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February 6, 2013
07:20 EDTAA, VLKAY, RIO, F, TTMAluminum producers helped by increased auto use, Bloomberg reports
Automakers from Ford (F) to Audi (VLKAY) and Jaguar Land Rover (TTM) are using record amounts of aluminum to replace heavier steel, and that's givign some relief to aluminum producers facing excess supplies and depressed prices, reports Bloomberg.Reference Link
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November 18, 2014
06:33 EDTAAAlcoa initiated with a Market Perform at BMO Capital
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November 17, 2014
14:17 EDTFFord wants to make electric vehicles for the masses, Yahoo reports
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09:22 EDTFOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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November 16, 2014
17:57 EDTFFord expands Ranger recall on additional Takata air bag defect, Bloomberg says
Ford has increased the scope of its Ranger pickup trucks recall after an incident in Malaysia alerted the car company of a defect in the Takata air bags that was not previously known, says Bloomberg. Reference Link
16:55 EDTFFord could rise 30% in a year, Barron's says
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November 14, 2014
16:01 EDTAAOptions Update; November 14, 2014
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November 13, 2014
11:15 EDTFFord wary of expanding South African investment, Reuters says
Due to repeated disruptions to its operations from strikes, Ford is reticent to expand its investment in Its South African operation, says Reuters. Jeff Nemeth, president of Ford's South African business, said, "A challenge for us here in South Africa is convincing our board to continue to invest in a country where the stability of output is a little less certain than in other countries," added Reuters. Reference Link
November 12, 2014
07:22 EDTFFord offers favorable risk/reward, says UBS
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November 11, 2014
07:15 EDTFFord begins production of 2015 F-150 at Ford Rouge Center
The 2015 Ford F-150 starts production at Ford Rouge Center. The facilities have been transformed with the latest in manufacturing technology to build the first mass-produced truck in its class featuring a high-strength, military-grade, aluminum-alloy body and bed. The new F-150 goes on sale in December in the U.S. and will be available in 90 markets in 2015.
05:37 EDTVLKAYSAP, Shell, Volkswagen co-innovate for connected vehicle
SAP (SAP) announced a co-innovation pilot program with Shell (RDS.A, RDS.B) and Volkswagen AG (VLKAY) to investigate how connected vehicles would interact with the world around them. The ongoing pilot in Hannover, Germany, aims to lay the foundations for a range of services including an integrated system for connected fueling. The goal is to deliver drivers a hosted cloud-based solution that saves time and can deliver new, exciting customer offers through connected vehicles that could not be delivered by the three companies individually. The pilot forms the bases of discussion for further collaborations for connected vehicles between the three companies and others.
November 10, 2014
08:04 EDTFFord announces partnership with Wind Energy Corporation
Ford Motor Company is collaborating with Wind Energy Corporation to bring a new and innovative source of clean energy to its dealers. Under a pilot program exclusive to Ford, Wind Energy will install wind sail and solar panel systems at four Ford dealerships, a nearly $750,000 investment, to help power dealer facilities. A Windy System is expected to deliver 20,000 kilowatts of electricity annually. That is enough energy to power two average-sized homes for a year or charge a Ford Focus Electric 870 times, Fusion Energi 2,600 times and C-MAX Energi 2,600 times. Using one Windy System will offset nearly 14 tons of greenhouse gases per year.
November 9, 2014
13:10 EDTRIORio Tinto CEO defends iron-ore expansion moves, WSJ says
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November 7, 2014
11:59 EDTFSenators ask U.S. DOJ to review Takata as airbag worries increase, Reuters says
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09:01 EDTFFord names Marcy Kevorn as VP, Chief Information Officer
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November 6, 2014
13:38 EDTFFord to reportedly move Europe chief to new role, Automotive News says
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13:30 EDTRIORio Tinto unit announces train derailment, missing conductor
The Iron Ore Company of Canada, subsidiary of Rio Tinto, confirms that early in the morning, a derailment occurred on the QNS&L railway near Sept-Iles, in the province of Quebec. The locomotive of the train, which was transporting empty cars and travelling from Sept-Iles, was found submerged in water. Preliminary information suggests that a landslide caused the derailment. The conductor is unaccounted for and his family has been notified. Our first priority is locating our employee. IOC Emergency Services & Security are responding to the scene along with support from the Sureté du Quebec and the Transportation Safety Board. All railway traffic has been suspended until further notice as we investigate the cause of the incident. We are deeply committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of our employees and will continue to provide updates as details become available. Reference Link
13:08 EDTFFord's new dealer bonus program may erode margins, Bloomberg says
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08:56 EDTFMaxwell awarded U.S. Advanced Battery Consortium $2.68M contract
Maxwell Technologies (MXWL) has been awarded a $2.68M cost-shared technology development contract by the United States Advanced Battery Consortium to develop a high-performance hybrid ultracapacitor/lithium-ion battery for stop-start idle-elimination microhybrid autos. USABC is a subsidiary of the United States Council for Automotive Research LLC, the collaborative automotive technology organization for Chrysler Group Ford (F) and General Motors (GM). With funding provided by the U.S. Department of Energy, USABC's mission is to develop electrochemical energy storage technologies that support commercialization of electric, hybrid-electric and fuel cell vehicles.
06:40 EDTFTakata cautions of larger FY loss, cancels dividend for now, Reuters says
After its faulty airbags have been connected to four deaths in the U.S., Takata cautioned of a larger loss this year and canceled its dividend at this time, according to Reuters, citing comments from Takata CFO Yoichiro Nomura. Car companies who utilized Takata airbags include Toyota (TM), Honda (HMC), Mazda (MZDAF), BMW (BAMXY), Nissan (NSANY), Mitsubishi, Subaru, Chrysler (FCAU), Ford (F), and General Motors (GM). Reference Link
06:31 EDTVLKAY, FWestern Europe's auto sales increased 5.5% last month, Reuters says
Auto sales in Western Europe increased 5.5% in October versus the same period a year earlier, according to Reuters, which cited industry data. Demand for vehicles rose in all of the region's major markets except France, the news service quoted consulting firm LMC Automotive. as saying. Publicly traded companies in the space include Ford (F), General Motors (GM), Honda (HMC), Nissan (NSANY), Now trades under FCAU (FIATY), Toyota (TM) and Volkswagen (VLKAY). Reference Link
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