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Revenue slides 5% on Brazil, Russia weakness
7:45 am U.S. ET | April 23 | UPDATED: 4/23/15 4:15 pm ET - adds stock close
General Motors posted stout first-quarter profits from truck sales in North America, but trouble in Russia and Brazil and lingering fallout from last year's recall binge kept a lid on earnings.
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Toyota keeps global sales lead over VW, GM on U.S. demand
5:37 am U.S. ET | April 23
Toyota beat Volkswagen and General Motors to remain the world's top-selling automaker during the last quarter despite declining deliveries. Demand for SUVs has helped to ...
TRW to sell suspension unit to THK for $400 million
6:46 am U.S. ET | April 22
TRW Automotive Holdings said it agreed to sell its linkage and suspension business to Tokyo conglomerate THK for $400 million. ...
EVs need more fed support, study finds
11:32 am U.S. ET | April 22
A study commissioned by Congress says the federal government must to do more to support the market for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. ...
Tesla to unveil home and utility batteries April 30
6:51 am U.S. ET | April 22
Tesla Motors Inc. will announce a home battery and a “very large” utility-scale battery on April 30, according to an e-mail sent to investors and analysts. ...
ZF sells bonds to help finance TRW acquisition
2:37 pm U.S. ET | April 20
ZF raised $2.4 billion with the company's first bond sale in its 100-year history to help pay for its acquisition of automotive safety components supplier TRW Automotive ...
Phil Martens out as CEO of aluminum supplier Novelis
1:56 pm U.S. ET | April 20 | UPDATED: 4/21/15 8:56 am ET - adds reaction
Top aluminum rolled products maker Novelis announced Monday the surprise departure of CEO Philip Martens -- a former rising star executive at Ford -- who helped the India ...
Musk nearly sold Tesla to Google in 2013, new book says
11:33 am U.S. ET | April 20
A book titled Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future says Musk had a deal with Google's Larry Page to sell Tesla to the technology giant before th ...
GM considers big investments in Michigan tech center
12:00 pm U.S. ET | April 9
General Motors is considering a multiyear expansion project at its Warren Tech Center in Michigan that would include new buildings, renovations and more jobs. ...
NHTSA warns of rust on brakes in cold-weather states
6:30 am U.S. ET | April 9
Safety regulators warned millions of owners of older model vehicles in "Rust Belt" states to get their brake systems checked for corrosion, a warning that stems from a lo ...
Henrik Fisker, Aston Martin settle suit over Thunderbolt design
4:15 pm U.S. ET | April 8
Aston Martin has put the brakes on Henrik Fisker's return to the auto industry. Fisker, sued by Aston Martin late last month over plans to produce a $400,000 supercar cal ...
GM mulls $1.3 billion expansion of Texas truck plant
9:38 pm U.S. ET | April 8 | UPDATED: 4/9/15 3:01 pm ET - corrected
GM is mulling a $1.3 billion expansion of its Arlington, Texas, assembly plant to boost production of SUVs, according to documents from the city. The company says the inv ...
Nissan to make automatic braking standard in Japan
6:29 am U.S. ET | April 7
Nissan will offer automatic braking as a standard feature in all volume cars in Japan by autumn, starting with the hybrid X-Trail SUV it unveiled today. ...
VW's request to add to Chattanooga expansion approved
8:04 am U.S. ET | April 7 | UPDATED: 4/7/15 3:15 pm ET -- Update on approval
Volkswagen AG won approval from a Chattanooga government panel to add another 130,000 square feet to its $900 million factory expansion there, the Chattanooga Times Free ...