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November 26, 1988 | From Reuters
Vittorio Ghidella, credited with rescuing Fiat's auto division from the verge of collapse, is resigning because of differences about where the division, Europe's biggest car maker, should fit within the conglomerate. Fiat SpA, Italy's biggest private industrial group, said in a statement Friday that Ghidella, chief executive of the auto division for a decade, will leave by the end of the year.
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BUSINESS
June 19, 1990 | From Reuters
Officials of Chrysler Corp. and Italy's Fiat SpA are in intensive negotiations that could result in a major deal between the two companies, industry analysts said Monday. Such a deal could be relatively routine, such as a joint development project, or it could involve one of the auto makers buying a stake in the other. "There's no question that they're talking to one another," said Shearson Lehman Hutton analyst Joe Phillippi.
NEWS
September 4, 1987 | ANN CONWAY
Former astronaut Buzz Aldrin, who regularly appears gratis at local society and political gatherings, is being lured to appear on Italian television at the end of the month for a fee of $25,000. It seems that executives of the giant Fiat auto manufacturing company offered the Laguna Beach resident the megabucks to lure him to Milan, where he will talk about space flight on a television show. Accompanying Aldrin will be his fiancee, Lois Driggs Cannon, also of Laguna Beach.
BUSINESS
October 9, 2000 | From Bloomberg News
General Motors Corp. and Fiat said Sunday that they will study the finances of Daewoo Motor Co. before deciding whether to buy the South Korean company's passenger-car unit and related assets. The two companies expect the evaluation to be swift, and it may soon be followed by formal acquisition talks, GM said in a statement to Bloomberg News. GM and Fiat emerged as the most likely buyers for Daewoo after a joint bid by DaimlerChrysler and Hyundai Motor Co. and a separate one by Ford Motor Co.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 25, 1986 | LAURENCE GOLDSTEIN, Laurence Goldstein is a professor of English at the University of Michigan
The only genuine monarchist of my acquaintance was a flamboyant fellow student at Brown University about 20 years ago. He planned to publish a magazine devoted to the enhancement of royal privilege, and solicited all the reigning monarchs for moral and financial support. He received only one reply--from the Shah of Iran, who sent good wishes but no money. In this decade's spurt of royal weddings it is more obvious than ever that the rites of monarchy retain their age-old appeal.
BUSINESS
May 2, 2009 | Martin Zimmerman and Maria De Cristofaro
Sergio Marchionne is routinely hailed as the savior of Fiat, the man who transformed the Italian automaker from a punch line into a player. The mayor of Turin, the city in northwestern Italy that Fiat calls home, is a fan -- and not only because Marchionne kept the local car factory open and even gave it a fresh coat of paint.
BUSINESS
May 4, 2009 | Martin Zimmerman
Italian automaker Fiat, which is taking over Chrysler, said Sunday it was talking with General Motors Corp. about acquiring the U.S. company's European operations. Fiat said that over the next few weeks, Chief Executive Sergio Marchionne would be looking "to assess the viability of a merger of the activities of Fiat," including its interest in Chrysler, with General Motors Europe into a new company.
NEWS
November 16, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Edoardo Agnelli, the son of the head of the Fiat dynasty, was found dead under a highway bridge, the second tragic blow to strike Italy's most prominent family in recent years. Investigators suspected suicide in the death of the 46-year-old son of Fiat magnate Giovanni Agnelli. His empty Fiat Croma, its motor running, was parked on the bridge, said company spokesman Franco Sodano. Three years ago, the Fiat heir apparent, Giovanni Alberto Agnelli, died of cancer at 33.
BUSINESS
December 11, 2002 | From Associated Press
After days of speculation over a possible management shake-up, Fiat announced that co-Chief Executive Gabriele Galateri had resigned after five months in the post, but dismissed speculation that Chairman Paolo Fresco also would step down. Fiat said Galateri would stay on until a replacement is found, and expressed its trust in Fresco. The company also said a massive restructuring at its unprofitable Fiat Auto unit would go ahead as planned.
NEWS
January 30, 1994 | Associated Press
Workers for Fiat, Europe's second largest auto maker, blocked a highway near Milan and slowed down traffic on a provincial road Friday in an escalating protest against thousands of planned layoffs. Fiat workers had disrupted train traffic at Milan's main railroad station Thursday and had blocked the highway on Wednesday. The Alfa Romeo factory of Arese, as well as Fiat units in Turin and near Naples, are facing a major reorganization to combat dropping sales.
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