Major EADS shareholders balk at merger

PARIS, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- A critical EADS shareholder, the media group Lagardere, said it had strong reservations about the proposed merger with British defense contractor BAE Systems.

Daimler wants Berlin to fund e-car buys

BERLIN, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Dieter Zetsche, the head of car giant Daimler, said the German government needs to fund purchases of electric cars or risk sector leadership to move to France or China.

Green highlights Beijing auto show

BEIJING, April 26 (UPI) -- Among the 990 models at Beijing's "Imagining the Green Future" auto show opening on Tuesday, 95 are alternative-energy autos, China Daily reports.

Daimler leaves Iran for political reasons

TEHRAN, April 14 (UPI) -- German car giant Daimler plans to reduce its activities in Iran because of the country's policies.
Three auto giants sign partnership deal

Three auto giants sign partnership deal

PARIS, April 7 (UPI) -- Three auto giants, Renault, Nissan Motor and Daimler, signed a cost-sharing agreement in Paris Wednesday they said was required to increase competitiveness.

DaimlerChrysler head said out after deal

DETROIT, July 27 (UPI) -- Dieter Zetsche, chief executive officer of DaimlerChrysler, issued what Detroit observers called a farewell message to Chrysler employees Friday.

Zetsche feared Daimler takeover

GENEVA, Switzerland, March 7 (UPI) -- DaimlerChrysler Chief Executive Dieter Zetsche said in Switzerland he feared a takeover if he had not offered the U.S. Chrysler division for sale.

DaimlerChrysler wants GM's UAW concessions

TOKYO, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- DaimlerChrysler AG expects the United Auto Workers to give it the same concessions it is giving U.S. rival, General Motors Corp.

Wife of Chrysler head gives minor drinks

DETROIT, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- The wife of incoming DaimlerChrysler AG chief executive Dieter Zetsche has pleaded no-contest to throwing a party where minors were drinking.

Mercedes chief set to leave his post

STUTTGART, Germany, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- The head of DaimlerChrysler AG's Mercedes Car Group is leaving by month's end, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday.

Schrempp leaves Daimler-Chrysler

STUTTGART, Germany, July 28 (UPI) -- Juergen Schrempp, head of German car giant DaimlerChrysler, will leave the company at the end of the year, Deutsche Welle reported Thursday. His successor will be the current head of U.S. firm Chrysler, Dieter Zetsche.

Chrysler chief says U.S. automakers ok

CHICAGO, May 26 (UPI) -- Chrysler president and CEO Dieter Zetsche says U.S. automakers are doing just fine despite recent news reports that the domestic auto industry is ailing.

Chrysler cut 5,000 jobs in 2003

DETROIT, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- The struggling Chrysler Group eliminated about 5,000 jobs in North America last year, above and beyond the 30,000 it cut the previous two years.

Big moves afoot at Daimler-Chrysler

DETROIT, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- A meeting of the DaimlerChrysler AG management board scheduled for Monday is being described as "critical" for the struggling automaker.

Chrysler stakes future on cars

DETROIT, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Chrysler, which engineered its comeback with minivans, trucks and Jeeps, is staking its future on passenger cars. President and Chief Executive Officer Dieter Zetsche told the University of Michigan's annual Center for Automotive Research conference that
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