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3 hrs ago | South China Morning Post

China regulator takes aim at Lexus parts pricing policies

China questions executives from Toyota about luxury brand's parts policies as foreign players are fined for anti-competitive behaviour China's regulator has summoned executives from Toyota Motor Corp over pricing policies and practices for spare and replacement parts at its luxury Lexus division, sources with direct knowledge of the matter said. The questioning coincided with the first-ever punishments of foreign carmakers for price fixing this month, when fines were imposed on the Chinese venture of Volkswagen and the China sales unit of Fiat's Chrysler.

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Related Topix: Toyota Motor, Auto Dealers

7 hrs ago | The Fairfield Ledger

Smokestack removed from building after fire

Washington Fire Department was called at about 10:30 a.m. Monday to Modine Manufacturing to reports of smoke in the building. On arrival, firefighters discovered an indoor smoke stack had caught fire.

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Related Topix: Fire, Modine Manufacturing, Manufacturing

11 hrs ago | FindLaw

GM to Pay for 19 Deaths Linked to Ignition Switch Problem

General Motors has offered to pay compensation for 19 deaths caused by faulty ignition switches in the company's vehicles. The dollar amounts of the automaker's offers weren't announced.

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Related Topix: General Motors

14 hrs ago | Detroit News

House report blasts NHTSA for failing to spot GM ignition defect

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration made a series of critical mistakes and had 'ample information' that should have allowed the agency to discover General Motors' ignition switch defect linked to at least 19 deaths and 54 crashes, a congressional report released late Monday found. The auto safety agency came under withering criticism from GOP staff of the House Energy and Commerce Committee in a 44-page report based on a review of millions of pages of records and interviews with key NHTSA officials.

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Related Topix: General Motors

16 hrs ago | Automotive News

Hyundai plans to build 2 more factories in China, not 1, reports say

Hyundai Motor Co. plans to build two factories in China instead of one, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters today.

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Related Topix: World News, China, Asia, Hyundai Motor,

20 hrs ago | West Australian

Mitsubishi Motors to invest $600 million in Indonesian car factory

Japan's Mitsubishi Motors Corp will invest $600 million to set up its first multi-purpose vehicle factory in Indonesia, aiming to capitalise on strong demand for the segment in the country as well as to export to other markets in Asia. Multi-purpose vehicles or MPVs accounted for more than half the 1.23 million cars sold in Indonesia in 2013.

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Related Topix: Mitsubishi Motors, World News, Indonesia,

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Automotive News

UAW deal with Lear would shed two-tier wages at Ind. plant

The agreement that ended a one-day strike at a Lear Corp. seat plant supplying Ford Motor Co. in Chicago would get rid of a wage structure that pays new-hires less than their veteran colleagues, a union official said.

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Related Topix: Manufacturing, Textiles, Lear Corporation, Hammond, IN

Brandon Sun

Business Highlights

Microsoft's decision to spend $2.5 billion for the creator of the hit game "Minecraft" could help the Xbox maker grab attention on mobile phones, a new priority for the company. But the move carries risks, as gamers can be fickle.

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Related Topix: Minecraft, Video Games, The, Deep Silver, They, _No Company, X360, Microsoft Xbox, General Motors

WTOC-TV Savannah

GM expert says 19 deaths eligible for compensation

The death toll tied to faulty ignition switches in General Motors small cars has risen to 19, according to a compensation expert hired by the company. The number is likely to go higher.

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Related Topix: General Motors, Prison

GlobeNewswire

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FWT, Inc., a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of wireless communication infrastructure products, announced today that it has received ISO-9001 certification from the International Standards Organization for the design and manufacturing of communications towers. ARLINGTON, Texas, Sept.

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Related Topix: ISO 9000, Retail, Auto Parts, Keystone Automotive Industries, Pennsylvania, Printers, Internet, Science / Technology

KUQL-FM Mitchell

GM offers compensation for 19 deaths related to ignition switch

General Motors Co. will pay compensation for 19 deaths linked to a faulty ignition switch, according to the lawyer overseeing the process, more than the 13 deaths the automaker had previously admitted were caused by the now recalled part.

