A contentious battle between Volvo Cars and TWR, the British company that controls 51% of AutoNova, a joint venture it has with the Swedish automaker, seemed to be headed toward a solution late last week. AutoNova, which assembles C70 coupes and convertibles for Volvo, has been idle for two weeks because of a dispute between the two owners over how to share AutoNova's 1998 losses. Volvo says it wants to end the JV to stave off an AutoNova bankruptcy that could jeopardize the jobs of ...

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