General Motors

New Chinese-Backed Automaker Challenges Tesla

Faraday Future comes as a new challenger for Tesla in building electric car. The Chinese-backed startup company has invested $1 billion to build factory in America. Other than electric car, Faraday Futures also prepares "rolling smartphone" as a different business model in automotive industry.

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GM promises UAW $1.9 billion for US operations, 3,300 union jobs

General Motors promised The United Auto Workers union a $1.9-billion investment in US operations that would add 3,300 union jobs in the country under a proposed four-year contract.

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GM Pre-Tax Profit Higher than Expected

General Motors pre-tax profit for the third quarter has increased by 37 percent or $3.1 billion thanks to a strong truck and SUV sales in North America and improved performance in China.

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Germany's luxury automakers buy Nokia's maps

Nokia bids goodbye to its digital maps business as it sells its HERE maps unit to German carmaker consortium among BMW, Audi, and Mercedes-Benz's owner Daimler, to focus on making mobile-phone network equipment.

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Mutual funds chase head start on hit IPOs with pre-public investing

U.S. mutual funds are placing bigger bets on privately held companies to get a head start finding the next IPO superstar, a strategy that has yielded some dramatic payoffs and flameouts.

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Investors look to earnings for market direction

Investors attempting to determine whether U.S. equities will rebound from Friday's selloff or continue to sink will look to a deluge of earnings next week for a clearer picture of the economy.

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Fiat Chrysler recalls 703,000 vehicles in U.S. to fix ignition switches

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling 702,578 SUVs and minivans to fix defective ignition switches that can unexpectedly turn off the engine, according to documents posted Friday by U.S. safety regulators.

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U.S. companies face billions in Venezuela currency losses, Reuters analysis shows

At least 40 major U.S. companies have substantial exposure to Venezuela’s deepening economic crisis, and could collectively be forced to take billions of dollars of write downs, a Reuters analysis shows.

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Ally Financial sells stake in Chinese joint venture to GM

Ally Financial Inc (ALLY.N) said on Monday that it completed the sale of its stake in a joint venture with a Chinese auto lender to General Motors Co (GM.N) for $1 billion.

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Hyundai Motor to build two China plants amid slowing economy

Hyundai Motor Co said on Tuesday it would build two factories in China, its first new manufacturing plants since 2012 as the South Korean automaker bets on growth in the world's biggest car market even as the economy slows.

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As Ford closes, European rust belt seeks new ideas

In the heart of western Europe, the Belgian-Dutch-German rust belt has been dealt another blow. Two car plants closed this month as companies sought cheaper labor elsewhere, the final chapter of a manufacturing boom that began when coal mines fuelling Europe's industrialization shut in the 1960s.

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U.S. to sell final $1.25 billion shares of Ally Financial from bailout

The U.S. Treasury Department will sell its remaining 54.9 million shares of Ally Financial Inc (ALLY.N) acquired under the government's bailout of the auto lender, Ally said on Thursday.

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Worried about broader fallout, Japan moves to contain air bag crisis

Japan's auto recall enforcement division, whose 16 members work from a cramped office on the eighth floor of the transport ministry building in Tokyo, only found out about safety issues with Takata Corp air bags in late-2008 - more than three years after the company says it first learned of problems.

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Chrysler to begin replacing Takata air bag inflators in U.S. in Dec

Chrysler Group will begin replacing potentially defective air bag inflators made by Takata Corp in more than 371,000 U.S. vehicles in early December, according to documents filed by the automaker with U.S. safety regulators.

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At Brazil auto show, industry wonders if it can get any worse

Automakers in Brazil are facing the sharpest slowdown since 1999 and it could be a year or more before things turn the corner.

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