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January 19, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
AT DETROIT When: 10 a.m. PST. Where: The Palace of Auburn Hills. On the air: TV: Prime Ticket; Radio: 980, 1220. Records: Clippers 28-14, Pistons 17-23. Record vs. Pistons (2012-13): 2-0. Update: The Clippers have won four straight games and six of the last seven against the Pistons. The Pistons have won three of their last four games. broderick.turner@latimes.com
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AUTOS
January 29, 2014 | By Jerry Hirsch
The newly merged Chrysler and Fiat auto companies reported profitable fourth quarters Wednesday and announced a series of transactions that will combine control of the carmakers into a Netherlands-based holding company. The creation of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles -- the name of the combined company -- demonstrates the increasingly global nature of the auto business. While the headquarters, essentially the administrative function of the business -- will be based in the Netherlands, shares of the automaker will trade on the New York Stock Exchange.
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BUSINESS
September 9, 1992 | From Associated Press
Chrysler Corp., which has made its home near the heart of Detroit since 1925, said Tuesday that it will consolidate its headquarters with other operations that already have moved to the suburb of Auburn Hills. The move involves about 2,000 employees from offices in Highland Park, a city of 20,000 surrounded by Detroit, to the Chrysler Technology Center where engineering, manufacturing and other operations are centered. Chrysler will build a new headquarters in Auburn Hills.
SPORTS
January 19, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
AT DETROIT When: 10 a.m. PST. Where: The Palace of Auburn Hills. On the air: TV: Prime Ticket; Radio: 980, 1220. Records: Clippers 28-14, Pistons 17-23. Record vs. Pistons (2012-13): 2-0. Update: The Clippers have won four straight games and six of the last seven against the Pistons. The Pistons have won three of their last four games. broderick.turner@latimes.com
SPORTS
June 3, 1990 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Detroit Pistons head into Game 7 of the NBA Eastern Conference finals against the Chicago Bulls today at the Palace of Auburn Hills with far more big-game experience. But the Bulls have Michael Jordan, which can neutralize a lot of factors. Besides, as Detroit Coach Chuck Daly said of the Bulls: "They're fairly playoff hardened. I don't know if we have an advantage on that point." Chicago has been in similar circumstances two years in a row. Last season, the Pistons won in six games.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 11, 1989 | MARC LACEY, Times Staff Writer
As if injuries to Magic Johnson and Byron Scott and two straight losses weren't enough, there's more bad news for Lakers fans. A friendly wager between Inglewood Mayor Edward Vincent and his counterpart in the Detroit Pistons' new home of Auburn Hills would add to the sting of a Pistons' victory. If the Lakers lose, Auburn Hills Mayor Robert Grusnick will win the right to put up a Pistons sign on Kareem Court outside the Forum for 30 days. Also, Vincent will have to keep a stiff upper lip during an Inglewood City Council meeting while wearing a black "Bad Boys" T-shirt that sports pictures of Bill Laimbeer and Rick Mahorn.
BUSINESS
January 24, 2009 | Ken Bensinger
There's little question this is a company town. The 15-story Chrysler world headquarters is the tallest building for miles, towering over a 486-acre corporate campus on the western edge of the city. Police cruise in Dodge Chargers developed with the automaker. The city manager drives one too, and his wife gets around in a Dodge minivan. City Hall is a converted country estate built by John Dodge's daughter.
BUSINESS
June 7, 2013 | By W.J. Hennigan, Los Angeles Times
The gig: Gwynne Shotwell, 49, is president and chief operating officer of SpaceX, the Hawthorne company that builds rockets and space capsules to resupply the International Space Station for NASA. Shotwell is No. 2 at the pioneering company behind founder and chief executive Elon Musk. She is responsible for day-to-day operations and managing customer relationships and company growth. Shotwell, with a sunny demeanor and a blunt way of speaking, is often responsible for updating the media on SpaceX's missions while they're happening.
AUTOS
June 6, 2013 | By Ronald D. White
Chrysler Group LLC is recalling 630,000 Jeep SUVs for transmission and restraint system problems just two days after it refused a federal request to recall 2.7 million vehicles for faulty fuel systems. In the U.S., the automaker will recall 254,000 Compass and Patriot SUVs from model years 2010 to 2012. Chrysler said it was doing this to fix a software error that can delay the firing of curtain air bags and seat-belt pretensioners. In a statement, Chrysler said "the upgrade was deemed necessary after it was discovered that seatbelt pre-tensioners and side-curtain air bags may not function properly during slow-developing rollovers.
SPORTS
July 22, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Former heavyweight champion Tim Witherspoon lost a split decision to Everett Martin in a 10-round bout at Auburn Hills, Mich.
