Dustin Walsh

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Recent articles
Delphi latest in fight over offshore U.S. tax shelters
2:47 pm U.S. ET | July 8
Delphi Automotive plc is in the crosshairs of a battle between the IRS and many large American companies over the use of offshore tax shelters. ...


Delphi now part of 2 federal investigations
1:29 pm U.S. ET | June 27
Parts supplier Delphi Automotive plc is now part of two federal investigations -- one of them tied to the ongoing General Motors recall crisis and the other a potential c ...


Denso makes changes in North American executive management
4:00 pm U.S. ET | June 19 | UPDATED: 6/23/14 10:46 am ET -- Corrects Denso misspelling
Toyota-affiliated supplier Denso said Sadahiro “Sam” Usui is the new chairman and CEO of its North American unit based in suburban Detroit. Usui replaces Hika ...


Denso acquires majority stake in diagnostics, telematics firm
1:19 pm U.S. ET | June 6
Denso International America acquired a majority stake in Pennsylvania vehicle diagnostics and telematics company Ease Simulation. ...


Iron castings supplier Grede completes sale to private equity firm
1:58 pm U.S. ET | June 3
Grede Holdings, which supplies specialty iron castings to automakers, said it completed the sale of its operations to private equity firm American Securities LLC. ...


AutoWeb pay-per-click ad startup to expand in Detroit, begin hiring
1:01 pm U.S. ET | May 29
A Miami-based automotive advertising startup is expanding in Detroit with the launch of its pay-per-click ad platform. ...


Roush tapped to build Google's autonomous prototypes, sources say
5:03 pm U.S. ET | May 28
Google will tap Roush Enterprises near Detroit to assemble the tech giant's self-driving prototype vehicles and take advantage of southeast Michigan's automotive supply a ...


Federal-Mogul takes aim at 'cheap' aftermarket parts from China
8:00 am U.S. ET | May 22 | UPDATED: 5/22/14 4:24 pm ET - adds background
Federal-Mogul, saying its Champion spark plugs and other aftermarket parts are losing out to “cheap” products from China sold by big retail chains, is fightin ...


KPMG acquires majority of corporate turnaround firm BBK
3:45 pm U.S. ET | May 6
Accounting and consulting giant KPMG LLP said today it acquired a majority of the assets of Detroit area advisory firm BBK Ltd., a longtime player in auto supplier turnar ...


American Axle earnings get boost from Jeep Cherokee, Ram pickup
3:49 pm U.S. ET | May 2
American Axle & Manufacturing today reported its strongest quarterly earnings in more than a year, crediting strong sales from the new Jeep Cherokee and Ram pickup. ...


Visteon pays Cerberus to take control of interiors unit
7:44 am U.S. ET | May 2 | UPDATED: 5/2/14 10:30 am ET - adds background, details
Auto supplier Visteon said it signed an agreement to transfer its global automotive interiors business to an affiliate of private investment firm Cerberus Capital Managem ...


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