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  • US factory activity up in April, but pace stalled Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 9:49 AM ET
    The new 2015 Chrysler 200 is shown in the paint shop at the Sterling Heights Assembly Plant in Sterling Heights, Mich.

    The U.S. manufacturing sector expanded in April though the rate of growth was slightly lower than expected as inventories fell.

  • April 23- Johnson Controls Inc reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit as higher vehicle production in key markets drove up sales of car seats and other auto parts. Johnson Controls cut its 2014 earnings forecast to adjust for the sale of the electronics business.

  • Toyota wins global sales crown in Q1, beating GM Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 8:01 AM ET
    2014 Toyota Sequoia

    Toyota kept its position at the top in global vehicle sales for the first quarter, outpacing General Motors and Volkswagen.

  • AP Top Financial News At 11:43 a.m. EDT Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 6:19 AM ET

    Wellness programs grow more popular with employers Brazil passes bill on Internet privacy Q&A: A French economist's grim view of wealth gap Sales of new US homes plunge 14.5 percent in March Faster production brings Boeing $965 M 1 Q profit US stocks edge lower after a six-day rally Textron eliminating 750 Cessna, Beechcraft jobs Skechers sprints to multi-year highs in a big week Procter& Gamble 3 Q net income up on cost cuts Toyota sells 2.58 million vehicles, outselling GM

  • FedEx sued over deadly California bus crash Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 10:08 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES— The mother of a 17- year-old honors student who was among 10 people killed in a fiery Northern California bus crash sued FedEx on Tuesday, alleging that its trucks have a history of catching fire. She and other teens were heading north for a free tour of Humboldt State University when the bus was struck head-on by a FedEx truck.

  • WASHINGTON, April 22- Former General Motors Co chief executives should be called to testify to the U.S. Congress about the company's slow response to defective ignition switches in cars that have been linked to at least 13 deaths, a Democratic senator said on Tuesday.

  • DETROIT, April 22- General Motors' top engineering executive, a longtime colleague and key lieutenant of Chief Executive Mary Barra, is retiring in the automaker's highest profile executive change since the massive recall of vehicles with defective ignition switches linked to at least 13 deaths.

  • WASHINGTON, April 22- Former General Motors CEOs and other executives should be called to testify to the U.S. Congress about the company's slow response to defective ignition switches in cars that have been linked to at least 13 deaths, a Democratic senator said on Tuesday.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 2:05 p.m. EDT Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 2:05 PM ET

    In latest round of change in pharmaceuticals industry, Novartis inks deals with GSK and Lilly Valeant, Ackman looking to buy Botox maker Allergan in cash-and-stock deal worth about $45.6 B Stock market pushed higher by corporate deal news and solid earnings; Allergan, Netflix jump Labor Department: Job market improved for 2013 college grads but remained weak McDonald's 1st- quarter profit slips as sales remain weak; April' modestly positive' Cable TV provider Comcast posts 30 percent rise in 1st quarter profit, cites NBC results General Motors asks bankruptcy court for protection from ignition claims before bankruptcy GM adding safety investigators, restructuring engineering organization in response to recall Electronic cigarette biz awaits federal rules that will likely curb marketing, set standards Harley-Davidson 1 Q earnings jump 18.7 percent as motorcycle sales rise, efficiencies take hold

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 1:15 p.m. EDT Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 1:15 PM ET

    In latest round of change in pharmaceuticals industry, Novartis inks deals with GSK and Lilly Valeant, Ackman looking to buy Botox maker Allergan in cash-and-stock deal worth about $45.6 B Stocks gain amid earnings reports and deal news; Allergan, Netflix jump Labor Department: Job market improved for 2013 college grads but remained weak McDonald's 1st- quarter profit slips as sales remain weak; April' modestly positive' Cable TV provider Comcast posts 30 percent rise in 1st quarter profit, cites NBC results General Motors asks bankruptcy court for protection from ignition claims before bankruptcy GM adding safety investigators, restructuring engineering organization in response to recall Electronic cigarette biz awaits federal rules that will likely curb marketing, set standards Harley-Davidson 1 Q earnings jump 18.7 percent as motorcycle sales rise, efficiencies take hold

  • E-Z-GO recalls 30,000 vehicles Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 12:57 PM ET

    The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Tuesday that the steering wheel nut on the vehicles may not have been tightened sufficiently, which would reduce the driver's control and could result in a crash. They were sold nationwide from August 2012 through February 2013 for between $6,650 and $10,650.

  • April 22- Harley-Davidson Inc shares surged nearly 9 percent on Tuesday after the iconic U.S. motorcycle maker posted a better-`than-expected quarterly profit, lifted by strong international demand.

  • DETROIT, April 22- General Motors Co said on Tuesday it is restructuring its engineering operations in a move meant to improve quality and safety of its vehicles as a result of the fallout from the defective ignition switch linked to at least 13 deaths.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 12:06 p.m. EDT Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 12:06 PM ET

    General Motors asks bankruptcy court for protection from ignition claims before bankruptcy In latest round of change in pharmaceuticals industry, Novartis inks deals with GSK and Lilly Valeant, Ackman looking to buy Botox maker Allergan in cash-and-stock deal worth about $45.6 B Stocks gain amid earnings reports and deal news; Allergan, Netflix jump Labor Department: Job market improved for 2013 college grads but remained weak McDonald's profit slips as sales remain weak; April' modestly positive' Cable TV provider Comcast posts 30 percent rise in 1st quarter profit, cites NBC results Electronic cigarette biz awaits federal rules that will likely curb marketing, set standards Harley-Davidson 1 Q earnings jump 18.7 percent as motorcycle sales rise, efficiencies take hold Sales of US existing homes fell in March to lowest level in 20 months in face of rising prices

  • Electric or hybrid? These drivers are wealthier Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 11:32 AM ET

    Motorists who purchase battery-electric vehicles tend to be younger and more affluent than drivers of hybrid vehicles, according to a new study.

  • DETROIT, April 22- General Motors Co said on Tuesday it is restructuring its engineering operations in a move meant to improve quality and safety of its vehicles, even as it deals with the fallout from the defective ignition switch linked to at least 13 deaths. As part of the reorganization, GM said its global vehicle engineering chief, John Calabrese, is retiring.

  • MOSCOW, April 22- Renault has frozen plans to produce vans with Russian truck maker ZIL due to a weakening of the rouble, a spokeswoman for the French carmaker said on Tuesday. Last year ZIL signed a preliminary agreement to assemble Fiat and Renault vans at a Moscow factory, a source close to ZIL said at the time.

  • *U.S. electric car firm says China may be biggest market next year. BEIJING, April 22- U.S. electric carmaker Tesla Motors Inc expects to invest "hundreds of millions of dollars" building charging outlets in China, which could become its biggest global market next year, billionaire co-founder Elon Musk said.

  • Harley-Davidson posts higher-than-expected profit Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 7:20 AM ET

    April 22- Harley-Davidson Inc posted a stronger-than-expected quarterly profit on Tuesday, lifted by strong sales growth outside its core North American market. The U.S. motorcycle maker reported first-quarter net income of $265.9 million, or $1.21 a share, up from $224.1 million, or 99 cents a share, a year earlier.

  • General Motors seeks more protection from suits Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 5:12 AM ET

    DETROIT— General Motors Co. and a battalion of trial lawyers are preparing for an epic court fight over whether GM is liable for the sins of its corporate past.

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