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October 21, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Corus Group agreed to a cash offer of 4.3 billion pounds ($8 billion) on Friday from India's Tata Steel in a deal that would create the world's fifth-largest steelmaker. The deal, which would be India's largest foreign takeover, extends the industry's recent wave of consolidation, coming on the heels of Mittal Steel Co.'s $34-billion takeover of Arcelor this year.
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October 15, 2012 | By David Undercoffler, Los Angeles Times
Could the maker of some of the most expensive and iconic luxury vehicles in the world be bringing the world's cheapest car to the U.S? That's what Ratan Tata would like to see. He's the chairman of his family's Tata Group, an Indian conglomerate that also happens to sell the Tata Nano in its home market. As the name indicates, the Nano is a tiny car about the size of Chiclet that sells for about $2,500. The car has had middling success in India, but that hasn't dissuaded Tata from saying he wants to bring the car stateside.
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October 15, 2012 | By David Undercoffler, Los Angeles Times
Could the maker of some of the most expensive and iconic luxury vehicles in the world be bringing the world's cheapest car to the U.S? That's what Ratan Tata would like to see. He's the chairman of his family's Tata Group, an Indian conglomerate that also happens to sell the Tata Nano in its home market. As the name indicates, the Nano is a tiny car about the size of Chiclet that sells for about $2,500. The car has had middling success in India, but that hasn't dissuaded Tata from saying he wants to bring the car stateside.
BUSINESS
October 21, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Corus Group agreed to a cash offer of 4.3 billion pounds ($8 billion) on Friday from India's Tata Steel in a deal that would create the world's fifth-largest steelmaker. The deal, which would be India's largest foreign takeover, extends the industry's recent wave of consolidation, coming on the heels of Mittal Steel Co.'s $34-billion takeover of Arcelor this year.
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October 4, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Tata Motors Ltd., India's biggest truck maker, abandoned its newly built factory for the world's cheapest car because of violent protests by farmers, hampering plans to start selling the $2,500 vehicle this year. Tata Motors will move equipment and machinery from Singur in West Bengal state to a location to be decided later, Chairman Ratan Tata said.
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January 11, 2008 | From Reuters
India's Tata Motors Ltd. unveiled the world's cheapest car Thursday, bringing car ownership closer for millions of poor consumers in emerging markets but raising environmental concerns. The four-seater Nano will have a dealer price of 100,000 rupees ($2,500), about half the cost of the cheapest car on today's market, a 25-year-old model from Tata's great rival, Maruti Suzuki Ltd., also based in India. The Nano will go on sale this year, the company said.
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April 3, 2010 | By Mark Phelan
If you build a better mousetrap, the world will beat a path to your door. If you build a new car for $2,500, the world's automakers will drive a semi to your loading dock so they can take it home and study it. Of course, you may want to have somebody watching to make sure they don't strip the car to its bolts and learn all your secrets. A stream of executives and engineers has been visiting Tata Technologies in Novi, Mich., to see the Nano, the 10-foot-long, five-passenger car the engineering consulting firm helped its affiliate Tata Motors develop.
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February 1, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Tata Steel said Wednesday that its $11.3-billion offer to acquire European steelmaker Corus is strategic to its global ambitions, even as the winning bid raised concerns that the deal's high cost could undermine the combined company's financial health. Mumbai-based Tata Steel outbid Brazilian rival Companhia Siderurgica Nacional in what would be the biggest-ever acquisition by an Indian company.
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December 22, 2008 | Peter Spiegel
With a mix of solemn prayers and Bollywood glitter, India's financial capital on Sunday took its most symbolic step yet toward a return to normalcy when both of the five-star hotels assaulted by terrorists last month reopened their doors to guests. With senior government officials in attendance, hotel executives portrayed the quick repair of their facilities as a sign that the city too would quickly rebound. Gunmen attacked the hotels and other sites in Mumbai on Nov.
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June 25, 2012 | Ed Stockly
Click here to download TV listings for the week of June 24 - 30 in PDF format TV listings for the week of June 24 - 30 in PDF format are also available here This week's TV Movies   CBS This Morning Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice; Denis Leary. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Emma Stone; Lisa Kudrow; Matt Bomer and Joe Manganiello. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA Good Morning America Rielle Hunter; Denise Richards; Drew Brees; Shawnee Smith and Brett Butler; Mitch Winehouse.
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March 22, 2008 | Kim Murphy and Henry Chu, Times Staff Writer
Inspector Morse tooled around Oxford in a Mark II. James Bond's archenemy, Zao, drove an XKR roadster, with an optional Gatling gun mounted behind the seats. When former British Prime Minister Tony Blair pulled out of 10 Downing Street for the last time last year, it was -- how else? -- in the back seat of a Jaguar. There have been Lotuses and Triumphs, Aston Martins and MGs, but no vehicle has epitomized the once-legendary British motor industry like that most English of cars, the powerful, sultry Jaguar.
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September 4, 2007 | From Bloomberg News
Forget about Henry Kravis and Stephen Schwarzman. Mergers and acquisitions may set a worldwide record of more than $3.57 trillion before this year ends without a megadeal from the kings of leveraged buyouts. Bankers specializing in mergers and acquisitions need to drum up only $486 billion in transactions during the next four months to boost fee revenue to more than $11 billion for the first time, data compiled by Bloomberg News show.
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