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TCC's Daily Edition: 10/11/01
TCC's Daily Edition: 10/11/01

TODAY’S TOP STORIES FORD CUTS DIVIDEND TO 15 CENTS As reported here yesterday, Ford has announced that it will cut its stock dividend to 15 cents for the fourth quarter, a 50-percent drop from its third-quarter 2001 dividend of 30 cents a share. "The dividend reduction is a difficult but...Read More»

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TCC's Daily Edition: 10/10/01

TODAY’S TOP STORIES SALES HIT 18 MILLION RATE? The zero-percent financing deals offered by the Big Three seem to be working. Reuters reports that, thanks to cheap financing, the sales rate for new vehicles in October could check in at an annualized pace of 18 million units, far higher than last...Read More»

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Driver's News: 10/08/01

FIRESTONE AGREES TO ANOTHER RECALL Reversing an earlier promise to fight any government-mandated tire recall, Firestone agreed to recall 3.5 million Wilderness tires that have been tied to rollover accidents involving the Ford Explorer. Firestone will recall two sizes of Wilderness tires made...Read More»

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TCC's Daily Edition: 10/08/01

GM AND TOYOTA USE TELEMATICS TO FIND EACH OTHER GM and Toyota are expanding their ties, agreeing to work together on in-vehicle communications and entertainment systems in the Japanese market. In the past, GM and Toyota have agreed to share information on developing fuel cells, environmental...Read More»

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TCC's Daily Edition: 10/04/01

THE SHOW WILL GO ON — EARLY It’s official – the National Automobile Dealers’ Association will shift its annual convention up a week to accommodate a Feb. 3 Super Bowl in New Orleans. Reportedly, the NFL will pay the NADA some $7.5 million for expenses related to moving the mega-dealer...Read More»

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TCC's Daily Edition: 9/26/01

TCC’s BEEN OUT DRIVING: CADILLAC ESCALADE EXT & ACURA RSX TYPE-S It’s been a good week for sumptuousness and shifting at TheCarConnection.com, and we’ve got two automotive reviews to prove it: There’s rich, and then there’s Texas rich—the Cadillac Escalade EXT is both. Join TCC’s...Read More»

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Driver's News: Sept. 24, 2001

Get the day's news delivered right to your e-mail inbox -- for FREE! MILLION-DOLLAR MISSIONS: INDUSTRY AID CONTINUES IN TIME OF TRAGEDY In contrast to the auto industry’s downturn in the North American market, but completely in accord with the spirit of giving that followed the terrorist attacks...Read More»

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TCC's Daily Edition: 9/21/01

GM/DAEWOO: THE DEAL IS ALL BUT DONE As we have been reporting all week here at TheCarConnection.com’s Daily Edition, only paperwork and details stand in the way of a final deal between General Motors Corporation and the creditors of South Korea’s bankrupt automaker, Daewoo Motor Company...Read More»

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TCC's Daily Edition: 9/19/01

GOVERNMENT, AUTO LEADERS STAGING SUMMIT New car sales could fall anywhere from 500,000 to 700,000 units short of earlier forecasts, warns J Ferron of PriceWaterhouseCoopers. Other analysts are racing to downgrade their own numbers—which had run as high as 16.5 million—in the wake of September...Read More»

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TCC Daily Edition: 8/15/01

Welcome to TheCarConnection's Daily Edition, the best source of industry news-delivered FREE right to your e-mail inbox. There’s nothing like TCC Daily News to start off your day (unless, of course, we’re up against a fresh cup of coffee). As always, we welcome your comments and suggestions for...Read More»

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Weekly News: March 12, 2001

DC WILL LAYOFF 2700 SALARIED EMPLOYEES DaimlerChrysler announced that it plans to permanently lay off about 2700 salaried workers by the end of March. Company officials call the layoffs a step toward achieving the turnaround-plan goal of cutting 5000 white-collar workers. Nearly 2300 Chrysler Group...Read More»

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Weekly News: March 5, 2001

DAIMLERCHRYSLER ANNOUNCES RESTRUCTURING PLAN DaimlerChrysler revealed some specifics of its three-year, $3.09 billion company-wide restructuring plan. The plan will see a total of 35,500 jobs cut, in an attempt to bring Chrysler, and also Mitsubishi, to profitability by 2003. DaimlerChrysler put...Read More»

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2001 Detroit Auto Show, Part III

Sponsor of TCC's 2001 NAIAS Coverage   HOW DO YOU SUV IN SWEDISH? This concept car, unveiled at the North American  International Auto Show may be the answer, according to Volvo Cars CEO Hans-Olav Olsson. Based off the same platform as the S80 sedan and the Cross Country wagon, the long-awaited...Read More»

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2001 L.A. Auto Show, Day Two

A REAL WORKHORSE. Calling it “the workhorse of the Mazda lineup,” Mazda pulled the wraps off two new versions of the subcompact Protégé. The new Sport Wagon is designed for those who need plenty of room while keeping an eye on their budget. Sportier than traditional wagons, it could find a...Read More»

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Doing the GM Samba

For Brazilian motorists with access to the Internet, buying a new car is now just a couple mouse clicks away. Since the launch of its new Celta subcompact last September, more than 55 percent of the Brazilians who’ve bought General Motors’ so-called "Popular Car" have placed their orders...Read More»

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Headlight News Weekly for Dec. 4, 2000

DC:NO BIG CUTS, YET Top DaimlerChrysler officials have said that, although there won't be any job cuts announced in the company in the next few days, the company is looking for redundancies between its U.S. Chrysler operations and home operations in Germany, according to a Reuters report. Chief...Read More»

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Week of August 28, 2000

MITSUBISHI FACES COVER-UPMITSUBISHI: PROBLEMS DON’T AFFECT U.S.NHTSA INVESTIGATES MITSUBISHIPOST: FORD RECOMMENDED UNDERINFLATIONFORD STOPS PRODUCTION TO MAKE TIRES AVAILABLEFIRESTONE TO AIRLIFT TIRESLAWSUIT SEEKS EXPANDED RECALLROVER AND PROTON?CADILLAC TO PRODUCE EVOQVW’S MEXICAN WORKERS...Read More»

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Ramblings for May 29, 2000

Indy preps for the world This weekend’s Indy 500 has all the appeal that the promoters could ask for. Indy Racing Northern Light Series champion Greg Ray is on the pole with rival series CART champion Juan Montoya starting second. Two-time Indy winner Al Unser Jr. will race in the Indianapolis...Read More»

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Week of March 13, 2000

DC, MITSU SAY "NO COMMENT" TO MARRIAGE TALKUP, UP, UP—GAS PRICES WILL RISE WITH SUMMER TEMPERATURESPT CRUISER A CAR AND TRUCKFORD EXTENDS WARRANTY, OFFERS BUY BACK ON OVER 700,000 CARSSUPPLIERS WORRIED ABOUT BIG THREE’S ONLINE PARTS NETWORKEU AGREES ON PLAN TO MONITOR CAR POLLUTION"CHEAP...Read More»

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