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AutoLoop Gains Entry Into Reynolds and Reynolds Certification Program

CLEARWATER, Fla. — AutoLoop applied for and gained entry into the Reynolds and Reynolds Certified Interface Program, earning the designation of a Pre-Certified vendor. The partnership is meant to enhance AutoLoop’s online platform.“We’re...

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Dana sells Venezuelan unit amid exchange rate trouble

As Venezuela's automotive industry continues to falter amid exchange rate problems, powertrain supplier Dana Holding today said that it has sold its Venezuelan unit, CA Danaven. ... Read More »

Mercedes debuts Super Bowl ad on ‘Ellen’ show

Mercedes-Benz premiered its Super Bowl ad for the AMG GT sports car -- an edgy take on the fabled tortoise vs. hare race -- on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' ... Read More »

GM’s confirmed ignition deaths hit 50 as claims deadline nears

Confirmed deaths tied to General Motors' defective ignition switches stand at 50, four times GM's estimate through much of 2014, as a deadline nears Saturday for sending in claims. ... Read More »

BMW Super Bowl ad compares i3 with early Internet

In BMW's Super Bowl spot, the brand is casting its electric i3 hatchback as an ahead-of-its-time concoction that needs some explaining -- just like the Internet back in 1994. ... Read More »

Marketer Who Promoted a Green Coffee Bean Weight-Loss Supplement Agrees to Settle FTC Charges

Used Appearances on Dr. Oz, Other Shows to Launch Ad Campaign Lindsey Duncan and the companies he controlled have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they deceptively touted the supposed weight-loss benefits of green coffee bean extract through...

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Tax ID Theft Tops FTC Complaints in 2014; IRS Imposter Complaints Up More Than 2,300 Percent

Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week To Raise Consumer Awareness of Growing Scams Tax-related identity theft was the most common form of identity theft reported to the Federal Trade Commission in 2014, while the number of complaints from consumers about criminals...

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How VW veered off target

Competition has heated up, the Jetta and Passat have cooled off, and with back-to-back yearly declines, VW has missed out on a key boom period in US auto sales -- a sore spot with dealers who made big bets on sustained sales growth. ... Read More »

With Titan, Nissan aims for ‘white space’ below biggest pickups

Nissan has a new strategy for scratching out a piece of Detroit's full-size pickup market: It will stop chasing cowboys. And it will instead think about Roman gladiators, Spartacus, NFL football players, and maybe even flesh-eating zombies. ... Read More »

Dealers see another good year in 2015

Dealers expect 2015 to be another good year, though perhaps not quite as good as 2014. ... Read More »