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GM Files $750 Million Q1 Earnings Charge with SEC

The three-quarters of a billion dollar expense to stockholders includes yesterday’s safety recall of electric power steering assist affecting approximately 1.3 million vehicles and other safety recalls announced in the three months ending 31 March 2014. Continue reading

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Volkswagen Group Sets Third Straight Record Profit in 2013

A combination of new products, technology, acquisitions – Porsche, Ducati, and MAN – and plant expansions, especially in China, continues to give credence to VW’s announced intention to be the world’s largest automaker by 2018. It is now in third place behind Toyota and General Motors, so the Big Three in the business are from three different continents. Continue reading

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Tesla Loses Money Again During 2013. Stock Market Bullish

The darling of automotive stock speculators electric vehicle maker Tesla posted a yearly loss of -$74 million on revenue of more than $2 billion during 2013, compared with a -$396.2 million loss on $413.3 million in sales in 2012. The stock is trading at record levels of above $200 per share given the revenue increase, and with the company promising to increase it yet again during 2014. Continue reading

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Chrysler Group Borrows $5 Billion to Pay off UAW VEBA Debt

Before the bankruptcy, the UAW had previously – and reluctantly – accepted the notes to cover the health care costs of its retired members. This was a classic, many would say infamous, example of financial engineering under the Wall-Street-owned Bush Administration that removed union health care costs from the balance sheets of Chrysler, Ford and General Motors with a slight of hand trick. Continue reading

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Ford Motor Earns $1.3 Billion in Q4, $8.6 Billion during 2013

Ford Motor Company [NYSE: F] today reported that Q4 pre-tax profit was $1.3 billion, a decrease of $402 million compared with 2012. However, Q4 earnings per share at 31 cents were the same as a year ago. Ford has posted … Continue reading

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