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DETROIT, March 3- Nissan Motor Co said on Monday that its U.S. Nissan had its best February in the U.S. market on record, selling 115,600 vehicles. Fred Diaz, Nissan's senior vice president for U.S. sales, said February was the 11th month in the last 12 that the company set U.S. sales records.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
With inventories high, the automakers have ramped up deep discounts on many models in an effort to lure customers back into winter-ravaged showrooms.
Despite being left for dead elsewhere, BlackBerry remains the smartphone of choice in one booming mobile market: Africa. But it just doesn't matter.
DETROIT, Feb 27- U.S. safety regulators have opened an investigation into whether General Motors Co reacted fast enough in its recall of more than 1.6 million cars over an ignition-switch defect linked to 13 deaths in crashes.
Tesla may be locating a massive Gigafactory in Texas for producing lithium-ion batteries and electric storage applications.
Stocks rose Tuesday as earnings from Home Depot deflected a dip in consumer confidence.
Consumer Reports is out with its list of the top auto brands. FMHR trader John Najarian says Ford still has good profits, despite rating as the second worst brand.
Based on survey results from 1.1 million subscribers, The Consumer Reports Annual Auto Issue ranked Tesla's Model S the top overall pick.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports on the Consumer Reports' list of the top auto brands. Ford was rated as the second worst brand.
Feb 25- Visteon Corp, the auto parts maker, posted a stronger-than-expected quarterly profit on Tuesday and reaffirmed its forecasts for 2014, sending its shares up in morning trading. Net income surged to $513 million, or $10.32 a share, in the fourth quarter, compared with $39 million, or 74 cents a share, in the year earlier period.
DETROIT, Feb 25- General Motors Co, the biggest U.S. automaker, wants to avoid the recall of more than 200,000 of its new full-size Chevrolet and GMC pickup trucks, asking U.S. safety regulators to declare an electronic glitch as "inconsequential" to safety.
Why Ford is choosing BlackBerry over Microsoft to power its sync voice-activated system, with Daniel Ives, FBR Capital Markets senior analyst, and CNBC's Jon Fortt.
NEW YORK, Feb 24- Billionaire investor Carl Icahn accused eBay Inc Chief Executive John Donahoe of failing to spot- or ignoring- conflicts of interest on the company's board and called again for the spinoff of its fast-growing PayPal payments business.
The program, known as the Lightweight and Modern Metals Manufacturing Innovation (LM3I) Institute, could translate into more fuel-efficient cars and aircraft.
Ford is reportedly favoring BlackBerry to power its sync voice-activated system. FMHR trader Pete Najarian would not buy the stock yet, while his brother Jon is more bullish.
The announcement, coupled with a report that auto maker Ford Motor Co plans to base its next-generation Sync system on BlackBerry's QNX operating system and no longer use Microsoft's Windows platform, helped send shares of BlackBerry up 8 percent in midday trading. Shares of BlackBerry rose 8.4 percent to $9.91 on Nasdaq following the news on Monday.
CNBC's Josh Lipton reports Ford Motor Company will drop Microsoft and turn to Blackberry to base its next generation sync system.
Carl Icahn excoriated eBay in an open letter, charging the online auction company of "multiple lapses in governance."
Feb 24- Billionaire investor Carl Icahn accused eBay Inc Chief Executive John Donahoe of failing to spot- or ignoring- conflicts of interest on the company's board and called again for the spinoff of its fast-growing PayPal division.