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Fiat Shares Soar on Chrysler Buyout Deal

Shares in Fiat rose as much as 16 percent in early trading Thursday after the Italian car maker struck a $4.35 billion deal to gain full control of Chrysler Group.

JPMorgan Likely to Lead Chrysler IPO

Whether Chrysler Group will go forward with a promised public float, the company is reportedly late in the stages of preparing its offering documents.

Fiat Soon to Buy All of Chrysler?

Shares in Fiat rose more than 5 percent after its top management pulled out of the Frankfurt car show, fueling speculation it may be close to deal to acquire all of Chrysler.

Fiat Buys More Stock in Chrysler

Fiat exercises a third option to buy a small amount of Chrysler stock, but the sale won't go through until a price dispute is settled by a judge.

Chrysler Shares Could Soon Be On the Market Again

When Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne took over Chrysler in 2009, it was considered a forgone conclusion that, eventually, he'd take the company public in an initial public offering. But now, Marchionne says the odds of an IPO are merely 50-50.

Though Chrysler Is Still Unprofitable, Employees Earn a $750 Bonus

Union employees at Chrysler Group will receive a $750 bonus next week as an acknowledgment of their contributions in helping to revive the once-bankrupt company, the automaker said Monday. Salaried workers, excluding the company's top 50 executives, will also receive the payment.

Chrysler Rolls Out Plans for a Hybrid of a Different Kind

Chrysler has finally decided to jump on the hybrid bandwagon, announcing Wednesday that it is working with the EPA to develop a hydraulic hybrid powertrain for its vehicles. The system, which stores energy derived from vehicle braking as pressure, could improve fuel economy by 30% to 35%.

Chrysler Finds It Can Be Profitable Selling Fewer Cars

The smallest of the Detroit Three, Chrysler has made substantial strides in turning around its business, including lowering the number of vehicles it needs to sell to make a profit. The automaker had pegged 1.65 million as its operating break-even point, but has just lowered this to about 1.5 million vehicles.

Ford Details Its Lincoln Reboot, Chrysler Talks Trucks

At the North American International Auto Show in Detroit Tuesday, Ford and Chrysler both announced plans to introduce a host of new models. Ford will add seven vehicles with "truly unique Lincoln DNA" to its luxury line, while Chrysler has its eyes on new pickups, a revived Jeep Grand Wagoneer, and possibly, a 'mini-minivan.'

Fiat Boosts Stake in Chrysler to 25% After Hitting Milestone

Italian automaker Fiat increased its stake has in Chrysler Group to 25% after the U.S. automaker met a key goal by starting engine production at a plant in Dundee, Mich., the company said Monday during the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

Fiat May Raise Its Stake in Chrysler to 51% Before IPO

Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne said Monday that he could increase Fiat's ownership in Chrysler to more than 50% should America's smallest domestic automaker seek to return to the stock market this year, but that he doesn't plan to merge the companies' operations.

GM's IPO: Recovery -- Not the End of the Road

Considering where the iconic carmaker has been in recent years, the pending IPO -- and robust investor demand for shares -- is a remarkably positive step. But GM still has plenty of problem spots that will need fixing if this historic event is to have lasting meaning.

Fiat May Use Grand Cherokee Platform for Alfa Romeo

Chrysler has enjoyed so much success with the new Jeep Grand Cherokee that Fiat (FIATY) may use the vehicle%u2019s platform for Alfa Romeo and Maserati models. Chrysler, which is controlled by the Italian company, introduced the new Grand Cherokee earlier in 2010.

Chrysler May Soon See More Federal Aid

In addition to state tax credits from Michigan -- and the billions of dollars already loaned it by U.S. taxpayers in the form of last year's bailout -- Chrysler may soon get approval for billions more in loans from the Department of Energy.

Auto Industry Cruises on Slow, Steady Demand

Though vehicle sales have underperformed some analyst expectations in recent months, results are much improved compared to those of a year ago. The industry is seeing a broad trend that is benefiting nearly all automakers.