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Ford's lower profit beats estimates; sales down on F-150 launch

DETROIT - Ford Motor Co on Friday reported a 34 percent drop in third-quarter profit, and revenue fell due to the cost of introducing the F-150 pickup truck.

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GM posts higher-than-expected profit on strong N. American demand

DETROIT - General Motors Co on Thursday reported a higher-than-expected profit in the third quarter on strong demand for its redesigned full-size pickup trucks in North America.

Hyundai Motor Q3 profit falls on firmer currency, sluggish sales

SEOUL - South Korean automaker Hyundai Motor posted a 29 percent fall in its third-quarter net profit, the steepest decline in at least six quarters, hit by slowing sales growth and a stronger local currency.

U.S. regulators expand number of vehicles affected by Takata recalls

DETROIT - U.S. safety regulators on Wednesday expanded the number of vehicles in the United States that may be affected by recalls for potentially defective Takata Corp air bags that could spray shrapnel at occupants.

Nifty gains for fourth straight session; automakers surge

MUMBAI - The BSE Sensex and Nifty rose on Wednesday for a fourth straight session of gains, tracking stronger global markets and closing at their highest in nearly a month as automakers surged on hopes of better sales in the festive season.