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FTC Cracks Down on Marketers of “Melanoma Detection” Apps

Complaints Allege Marketers’ Claims Lack Scientific Support The Federal Trade Commission has challenged marketers for deceptively claiming their mobile apps could detect symptoms of melanoma, even in its early stages. In two separate cases, marketers of MelApp...

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FTC Puts Conditions on Novartis AG’s Proposed Acquisition of GlaxoSmithKline’s Oncology Drugs

Settlement Preserves Future Competition in Markets for BRAF- and MEK-Inhibitor Drugs Used to Treat Melanoma and Other Cancers Global pharmaceutical company Novartis AG has agreed to divest all assets related to its BRAF and MEK inhibitor drugs, currently in development,...

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Daimler says it will sell more than 500,000 trucks this year, 700,000 by 2020

Daimler expects truck sales to rise at least 5 percent to more than 500,000 this year and to 700,000 by 2020 due to rising demand in the U.S., helping to offset a slump in markets such as Brazil, trucks chief Wolfgang Bernhard said today. ... Read More »

Honda CEO Ito to step down after quality lapses

Honda President Takanobu Ito said he will step down and named Takahiro Hachigo, an randd executive with wide international experience, as his replacement following a string of quality lapses that spurred a round of internal reforms. ... Read More »

Five influencers changing the auto industry today

Automotive News spoke with a handful of influencers to learn what they're thinking and the stories they're sharing with their fans. ... Read More »

Helping hand for minority dealer hopefuls

Bill Perkins knows how hard it is to get a dealership and to succeed. He lasted one year in his first store. But when he later acquired a dealership in suburban Detroit, other dealers helped him. That made the difference. ... Read More »

Social-media ‘influencers’ create product buzz, change policies

An individual with social-media savvy can launch a discussion online that quickly influences industry actions. By knowing their audiences, influencers can quickly gain the same credibility with them as friends or neutral third parties. ... Read More »

For Apple, an opportunity to revolutionize the automobile, without ever selling one

What could Apple do for the auto industry? With its $178 billion cash pile, probably anything it wants. ... Read More »

Next-gen Chrysler minivan will be taller, wider with a rotary shifter

The next-generation Chrysler Town and Country minivan will get a rotary shifter and other interior features common in Fiat Chrysler vehicles. The minivan also will be slightly taller and wider than the current version. ... Read More »

Tentative deal in U.S. port dispute spells relief for Honda, rivals

A group of shipping companies and a powerful dockworkers union reached a tentative labor deal after nine months of negotiations, settling a dispute that disrupted Japanese automakers in the United States, primarily Honda. ... Read More »