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Fiat to pay $1.3 bil. to up stake in Chrysler

Apr 21, 2011
Italian automaker Fiat announced today it will pay $1.3 billion to for an additional 16 percent stake in U.S. automaker Chrysler. Fiat hopes to own a majority of the company by the end of the year.
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GM hopes to double Chinese car sales by 2015

Apr 19, 2011
General Motors continues to target China as its newest growth market. GM will debut the new Chevrolet Malibu at the Shanghai Auto Show this week, and will introduce 60 new and upgraded models there over the next five years.
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You are what you drive: A photo essay

Apr 15, 2011
Nostalgia, power, economy, independence: These are some of the emotions that connect Americans to their automobiles. View a slideshow of car memories from the Marketplace staff (yes, that's Kai Ryssdal in a 1971 Olds) and share your photos.
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Shipping delays save car production, until now

Apr 13, 2011
The auto industry has staved off production stoppages thanks in part to lengthy shipping times for Japanese parts. But now, the shipments that left Japan before the tsunami have all been unloaded, and automakers face potential shutdowns.
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Fuel efficiency could be reason behind decreased gas sales

Apr 13, 2011
Gasoline sales have been down for the past five weeks. One reason may be consumers buying and driving more fuel-efficient vehicles since the last gas price hike in 2008.
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Stalled car production expected to pick up

Apr 8, 2011
The BBC's Rachel Harvey reports from Tokyo on a return to production for Toyota and Nissan, following factory shutdowns after the tsunami and earthquake in Japan.
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Toyota resumes operations at half capacity

Apr 8, 2011
The earthquake and tsunami in Japan put the breaks on car production because of a parts shortage. Now, Toyota and Nissan have announced they will resume production in the coming weeks.
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Auto disruptions from Japan quake spread

Mar 30, 2011
Beyond car production curbs, Toyota tells American dealers limit orders of replacement parts, potentially lengthening repair times for existing cars.
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Kink in supply chain between Detroit and Japan

Mar 25, 2011
The earthquake and tsunami forced Japan to shutter many of its car parts factories, causing a widening gap in the global supply chain. Some U.S. auto manufacturers may face factory shutdowns because of the slow down.
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Japan quake could boost work for Nissan in U.S.

Mar 24, 2011
Nissan considers expanding production in Tennessee to export engines to Japan, as Toyota mulls wider productions slowdowns in U.S.
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