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  • Dec 10- AutoZone Inc, the largest U.S. auto parts retailer, reported a better-than-expected 7 percent rise in quarterly profit as demand for repairs improves. AutoZone's performance has been weaker than some of its rivals due to its larger exposure to the do-it-yourself market, which has not recovered as fast as commercial repair.

  • AutoZone profit rises 7 pct due to higher repairs Tuesday, 10 Dec 2013 | 7:07 AM ET

    Dec 10- AutoZone Inc, the largest U.S. auto parts retailer, reported a 7 percent rise in quarterly profit due to higher repairs. Net income rose to $218.1 million, or $6.29 per share, in the first quarter ended Nov. 23, from $203.5 million, or $5.41 per share, a year earlier. Revenue rose 5 percent to $2.09 billion.

  • Bad paperwork might mean you don’t own your car Friday, 6 Dec 2013 | 8:09 AM ET

    Meggan Bailey of CNBC's "The Car Chasers" says bad paperwork is one of many mistakes people can make after purchasing a car.

  • INSIGHT-France vs US in a tale of two layoffs Wednesday, 4 Dec 2013 | 5:18 AM ET

    PARIS/ DETROIT, Dec 4- Five years after Jeffrey Hand took a $100,000 buyout to leave Ford Motors, the U.S. auto industry has surged back to profit and is once again hiring. Hand, who has spent the years living on his payout, has now applied to work at an auto parts supplier a few hours away from his old factory near Dearborn, Michigan.

  • *Renault sees Russian market growing next year. BOULOGNE-BILLANCOURT, France, Nov 28- R enault- Nissan will build a second engine with Russian partner AvtoVAZ and aims to overcome a decline in Lada sales in a market set to overtake Germany within two years, Renault's regional boss said on Thursday.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 27- Japan's Stanley Electric Co Ltd has agreed to pay a $1.44 million criminal fine and plead guilty to a U.S. charge that it conspired to fix the prices of certain auto parts, the U.S. Justice Department said on Wednesday.

  • Use a woman’s touch to market and sell your car Tuesday, 26 Nov 2013 | 7:24 AM ET
    1955 Chevrolet 2 door

    From detailing it clean, to taking great photographs, Meggan Bailey, star of CNBC Prime's "The Car Chasers," tells you how to properly market your car.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 21- Three executives of Japan's Takata Corp will plead guilty to conspiring to fix the price of seatbelts sold to automakers in the United States and will go to jail for 14 to 19 months, the Justice Department said on Thursday. Takata settled with the Justice Department in October, agreeing to pay $71.3 million to settle antitrust charges.

  • Bain Capital said to drop $2 billion deal Wednesday, 20 Nov 2013 | 5:42 PM ET

    Private equity firm Bain Capital has ended advanced talks with auto parts supplier TI Automotive over a possible buyout.

  • *Audi devises fewer technologies than rival BMW- analysts. *Audi to miss goal of overtaking BMW- IHS. While BMW trumpets its new "i" series of electric cars and Mercedes wins rave reviews for its new CLA and GLA ranges of sporty compact models, Audi risks looking like a laggard in an industry where innovation is a major draw for customers.

  • It is the buyout firm's second attempt to buy TI Automotive in the last two years. The other two private equity firms that were vying for TI Automotive in 2011 were Carlyle Group LP and Pamplona Capital Management LLP.

  • Nov 7- Auto parts maker Visteon Corp raised its full-year earnings forecast after third-quarter profit nearly tripled due to cost cutting and higher sales of climate control systems. Visteon and peers BorgWarner Inc and Lear Corp are benefiting from strong vehicles sales in the United States.

  • UPDATE 1-Visteon raises forecast as auto sales improve Thursday, 7 Nov 2013 | 8:03 AM ET

    Nov 7- Auto parts maker Visteon Corp raised its full-year earnings forecast after third-quarter profit nearly tripled due to cost cutting and higher sales of climate control systems. Visteon and peers BorgWarner Inc and Lear Corp are benefiting from strong vehicles sales in the United States.

  • The news pushed Magna stock up more than 4 percent to a record high of C $92.75 on the Toronto Stock Exchange, and to $87.29 in New York, also a record. Magna, which has been working to turn around inefficient operations in Europe amid a lackluster recovery in the region, raised the low end of its production sales outlook for the year to $28.1 billion.

  • *3- quarter profit $1.39/ share vs estimate $1.34/ share. Nov 6- Canadian auto parts manufacturer Magna International Inc reported a nearly 13 percent rise in quarterly sales as its European business improved. In Europe, production sales jumped 18 percent to $2.36 billion.

  • Canadian auto parts maker Magna's profit drops 18 pct Wednesday, 6 Nov 2013 | 5:09 AM ET

    Nov 6- Canadian auto parts manufacturer Magna International Inc reported an 18 percent drop in quarterly profit, hurt by restructuring charges. The company's net income fell to $319 million, or $1.39 per share, in the third quarter ended Sept. 30 from $390 million, or $1.66 per share, a year earlier. The charges reduced net profit by $33 million, or 14 cents per share.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 5- Companies that sell consumer goods, such as electronics, cars and appliances, are leading the U.S. market in earnings and share gains, but high valuations and fund managers' big weightings in the sector pose major investment risks.

  • That car you just bought online may not exist Tuesday, 5 Nov 2013 | 7:23 AM ET

    It's one of the oldest tricks – selling a customer something that simply does not exist. Jeff and the Roundman offer their advice to help you avoid auto scams.

  • *Sony cuts full-year profit forecast after Q2 net loss. *Weak numbers stir doubts over Sony CEO Hirai's strategy. TOKYO, Oct 31- Sony Corp CEO Kazuo Hirai's determination to stick to the consumer electronics that made the company's fame will be put to the test in the months ahead as domestic rivals step up a shift to more profitable industrial technology.

  • TOKYO, Oct 30- Honda Motor Co said strong car sales in the United States and Japan offset a slowdown in Thailand in the three months to September, helping the Japanese carmaker post a 46 percent growth in quarterly net profit.

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