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Chrysler Financial turns the screws on dealers

It's not getting any easier to be a Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep dealer. Last month, when Chrysler Financial asked banks and investors to renew their $30 billion line of credit, they came up about $6 billion short. To make matters worse, the investors forced the automaker to follow much tighter financial guidelines (including a requirement to Michael Harley

Porsche doesn't plan to take over VW... yet

The latest in Porsche-Volkswagen relations is that the sports car maker has contingencies in place to raise its stake in the VW Group, but at this point is not planning an outright takeover.

Could GM use Toyota to parry Renault/Nissan blow?

The possibility of a merger, or at least an alliance, between General Motors and Renault/Nissan has opened speculation to other combinations. Levin's opinion of a GM/Toyota combo, while improbable, may just be the wild card GM CEO Wagoner needs to ward off a more probable GM/Renault/Nissan three-way.