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  • DETROIT— Buick is the first U.S.-based automotive brand to crack the top 10 in Consumer Reports magazine's annual brand report cards. But the brand rankings and top picks still were dominated by Japanese and German manufacturers, with Lexus, Mazda, Toyota, Audi and Subaru taking the top five brand spots. Porsche placed just ahead of Buick at No. 6, while Honda, Kia...

  • State-by-state breakdown of used cars with open recalls Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 12:18 PM ET

    Carfax, a company that sells vehicle history reports to dealers and car buyers, searched recalls and state registration databases and found that more than 46 million cars are on U.S. roads with recalled parts that have yet to be repaired. Here is a state-by-state breakdown of cars with unfixed recalls in 2014:. Source: Study of 2014 state registration data by...

  • Gentherm beats 4Q profit forecasts Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 11:58 AM ET

    NORTHVILLE, Mich. _ Gentherm Inc. on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $19.8 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 46 cents per share. Gentherm shares have climbed 18 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Domino's Pizza misses 4Q profit forecasts Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 11:58 AM ET

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. _ Domino's Pizza Inc. on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $48 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 93 cents per share. Analysts expected $614.9 million, according to Zacks.

  • Sun Communities reports 4Q results Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 11:58 AM ET

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. _ Sun Communities Inc. on Tuesday reported a key measure of profitability in its fourth quarter. The real estate investment trust, based in Southfield, Michigan, said it had funds from operations of $35.2 million, or 69 cents per share, in the period. Sun Communities expects full-year funds from operations to be $3.53 to $3.63 per share.

  • Federal-Mogul reports 4Q loss Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 11:58 AM ET

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. _ Federal-Mogul Holdings Corp. on Tuesday reported a loss of $185 million in its fourth quarter. The Southfield, Michigan- based company said it had a loss of $1.23 per share. Federal-Mogul shares have dropped 5 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Spartan Motors posts 4Q loss Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 11:58 AM ET

    CHARLOTTE, Mich. _ Spartan Motors Inc. on Tuesday reported a loss of $133,000 in its fourth quarter. Spartan Motors shares have declined slightly since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Spartan Motors, Earnings Report.

  • Cooper-Standard reports 4Q loss Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 11:58 AM ET

    NOVI, Mich. _ Cooper-Standard Holdings Inc. on Tuesday reported a loss of $12.8 million in its fourth quarter. Cooper-Standard expects full-year revenue in the range of $3.3 billion to $3.4 billion. Cooper-Standard shares have fallen roughly 3 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • DETROIT— It's a case of buyer beware, with potentially dangerous consequences. More than 46 million cars and trucks on the road in the U.S.— about one-fifth the total— were recalled because of safety defects but never repaired, according to a study by Carfax, a company that sells vehicle history reports. "It's a very major public safety problem," says Chris Basso, a...

  • Mitsubishi's iMiev remains cheapest electric Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 11:35 AM ET

    DETROIT— Mitsubishi's 2016 iMiev will remain the cheapest electric car on the market when it goes on sale in the U.S. next month. The iMiev was introduced in 2011. Two years later, Mitsubishi dropped its price by $5,000 to ensure it would be cheaper than newer entries like the electric Chevrolet Spark. Mitsubishi sold 196 iMievs in the U.S. last year, down 81 percent...

  • Domino's profit jumps on stronger sales Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 10:48 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Domino's reported a higher profit for the fourth quarter as pizza delivery sales rose at home and abroad. By contrast, Pizza Hut saw sales decline by 1 percent for the year. For the quarter, Domino's Pizza Inc. said it earned $48 million, or 85 cents per share.

  • DETROIT— General Motors is recalling about 67,000 Cadillac ATS compact sports sedans to fix a problem with the power sunroof controls. The recall affects cars from the 2013 through 2015 model years. Dealers will replace a switch trim plate to fix the cars, which mainly were sold in the U.S. and Canada.

  • GOP ends right-to-work hearing early, enraging unions Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 1:24 AM ET

    MADISON, Wis.— Republicans on the state Senate's labor committee ended a public hearing on contentious right-to-work legislation early and sent it on to the full Senate Tuesday, enraging dozens of people who had been waiting all day to speak and sparking a demonstration in front of the Senate chamber. Stephen Nass, a Whitewater Republican and the committee's...

  • Agree Realty reports 4Q results Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 4:21 PM ET

    FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. _ Agree Realty Corp. on Monday reported a key measure of profitability in its fourth quarter. The real estate investment trust, based in Farmington Hills, Michigan, said it had funds from operations of $9.1 million, or 58 cents per share, in the period. The company said it had net income of $5.6 million, or 36 cents per share.

  • The union said its per-meal cost came in at $1.22 compared with $1.28 for Aramark, saving taxpayers $2.9 million a year. The Department of Rehabilitation and Correction has recommended renewing Aramark's contract, saying it has saved taxpayers more than expected and had relatively few problems. The prisons agency last year levied $272,000 in fines on...

  • DETROIT— The death toll from crashes involving General Motors cars with defective ignition switches has climbed to 57.. It was posted Monday on an Internet site by compensation expert Kenneth Feinberg. Feinberg and his aides are checking claims filed or postmarked before a Jan. 31 deadline to determine which are eligible for compensation.

  • American Axle beats Street 4Q forecasts Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 8:42 AM ET

    DETROIT _ American Axle& Manufacturing Holdings Inc. on Monday reported fourth-quarter profit of $13.2 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 54 cents per share. American Axle shares have risen 13 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • The unexpected decision follows the recalls of more 6.2 million Honda vehicles in the U.S.— and millions of others elsewhere— equipped with air bags made by Japan's Takata Corp. The air bags have inflators that can explode, expelling shards of metal and plastic. "I believe Honda needs to become one strong team in order to overcome challenges and the team requires a...

  • DETROIT, Feb 22- Chinese auto parts maker Wanxiang Group will push back its planned relaunch of the defunct Fisker Karma hybrid sports car until mid-2016 and rebrand Fisker Automotive as Elux, two sources familiar with the plan said Sunday. Wanxiang, which acquired the assets of California- based Fisker Automotive a year ago in a U.S. bankruptcy auction, had hoped...

  • BUSINESS-NEWS-SCHEDULE AT 2100 GMT / 4:00 p.m. ET Sunday, 22 Feb 2015 | 4:30 PM ET

    ATHENS- Greece's government prepares reform measures to secure a financial lifeline from the euro zone, but is attacked for selling "illusions" to voters after failing to keep a promise to extract the country from its international bailout. The story of how Greece's charismatic new minister failed during often chaotic negotiations to break German...