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Knocks "quaint, vestigial" investment theory, then can't let it alone

Elon Musk is taking on Warren Buffett over investment strategy. On Twitter, because of course. And it centers on candy and moats.

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'ElioCoin' cryptocurrency would also fund three-wheeler's production

Troubled three-wheel car startup Elio Motors is getting a $2.5 million lifeline from online retailer Overstock.com to help it pay off debts and accounts payable and fund capital expenditures. Elio simultaneously announced plans to launch a security token offering of a "ElioCoin" cryptocurrency to help it put the vehicle into production.

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The possibility of levies on Mexican-made products appears to have spooked many automakers.

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Audi is investing $28 million into Silvercar, a rental company that exclusively stocks fully loaded silver Audis at airports and cities across the United States.

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General Motors has announced a new partnership with Lyft that will eventually allow passengers to hail autonomous vehicles whenever they're needed.

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Volkswagen announces that it will cut investment next year by eight percent, or one billion euros, while it shepherds cash to pay for the diesel emissions issue.

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Reuters reports that Chinese conglomerate BAIC is in talks to take 'a major stake' in Daimler. If a deal is done, BAIC will be one of Daimler's largest shareholders.

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The Flint plant that handles assembly of the Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra is getting an $877-million investment, primarily for a new body shop. It'll be the last part of the $5.4-billion fund announced in May.

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Ferrari is set to launch its Initial Public Offering on the stock exchange. But will the shares be able to keep up with the investment value of a classic Ferrari?

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As part of a new billion-euro investment plan, Porsche has undertaken to move all excess production of the Boxster and Cayman back to its principal facility at Zuffenhausen near Stuttgart, Germany.

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The plant that produces GM's full-size SUVs in Arlington, TX, is set to receive $1.4 billion, representing the largest allocation out of the $5.4 billion the company has earmarked towards upgrading its facilities.

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General Motors has announced a $245-million investment to prepare its Orion Assembly plant for another new model line to join the Chevy Sonic, Buick Verano, and Chevy Bolt.

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Stocks Boom As Car Sales Slump

The booming stock market in China is pulling people's money away from the auto market and causing car sales to slide.

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General Motors' engine component manufacturing facility in Grand Rapids, MI, is set to receive $119 million out of the $5.4 billion the company is investing into its facilities.

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The next stage in GM's $5.4-billion factory renovation initiative will see it upgrade the Fort Wayne assembly plant in Indiana that handles production of the GMC Sierra and Chevy Silverado.

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Aston Martin has just obtained over $300 million for production of a DBX Concept-based crossover, courtesy of a stock issuance to its key investors.

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Remember when we used to talk about how close Lincoln was to being axed and how it seemed any day now the Grim Reaper would use it as a car service back to the grave? Last time we did it was, oh, not even a month ago. What a difference 27 days makes: Ford and Lincoln are trumpeting a $129M investment in the Louisville Assembly Plant that builds the MKC.

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As part of an increasingly close partnership, Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler is reportedly preparing to increase its stake in Aston Martin by another one percent, bringing the German automaker's shares in the British company up to five percent.

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How does Audi plan to reach two million units in annual sales and pay for the 11 new models it's adding to its lineup – an expansion that may include models named SQ2, Q9 and F-Tron? By increasing its investment to 22 billion euros ($30.3 billion US) between now and 2018. That figure represents an increase of about 500 million euros over the previously planned outlay, according to a report by Automotive News, and that could be due to Audi wishing to goad the momentum that pushed it to 1.5

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There's always a financial risk with investing in collectibles – and that includes cars. They must be maintained and stored, which costs more money, and ultimately sold (they're investments, right?). On top of that, if they're driven, they can be damaged or just lose value with more miles. But lately, the rate of return from investing in some collectibles – particularly classic cars – has been much higher than that of traditional investments, The Economist reports.

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