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+ Mega-investor Warren Buffett of Berkshire Hathaway has raised his stake in General Motors another 10 million shares to 25 million shares. More here at the Detroit Free Press.
+ Volkswagen AG CEO Martin Winterkorn will take a 20 percent pay cut for 2012, down to $18.7 Million. More here at Yahoo! Finance.
+ Hyundai is building a 33,000 square-foot, $7.4 Million field engineering facility at the Nuerburgring in Germany. More here at Newsday.
+ Danica Patrick made history at Daytona Sunday as the first woman to qualify on the pole for a NASCAR Sprint Cup race. More here at USA Today.
+ Hybrid carmaker Fisker is fielding buy-in offers from multiple overseas investors, the company says. More here at Bloomberg.com.
+ GM paid $119 Milllion to buy back a one percent stake in the company from Chinese partner SAIC Motor Corp. More here at The Baltimore Sun.
+ The Department of Justice is expanding its investigation of price-fixing among OE automotive suppliers. More here at Reuters.
+ At the season-opening NHRA Winternationals in Pomona, the pro category winners were Shawn Langdon in Top Fuel, Courtney Force in Funny Car, and Vincent Nobile in Pro Stock. More here at the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin.
For the previous Executive Briefing from Feb. 14, click here.