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    Report: Morgan Stanley predicts radical auto industry consolidation
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    A lack of technological foresight and changing economic conditions may bring dramatic consolidation to the auto industry in the next 15 to 20 years. Industry analyst Adam Jonas at Morgan Stanley believes that the number of major automakers could go from around 30 today to as few as 6 in that ...

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    Report: China forcing foreign automakers to give up EV secrets?
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    So you want to sell your foreign cars in China? If you're an automaker, it might cost you a whole lot do so. A report in The Wall Street Journal claims that the Chinese government wants to force foreign companies to divulge their electric vehicle technology secrets in order to sell their products ...

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    So Cold in the D: Motown student pleads for auto aid in documentary
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    Nicole Pentis is a high school junior in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan who has been making videos for five years. When C-SPAN sent out a call for students to make a video address to President Obama and tell him what they thought were the most pressing issues facing the U.S., Pentis grabbed her camera. ...

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    Detroit CEOs and UAW chief summoned to Washington
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    When Congress wants to hand out money, it apparently wants to include everybody. Barney Frank, Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, is likely to propose a measure that lets automakers tap into the $700 billion vein of rescue dollars that's ostensibly intended for financial ...

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    VIDEO: Onion interviews automaker execs, flying cars are out
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    Try as they might, The Onion got the typical stonewall response from GM, Ford, and Toyota when pressing the automakers about their flying car programs. All these companies do is deny, deny, deny. Even when the Onion called them out, pointing to their secret labs where engineers fly around gleefully ...

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    Automakers to face $2B class-action for Canadian price discrepancies
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    A few days ago we posted on the price discrepancy between identical vehicles sold in the U.S. and Canada. The discrepancy was always there, but became apparent when the value of the Canadian Loonie reached parity with the U.S. dollar recently. It was then that consumers couldn't ignore the fact ...

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    BREAKING: California judge throws out lawsuit against automakers
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    You might recall about this time last year, California State Attorney General Bill Lockyer filed a lawsuit in Northern California's U.S. District Court asserting that automakers selling vehicles in the Golden State were liable for the hundreds of millions of dollars of damages its products cause. ...

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    Forbes goes digging for ten brands you haven't heard of (unless you read Autoblog)
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    There are more automakers in the world than the members of the Big 3, Big 6 and Exotic 8. There are cottage automakers, niche builders and boutique brands hiding in the world's every nook and cranny. Forbes recently compiled a list of the Top Ten Auto Brands You've Never Heard Of. Clearly Forbes ...

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    By The Numbers: June 2006 - UPDATE 2
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    Most of the numbers for the month of June are in, and as you can see the red arrows outnumber the green ones yet again. Eighteen out of the 39 automakers below are reporting a rise in June sales over the same period last year. The 25.9% drop in sales by General Motors has attracted the most ...

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    Bush and automakers delay meeting
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    Bigwigs from DiamlerChrysler, Ford Motor Company and General Motors will have to wait for their date with the President. The expected meeting between the Big Three and President George W. Bush is now slated for June 2, moved back from the May 18 date as previously reported. The CEO ...

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    Jerry Flint: Do Ford and GM know how to build 'American' vehicles anymore?
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    In his latest rant, Forbes columnist Jerry Flint questions the design strategies of Ford Motor Co. and General Motors.  He thinks their global-strategies for new models will fail, as much of it is based on slapping domestic badges on their European models... not unlike what the companies did ...

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    How automakers are arming the Chinese car invasion
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    How important is the Chinese market to such automakers as Volkswagen, Honda and General Motors? Important enough that virtually every major automaker is not only building modern plants in the Middle Kingdom but sharing their proprietary technologies. The Toyota Prius, for example, is assembled in ...

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    Auto parts make a significant contribution to trade deficit
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    OK, so maybe that's a contender for "Most Obvious Headline of the Year", but unfortunately, this simply points to how true it is. In 2005, auto parts contributed over $37B to the United States' trade deficit, which was up 20% from one year ago. On behalf of all of those in this ...

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