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Fiat Chrysler CEO says company strong enough to stand alone

Fiat Chrysler CEO says company strong enough to stand alone
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DETROIT -- Fiat Chrysler s new CEO says major job cuts or an alliance with other automakers are not in the plans for Italian-American automaker.

Mike Manley says the company downsized its workforce significantly a decade ago, and smaller cuts have been made since. So unlike crosstown rivals Ford and General Motors, he doesn t expect any "big bang event."

Manley took over for the late Sergio Marchionne last year. Three years ago, Marchionne was shopping for a partner and said the industry needed to consolidate to better share huge capital investment costs.

But Manley says FCA is now in a different position and can go it alone. He says at the Detroit auto show that the company has the resources and the balance sheet to stand on its own.
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