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KEITH CRAIN

Automotive News editor-in-chief
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When will next shoe drop in China?

Awhile back, several industry executives I trust told me they believed China's government would nationalize the auto industry once it was confident it could manage automotive companies without foreign assistance. Today, you could argue that China is ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | March 30

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A JLR plant in N. America? Do it already

Do not hesitate to build that North American vehicle assembly plant, Jaguar Land Rover. You will be amazed. Trust me on this one. I can't tell you how many times history has repeated itself on this count. The story always goes like this: Automaker X ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | March 16

MARK RECHTIN

Automotive News Los Angeles bureau chief
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Marketers: Auto purchase funnel is dead

LOS ANGELES -- Awareness. Consideration. Preference. Purchase. The automotive purchase funnel has been written in stone for decades. While more data than ever are available on consumer habits, those habits are becoming less predictable. Is it time ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | May 19

JASON STEIN

Automotive News publisher and editor
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Marchionne still goes his own way with tell-all strategy

Some called the concept audacious (eight brands, 14 speakers and 19 PowerPoint presentations -- in one day?). Others compared the 10-hour session to a "hostage situation." And most couldn't believe the detail -- "there are 87 pages in the Fiat brand ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | May 12

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FCA may find perfect partner is from Asia

Sergio Marchionne wants a dance partner for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. The financial media keep trying to fix him up with Volkswagen, despite his refusal to be courted by this particular German fraulein and his repeated attempts to douse the rumors. ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | March 23

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