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Ford and WPP: Inside a 75-year advertising relationship

Ford's stunning decision to have BBDO replace WPP as its lead creative ad agency upends a relationship that began 75 years ago, when Henry Ford still was running the automaker. ... Read More »

LotMonkey Appoints McSpadden VP

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — In-dealership merchandising solutions provider LotMonkey has appointed automotive industry veteran Terry McSpadden as vice president of sales. McSpadden brings almost 30 years of automotive industry experience to LotMonkey, including...

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Magna lands key European seating work for BMW

Magna International has opened a new seating factory in the Czech Republic that will employ 300 people and supply BMW in Europe. ... Read More »

Why China’s auto dealers want a major tax cut

China's top auto dealers' association has asked the government to halve taxes on car purchases to revive faltering sales, as worries grow the country's auto market could shrink this year. ... Read More »

FTC Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century Continue with Discussions on Multi-Sided Platform Businesses, Acquisitions of Nascent Competitors, and Antitrust in Labor Markets

WHAT:The Federal Trade Commission will host the third session of its Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century.WHEN:Monday, October 15 through Wednesday, October 17 beginning at 9 a.m. each day.WHERE:Antonin Scalia Law School, George...

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FTC Announces Agenda for the Fourth Session of Its Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century

October 23-24 event at FTC will address innovation and IP policy The Federal Trade Commission announced the agenda for the fourth session of its Hearings initiative, with two full days to be held at the FTC in Washington D.C. on October 23-24, 2018.The two-day...

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Marketer of a Get-Rich-With-Amazon Scheme Settles with the FTC

The marketer of a scheme to make money on Amazon, and his companies, are banned from marketing and selling business opportunities and business coaching services under a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission. The settlement order against Jeffrey A. Gomez...

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Elon Musk, Tesla reaffirm settlement with SEC despite snarky tweets, Murdoch report denied

Tesla Inc. and the SEC have put aside an insulting tweet by Elon Musk and asked a judge to accept a settlement of the fraud suit against the electric-car maker and its outspoken chief executive. ... Read More »

How BMW gained control of its China joint venture

BMW will take majority control of its main China joint venture for $4.2 billion, the first such move by a global automaker as Beijing relaxes ownership rules in the world's largest auto market. ... Read More »

Mercedes plans advanced self-driving tech for next S class

Mercedes's next S class, which is due in 2020, will offer the brand's first Level 3 self-driving system capable of eyes-off conditional autonomy. ... Read More »