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1998 Auto Outlook Symposium: The Urge to Merge?" Chicago Fed Letter, September 1998 [PDF file]
Analysts agree: GM's troubles are still there Seattle Times, Sunday, August 2, 1998
Too many cars, too few buyers Seattle Times, Sunday, May 10, 1998 [The problem: too many car factories, too few car buyers] by Seattle Times wire services
Daimler-Benz will acquire Chrysler Seattle Times, Thursday, May 7, 1998; by John Hughes and Eric R. Quinones
AUTO COMPANIES FORM TECHNOLOGY ALLIANCE (Daimler/Ballard/Ford)
[Week in Germany, April 10, 1998)
Since innovation knows no borders, Germany's largest industrial firm is teaming up with a handful of firms from across the globe to work on a technology that could revolutionize the auto industry. Daimler-Benz announced at its headquarters in Stuttgart Tuesday (April 7) that it has formed an alliance with Ford Motor Company (Dearborn, Michigan) and Ballard Power Systems (Vancouver, British Columbia) to develop fuel cells to power a new generation of automobile engines. Ford, with an investment of U.S. $420 million, will have the largest stake in the $700 million project. The Mazda Motor Corporation will also participate in the fuel cell venture through its existing ties with Ford. The four companies hope to beat their competition and bring the world's first complete fuel cell auto system to the market by 2004.
Imports rise, Big Three fret as yen sinks Seattle Times, Sunday, Dec. 28, 1997; by Rachel Konrad, Knight-Ridder Newspapers
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