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  • July 17- The chief executive of Delphi Automotive, the auto supplier that supplied the defective switch to General Motors Co that has been linked to at least 13 deaths, said on Thursday that the automaker was responsible for approving the faulty part design.

  • FRANKFURT/ BERLIN, July 11- German car parts maker ZF Friedrichshafen's takeover offer for rival TRW looks unlikely to draw rival bids for the U.S. company but could trigger further deals down the line, bankers and analysts said on Friday.

  • *Lumber Liquidators tumbles after revised outlook. NEW YORK, July 10- U.S. stocks dropped on Thursday as concerns about the financial health of Portugal's top listed bank gave investors a reason to cash in recent gains.

  • July 10- Germany's ZF Friedrichshafen said it was in early-stage buyout talks with U.S. auto parts supplier TRW Automotive Holdings Corp.. The companies did not disclose any financial details of the deal, but a Bloomberg report said ZF valued TRW at $11 billion to $12 billion.

  • Bloomberg, citing people familiar with the matter, reported earlier that TRW was in early-stage sale talks with German auto parts supplier ZF Friedrichshafen AG. ZF Friedrichshafen values TRW at $11 billion to $12 billion, although no specific price has been discussed, the Bloomberg report said.

  • TRW Automotive confirms getting takeover offer Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 12:58 PM ET

    July 10- Auto parts supplier TRW Automotive Holdings Corp said it had received a preliminary takeover proposal and was in the process of evaluating the offer. Bloomberg reported earlier that TRW had received a takeover approach from German auto supplier ZF Friedrichshafen AG, citing a person familiar with the matter.

  • July 10- U.S. auto parts supplier TRW Automotive Holdings Corp is in early-stage sale talks with Germany's ZF Friedrichshafen AG, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter. ZF Friedrichshafen values TRW at about $11 billion to $12 billion, although no specific price has been discussed, a person familiar with the matter told Bloomberg.

  • "Until now, we just couldn't take the plunge," said Takashi Nanki, director and general manager at Shima Seiki Mfg Ltd, whose knitting machines make sweaters and knitwear for the likes of Gucci, Prada and Benetton. As a result, corporate Japan sits on a cash pile of some 232 trillion yen, according to Bank of Japan data.

  • DETROIT, June 30- Takata Corp, the Japanese auto parts maker, said potentially defective air bag inflators, that could explode with too much force, were also shipped to Japanese automakers Subaru and Mitsubishi Motors Corp.

  • FRANKFURT, June 27- Daimler AG and Nissan Motor Co are jointly investing $1.36 billion to develop premium small cars and build a factory in Mexico, the companies said on Friday, in a step that deepens cooperation between the Mercedes-Benz and Infiniti brands.

  • NEW YORK, June 26- Graeme Hart, whose packaging conglomerate made him New Zealand's richest man, is in the early stage of exploring options for his U.S. auto parts businesses, which he acquired for nearly $2 billion in 2011, according to people familiar with the matter.

  • Alcoa to buy jet engine component maker for $2.85B Thursday, 26 Jun 2014 | 10:31 AM ET
    Aluminum rods displaying the Alcoa Inc. logo

    Alcoa announced it plans to acquire jet engine component maker Firth Rixson from Oak Hill Capital Partners for $2.85 billion in cash and stock.

  • *Takata CEO says still examining recall costs- shareholder. TOKYO, June 26- Japanese auto parts maker Takata Corp could face a $500 million charge and a net loss this year- its second in three years- as a widening recall of air bag inflators begins to kindle worries despite its deep pockets.

  • TOKYO, June 26- Japanese auto parts maker Takata Corp could face a $500 million charge and a net loss this year- its second in three years- as a widening recall of air bag inflators begins to kindle worries despite its deep pockets.

  • Massive air bag recall could drive Takata into the red Wednesday, 25 Jun 2014 | 5:00 PM ET

    TOKYO, June 26- Japanese auto parts maker Takata Corp could face a $500 million charge and a net loss this year- its second in three years- as a widening recall of air bag inflators begins to kindle worries despite its deep pockets.

  • American Securities has had advanced discussions with investment banks about merging Metaldyne LLC, HHI Group Holdings LLC and Grede Holdings LLC, and has drawn up plans for a subsequent initial public offering, the people said this week.

  • *Thailand enjoys big advantage in supplier base, skilled workers. *Japanese manufacturers looking a Indonesia, India in longer term.

  • May 27- AutoZone Inc, the second-largest U.S. auto parts retailer, reported a 7.4 percent rise in quarterly profit on higher demand for auto parts from Mexico, Brazil and North America. Net income rose to $285.2 million, or $8.46 per share, in the third quarter ended May 10 from $265.6 million, or $7.27 a share, a year earlier. Revenue rose 6 percent to $2.34 billion.

  • Ignition switches, parking fails: Recalled cars Friday, 16 May 2014 | 2:09 PM ET
    1980 Ford Thunderbird

    Since 1969, millions of cars have been recalled after being deemed threats. CNBC.com takes a look at these cars, from the 1971 Pinto to this year's growing list of recalls.

  • Corporate culture: Behind the scenes at GM Friday, 16 May 2014 | 12:39 PM ET
    Mary Barra testifying on Capitol Hill on April 2, 2014, about faulty GM ignition switches.

    To understand how General Motors failed to address major safety problems, you have to examine the culture there before Mary Barra became CEO.