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Europe: auto suppliers bounce back along with the automakers


During the final months of 2013, the markets across the European region showed early signs of recovery, allowing automakers and their suppliers to finally rebound after close to six years in drops. The top 30 suppliers in Europe managed overall sales across the region in 2013 of $183.5 billion, recovering from a 4% loss in 2012 to a 7% gain last ...
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US dealerships sales rise but profits stay flat
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Aston Martin increases deliveries and profit in 2013
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Elon Musk gets less than $70,000 compensation from Tesla
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Ford says Focus was 2013’s best selling nameplate
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McLaren turns profitable in 2013
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