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Fiat Chrysler may consider loyalty share scheme in Ferrari spin-off

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MILAN - A loyalty scheme that would increase the voting power of Ferrari shareholders is one option parent Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) will consider when it spins off the luxury marque next year, Chairman John Elkann said on Friday.

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BMW not interested in buying stake in Tesla - Wirtschaftswoche 28 Nov 2014

FRANKFURT - Germany's BMW is not interested in buying a stake in U.S. electric carmaker Tesla Motors , German weekly WirtschaftsWoche reported on Friday, citing a BMW statement.

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Irish retail sales drop 0.7 percent month-on-month in October 28 Nov 2014

DUBLIN - The volume of Ireland's retail sales fell 0.7 percent in October to stand 5.6 percent higher year-on-year, provisional figures from the Central Statistics Office showed on Friday.

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Japan may expand air bag recalls; worried about impact on industry 28 Nov 2014

TOKYO - Honda Motor and Mazda Motor may have to recall another 200,000 cars in Japan to replace Takata Corp air bags if Takata complies with a U.S. order to recall cars across the United States rather than just in humid regions.

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Honda says defective Takata air bags in 2002 used different design 27 Nov 2014

DETROIT - Honda Motor Co said it was aware of a ruptured Takata air bag inflator in a car that was covered by a 2002 recall but the inflator design was different from one that ruptured in a 2004 accident.

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Mercedes performance car sales may double through 2017 - unit head 27 Nov 2014

STUTTGART, Germany - Daimler's Mercedes-AMG performance cars division aims to more than double vehicle sales over the next three years as it pushes expansion into compact cars, a senior executive said.

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Toyota recalls more cars for dangerous Takata air bags 27 Nov 2014

TOKYO - Toyota Motor Corp said on Thursday it would recall 57,000 vehicles globally to replace potentially deadly air bags made by Takata Corp, as a safety crisis around the Japanese auto parts maker looks far from being contained.

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Toyota to recall more cars for dangerous Takata air bags 27 Nov 2014

TOKYO - Toyota Motor Corp said on Thursday it would recall 57,000 vehicles globally to replace potentially deadly air bags made by Takata Corp, in a sign that the safety crisis surrounding the Japanese auto parts maker is far from contained.

Honda recalled cars with Takata air bags in 2002 - documents 27 Nov 2014

DETROIT - Honda Motor Co recalled a small number of cars equipped with Takata Corp air bags in March 2002, two years before the first known injury that Honda and Takata have linked to a defective air bag inflator, Reuters has learned.

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Chrysler says air bag recall will start earlier than planned 26 Nov 2014

DETROIT - Chrysler Group LLC will send recall notifications to owners of vehicles equipped with potentially defective Takata Corp air bags nearly two weeks earlier than planned, the company said late Wednesday.