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European Council President Herman Van Rompuy said on Wednesday that the European Union supported efforts by new Italian prime minister Enrico Letta to grow Italy's economy, but public finances must be kept in order.
May 1- Automakers reported an 8.5 percent U.S. sales increase in April from a year earlier with a seasonally adjusted annualized rate of sales reaching 14.92 million vehicles.
May 1- The following are the 20 top-selling vehicles in the U.S. through April of 2013 as reported by the automakers and ranked by total units. Top 20 selling vehicles in U.S. in April.
May 1- Canadian sales rose for the three Detroit automakers, led by strong sales for pickup trucks. Ford Motor Co was the top-seller in Canada in April, when sales rose 15.5 percent to 27,907 vehicles. Chrysler Group LLC was second, at 25,745 vehicles, up 5 percent, barely edging out General Motors Co at 25,071 vehicles, up 19 percent.
Ford, GM, Chrysler and Nissan reported double-digit U.S. sales gains last month, signaling the best April for car and truck sales in six years.
By Bernie Woodall and Deepa Seetharaman. General Motors Co, Ford Motor Co and Chrysler Group LLC reported higher sales of lucrative models like their pickup trucks, boosted by better housing values and lower gasoline prices.
May 1- Toyota Motor Sales USA:. *Says April sales of 176,160 units, down 1.1 percent on an unadjusted raw. volume basis, 5 percent on a daily selling rate basis.
May 1- The following are U.S. auto sales results for April reported on Wednesday by top-selling automakers. Auto Sales For April 2013.
*U.s. sales up 18 percent; Ford fusion, Ford escape and new Lincoln mkz set. *April u.s. sales up 18 percent to 212,584 units. *Source text for Eikon* Further company coverage ().
By Bernie Woodall and Deepa Seetharaman. May 1- Chrysler Group LLC's U.S. auto sales rose 11 percent in April, led by strong demand for its Ram pickup trucks, the company said on Wednesday.
May 1- Chrysler Group LLC:. *Chrysler Group LLC says April 2013 u.s. sales of 156,698 units, an 11 percent. *Chrysler Group says finished April 2013 with a 66- days supply of inventory-.
May 1- Chrysler Group LLC Said on Wednesday that U.S. auto sales rose 11 percent in April, led by strong demand for its Ram pickup trucks. Chrysler sales of 156,698 vehicles in April slightly beat analysts' expectations. Major automakers in the U.S. market report sales on Wednesday, an early sign of consumer spending each month.
April 30- Older model Ford Crown Victoria police cars, Porsche 911 and Dodge Viper sports cars are the focus of three separate defect investigations by U.S. safety regulators, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said on Tuesday.
Fiat shares slide after its first-quarter results, underperforming the European auto sector, as investors question whether weaker-than-expected results in the United States could endanger the carmaker's full-year targets. At 1318 GMT, Fiat shares were down 1 percent at 4.58 euros, and the STOXX Europe 600 Automobiles index was up 0.1 percent.
BELGRADE, April 30- Serbia's economy grew 1.9 percent in the first quarter and its trade deficit shrank 23.7 percent, helped by its joint venture with Italy's carmaker Fiat, as well as agriculture and the oil and gas industry.
Italy's new Prime Minister Enrico Letta won his first vote of confidence in parliament on Monday after promising to press for a change to the European Union's focus on austerity and pursue economic growth and jobs. *Italy's new government wants to renegotiate the pact of stability with the European Union, the industry minister said in an interview on Tuesday.
MILAN, April 29- Fiat Chief Executive Sergio Marchionne said on Monday he sees no impact on North American sales to date because of a weaker yen. Marchionne said he sees no need to adjust North American forecasts for the rest of 2013 due to changes in value of the japanese yen.
MILAN, April 29- Italian carmaker Fiat sees the European car market falling between 3 percent and 5 percent in 2013, according to a slide presentation posted on its website on Monday. "In light of demand levels during the first quarter... the market is now seen down in the 3-5 percent range," Fiat said in the presentation.
MILAN, April 29- Italian automaker Fiat on Monday confirmed its 2013 financial targets, despite lower profits at its U.S. arm Chrysler and continued losses in Europe, where the car market weakened further. Net debt was 7.10 billion euros, against a forecast of 7.15 billion euros and compared to 6.5 billion euros at year-end.
MILAN, April 29- Italy's RCS MediaGroup will complete a planned rights issue of up to 500 million euros by the end of July, it said on Monday, as more banks stepped forward to guarantee the badly-needed fundraising.