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  • Fiat 2Q profits drop by 55 percent Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 9:57 AM ET

    MILAN— Italian carmaker Fiat SpA, which controls Chrysler, on Wednesday said second-quarter profits dropped by more than a half due to lower performance in North and Latin America. Fiat, whose shareholders vote Friday on the merger with Chrysler, said net profit was 197 million euros, compared with 435 million euros in the same period last year.

  • Superior Industries to shutter Rogers plant Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 9:28 AM ET

    ROGERS, Ark.— Superior Industries International Inc. announced Wednesday it would shutter its manufacturing plant in Rogers, eliminating 500 jobs. Work done at the Rogers plant will be shifted to other Superior facilities in Fayetteville and in Chihuahua, Mexico, the company said.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 9:19 a.m. EDT Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 9:19 AM ET

    US economy grew at strong 4 percent rate in second quarter after sharp contraction in winter Revised figures show US economy grew at fastest pace in 10 years in last year's 2nd half Fed widely expected to make sixth reduction in bond purchases at this week's meeting Hilton CEO Chris Nassetta talks about the future of room service, Wi-Fi and younger travelers European shares drift ahead of US data, Asia gains on earnings reports Small cars fare poorly in new frontal crash tests, Mini Cooper Countryman gets top rating Toyota remains No. 1, at top in global vehicle sales after first 6 months, beating VW and GM Hyundai recalling 883,000 Sonata midsize cars to fix problem with gear shift levers Drop in e-cigarette sales hurts Lorillard's 2nd- quarter profit Goodyear 2 Q profit increases 18 percent

  • Early movers: S, TWTR, AXP, GM, MAR, NFLX & more Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 7:45 AM ET
    Traders work the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 7:14 a.m. EDT Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 7:14 AM ET

    US economy expected to post solid second-quarter growth after dismal winter Hilton CEO Chris Nassetta talks about the future of room service, Wi-Fi and younger travelers European shares drift ahead of US data, Asia gains on earnings reports India's largest online retailer Flipkart raises $1 billion in fresh capital as Amazon looms Toyota remains No. 1, at top in global vehicle sales after first 6 months, beating VW and GM WellPoint 2nd- quarter profit falls on higher expenses, but still tops Wall Street projections Twitter posts stronger-than-expected 2nd- quarter results, stock flies high Thai junta approves budget for rail upgrade, plans high-speed high links to China Russia's central bank promises support for targets of new sanctions Nintendo reports worse-than-expected quarterly loss as Wii U sales momentum picks up slowly

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 5:32 a.m. EDT Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 5:32 AM ET

    India's largest online retailer Flipkart raises $1 billion in fresh capital as Amazon looms Toyota remains No. 1, at top in global vehicle sales after first 6 months, beating VW and GM Twitter posts stronger-than-expected 2nd- quarter results, stock flies high European shares down ahead of US data, Asia gains on US earnings reports Russia's central bank promises support for targets of new sanctions Nintendo reports worse-than-expected quarterly loss as Wii U sales momentum picks up slowly Small cars fare poorly in new frontal crash tests, Mini Cooper Countryman gets top rating Barclays chief applauds claw-back idea on bonuses as income in its investment bank falls Fed widely expected to make sixth reduction in bond purchases at this week's meeting Spanish economy expanded 0.6 percent during second quarter— fastest rate since 2007

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 1:33 a.m. EDT Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 1:33 AM ET

    Toyota remains No. 1, at top in global vehicle sales after first 6 months, beating VW and GM Twitter posts stronger-than-expected 2nd- quarter results, stock flies high Asia stock markets rise on earnings, await US economic growth report Eyeing weakness in Russian economy, West seeks to inflict more pain on Moscow Small cars fare poorly in new frontal crash tests, Mini Cooper Countryman gets top rating Fed widely expected to make sixth reduction in bond purchases at this week's meeting Growing demand for travel, mostly in developing nations, to pose safety challenge for airlines Key questions about Argentina's fight with US hedge funds over outstanding debt US consumer confidence rises to 90.9 in July, strongest reading since October 2007 American Express second-quarter profit increases 9 percent, tops estimate

  • GM sued over deaths linked to ignition switch Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 1:28 AM ET
    A General Motors logo at the General Motors Technical Center, June 5, 2014 in Warren, Michigan.