AUTOS
January 2, 2014 | By Jerry Hirsch
Italian automaker Fiat plans to take full control of Chrysler Group by buying out the shares held by a United Auto Workers union-controlled trust fund. The union and Fiat reached a deal on New Year's Day for the automaker to acquire the 41.5% of Chrysler's shares that were held by the UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust. Fiat already acquired the rest of Chrysler's shares through a deal launched during the bankruptcy restructuring of the Auburn Hills, Mich., automaker in 2009.
SPORTS
November 29, 2013 | By Mike Bresnahan
  AUBURN HILLS, Mich. - This was how unexpected the Lakers' season became: Nick Young took a game-saving charge. Really. Known much more for his streaky, high-volume shooting, Young drew a charge on Josh Smith with 1.9 seconds left and the Lakers snared a 106-102 victory Friday over the Detroit Pistons at the Palace. Young, as jovial of a player as can be found in the NBA, downplayed it afterward. "I'm the defensive player of the year now," he said excitedly in the locker room.
AUTOS
September 23, 2013 | By Jerry Hirsch
Chrysler Group filed plans Monday to resume trading its shares on the stock market, part of a high-stakes game its parent company, Fiat, is playing against a big union trust. The stock sale would not be a normal initial public offering, in which a company sells it shares to raise money for its operation or to cash out the founders. Rather, a portion of the automaker, based in Auburn Hills, Mich., would be sold by the UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust. The union wants to start to monetize the 41.5% of Chrysler that it acquired during the automaker's bankruptcy and restructuring four years ago. The trust provides medical coverage for about 115,000 retired Chrysler workers and their families.
SPORTS
July 11, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
Back when Metta World Peace was still named Ron Artest, the always-interesting forward helped the Lakers defeat the rival Boston Celtics with a big Game 7. World Peace scored 20 points on seven-for-18 shooting, including a huge three-pointer with 1:01 left in the 2010 NBA Finals to help cement the win that clinched the Lakers' most recent championship. His postgame news conference was an all-time classic. His play with the Lakers through four seasons wasn't always consistent but World Peace was a locker-room favorite among teammates and the media.
AUTOS
June 19, 2013 | Ken Bensinger
Less than a day after announcing a massive recall of 1.56 million Jeeps, Chrysler again struck a defiant tone, saying that the trailer hitches it agreed to install won't protect motorists in high speed crashes and that the recalled vehicles are not, in fact, defective. In two letters submitted late Tuesday to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the nation's third-largest automaker said it would continue to deny NHTSA's request to recall vehicles prone to fires after high-speed rear-end collisions.
BUSINESS
June 18, 2013 | By Ken Bensinger, Los Angeles Times
Two weeks after defiantly refusing a government request to recall 2.7 million Jeeps prone to dangerous fires in rear-end collisions, Chrysler has reversed course and agreed to repair many of the vehicles. The move helps the automaker avoid what could have been a drawn-out showdown with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. But by choosing to blink in a high-stakes game of chicken, Chrysler may in fact come out the big winner. That's because the proposed repair - installing low-cost trailer hitches - could prove far less expensive than other potential remedies.
SPORTS
December 2, 2005
'I love that team. Why should I be disappointed that they're 11-2?' Larry Brown, New York coach, on the Detroit Pistons, Brown's former team. The Pistons play the Knicks tonight at Auburn Hills, Mich.
BUSINESS
June 7, 2013 | By W.J. Hennigan, Los Angeles Times
The gig: Gwynne Shotwell, 49, is president and chief operating officer of SpaceX, the Hawthorne company that builds rockets and space capsules to resupply the International Space Station for NASA. Shotwell is No. 2 at the pioneering company behind founder and chief executive Elon Musk. She is responsible for day-to-day operations and managing customer relationships and company growth. Shotwell, with a sunny demeanor and a blunt way of speaking, is often responsible for updating the media on SpaceX's missions while they're happening.
AUTOS
June 6, 2013 | By Ronald D. White
Chrysler Group LLC is recalling 630,000 Jeep SUVs for transmission and restraint system problems just two days after it refused a federal request to recall 2.7 million vehicles for faulty fuel systems. In the U.S., the automaker will recall 254,000 Compass and Patriot SUVs from model years 2010 to 2012. Chrysler said it was doing this to fix a software error that can delay the firing of curtain air bags and seat-belt pretensioners. In a statement, Chrysler said "the upgrade was deemed necessary after it was discovered that seatbelt pre-tensioners and side-curtain air bags may not function properly during slow-developing rollovers.
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