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KEITH CRAIN

Automotive News editor-in-chief
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Most mergers come from weakness

Once again, there is talk about consolidation of the global auto industry, triggered by the folks at FCA. The fundamental problem with mergers is that, historically, they almost always have been of two turkeys rather than two eagles. Occasionally, ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | April 20

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A GM-FCA hookup? 'Put' it in perspective

Perhaps Sergio Marchionne is banking on a loss of institutional memory at General Motors. That's the only way I can see that he might expect GM to consider buying Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. Marchionne might have an opening if only because the ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | April 20

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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Maroone's guiding rule: Set yourself apart

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- The stack of tributes, at last measure, is about 6 inches thick and growing. Those documents -- printouts of emails, congratulatory cards and handwritten thank-yous -- number into the hundreds, stacked neatly in a shoebox on ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | April 6

GUEST COLUMNISTS

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Left for dead, British industry booms again

Ten years ago this month, MG Rover went bankrupt. The event appeared to symbolize the end of the once proud British auto industry. But in April 2005 no one could have foreseen that: MG -- one of the world's most cherished sports car brands -- ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | April 13

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