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GM faces union demands following stock buyback plan

6:00 am U.S. ET | March 10, 2015

General Motors CEO Mary Barra started off her second year in the job with an activist investor at her door after her first year was largely consumed by a safety investigation over fatally defective ignition switches. Now she'll need to contend with the UAW, another constituency looking for a slice of GM's cash pile....
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ZF-TRW deal to be approved by EU regulators, report says

1:48 pm U.S. ET | March 4, 2015

EU antitrust regulators are expected to clear German car parts maker ZF Friedrichshafen's $13.5 billion bid for US peer TRW Automotive Holdings with conditions, two people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters today....
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Fiat Chrysler may sell more than 10% of Ferrari in New York IPO

4:57 pm U.S. ET | March 3, 2015

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles may sell a stake exceeding 10 percent when its Ferrari division holds an initial public offering this year, as more investors than expected seek a share of the supercar manufacturer....
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Federal-Mogul delays split into two public companies

9:58 am U.S. ET | Feb. 26, 2015

Federal-Mogul, the powertrain and aftermarket parts supplier controlled by Wall Street investment mogul Carl Icahn, said this week it will delay a prior plan to split into two separate public companies during the first half of this year....
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Family owners of Ferrari say they will not sell stake

10:36 am U.S. ET | Feb. 18, 2015

Piero Ferrari, son of the eponymous luxury sports car company's founder Enzo Ferrari, said today he had no intention to sell the 10 percent stake his family owns in the company....
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Lear to buy more shares, boost dividend

10:09 am U.S. ET | Feb. 17, 2015

Weeks after receiving a letter from an activist investor urging the company to split into two separately traded public companies, Lear said today it will increase its share repurchase program and quarterly dividend....
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NEWS ANALYSIS

GM faces investor demand for slice of $25 billion cash hoard

8:34 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 12, 2015

An investor group demand that General Motors give back more of its $25 billion cash hoard confronts CEO Mary Barra with a challenge to her plans for building the company and rewarding shareholders....
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GM seeks banks' advice on dealing with activist investor group

12:13 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 12, 2015

General Motors has turned to two investment banks to help it come up with a response to a shareholder group demanding $8 billion in stock buybacks and a seat on the board of the automaker, the company told Reuters....
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BorgWarner Q4 revenue rises as net income declines slightly

11:04 am U.S. ET | Feb. 12, 2015

BorgWarner, the turbocharger and emissions systems supplier, reported today fourth-quarter gains in revenues and a slight decline in net income....
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Wilson sees plenty to fix at GM

12:47 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 11, 2015

Harry Wilson has made it clear that General Motors' inert cash pile is just the first problem he would like a chance to fix if he gets himself elected to GM's board. "This is certainly much broader than a capital return question," Wilson said Tuesday....
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GM was considering buyback since before activist pressure, report says

3:46 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 11, 2015

Even before former Treasury official Harry Wilson showed up at General Motors asking for a share buyback, the automaker was considering just such a move that could come later in this year, a person familiar with the matter told Bloomberg....
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MIKE COLIAS

BLOG: How much damage can GM's financial 'fortress' sustain?

1:54 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 10, 2015

Marauders are storming GM's “fortress balance sheet.” Or at least, they're knocking loudly on the door....
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GM management too slow, vague, Wilson says

4:54 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 10, 2015

General Motors' management has been too slow to make changes that would improve profitability and too vague in setting near-term milestones for performance, the leader of an investor group seeking a seat on the board said on Tuesday....
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Former Obama aide says $8 billion buyback will unlock GM’s value

9:05 am U.S. ET | Feb. 10, 2015

Harry Wilson, a member of President Barack Obama's auto task force that restructured GM and Chrysler, intends to nominate himself for a seat on the board of GM and propose an $8 billion stock buyback, setting off a new debate over how to manage and allocate the company's financial resources....
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Group 1's adjusted Q4 net hits record; GAAP operating profits, net fall

8:56 am U.S. ET | Feb. 5, 2015

Group 1's fourth-quarter adjusted net income rose 41 percent to a record $41 million, on an 11 percent rise in revenue, the nation's third-largest auto retailer said today....
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Ontario sells last GM shares for $875 million

7:14 am U.S. ET | Feb. 5, 2015

Ontario’s government sold its last remaining General Motors shares acquired during the automaker’s 2009 bailout, saying it would invest the $875 million of proceeds in an infrastructure fund....
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GM to raise dividend, hints more for investors could come later this year

10:14 am U.S. ET | Feb. 4, 2015

General Motors said today it plans to raise its dividend by 20 percent, a move that comes as investors are calling on the auto giant to give them a bigger slice of the company's mounting pile of cash....
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Fiat Chrysler's U.S. operating profits rise in Q4

11:30 am U.S. ET | Feb. 3, 2015

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' US subsidiary reported its fourth-quarter earnings excluding special items rose 1.5 percent to $669 million. For the year, FCA US reported a 31 percent gain on the same basis to $2.4 billion, as continued sales growth offset one-time charges related to its merger a year earlier....
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Activist investor urges Lear to split in two for seating, electronics

11:25 am U.S. ET | Feb. 3, 2015

An activist investor is urging Lear to split in two for better shareholder value. Marcato Capital Management LLC sent a letter to Lear's board today urging the company to split its two divisions -- electrical and seating -- into two separate companies....
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JCI quarterly net income grows 12% on higher volume

3:07 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 22, 2015

Supplier Johnson Controls said today its quarterly net income grew 12 percent, reaching $507 million, compared with $451 million during the same quarter last year. JCI is typically one of the first suppliers to release quarterly earning results, serving as a bellwether for supplier financial trends....
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PHILIP NUSSEL

BLOG: Musk's $481 million paper loss in Detroit

12:10 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2015

In the world of Elon Musk, one off-hand remark can be expensive. On Tuesday, the Tesla CEO lost $481 million on paper after he mentioned "unexpectedly weak" sales in China. But after his celebrity-like appearance here, it was clear that Detroit's love for Musk is only going to grow....
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THE GM RECALL

GM accused of misleading investors over recalls

6:55 am U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2015

General Motors managers misled investors and regulators for years about issues connected to vehicle ignition switch defects, shareholders said in a lawsuit accusing the company of inflating the stock's value....
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Magna forecasts surprise fall in 2015 revenue

9:22 am U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2015

Canadian supplier Magna International forecast a surprise fall in fiscal 2015 revenue, hurt by falling sales in its production and contract manufacturing businesses....
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TI Automotive, Bain near deal a year after failed effort, report says

9:10 am U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2015

TI Automotive, the auto fuel-systems maker that came close to a deal with Bain Capital Partners LLC last year, is again near an agreement to sell itself to the private equity firm, people with knowledge of the matter told Bloomberg....
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Ford boosts stock dividend 20% even after profit declines

9:14 am U.S. ET | Jan. 8, 2015

Ford raised its quarterly dividend 20 percent today, the third boost in as many years, even as the automaker has said profit would decline for 2014....
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