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  • 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.

  • Chevy dealerships: The face of the recall Friday, 16 May 2014 | 12:33 PM ET
    Brand new Chevrolet cars are displayed at a Chevrolet dealership in Colma, California.

    When a major recall is announced, dealerships find themselves on the commercial front lines.

  • May 15- Auto parts retailer Advance Auto Parts Inc reported a 21 percent rise in quarterly profit, helped by the acquisition of the biggest operator of the Carquest chain of auto repair shops and car parts stores.

  • *Full-year NAV per share 348 pence vs forecast 332-344 p. LONDON, May 14- British private equity firm 3 i will stay away from bid battles and expensive deals, as it seeks to learn from past mistakes when investing a planned 500 million pounds in mid-sized businesses over the coming years.

  • May 8- Canadian auto parts maker Magna International said quarterly net profit rose nearly 7 percent as demand improved in North America and Europe, and the company raised its production sales forecast for the regions.

  • May 8- Auto parts maker Visteon Corp reported a 7 percent rise in quarterly revenue as higher vehicle production boosted sales of its climate control products. Visteon did not give its own estimate on Thursday, but said higher production, particularly in Asia Pacific and Europe, boosted sales of its climate control products in the first quarter ended March 31.

  • Higher auto production boosts Visteon's revenue Thursday, 8 May 2014 | 7:17 AM ET

    May 8- Auto parts maker Visteon Corp reported a rise in quarterly revenue as higher vehicle production boosted sales of its climate control products. Revenue in the business rose by $40 million to $1.3 billion in the first quarter ended March 31. Total revenue rose 7 percent to $1.98 billion.

  • OSLO, May 8- Norway's energy boom is tailing off years ahead of expectations, exposing an economy unprepared for life after oil and threatening the long-term viability of the world's most generous welfare model.

  • *Bulgaria exports doubled in five years. *Bulgaria hopes to undercut European competitors. RUSE, Bulgaria, May 7- In its glory days, Ruse, a town along the Danube river trading route, was a thriving economic hub that was home to Bulgaria's first chamber of commerce and known as' little Vienna' for its Austrian-style buildings.

  • May 2- Auto parts maker Visteon Corp said it would sell most of its automotive interiors business to private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management LP as it focuses on its fast-growing climate control and electronics operations.

  • May 2- Auto parts maker Visteon Corp said it would sell a majority of its automotive interiors business to private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management LP. The sale price was not disclosed. The operations, which had revenue of about $1 billion in 2013, make products such as instrument and door panels.

  • FRANKFURT, April 30- Germany's Robert Bosch expects sales growth of between 3 and 5 percent this year, even as the automotive supplier shifts its focus toward Asian markets and developing internet-connected sensors.

  • Delphi Automotive reviewing possible violations Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014 | 7:29 PM ET

    April 29- Auto parts maker Delphi Automotive Plc is reviewing potential violations of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act linked to payments made by employees in China, the company disclosed in a regulatory filing. Delphi said it has disclosed these matters to the U.S. Department of Justice and the SEC and is cooperating fully with the agencies.

  • April 29- Auto parts supplier TRW Automotive Holdings Corp reported better-than-expected quarterly results, driven by a 16 percent rise in sales in China, and the company also raised its full-year revenue forecast.