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Knightscope Heads to New York | Autoblog Minute

The Silicon Valley startup Knightscope went to New York to launch their Mini-IPO.

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UBS downgrades TSLA to 'sell,' says Tesla stock will hit $210

But The Overall Picture Remains Quite Positive

UBS analyst Colin Langan says Tesla stock should now be sold, but he's only one voice among many. Other say TSLA still has room to grow.

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China car sales drop as stock market plunges

First Drop For Autos In Two Years

Just as China's stock market collapses, the country's passenger car association reports the first sales slump there in over two years. The fall is predicted to extend further into the second half of 2015.

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Soaring Chinese investments to blame for sinking auto sales?

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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Tesla acquisition sends penny stock soaring, but buyer beware

Following Tesla's announcement to purchase Riviera Tool LLC, investors bought the wrong stock, which had a similar name. Regulators had to step in and stop trading of the tool and die company's shares.

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Buffett's company and hedge funds drop GM stock in wake of recalls

Well how's that for an about-face? It was not even two weeks ago that we were reporting on Warren Buffett's praise for General Motors' CEO Mary Barra and her handling of the ignition switch recall. That hasn't stopped Buffett's company, Berkshire Hathaway from unlo

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Former Porsche boss Wiedeking won't face criminal charges over VW bid

Hedge fund managers have been suing Porsche for years now, alleging that the car company lied about its intentions during its failed attempt to take over Volkswagen, a gambit that caused them billion in losses. Over the same period, authorities in Stuttgart built a criminal case against former CEO Wendelin Wiedeking (above, left) and Chief Financial Officer Holger Härter (right), filing charge

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Toyota plans biggest stock buyback in over a decade

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 gesture signaling a turnaround from the horrors of the global recession, Bloomberg reports that Toyota will buy back 60 million shares of its stoc

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$1.4B hedge fund suit against Porsche dismissed

Investors have canvassed courts in Europe and the US to repeatedly sue Porsche over its failed attempt to take over Volkswagen in 2008 (see here, and here and Jonathon Ramsey

Tesla Is Literally Best Stock Buy in The World

American car company Tesla is blowing away rational value estimates.

Tesla Motors is the the best performing stock in the world so far this year, up 410 percent, reports The Wall Street Journal.

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Porsche again staring down another $1.8B in hedge fund lawsuits

The sequence of events from 2007 that began with Porsche's secret attempt to take over Volkswagen, and instead lead to Porsche being taken over by VW, continues to instigate lawsuits against the Stuttgart sports car manufacturer. A group of hedge funds that suffered over $1 billion in losses

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Wall Street loves Tesla's Elon Musk, values the brand higher than Fiat

Tesla's value on the stock market far exceeds the number of vehicles it contributes to the automotive market. According to a report from Automotive News, Tesla is currently valued at $8.8 billion. Almost unbelievably, though we've never claimed to have a firm grasp on the inner workings of the stock market, that's a

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UCS: Buying an efficient car takes a bite out of Big Oil

Here's an unsurprising fact: Big Oil is making huge profits. Here's one that might catch your eye: car owners are spending nearly as much gassing up as they paid to buy their car.

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Why Tesla will need more loans to make it through 2013

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 Watch who, in year-end commentary on Tesla's financials, says that the "carmaker's financials are reminiscent of a dot-com's." He does not mean that in the g

Smith Electric Vehicles preparing for IPO and good cash flow

Smith Electric Vehicles has been patiently waiting to go public on Wall Street, and the time might soon arrive. The Kansas City, MO-based maker of electric delivery vehicles supplies trucks to clients such as Coca-Cola, FedEx Corp. and DHL, and filed for its initial public offering in November.

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Peugeot's woes worsen, company to be delisted from CAC 40 stock index

After 25 years and having been a member since the CAC 40's inception in 1987, on September 24, French carmaker Peugeot will be officially delisted from France's benchmark stock index. The CAC 40 is a collection of the 40 companies with the "most significant values" among the top 100 firms by market capitalizations listed on Euronext Paris (the French stock market). Peugeot has been struggling, and that's putting it kindly. With a first-half

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Ailing Peugeot may get boot from French stock exchange's benchmark CAC 40 index

The clouds that have been darkening the forecast for Peugeot just keep getting darker. The latest storm front involves the risk of being delisted from the CAC 40, the benchmark index composed of the 40 companies with the "most significant values" among the the companies with the top 100 market capitalizations listed on Euronext Paris (the French stock market). The blow wouldn't just hit Peug

Got money? Here's how Motley Fool says to invest in EVs

Over at Motley Fool, Travis Hoium argues that there's a right way and a wrong way to jump on the electric vehicle investment bandwagon.

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Montezemolo denies Ferrari IPO

Fiat has gone from a local automaker to a major industry powerhouse in a relatively short span of time, increasing its own market stake while taking over Chrysler to expand its global reach. But something's gotta give, figured the industry analysts, leading to speculation that one of its most valuable properties could be sold – at least in part – to raise capital for the rest.

Barron's: Zipcar stock steady around $26; prudent investors should steer clear

Zipcar's initial public offering (IPO) earlier this month turned a concept – vehicles available for rent by the hour – into a $1.2 billion stock-market value, according to Barron's,

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