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    Demand from U.S. automakers could boost aluminium price -Japan industry body  

    * Ford plans to launch aluminium-intensive truck, others could follow * Could push aluminium price to $2,500 per T -Japan industry body * Premiums paid by Japanese buyers are too high -industry group TOKYO, July 11 (Reuters) - Prices for aluminium could climb around a third to as high as $2,500 per tonne if more U.S. automakers start producing vehicles made from the metal, said the new head of Japan's aluminium industry body....More
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    Ford Says Strikes Won't Weaken Ties to South Africa  

    The U.S. automaker's regional chief, Jeff Nemeth, says a strike that has shut down General Motors production in the country and could expand to Ford hasn't shaken his company's "long-term commitment to South Africa."...More
  • Jul 10, 2014
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    Barra Driving Change at GM

    Under CEO Mary Barra, GM is the only one stepping up to change the conversation and fix the long-broken mechanisms for protecting consumers from potentially dangerous vehicle defects and compensating victims....More
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    Software Problem Prompts Honda to Recall Hybrids in Japan  

    The automaker says the recall covers more than 175,000 Fit and Vezel subcompact hybrids whose engine-control units could cause the vehicle to move or speed abruptly....More
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    U.K. Dealer Bullish on Sales Despite Interest-Rate Hikes  

    Andy Bruce, CEO of the Lookers auto-retail chain, predicts cars will remain affordable even if interest rates rise from the current, record-low 0.5%....More
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    EU Investigates Hungarian State Aid for Audi  

    The European Union's executive body is investigating whether the Hungarian government complied with EC rules in granting aid to the German automaker....More
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    China Halting Sales Tax on Eco-Friendly Cars  

    The government will stop collecting sales taxes on approved models of electric, hybrid and fuel-cell cars from Sept. 1 through the end of 2017 in a bit to reduce air pollution....More
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    Honda to Shut Japan Plant Thursday Due to Typhoon  

    A spokesman says the plant in Southern Japan is being closed for employee safety and the Japanese automaker does not expect the facility itself to be damaged by Typhoon Neoguri....More
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Jul 11, 2014
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Vintage Car Owners Line Up for Fuel

“This is the greatest day ever!” declares Thomas Semaan, whose ’80 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray fueled up for a mere $8.60 instead of the $38 he would have paid for the same amount in today’s dollars....More
Jul 11, 2014
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Tesla Salespeople Would Make Great Museum Curators

The automaker’s salespeople do a couple of things right but enough wrong to finish dead last in a mystery-shopping study....More
Jul 10, 2014
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Barra Driving Change at GM

Under CEO Mary Barra, GM is the only one stepping up to change the conversation and fix the long-broken mechanisms for protecting consumers from potentially dangerous vehicle defects and compensating victims....More

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