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  • Old timey car to replace NYC horse carriages shown Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 3:30 PM ET

    NEW YORK— An electric car that proponents hope will replace horse-drawn carriages in New York City was presented Thursday at the New York International Auto Show, as critics expressed their distaste for the idea.

  • GM 1Q global sales up 2 pct to 2.42M Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 3:28 PM ET

    DETROIT— General Motors says it sold 2.42 million cars and trucks in the first three months of the year, keeping it slightly ahead of Volkswagen in the global sales race. Sales leader Toyota has yet to release first quarter numbers but says it's on the way to selling 10.1 million vehicles this year.

  • AP Top Financial News At 9 a.m. EDT Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 2:13 PM ET

    Asia stocks rise in abbreviated trading Venture investments highest since 2001 Advice to Democrats: Don't say' recovery' Wal-Mart jumps into the money transfer biz, loudly Mazda recalls 109,000 older SUVs for rust problem Judge won't order recalled GM cars to be parked GM 1 Q global sales up 2 pct to 2.42 M Facebook rolls out location-sharing feature Target expands subscription service tenfold Muscle cars out in force at New York auto show

  • New plant creating 155 jobs in Kentucky Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 11:04 AM ET

    RUSSELL SPRINGS, Ky.— An automotive industry plant opening in south-central Kentucky will create 155 full-time jobs. Germany- based Dr. Schneider Automotive Systems Inc. cut the ribbon Wednesday in Russell Springs on the $29 million parts manufacturing facility.

  • Lamborghini helps give parent Audi a technical edge Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 3:00 AM ET

    *R8 boosts Audi's U.S. pricing power vs BMW, Mercedes. BERLIN, April 17- Lamborghini is flaunting a technology-packed supercar at this week's Beijing auto show that will spice up its parent company Audi's own offerings just as the second-biggest luxury carmaker struggles to prove its technical prowess.

  • Chinese auto brands limp into Beijing show Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 2:18 AM ET

    BEIJING— China's automakers are the underdogs heading into next week's Beijing auto show, where foreign and domestic brands will jostle for attention in a market that is increasingly difficult for homegrown models.

  • April 16- Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will announce an agreement by the end of April to allow production of Jeep models in China, the head of the Jeep brand, Mike Manley, said on Wednesday.

  • April 16- General Motors Co said on Wednesday that it has set up a new fast-track ordering system to accelerate the shipment of parts needed to fix an ignition switch defect that has forced the automaker to recall 2.6 million of its compact cars.

  • TOYOTA CITY, Japan/ IRVINE, Calif., April 17- In 1997, Toyota caught its competitors by surprise with the revolutionary Prius, the first commercially successful gasoline-electric hybrid car. Toyota Motor Corp will next year launch a hydrogen-powered car in the United States, Japan and Europe.

  • Loud in a crowd: Nissan range gets grille makeover Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 5:00 PM ET

    BEIJING, April 17- Japanese carmaker Nissan Motor Co is going for a facelift to stand out from the crowd. In an increasingly competitive global market- in China alone there are some 80 automakers battling for sales- Nissan plans to put a V-shaped front grille design on most of its models to give itself a "distinct, unified face", says global design chief Shiro Nakamura.

  • Jon Hamm debuts new Mercedes at New York Auto Show Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 4:23 PM ET
    Actor Jon Hamm sits in the 2015 Mercedes Benz S63 AMG Coupe, during its introduction at the 2014 New York International Auto Show, Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in New York.

    The actor helped debut the new Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG 4MATIC Coupe at the New York Auto Show.

  • GM's new models overshadowed at NY Auto Show Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 3:49 PM ET
    Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors, talks in front of the Chevrolet Trax at the New York International Auto Show, Tuesday, April 15, 2014 in New York.

    GM's area is a virtual ghost town filled with a few GM staff members, talking with a few reporters who made their way into the hall.

  • Alfa heads to US in June with sporty $54,000 4C Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 3:00 PM ET

    NEW YORK— After a nearly 20- year absence, Italian car maker Alfa Romeo is returning to the U.S. market. Alfa CEO Harald Wester said Wednesday the company plans to ship around 100 4 C sports cars to the U.S. this June. Alfa's parent company, Italian automaker Fiat SpA, will release more details next month.

  • Hot models at this year's New York Auto Show Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 1:12 PM ET

    NEW YORK— With more than 1 million visitors annually, the New York International Auto Show is one of the most important shows for the U.S. auto industry. Here are some of the vehicles debuting this year. ACURA TLX: Honda's luxury Acura brand calls the new TLX midsize sedan a "red carpet athlete" for its blend of elegance and sportiness.

  • Mustang turns 50: The pony car that almost wasn't Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 1:07 PM ET
    The new 2015 Mustang convertible is viewed on top of the observation deck at the Empire State Building on April 16, 2014 in New York City.

    The Mustang has stood the test of time, as only a handful of nameplates have been around for 50 years.

  • GM to seek court protection against ignition suits Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 12:30 PM ET
    General Motors headquarters, April 1, 2014, in Detroit

    GM will ask a bankruptcy court to bar plaintiffs from proceeding with lawsuits related to any actions before it filed for bankruptcy in 2009.

  • 50th anniversary Mustang GT     Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 10:37 AM ET

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau and Mark Fields, Ford Motor Company COO, showcase Ford's limited edition, 50th anniversary Mustang GT. Only 1,964 of the cars will be built, a reference to the Mustang's unveiling on April 17th, 1964.

  • April 16- General Motors Co said it would ask a U.S. bankruptcy court to bar plaintiffs from proceeding with lawsuits against the automaker for claims related to any actions before it filed for bankruptcy in 2009.. The Texas case was in Re: Charles Silvas and Grace Silvas vs. General Motors LLC in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, No. 2:14- CV-00089.

  • Toyota Camry gets a top-to-bottom makeover Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 9:21 AM ET

    Toyota says it changed every exterior piece but the roof. But Toyota acknowledges that tastes have changed, and buyers of midsize cars want more style, comfort and performance to go with the reliability.

  • All new Toyota Camry unveiled     Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 9:17 AM ET

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau reveals the new and rebuilt Toyota Camry from the New York auto show.

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