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  • AutoZone revenue narrowly misses Street Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 7:29 AM ET

    Sept 22- Auto parts retailer AutoZone Inc's quarterly revenue increased 4.5 percent, narrowly missing analysts' average estimate. AutoZone's same-store sales, or sales at stores open at least for a year, rose 2.1 percent in the fourth quarter ended Aug. 30.

  • MOSCOW, Sept 22- Russia's auto market shows no signs of improving in the next two years having been hit by an economic slowdown and weak rouble, the head of Ford Motor Co's Russian venture told Reuters. Russia had been expected to overtake Germany as Europe's biggest auto market earlier this decade, but its progress has been delayed.

  • BEIJING/ SHANGHAI, Sept 22- Nissan Motor Co Ltd said on Monday it had set up a joint venture to manufacture and market its Infiniti brand in China, seeking to cash in on higher demand for understated luxury sedans in the world's biggest auto market.

  • MOSCOW, Sept 22- Russia's auto market shows no signs of improving in the next two years having been hit by an economic slowdown and weak rouble, the head of Ford Motor Co's Russian venture told Reuters. Russia had been expected to overtake Germany as Europe's biggest auto market earlier this decade, but its progress has been delayed.

  • Gov. Brown signs clean-air vehicle legislation Sunday, 21 Sep 2014 | 5:47 PM ET

    SACRAMENTO, Calif.— Governor Jerry Brown signed into law several bills designed to boost use of clean air vehicles in California. Such roads exist in Orange and Riverside counties, and the San Francisco area.

  • UAW workers in Indiana approve Lear Corp. contract Sunday, 21 Sep 2014 | 1:10 PM ET

    HAMMOND, Ind.— Workers at a Lear Corp. plant in northwestern Indiana that makes automotive seats approved an agreement Sunday that will end a two-tiered pay system that left some workers earning much less than others.

  • Chrysler recalling nearly 189,000 SUVs Saturday, 20 Sep 2014 | 10:14 AM ET
    2014 Jeep Cherokees

    Chrysler is recalling almost 189,000 Jeep Grand Cherokees and Dodge Durangos in the U.S. to fix a fuel pump problem that can cause the SUVs to stall.

  • Chrysler recalling nearly 189,000 SUVs Saturday, 20 Sep 2014 | 9:47 AM ET

    The recall, posted Saturday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, covers some 2011 models with 3.6- liter V6 or 5.7- liter V8 engines. Chrysler says a relay can fail, increasing the risk of a crash, although the company said that as of Aug. 25, it wasn't aware of any crashes or injuries.

  • MILAN, Sept 19- Italian automaker Fiat will temporarily suspend production at its Pomigliano plant in southern Italy from Oct. 16-27 amid weak demand, a union representative said on Friday.

  • Saving on car insurance     Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 9:00 AM ET

    CNBC consumer reporter Kelli Grant offers tips on how to get the best deal on car insurance

  • *To help Mitsubishi maintain production levels in Thailand. MILAN/ TOKYO, Sept 19- Mitsubishi Motors will produce a new pickup for Fiat from 2016 in a deal to boost the Italian carmaker's commercial vehicle sales and raise output at the Japanese company's plant in Thailand.

  • MILAN, Sept 19- Fiat Chrysler on Friday signed a memorandum of understanding with Mitsubishi Motors to potentially cooperate in manufacturing and developing a mid-sized pickup truck for Fiat, it said in a statement. The truck would be based on the next generation L200 model, it said.

  • DETROIT, Sept 18- A federal grand jury in Detroit on Thursday indicted seven executives from two Japanese auto parts makers on charges of price fixing, the U.S. Department of Justice said.

  • BEIJING/ DETROIT, Sept 18- Chinese auto parts producer Wanxiang Group, which bought stylish electric car pioneer Fisker Automotive from bankruptcy, is accelerating the relaunch of Fisker's Karma hybrid luxury car by using a design from the company's last year of production, people close to the companies said.

  • Is bigger better? Demand soars for trucks, SUVs Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 3:05 PM ET
    2015 Chevrolet Tahoe LT

    The big vehicles that were blasted during the recession as gas-guzzling behemoths are now the hottest in showrooms.

  • DETROIT, Sept 18- Toyota Motor Corp said on Thursday it will recall about 20,000 vehicles worldwide for possible fuel leaks. All of the affected Toyota models were produced in the United States, with the Lexus model made in Canada.

  • Google Inc got permits for testing 25 adapted Toyota Motor Corp Lexus SUVs, and two permits each went to Daimler AG's Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen AG's Audi, said Bernard Soriano of the California Department of Motor Vehicles. Lexus, Mercedes-Benz and Audi are all luxury brand vehicles.

  • Sept 18- Mercedes-Benz, the luxury brand of Daimler AG, has received one of the first California licenses for self-driving cars, the company said on Thursday.

  • French group develops mass electric car charging stations Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 11:08 AM ET

    *Group includes Bouygues, Renault, Alstom and Nexans.

  • DETROIT, Sept 18- General Motors Co will recall about 3,200 vans powered by natural gas because of the possibility of a gas leak that increases the risk of a fire, the automaker said on Thursday. There are 3,196 of the vans registered in the United States and another 13 in Canada, GM said.