Daimler AG


  • Under new rules for measuring Daimler's performance in 2014, Renault SA and Fiat SpA would drop out because their credit rating is below investment grade, and Volvo Cars would be excluded because it is unlisted, it said.

  • Anti-union efforts for auto workers spread south Tuesday, 18 Feb 2014 | 10:14 AM ET
    Workers inspect dashboard functions on a Volkswagen AG 2012 Passat at the company's factory in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

    A conservative group that helped defeat an organizing campaign will take its anti-union fight to other auto plants in the South, its leaders said.

  • CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., Feb 14- In a stinging defeat that could accelerate the decades-long decline of the United Auto Workers, Volkswagen AG workers voted against union representation at a Chattanooga, Tennessee plant, which had been seen as organized labor's best chance to expand in the U.S.

  • CAMBRIDGE, Md./ CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., Feb 14- P resident Barack Obama on Friday waded into a high-stakes union vote at Volkswagen AG's plant in Tennessee, accusing Republican politicians who oppose unionization of being more concerned about German shareholders than U.S. workers.

  • UAW's future hinges on vote at VW's Tennessee plant Tuesday, 11 Feb 2014 | 5:46 PM ET

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., Feb 11- If the United Auto Workers wins this week's historic election at Volkswagen's three-year-old Chattanooga factory, the union could use the victory as a springboard to organize other foreign-owned plants in the South and revive its waning influence on the U.S. labor movement.

  • Aston Martin: A risk on parts supply from China Tuesday, 11 Feb 2014 | 9:55 AM ET
    Rubin Viart washes an Aston Martin vehicle on the sales lot of Brickell Luxury Motors on Jan. 2, 2014, in Miami.

    Aston Martin recalled its sports cars. It sheds light on automakers getting automobiles key parts from China without implementing quality measures.

  • SHENZHEN, China/ PARIS, Feb 11- Aston Martin's sweeping recall of its high-end sports cars last week raises larger questions about the risk to global automakers of sourcing key parts thousands of miles away in China without implementing adequate quality control measures.

  • DETROIT, Feb 6- Aston Martin said on Thursday its expanded recall of accelerator pedals in 17,590 sports cars would not result in a material added cost beyond its previous estimate of 1.5 million British pounds. Aston Martin's owners include Italian private equity fund Investindustrial, Kuwait- based Adeem Investment and Prime Wagon.

  • Dieter Zetsche, chairman at Daimler, comments on the group's earnings and says sales and profit should "grow significantly" in 2014 due to product launches and improved margins.

  • Volvo profit lags forecast, says to cut 4,400 jobs Thursday, 6 Feb 2014 | 2:08 AM ET

    Volvo posted a smaller-than-expected rise in fourth-quarter core earnings and unveiled plans to cut 4,400 jobs in its quest to boost profits.

  • Recall: Fake parts found in 17,590 Aston Martins Wednesday, 5 Feb 2014 | 4:40 PM ET

    Aston Martin is recalling most of its cars built since 2007 after discovering a Chinese supplier was using counterfeit plastic in a part.

  • DETROIT, Feb 5- Aston Martin expanded a recall on Wednesday to cover most of its sports cars built since late 2007 after discovering a Chinese sub-supplier was using counterfeit plastic material in a part supplied to the British luxury sports carmaker.

  • A Model S sedan is displayed in the Tesla showroom at Parkview Green Shopping Mall Beijing, China.

    U.S. carmaker Tesla is taking a bold step to win over Chinese clients by curbing the markup to just half of what its rivals can command.

  • SHANGHAI, Feb 5- In China, where higher prices mean prestige, luxury U.S. electric carmaker Tesla is taking a bold step to win over clients and cachet by curbing the markup to just half of what some of its rivals can command. In an unusual blog post last month, the firm detailed the lower-than-expected 734,000 yuan China price tag for its high-end Model S electric car.

  • UPDATE 2-AutoNation profit rises as Mercedes sales jump Thursday, 30 Jan 2014 | 11:26 AM ET

    Jan 30- AutoNation Inc, the largest U.S. automobile dealer group, sped by Wall Street's quarterly earnings expectations on robust sales of luxury cars like Mercedes-Benz and BMW, and its shares rose as high as 6.4 percent.

  • Jan 30- AutoNation Inc, the largest U.S. automobile dealer group, sped by Wall Street earnings expectations on Thursday on robust sales of luxury cars like Mercedes-Benz and BMW.

  • Daimler's watershed bond deal in China Wednesday, 22 Jan 2014 | 9:54 AM ET
    The new Mercedes C Class bows in Detroit this week.

    Daimler AG will become the first foreign, non-financial company to issue bonds in China's domestic market, sources said.

  • Trucks, luxury cars lead Detroit Auto Show kickoff Monday, 13 Jan 2014 | 3:19 PM ET
    Ford's 2014 F-150

    Ford and General Motors showed off new trucks while Mercedes, BMW and Porsche displayed new luxury vehicles at the Detroit Auto Show.

  • And the economy's bright spot is... Monday, 13 Jan 2014 | 10:57 AM ET
    Line workers put the head liner in a Ford Focus at the Michigan Assembly Plan in Wayne, Mich.

    Top bosses at retail and automotive companies are noticing the same thing about the U.S. economy, and it has them optimistic.

  • US judge: No apartheid claims against German firms Thursday, 26 Dec 2013 | 5:51 PM ET
    U.S. District Court Judge Shira Scheindlin

    A US judge two German firms cannot be held liable for allegedly aiding and abetting South Africa's former apartheid government.