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    Report: SEC investigating GM for ignition switch recall
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    The aftershocks of General Motors' ignition switch recall keep coming. First, the automaker announced that it saw an 86-percent decrease in net income for the first quarter of 2014 partially due to recall-related expenses. Now, a recent Securities and Exchange Committee filing from GM shows that ...

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    Report: Department of Justice closing books on Daimler bribery investigation
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    An investigation by the US Department of Justice into charges that Daimler bribed officials in 22 countries with "tens of millions of dollars" to win contracts worth hundreds of millions of dollars from 1998 to 2008 has almost come to a close. Daimler paid $195 million in fines to the DoJ and the ...

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    Report: Tesla curbs forecast due to Model S issues, losses total $864.9M
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    It ain't easy creating a brand-new automaker from scratch. The fact that Elon Musk and Tesla have actually been able to bring not one, but two cars to market is in itself quite impressive. That said, the road has not been without its bumps, and Tesla is feeling some of the setbacks that come with ...

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    Report: GM admits $600k ad contract went to company of CFO's wife
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    Mother is a well-respected ad agency with offices in London, New York and Buenos Aires. Another noteable detail about Mother is that Pernilla Ammann is a partner and COO of Mother New York. That's important, because Mrs. Ammann's husband is General Motors CFO Dan Ammann. Neither point stands out ...

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    Report: SEC says ex-Delphi CEO Batterberg misled investors
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    According to the Detroit Free Press, the Securities and Exchange Commission has accused former Delphi CEO J.T. Battenberg III of intentionally working to hide his company's financial situation from investors. On Tuesday, an SEC lawyer told the jury in Battenberg's trial that the ex-Delphi boss made ...

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    Tesla SEC filing reveals Model S has 3,000 deposits
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    In an 8-K filing posted with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission yesterday, Tesla Motors revealed that, by the end of the third quarter, it had already lined up 3,000 buyers, each of whom has coughed up $5,000 required to reserve the automaker's long-promised Model S. Additional ...

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    Former Car Czar Rattner settles with SEC, sued by Cuomo
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    Former White House Auto Industry Task Force member Steven Rattner is being sued by New York State Attorney General and Governor-elect Andrew Cuomo for allegedly paying kickbacks to win investments in the state's pension fund. Cuomo is seeking $26 million from Rattner, and to bar him from trading ...

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    Followup: GM officials take issue with Whitacre's IPO share price estimates
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    It was only last week when Reuters reported that Ed Whitacre, Jr. told the media that General Motors IPO shares would "likely to be priced between $20 and $25 in the initial public offering by the automaker in November." GM didn't respond immediately, but now, like a judge giving instructions to ...

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    Report: Feds charge Daimler with paying millions of dollars in bribes
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    Over the past five years, the U.S. Department of Justice along with the Securities and Exchange Commission have been investigating allegations that German automaker Daimler and three of its subsidiaries paid tens of millions of dollars in bribes through offshore bank accounts to secure contracts ...

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    Report: Daimler to pay $200M over bribery scandal
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    For a number of years Daimler kept secret accounts used by executives specifically for the purpose of making illicit payments to foreign officials – a practice otherwise known as bribing. The "improper payments" were made primarily in Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe from banks in those ...

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    Hughes Telematics and Chrysler relationship looks to be over
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    Back in 2008 at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, we got to spend some time in a Jeep Grand Cherokee outfitted with a bunch of technogoodies from Hughes Telematics. And again at this year's CES, Hughes let us play with even cooler stuff in a Dodge Journey. They bragged of downloadable ...

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    Ford neuters the beancounters
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    Ford just amended its bylaws to take a little fiscal power away from its board. In the old version of the bylaws, the finance committee could greenlight spending on product development projects. Under the new one, not so much. The Dow Jones MarketWatch learned about this item through a filing with ...

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    SEC subpoenas Lear for more details on supplier's relationship with GM
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    With the Securities and Exchange Commission a bit curious about some of General Motors' accounting practices as it relates to the automaker's price concessions negotiated with suppliers, Lear now finds itself on the receiving end of a subpoena of its financial records. Lear 'fessed up to its ...

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