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Related Topix: General Motors

Detroit News

GM compensation fund approves' death claims

GM hasn't offered any recent figure on the number of injuries it believes are connected. The independent compensation fund overseeing claims from General Motors ignition switch recall has approved applications for 19 deaths in its first six weeks of operation - significantly more deaths than the Detroit automaker has acknowledged.

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Related Topix: General Motors

Daily Herald

Google's driverless cars future at odds with automakers

Google Inc., with its vision for a future where cars drive themselves, is putting itself at odds with an auto industry that shares its desire for safer, less- congested roads -- yet won't abide the "driverless" part. Google Inc., with its vision for a future where cars drive themselves, is putting itself at odds with an auto industry that shares its desire for safer, less- congested roads -- yet won't abide the "driverless" part.

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Related Topix: Google, Startups, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, BMW R, BMW Dirt Bike, Dirt Bikes, Toyota Motor, Marketing

MotorAuthority

Ferrari Celebrating 60 Years Of U.S. Sales With $3.2 Million Supercar

Ferrari chairman Luca di Montezemolo last week confirmed his resignation from the company he's run for the past 23 years, but before he steps down he has one final undertaking-celebrating 60 years of the Prancing Horse's sales in the U.S. with the unveiling of a new special edition supercar. The U.S. remains Ferrari's single biggest market, with sales here for the first six months of the year up 13 percent to 1,062 cars, and the country is also home to some of the world's most discerning Ferrari collectors.

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Related Topix: Coupe, Ferrari, Ferrari F12 Berlinetta, Fiat Spa

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Automotive News

Mercedes boosts CLA capacity, U.S. allocation

VANCE, Ala. - Mercedes-Benz has increased production capacity for its year-old CLA entry-level sedan, aiming to alleviate tight supplies that have limited sales.

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Related Topix: Vance, AL, DaimlerChrysler AG

WAFF-TV Huntsville

Memphians test drive electric Harley Davidson motorcycles

Editor's note: Chris Best is the Assistant News Director for WMC Action News 5. He's also a motorcycle enthusiast and member of the Memphis Chapter of the Harley Davidson Owner's Group. - I'll start off by saying I'm a motorcycle guy, a Harley guy to be more specific.

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Related Topix: Motorcycles, Harley-Davidson Motorcycle, Harley Davidson, Harley-Davidson Sportster, Milwaukee, WI

Bike EXIF

Re: Rough Crafts' Harley Dyna "Urban Cavalry"

Is there any remaining doubt that Rough Crafts is one of the world's top custom Harley builders? On the evidence of this new Dyna, I don't think so. 'Urban Cavalry' is not your typical Harley build.

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Related Topix: Harley Davidson

CBS Local

Deal Reached To End Strike At Hammond, Ind. Plant

A deal has been reached to end a strike at the Lear Corp. plant in Hammond, Ind. after nearly 800 employees walked off the job Saturday morning.

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Related Topix: Hammond, IN, Manufacturing, Textiles, Lear Corporation

Detroit Free Press

Ferrari CEO is owed a debt of thanks, but it's time to branch out

Ferrari President Luca di Montezemolo, right, and Fiat and Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne, attend the presentation of the new Ferrari, named LaFerrari, during the first media day of the 83rd Geneva International Motor Show, Switzerland. On Wednesday, Fiat Chrysler announced that Montezemolo will leave the company next month after managing the growth of the luxury brand.

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Related Topix: Chrysler Maserati, Chrysler Town and Country, Chrysler, Chrysler Town & Country, Fiat Spa, Ypsilanti, MI, Lincoln Navigator, Lincoln, SUV

Concord Monitor

Will manual transmissions be extinct?

"Any car that was only available as an automatic was a deal breaker," said Dewing, 44. "I love to drive. I want to know that I am actually driving, that I am in control of the machine."

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Related Topix: Fiat Spa

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