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U.S. tariffs may raise cost of insurance, parts, drive up auto thefts

A threat by the government to impose tariffs of up to 25 percent on imported auto parts could hit American consumers in unexpected ways: higher repair costs, insurance premiums and even the theft of more cars for their parts, the industry said.

Brose expects $5 million in costs this year from Trump's tariffs

Brose Group CEO Kurt Sauernheimer and Brose North America President Frank Lubischer talked tariffs, technology production and emissions with reporters Wednesday.

Marchionne, recovering from surgery, may miss FCA's Q2 earnings call

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne likely will miss the automaker's planned July 25 announcement of its second-quarter earnings as he recovers from recent surgery, according to an Italian media report.

GM claims mural is an 'architectural work' in copyright infringement case

GM, fighting a lawsuit claiming it unlawfully used an outdoor mural in its advertising, contends that since the mural is painted on an "architectural work," the automaker cannot be held liable for copyright infringement.

Continental prepares IPO for powertrain unit in mid-2019

Continental AG, the world's fourth-largest auto supplier, is moving ahead with an initial public offering of its powertrain unit and new corporate structure in the company's biggest overhaul in decades.