Wednesday morning car news roundup Nov. 6, 2013

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Microsoft narrows CEO shortlist; Mulally, Elop make the cut – Reuters. “Mulally is open to other opportunities and may leave Ford earlier if another job presents itself.”

Mercedes-Benz Oct sales rise 15.3 percent to reach new record – Reuters. New E-Class lifts deliveries.

Brazil auto production down 2.5 pct in October from September – Reuters.  Sales rose 6.6%

Cooper Tire tells court its China partner was eyeing bid – Reuters. JV partner Chengshan Group attempted to kill Cooper’s deal with Apollo by locking out Cooper management and halting production of Cooper-branded tires, CEO says in court

Tesla outlook, deliveries fall short amid capacity constraints – Reuters.  Says  can’t get enough batteries while battery manufacturers idle plants

Beijing: No Parking Spot, No Car Purchase – Chinacartimes. Authorities mull Japanese solution

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