Ford Q3 profit drops 56% as North America slips
Ford's warning of a "much weaker than normal" second half of the year proved to be on target as the company reported a 56 percent in third-quarter net income to $957 million. That compares with a profit of $2.

Musk says Tesla car-share network is 'the people vs. Uber'
Elon Musk is making a populist appeal for Tesla Motors' much-hyped challenger to Uber Technologies Inc.

Tesla records 2nd profit as public company
For just the second time in its history as a public company, Tesla Motors reported net income, making $22 million net for the third quarter.

Bob Lutz blasts Tesla, Musk, compares followers to a 'religious cult'
Former General Motors Vice Chairman Bob Lutz, appearing on CNBC earlier today, blasted Tesla CEO Elon Musk -- and his followers. "Tesla supporters are like members of a religious cult," he told the business news network.

Lear Q3 net income rises 18% to $214 million
Seating and electronics supplier Lear reported an 18 percent rise in third-quarter net income to $214 million as its sales reached new heights.

Nissan to stop making Mexican veteran Tsuru amid safety criticism
Nissan said today it will stop production in May of the Mexican-built Tsuru, an economical and hardy sedan beloved by taxi drivers but often sold without airbags and widely criticized for its poor crash record.

Audi pilots corporate car-sharing fleet in latest mobility push
Audi of America is expanding its mobility services with a national corporate car-sharing fleet service it plans to roll out next year, the company said today.

Spanish supplier Gestamp to invest $158.7 million into Mich. operations
Gestamp North America Inc. plans to invest $158.7 million into its Michigan operations. The subsidiary of Madrid, Spain-based Gestamp Automoción SL plans to expand its plants in Chelsea, Mich., and Mason, Mich.


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