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  • BUSINESS-NEWS-SCHEDULE AT 2000 GMT / 4 PM ET Sunday, 15 Mar 2015 | 4:23 PM ET

    March 15- Editor: Christian Plumb+ 1 646 223 6200. BUENOS AIRES- Argentina's economy may be stagnant but the capital city Buenos Aires is looking better than it has in years, boosting the popularity of its mayor as he prepares to run for president in October. LOS ANGELES- "Cinderella" enchants audiences this weekend, racking up a royal $70.1 million to lead the domestic...

  • China consumer show targets Volkswagen, Nissan Sunday, 15 Mar 2015 | 12:38 PM ET

    SHANGHAI, March 15- Carmakers including Volkswagen AG, Nissan Motor Co Ltd and Daimler AG were scrambling late on Sunday after China's annual consumer rights day TV show said the firms oversold repairs and spare parts to drivers. China is the world's top auto market, and media criticism can dent reputations and drag on sales. iPhone maker Apple Inc made a rare...

  • NEW DELHI/ MUMBAI, March 11- Mercedes-Benz plans to sell more compact cars to tap the fastest growing part of India's premium car market, a move analysts say could help the German automaker overtake rival Audi as the country's top luxury car seller. Part of Daimler AG, Mercedes is closing the gap with Volkswagen-owned Audi. Last year it sold 10,201 cars in India, just...

  • SEOUL, March 9- Flashy Maseratis and Bentleys are fast becoming the cars of choice for young, monied South Koreans, eclipsing German luxury brands now so commonplace that some in Seoul's upscale Gangnam district jokingly refer to a BMW 5- series as a Hyundai Sonata. Last year, the Seoul dealership of Volkswagen unit Bentley Motors was the top global seller of...

  • BMW anybody? Carmakers to gain most from weak euro Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 8:13 AM ET
    BMW 3 Series

    European carmakers and chemical and tourism companies stand to gain most from the weak euro, while the airline sector looks set to be worst hit.

  • CHARLESTON, S.C., March 3- Daimler AG is set to announce it will build Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans at its plant in South Carolina and add 1,200 jobs there as a result, a state politician said on Tuesday. South Carolina State Representative Chip Limehouse, a Republican from Charleston, said officials in North Charleston, South Carolina, told him the German automaker...

  • Apple iCar won’t scare us: Daimler’s Zetsche Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 8:35 AM ET
    A Daimler AG Mercedes Benz M-Class vehicle moves along the production line at the company's international assembly plant in Vance, Alabama, May 28, 2014.

    Daimler has nothing to fear from an Apple car, the chair of the automaker said, but professed bemusement as to why it would want to enter the auto space.

  • Daimler: We welcome an Apple Car   Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 7:15 AM ET
    Daimler: We welcome an Apple Car

    Dieter Zetsche, chair of Daimler, says that he is unsure why Apple would want to enter the car industry, but that he would welcome them as either a partner or competition. Zetsche adds that Daimler would "exploit" any new technology opportunity.

  • Daimler's best markets are UK, Germany   Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 7:15 AM ET
    Daimler's best markets are UK, Germany

    Dieter Zetsche, chair of Daimler, talks about the firm's new vehicles and how Daimler's sales are improving in certain markets.

  • DETROIT, Feb 24- Toyota Motor Corp's Lexus brand finished on top of the Consumer Reports annual "brand report card" for the third straight year, the influential U.S. magazine said on Tuesday. Toyota came in third, followed by Volkswagen AG's Audi from Germany and Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd's Subaru from Japan. Ranking eighth through 10th were namesake brands from...

  • Mercedes recalls 147K cars for engine fire risk Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 6:34 AM ET
    A Mercedes symbol is pictured in front of the Mercedes-Benz Shanghai office.

    Daimler's Mercedes-Benz is recalling more than 147,000 mid-size sedans and station wagons from 2013-2015 to check for risk of engine fires.

  • DETROIT, Feb 22- Daimler AG's Mercedes-Benz is recalling more than 147,000 mid-size sedans and station wagons from 2013-2015 to check for risk of engine fires, the U.S. safety regulator said Saturday. The cars have a rubber seal in the engine compartment that can fall onto the exhaust system, increasing the risk of an under-hood fire, according to the National...

  • The real battle Apple is waging in autos Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015 | 1:32 PM ET
    A visitor presses the new Apple's CarPlay touch-screen commands inside the Volvo Estate concept car.

    Many are overlooking the big battle that's already taking shape in the auto industry: Who will win drivers' time behind the wheel?

  • Europe ends flat after ECB decision; Greece weighs Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 | 11:45 AM ET

    European equities ended lower on Thursday after the European Central Bank put more pressure on Greece.

  • China scheme aims to rein in luxury car prices Wednesday, 4 Feb 2015 | 6:42 PM ET
    BMW i3

    China is taking aim again at foreign luxury car makers by allowing unauthorized dealers to sell imported cars - so-called 'parallel imports'.

  • Stocks close up sharply, boosted by Greece and oil Monday, 2 Feb 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. stocks closed sharply higher on encouraging news from the Eurozone and stronger oil prices.

  • These 9 vehicles have zero highway deaths Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 11:28 AM ET
    A Honda Odyssey is displayed outside the company's headquarters in Tokyo.

    A record total of nine models sold during the 2011 model-year have had a driver death rate of zero, NBC News reports.

  • Jan 28- Fuel-cell maker Plug Power Inc toned down its sales outlook for 2015, saying it had decided to put out numbers "people could rely" on after receiving "a lot of criticism for under-delivering." The company's shares fell as much as 10 percent to $2.86 in morning trade, after Chief Executive Andy Marsh said Plug Power now expected sales "in excess of $100 million".

  • Self-driving cars set to cruise Germany's autobahn Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 11:02 AM ET
    Germany to allow driverless cars on the autobahn.

    Prototypes of driverless cars are set to get the go-ahead on a stretch of Germany's busy A9 autobahn, NBC News reports.

  • After ECB move, here's where pros see opportunity Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 4:39 PM ET
    Financial traders review financial data at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in Frankfurt, Germany.

    U.S. stocks rallied Thursday after the ECB unveiled its bond-buying program. Here's where the pros are hunting for value.