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Chrysler-Fiat Merger Dodges a Pothole, Paves the Way to IPO

The merger between Fiat and Chrysler has avoided its latest challenge and now appears on its way to an initial public offering (IPO) in New York as early as October. ...
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Volkswagen Sales Expected to Fall 8%

Volkswagen got some good news this week. It finished near the top of the American Customer Satisfaction Index survey of cars sold in the United States. The effects of the ...
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Chrysler Sales Surge in August

Automakers will be reporting U.S. August new car sales next week, but an early estimate from Kelley Blue Book (KBB) has sales declining 0.7% year-over-year on an unadjusted basis and ...
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Dodge Heavy Duty Ram Pickup Claims Victory in Specs Battle

At the start of the new car season, Chrysler Group LLC on Monday introduced its latest versions of the Ram 2500 and Ram 3500 Heavy Duty pickup trucks, claiming superior ...
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Mercedes Ranks Number 1 in Customer Satisfaction

Compared with the second quarter of last year, overall U.S. customer satisfaction with all products was down 0.1%. That’s not good, but far better than the drop of 0.8% in ...
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Jeep, Dodge Quality Rank Near Bottom of Customer Satisfaction Study

Chrysler and its brands often rank at the bottom of car quality surveys, which include, among others, industry research leader J.D. Power. This has not affected sales. Chrysler continues to ...
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Auto Sales Headed for Record-Setting August

Automakers will be reporting new car sales figures for August next week after the Labor Day weekend. But industry analysts are starting to make their own projections on what the ...
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Apple CarPlay in Trouble

When Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) announced its in-car operating system, CarPlay, in March at the Geneva Motor Show, the company also announced partners like Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo. What Apple ...
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Poll Ranks Chevy SS Tops Among Production Versions of NASCAR Vehicles

The relationship between the cars you and I can buy at a dealer showroom and the souped-up versions that run in NASCAR’s Sprint Cup series is, shall we say, only ...
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Chevy Corvette Priced at $78,995

Many car companies have what are known as "halo brands." These usually have features that push prices beyond the sum most consumers can spend. But they bring consumers into the ...
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A New Way to Find Out If Your Car Has Been Recalled

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on Wednesday unveiled a new website that will allow car buyers, owners and lessees to check to see if their vehicle has had ...
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Sonic Automotive Takes on CarMax

New and used car retailer Sonic Automotive Inc. (NYSE: SAH) announced Monday morning that it plans to open the first of a chain of used-vehicle stores under the name of ...
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Labor Day Car Deals Off to an Early Start

The Labor Day holiday is still two weeks away, but that is not interfering with automakers' plans to clear out this year’s models to make way for the new 2015 ...
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Blockbuster Is Still in Business

Years before there was Apple Inc.'s (NASDAQ: AAPL) Apple TV or Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX), there was Blockbuster, one of the largest retailers in America and the primary distribution channel ...
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Major Portfolio Changes for Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A) released its public equity holdings as of June 30, 2014. Warren Buffett's different portfolio holdings have not been changing much of late, but it turns ...
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