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Honda stop-motion spot pitches carmaker’s lineup with paper

Honda follows in the vein of its successful 'Hands' video from two years ago by emphasizing the product categories the automaker has dominated in. ... Read More »

Santander Faces Class-Action Over ‘Worthless’ GAP Coverage

CHICAGO — A woman who claims she was duped into buying “void and worthless” GAP coverage on a used vehicle has filed a class-action lawsuit against the company that financed the transaction.Joyce Pettye filed a lawsuit against Santander Consumer...

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Santander Faces Class-Action Over ‘Worthless’ GAP Coverage

CHICAGO — A woman who claims she was duped into buying “void and worthless” GAP coverage on a used vehicle has filed a class-action lawsuit against the company that financed the transaction.Joyce Pettye filed a lawsuit against Santander Consumer...

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GM to tap into connectivity, expand car sharing services, Barra says

General Motors CEO Mary Barra said the automaker plans new efforts to capitalize on the connectivity built into its cars, expanding car sharing services, offering more autonomous driving features and enabling services through smartphone apps. ... Read More »

The UAW-FCA deal: A bridge too short

At the UAW national bargaining convention in March, rank-and-file delegates sent clear marching orders to UAW President Dennis Williams: Use the Detroit 3 negotiations to fix a two-tier wage system damaging to shop-floor solidarity. ... Read More »

CFPB orders Fifth Third to pay $18 million for auto loan discrimination; cap dealer reserve at 1.25%

Fifth Third Bancorp reached an $18 million settlement with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and U.S. Department of Justice to resolve charges that it discriminated against African American and Hispanic borrowers, the CFPB said Monday. ... Read More »

FCA workers at 2 large UAW locals reject contract

Workers at two of the biggest union locals representing Fiat Chrysler workers voted against a tentative contract agreement with the UAW, further dimming prospects for approval. ... Read More »

VW’s Diess to meet EU industry chief over emissions-test cheating

European Union Industry Commissioner Elzbieta Bienkowska plans to meet Volkswagen AG executive Herbert Diess this week to discuss the German carmaker's cheating on emission tests. ... Read More »

Aluminum supplier Alcoa to split into 2 companies

Alcoa will split into two companies to separate its struggling aluminum smelting operations from production of lightweight metals for its faster-growing aerospace and automotive business. ... Read More »

NHTSA considers expanding Takata airbag recalls

The U.S. regulator overseeing the replacement of Takata airbags is considering an order that would expand the recalls and has contacted seven manufacturers who could be affected, including Volkswagen AG and Tesla Motors Inc. ... Read More »