    GM was hit with a lawsuit brought on behalf of more than 650 people allegedly injured or killed in accidents involving cars that have been recalled.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At Midnight EDT Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 11:57 PM ET

    Toyota remains No. 1, at top in global vehicle sales after first 6 months, beating VW and GM Twitter posts stronger-than-expected 2nd- quarter results, stock flies high Asia stock markets rise on earnings, await US economic growth report US, European Union order tough new economic, energy, defense sanctions on Russia over Ukraine Fed weighs key questions this week on reversing its low-rate policies but may reveal little Growing demand for travel, mostly in developing nations, to pose safety challenge for airlines Key questions about Argentina's fight with US hedge funds over outstanding debt US consumer confidence rises to 90.9 in July, strongest reading since October 2007 American Express second-quarter profit increases 9 percent, tops estimate More than a third of Americans reported to collection agencies for unpaid bills and debts

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 11:08 p.m. EDT Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 11:08 PM ET

    Toyota remains No. 1, at top in global vehicle sales after first 6 months, beating VW and GM Twitter posts stronger-than-expected 2nd- quarter results, stock flies high Asia stock markets rise on earnings, await US economic growth report US, European Union order tough new economic, energy, defense sanctions on Russia over Ukraine Fed weighs key questions this week on reversing its low-rate policies but may reveal little Growing demand for travel, mostly in developing nations, to pose safety challenge for airlines Key questions about Argentina's fight with US hedge funds over outstanding debt US consumer confidence rises to 90.9 in July, strongest reading since October 2007 American Express second-quarter profit increases 9 percent, tops estimate More than a third of Americans reported to collection agencies for unpaid bills and debts

  • UPDATE 1-VW closes in on Toyota as global auto leader Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 10:50 PM ET

    *VW expected to overtake Toyota this year with China growth. TOKYO, July 30- Volkswagen is closing in on Toyota Motor Corp as the global leader in vehicle sales, with a rapid expansion drive in China- the world's biggest auto market- while Toyota curbs growth to focus on shoring up quality.

  • July 29- General Motors was hit Tuesday with a lawsuit brought on behalf of more than 650 people allegedly injured or killed in accidents involving cars that have been recalled this year for faulty ignition switches. The lawsuit was filed in Manhattan federal court, where dozens of cases against GM over the switch recall have been consolidated.

  • VW set to overtake Toyota as global auto leader Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 5:00 PM ET

    TOKYO, July 30- Volkswagen is poised to overtake Toyota Motor Corp as the global leader in vehicle sales, with a rapid expansion drive in China- the world's biggest auto market- while Toyota curbs growth to focus on shoring up quality.

  • Midday Glance: Autos companies Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 1:29 PM ET

    Ford Motor Co. rose$. 05 or. 3 percent, to $17.69. General Motors Co. fell$. 04 or. 1 percent, to $34.86. Honda Motor Co. rose$. 76 or 2.2 percent, to $35.94.

  • Ally posts 2Q profit on higher auto loan demand Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 11:32 AM ET

    DETROIT— Ally Financial Inc. on Tuesday reported a second-quarter profit after posting a loss in the same period a year ago as more people deposited money into its bank and demand for auto loans increased.

  • Suzuki recalls 25,900 Verona sedans in U.S. Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 10:14 AM ET

    DETROIT, July 29- Suzuki Motor Corp is recalling 25,900 Verona sedans from the 2004 to 2006 model years in the United States on the increased risk of a fire linked to daytime running lights, U.S. safety regulators said on Tuesday.

  • Suzuki recalls nearly 26,000 cars for fire risk Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 9:26 AM ET

    The recall covers the Verona from the 2004-2006 model years. All the cars were made by General Motors in Korea. Suzuki says there were no fires reported in Verona models.

  • NEW YORK, July 29- Ally Financial Inc reported a bigger-than-expected quarterly profit on Tuesday as auto lending jumped 11 percent to the second-highest level in the company's history. The former financing arm of General Motors Co said it had earned $323 million, or 54 cents per share, in the second quarter.

  • Final Glance: Autos companies Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 6:04 PM ET

    Ford Motor Co. rose$. 02 or. 1 percent, to $17.64. General Motors Co. fell$. 17 or. 5 percent, to $34.90. Honda Motor Co. rose$. 19 or. 5 percent, to $35.18.

  • DETROIT, July 28- General Motors Co has pushed forward the launch of its next-generation full-size pickups by about nine months to fall 2018, hoping to narrow rival Ford Motor Co's still-sizable lead in meeting future U.S. fuel-economy standards, supplier sources said on Monday.