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Auto industry news is popular across a broad range of interests, so Wiser has made it easier than ever to stay up-to-date. We have created a tailored, daily digest featuring content on the auto industry from around the web. It is easy to use, comprehensive and free. The auto industry has had a significant impact on the lives of everyday Americans and it has influenced the country's infrastructure, economy, and position in the world. Its origins date back to the 1800s and by the early 1900s cars were being produced in the thousands. Today, the industry has annual worldwide revenues of more than $2 trillion dollars, with about 90 million cars produced each year. The industry is worth about $250 billion in the US, plus there are significant industries in other countries including Germany, Japan, South Korea, Brazil and China. And the industry is changing with emerging markets showing the most growth. There are also new technologies being developed to improve safety, efficiency, and to protect the environment. Meanwhile, the industry continues to consolidate through mergers and acquisitions. This all shows that, like cars themselves, auto industry news moves fast. But you can get an edge by signing up for the free daily news digest from Wiser.

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Unable to play video. Neither flash nor html5 is supported! If you've been keeping up with our monthly installments of Translogic, you might already know that we recently shared an episode we were extra pumped about. Somehow, the stars aligned in such...
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Auto Industry, Private Equity
PE-backed Covercraft is acquiring GT Covers
peHub NewsIris Dorbian
Covercraft, a portfolio company of Century Park Capital Partners, is buying Aurora, Colorado-based GT Covers, a maker of vehicle seat covers. No financial terms were disclosed. PRESS RELEASE AURORA, CO: Covercraft Industries, LLC (“Covercraft”) announced today that it is acquiring GT Covers...
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Auto Industry
Tata Motors steps on the accelerator, JLR adds pace
Business StandardRam Prasad Sahu
Motors has gained about 13 per cent over the past 10 trading sessions on better earnings growth prospects and on reports that the promoters are increasing their stake in the company. Currently, promoter group companies together have a 34 per cent share...
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Auto Industry
Junkyard Gem: 1968 Plymouth Valiant sedan
Auto BlogMurilee Martin
Chrysler did a complete redesign of the Plymouth Valiant (and its Dodge Dart sibling) for the 1967 model year, and production of this version continued through 1973. Millions of these sturdy A-Body compacts were sold, and enough of them have remained in...
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Auto Industry, Electric Vehicles
EDF sees rapid growth in electric car charging business
Daily MailReuters
By Geert De Clercq PARIS, Sept 19 (Reuters) - French utility EDF is expecting rapid growth in its electric vehicle charging network and aims to increase the number of its docking stations, an EDF executive said. EDF's electric mobility business Sodetrel has...
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Auto Industry
Fiat Chrysler recalls 494,000 pickups for fire risk
Automotive News Blogs Feed
WASHINGTON -- Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said Tuesday it will recall 494,000 medium and heavy-duty Ram pickups worldwide because of a water pump that could overheat and potentially cause a fire. The recall includes 2013-2017 model year Ram 2500 and 3500 pickups with...
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Auto Industry
Milwaukee shootout kills uninvolded man outside of a bar
Daily MailDailymail.Com, Megan Sheets
Surveillance footage captured a deadly shooting on a sidewalk in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, that killed a 36-year-old man on Sunday. In six seconds, 21 shots were fired after an argument outside of the Talk of the Town bar at 12.35am. Lanell Taylor, 36,...
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Auto Industry
Tesla Valuation Gives Wall Street A Heavy Heart
The Wall Street JournalCharley Grant
In a bull market for stocks, being bearish means practically having to say you’re sorry. Analysts at Jefferies initiated coverage of Tesla on Wednesday with a rating of underperform and a price target of $280, about 25% below the stock’s market price...
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Self-driving Uber fleet returns to service following crash
ABC NewsThe
Uber has resumed self-driving vehicle service in Pittsburgh following a crash. The company briefly suspended their self-driving fleet Monday morning. Police say a car collided with a self-driving Uber SUV. Two Uber employees who were in the SUV at the time of...
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Auto Industry, Economic Policy
The Guardian view on car finance: risky credit | Editorial
The GuardianEditorial
The idea that one can get something for nothing underlies much of modern-day marketing. This patter has been used to lure motorists into opening their wallets for vehicles they perhaps had considered beyond their reach. As our series on debt shows, personal...
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