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VW and Porsche move towards a merger

Jan 4, 2011
A merger between two of the world's most famous car companies has moved one step closer to reality. Stephen Beard explains.
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Big 3: How the U.S. auto industry turned things around

Dec 30, 2010
Things are looking pretty good for the auto industry right now, especially compared to 2009, which was a disaster. Reporter Alisa Roth talks with Bob Moon about what the industry did to turn things around, how the Big 3 are doing, and whether the bailouts worked.
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How will China's auto changes affect U.S. carmakers?

Dec 29, 2010
Soon, Chinese buyers of small vehicles will lose a big government tax incentive. On top of that, Beijing's city hall is cutting the number of license plates issued to reduce congestion. What does this mean for American automakers angling for a piece of the action in China? Alisa Roth reports.
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Automakers suing over new ethanol requirements

Dec 22, 2010
A new EPA rule from the fall allowed for more ethanol to be mixed in with gasoline, but now automakers are suing, stating that the new blends aren't safe for cars.
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More subprime borrowers got auto loans in 3Q

Dec 7, 2010
A survey showed that there were more subprime borrowers of auto loans in the third quarter. Marketplace's Alisa Roth reports on what that uptick may tell us about the auto industry and the economy.
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MIDDAY UPDATE: Bernanke defends Fed policy, again; possible bipartisan compromise on tax cuts

Dec 6, 2010
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke appeared on the CBS news program "60 Minutes" for the second time since the end of the financial crisis to...
Posted In: Auto, Bernanke, Congress, Federal Reserve, free trade, mid-day update, tax cuts

U.S. and South Korea's free-trade agreement and the effect on automakers

Dec 6, 2010
The U.S. and South Korea have reached a deal on free-trade. Now attention turns to automakers, and how this agreement could affect them. Rob Schmitz explains.
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CA judge considers dismissing lawsuits against Toyota

Nov 19, 2010
In California, a federal judge will consider a motion by Toyota this morning to dismiss hundreds of lawsuits filed against the company regarding the recent recalls. Stacey Vanek-Smith has more.
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Should gov't be blamed or praised for GM bailout?

Nov 18, 2010
Today was the new GM's first day back in the public market. Taxpayers now only own about a third of the company. President Obama said he sees this as a good step forward. Critics are still weary. David Gura reports.
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Who's made the biggest gain in carmaker shares?

Nov 18, 2010
This final note today, a slightly different perspective on the news we started with: the GM IPO. GM shares, as we said, gained about a percent t...
Posted In: Auto, Ford, General Motors, tesla, Toyota

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