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    FCA Plans to Hire 1,500 at Italian Plant  

    The Italian-American automaker cites strong sales of its new Jeep Renegade and Fiat 500X models in rehiring 500 workers at the Melfi plant and adding 1,000 more....More
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    UPDATE 2-Brazil automakers expect small rebound from 2014 slump  

    (Adds industrial production figures) By Alberto Alerigi and Brad Haynes SAO PAULO, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Automobile production in 2015 in Brazil will likely barely recover from a sharp plunge last year, as weak sales and exports drag on an industry quickly shedding jobs. Anfavea, the national automakers association, on Thursday forecast a 4.1 percent rise in vehicle output this year after a 15.3 percent drop in 2014 due to tighter credit, shaky consumer confidence and expiring tax breaks. Output rose 10 percent in 2013....More
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    Hyundai to Construct Two China Plants  

    The Korean automaker says its first new manufacturing facilities since 2012 will have annual capacity of 300,000 units apiece when they come on line in 2016 and 2017....More
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    Ford Shutters 50-Year-Old Belgian Plant  

    The automaker is shifting production from the Genk plant, which produced 14 million vehicles over the past half-century, to a facility in Valencia, Spain....More
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    Takata Heightens Supplier Scrutiny Amid Airbag Crisis  

    Responding to a global recall of more than 20 million vehicles equipped with airbags that can explode, a defect blamed in five deaths, Takata is stepping up the pace of quality inspections at its key suppliers....More
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