 million in 2014

11:00 am U.S. ET | April 24, 2015
GM CEO Mary Barra received $16.2 million in total compensation during her first year leading the automaker, GM said in a regulatory filing today.

Mercedes' Cannon recruits fellow execs for a personal mission

11:34 am U.S. ET | April 21, 2015
A few months ago, Steve Cannon called on the heads of Group 1 and AutoNation for big favors -- and it had nothing to do with selling more cars.

Sheila Vaden-Williams, former head of minority auto dealers association, dies at age 55

11:20 am U.S. ET | April 21, 2015
Sheila Vaden-Williams, former president of the National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers, died Sunday. She was 55.

Phil Martens out as CEO of aluminum supplier Novelis

1:56 pm U.S. ET | April 20, 2015
Top aluminum rolled products maker Novelis announced Monday the surprise departure of CEO Philip Martens -- a former rising star executive at Ford --...

RICHARD JOHNSON

Piech's career battles will be his legacy

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 20, 2015
Ferdinand Piech started out his career with a pretty serious rivalry -- tangling with cousin Ferdinand "Butzi" Porsche, designer of the 911.

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