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    Report: Toyota plans biggest stock buyback in over a decade
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    At the end of December, 2013 Toyota had a cash stockpile of 1.8 trillion yen ($17.5B US). As of March 31, at the end of its current financial year, company coffers are expected to swallow another 1.9 trillion yen ($18.4B US) in net profit - said to be a record sum for the Japanese automaker. In a ...

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    Report: US Treasury sells $877 million in GM stock
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    The United States Treasury has shuffled another 135 to 137 million shares of General Motors stock as it continues its exit from the Detroit-based manufacturer. According to The Detroit News, the July sale netted the government $876.9 million, which was valued between $34 and $37 per share. The ...

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    Report: Ford family keeps special voting rights
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    Ford Motor Company has a dual-class stock structure of Class A and Class B shares. The roughly three billion Class A shares are for the general public like you and me, while the roughly 71 million Class B shares are all owned by the Ford family. Each Class A share gets the shareholder one vote, ...

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    Report: Why Tesla will need more loans to make it through 2013
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    It's fun to bet against Elon Musk and Tesla – that's the best reason we can find for so many people doing it even though the man, his company and his cars are still here and still very popular. The latest name inscribed in the column labeled "Skeptical of Tesla" is John Shinal at Market ...

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    Official: Ford reports 58% drop in Q2 profits on European losses
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    Ford Motor Company announced Wednesday that it has posted a $1 billion profit for the second quarter of 2012. That sounds like good news for the Blue Oval, until you take into account that Ford posted a $2.4 billion profit for Q2 a year ago. That is a substantial 58 percent loss. Ford also ...

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    Official: Blue Oval no longer in hock as Ford credit rating upgraded
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    Moody's upgraded Ford's credit rating to investment grade today, the final step for the company to be able to reclaim its Blue Oval. Ford had offered its globally recognized trademark as part of a 2006 loan package. According to the Detroit Free Press, the collateralized logo and the rest of ...

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    Report: Ford no longer junk at Fitch as bonds return to investment grade
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    No doubt Ford has seen the light shining at the end of its turnaround plan for a while, but now The Blue Oval is getting so close to the daylight it might even be able to smell the fresh air. By the end of 2005, Ford bonds were rated so low by the three major ratings agencies they was floating in ...

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    Report: GM leads worst performing auto stocks of 2011
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    In spite of General Motors standing poised to retake the top sales spot, Chevrolet perhaps breaking its all-time sales record, and an anticipated Buick and two new Cadillac models coming, GM's stock price got beat like a goat in 2011. On January 2, 2011 the stock traded at $37.06, on January 2, ...

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    Official: Ford reinstates dividend, first one in half-decade
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    In another sign of its success, Ford has announced that it will be paying out a quarterly dividend, the first time it will do so in over five years. The five-cents-a-share dividend will begin on March 1, 2012. According to The Detroit Free Press, the move will cost Ford about $200 million per ...

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    Report: Delphi planning $550M IPO
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    It took Delphi four years to exit bankruptcy, but after a major restructuring and staggering losses, the parts maker is once again ready to sell shares to the public. The Detroit News reports that Delphi will offer a $550-million stock offering later this month. The move comes after Delphi ...

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    Williams F1 team considering IPO stock issue
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    Rubens Barrichello tests the Williams FW32 with new Pirelli tires at Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi
    What's the best way to make a small fortune in Formula One? Arrive with a large one. Williams has another idea though, and it's a radical one in the field of motor racing: The British outfit may ...

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    Tata out to raise $1 billion to reduce debt and expand JLR product line
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    2011 Jaguar XJ – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Ford spent a fortune to buy Jaguar in 1989 and Land Rover in 2000, then spent billions on each of them getting them into fighting shape. Tata spent billions to buy JLR in 2008, and has since been raising and spending billions to retain ...

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    Report: GM gives $6.66M in stock to 14 top execs
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    Soon-to-depart pay czar Kenneth Feinberg limited the cash remuneration available to General Motors executives, making stock options a go-to supplement for company leaders. It was reported last month that GM would hand out enough shares to top brass to create a $13 million payday for those on the ...

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    Spyker CEO Victor Muller reduces voting interest in company below 30 percent
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    After the Saab sale transaction went through, Spyker Cars CEO Victor Muller held a 34.3-percent stake in the Dutch sportscar maker. And according to local law, having more than 30 percent in equity meant that Muller would be obliged to make a public bid for the rest of the company's shares, so he ...

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    Taking Stock: GM shares hit 75-year low, Visteon delisted after trading at 2 cents
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    With both evidence and speculation mounting that General Motors and Tier-1 supplier Visteon Corp. have bleak futures, both companies' stock shares continue to get hammered, with GM's shares trading as low as $1.40 Friday morning and Visteon dropping from 7 cents to 2 cents on Thursday. For GM, ...

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    GM and Ford take a beating on Wall St.
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    General Motors and Ford just concluded an absolutely brutal business day on Wall Street, which echoed the performance of the markets in general as the Dow Jones Industrial Average slid another 678.91 points to close below 9,000 at 8,579.19 points. GM closed the day at 4.94 after having dipped as ...

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    Analyst gives bump to Ford; says GM nearing end of its upward run
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    An analyst with Bear Stearns delivered an interesting assessment of the domestic automakers today, stating that Ford's credit rating deserves a boost on the basis of its upcoming expected turnaround performance. The stock's rating was cranked up two notches from "underperform" to "overperform", and ...

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