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    Three wheels good for US car start-up Elio

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  1. November 19, 2013

    Greener cars: Low demand puts pressure on the battery

    Car batteries used to be an overlooked staple of the automotive industry. So long as the conventional 12-volt, lead-acid...

  2. September 30, 2013

    Washington worries hit US energy stocks

    US energy stocks were part of a broad pullback on Monday as investors took guarded positions hours before a possible...

  3. June 11, 2013

    US bankruptcies: the next chapter

    What does a company need to do to go bankrupt when money is free? Low interest rates have driven investors to riskier...

  4. January 28, 2013

    Reducing waste: Sky-high retrofit provides lessons

    The Empire State Building is not easily hidden. As one of the world’s most famous landmarks it inevitably attracts...

  5. December 9, 2012

    Chinese bid wins auction for A123

    A Chinese car parts maker has won the auction for bankrupt US battery maker A123 Systems, in a further success in...

  6. December 4, 2012

    Manufacturing: Autos emerge as driving force

    From small beginnings Bulgaria’s automotive industry suppliers have emerged as an example of skilled manufacturing making a...

  7. October 24, 2012

    Buffett looks for big-ticket acquisition

    Warren Buffett has said he is “salivating” at the thought of spending some of his $40bn cash on a big acquisition as he...

  8. October 16, 2012

    US battery maker files for bankruptcy

    A123 Systems, the battery manufacturer awarded a $249m grant from the US government, has become the latest stimulus-backed...

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    London headlines

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  11. FT Alphaville

    February 28, 2012

    US company ordered to halt Shanghai lead processing

    Authorities in China directly linked lead pollution that they said had sickened local children to emissions from a battery...

  12. January 19, 2012

    Tech stocks shine as S&P 500 consolidates gains

    A strong day for tech stocks helped the S&P 500 consolidate gains to close above 1,300 for a second consecutive day, hitting...

  13. December 27, 2011

    Car seat maker eyes new mattress spring

    An inventor from Yorkshire has made a breakthrough in a 500-year-old technology that one of the world’s biggest automotive...

  14. December 27, 2011

    Innovative idea springs from factory fringes

    On the fringes of the Harrison Spinks mattress factory in Leeds is a small workshop that Simon Spinks says is out of bounds...

  15. October 12, 2011

    Wall Street shrugs off Alcoa earnings miss

    The highly anticipated third-quarter earnings season got under way with a whimper when Alcoa ’s shares sank in the wake of...

  16. September 23, 2011

    Company chiefs look to divide and rule

    Ed Breen, Tyco International chairman and chief executive, was setting out the group’s plans to split. The three new...

  17. September 12, 2011

    Suppliers: Innovators enjoy head-start in parts race

    Pressure on car parts suppliers around the world to come up with innovative products while keeping a tight lid on prices...

  18. May 8, 2011

    Car parts suppliers on track to deliver M&A fillip

    The car parts industry is set for a pick-up in deal activity, say bankers, as the car market’s recovery prompts resurgent...

  19. April 25, 2011

    Weaker earnings weigh on Wall Street

    Wall Street receded slightly from the strong gains seen last week after a string of disappointing earnings reports from...

  20. March 9, 2011

    Wall Street falls amid turmoil in Libya

    Wall Street marked the two-year anniversary of the bull market with a whimper, edging lower on continuing concern over the...

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    US carmakers revive price cut demands

    Carmakers in North America have revived the controversial practice of demanding price reductions from parts suppliers as...

  22. November 28, 2010

    US carmakers revive price cut demands

    Carmakers in North America have revived the controversial practice of demanding price reductions from parts suppliers as...

  23. June 14, 2010

    Johnson Controls cools on Visteon

    Johnson Controls has warned that it could drop its $1.25bn bid for Visteon's interiors and electronics business if Visteon's...

  24. June 13, 2010

    Interview with Steve Roell, Johnson Controls chief executive

    From deep in the bowels of Johnson Controls’ headquarters in the Milwaukee suburbs, Steve Roell is being watched.On a bank...

  25. June 13, 2010

    Johnson Controls cools on Visteon

    Johnson Controls has warned that it could drop its $1.25bn bid for Visteon’s interiors and electronics business if Visteon’s...

  26. March 2, 2010

    Automotive sector: Carmakers turn the corner while suppliers suffer

    Vehicle makers had to slam on the brakes hard last year, but there are signs that many have pulled out of their skid before...

  27. October 28, 2009

    Weak consumer confidence takes its toll on equities

    Most US stocks closed lower yesterday as losses ran into a third consecutive day as strong demand in a US Treasury auction...

  28. October 27, 2009

    Wall Street slips on recovery fears

    Most US stocks closed lower on Tuesday as losses ran into a third consecutive day as strong demand in a US Treasury auction...

  29. September 2, 2009

    Is the time right for the return of the conglomerate?

    Are conglomerates, characterised as old-fashioned unwieldy structures, ready for a comeback? Diversifying, the...

  30. September 1, 2009

    Is it time for the return of the conglomerate?

    Are conglomerates, characterised as old-fashioned unwieldy structures, ready for a comeback? Diversifying, the...

  31. August 9, 2009

    Destination dustbin

    Burning platform? Jeffrey Immelt (right) and Jack Welch in 2000 when the GE succession was decided. The group relies less...

  32. July 21, 2009

    Goldman forecast helps equities to high for year

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  33. July 20, 2009

    Wall St lifted by bullish S&P 500 forecast

    US stocks reached highs for the year on Monday after Goldman Sachs raised its forecast for the S&P 500. Meanwhile, CIT...

  34. June 12, 2009

    Electric cars drive investor interest

    Interest in electric vehicles has been soaring this year – to the extent that fund managers are warning there could be a...

  35. May 14, 2009

    Financial stocks boost Wall Street

    US equities broke their losing streak on Thursday following three consecutive days of selling as investors shrugged off...

  36. May 1, 2009

    Suppliers hit as vice tightens on Chrysler

    As Chrysler filed its Chapter 11 bankruptcy papers on Thursday, one of its suppliers, Mark IV Industries, a maker of...

  37. April 15, 2009

    Push to produce electric car batteries

    Four makers of electric car batteries and related equipment announced plans yesterday to set up facilities in the US state...

  38. April 14, 2009

    US drive to close electric car gap

    A US-French joint venture plans to build North America’s first lithium-ion battery cell plant as part of a belated drive by...

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