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Genuine Parts Company Reports Quarterly Drop, Automotive Sales Up
April 16, 2002 by Auto Service World

Genuine Parts Company reported sales and earnings for the first quarter ended March 31, 2002.Larry Prince, chairman of the board of directors, announced today that sales totaling $1.98 billion were down 4% compared to the first quarter of 2001. Net

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U.S. Recall: Jeep 4.0L Vehicles Could Collect Debris, Have Engine Bay Fire
April 16, 2002 by Auto Service World

As a preventative measure, the Chrysler Group will recall 2000-2002 Jeep Wranglers (known as the TJ in Canada), 2000-2001, Jeep Cherokees and 1999-2002 Jeep Grand Cherokees with 4.0 Liter engines to reduce the possibility of debris accumulation in the engine

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Crash Data Recorder Standard Could Improve Safety
April 15, 2002 by Auto Service World

Driven by the lack of uniform scientific crash data needed to make vehicle and highway transportation safer and reduce fatalities, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Standards Association (IEEE-SA) has begun working to create the first universal standard for

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Northrup Grumman Ups Bid for TRW, Shareholders Told to Hold
April 15, 2002 by Auto Service World

TRW has advised its shareholders to take no action in the face of Northrup Grumman’s revised offer for the company.TRW’s board of directors said it will review Northrop’s revised $53 U.S. per share exchange offer and will make its recommendation

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Ontario Child Seat Clinics Start Tomorrow
April 12, 2002 by Auto Service World

Community coalitions across the province will run car seat inspection clinics tomorrow, Saturday April 13th, during Ontario’s second Love Me–Buckle Me Right Day. Sponsored by insurer The Co-operators, the Ontario-wide car seat awareness day, an initiative between the province’s Ministry

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Macher and McClure Will Continue to Work Together to Return Federal-Mogul to Health Indefinitely, says Company
April 11, 2002 by Auto Service World

Federal-Mogul Corporation has announced that it has indefinitely extended the transition period for its two highest ranking officers.To ensure continuity of leadership during the company’s current restructuring, Federal-Mogul Corporation has announced that chairman and chief executive officer Frank Macher and

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U.S. News Update: Kmart and Penske Work Out a Deal
April 10, 2002 by Auto Service World

Kmart Corporation and Penske Corporation, Penske Auto Centers, Inc., and Penske Auto Centers, LLC have announced that they have reached an agreement whereby Penske and Kmart will work together to achieve an orderly wind-down of operations at auto service centers

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Delphi Honors Inventors with Award Named After King of Automotive Inventors
April 10, 2002 by Auto Service World

Delphi today named 20 of its top inventors as “Boss” Kettering Award winners, one of the company’s most prestigious engineering achievementsThe annual awards are named for Charles “Boss” Kettering, the first vice president of the GM Research Laboratories. Kettering was

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It’s Curtains for the Minivan!
April 10, 2002 by Auto Service World

In a different approach to accessorizing a vehicle, a home decorating company is using a minivan to illustrate current trends in home design.To celebrate Home Renovation Month – which occurs in April – Color Your World has decorated the inside

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Jaguar Increases Trans-Am Commitment
April 10, 2002 by Auto Service World

Jaguar North America today announced it will expand its popular Trans-Am Series contingency award program. In addition to continuing last year’s pole award, the 2001 manufacturers’ champion will also add a cash payment to competitors driving Jaguar XKR-bodied cars finishing

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FIAT and Michelin Founders and "King Richard" Among Automotive Hall of Fame Inductees
April 9, 2002 by Auto Service World

The Automotive Hall of Fame, located in Dearborn, Mich., has announced seven inductees for 2002, including FIAT founding father Giovanni Agnelli.The inductee class of 2002 includes Giovanni Agnelli, Giorgetto Giugiaro, Frank McCarthy, Andre and Edouard Michelin, Richard Petty and Owen

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U.S. News: Kmart And Penske Battle Over Auto Centers Future
April 8, 2002 by Auto Service World

Kmart says Penske Auto Centers has jumped the gun in announcing the closure of Penske Auto Centers and found a judge who agrees, and Penske is crying foul.Kmart Corporation said today that the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern