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FTC Will Host Second and Third ‘Debt Collection Dialogues’ with Collection Industry in Dallas and Atlanta

Following the Federal Trade Commission’s first Debt Collection Dialogue, co-hosted in June with the New York Attorney General’s Office in Buffalo, the FTC will host two additional dialogues this fall in Dallas and Atlanta. The Buffalo event drew nearly 200...

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VW, GM shudder as China profit engine sputters

Shock waves from a drop in Chinese car demand are reverberating in Wolfsburg and Detroit, where Volkswagen and GM are feeling the effects of a slowdown in a market that has been their big profit engine. ... Read More »

CFPB’s Cordray Commends Honda’s New Markup Policy

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Concerns about the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)’s expanded authority over the auto finance industry and its lack of accountability were at the forefront of discussions during the bureau’s semi-annual report to...

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Spireon Targeting Dealer Market With Inilex Acquisition

SAN MATEO, Calif. — Vehicle finance and telematics company Spireon Inc. has acquired privately held Inilex, adding the GPS services provider’s flagship Skylink GPS tracking service to its list of offerings.Officials said yesterday during a webcast that...

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Mazda CX-3 to start at $19,960, joining the new $20,000 club

Mazda revealed today that its new CX-3, which joins the Honda HR-V, Nissan Juke and Chevrolet Trax in a burgeoning market for mini crossovers, will start at $19,960 ($20,840 including shipping) for the 2016 model year. ... Read More »

IAS, F&I and Showroom to Send Five F&I Managers to Industry Summit 2015

LAS VEGAS — F&I product and technology provider IAS has teamed up with F&I and Showroom magazine to offer readers a chance to win a free trip to the magazine’s annual conference. The contest will be used to tee up a special closed-door session...

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China’s Yanfeng plans $55 million Tennessee factory to supply VW

Yanfeng Automotive Interiors, a Chinese supplier, will build a $55 million factory in Chattanooga to supply components to Volkswagen AG's nearby assembly plant. ... Read More »

Save the date, Know Before You Owe Forum on eClosing

Join us at our headquarters in Washington, DC for a forum on the Know Before You Owe initiative on eClosing. The forum will take place on Wednesday, August 5 at 1 p.m. EDT, and will feature remarks from Director Richard Cordray, as well as a panel discussion with...

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Michigan driverless car testing site opens Monday

The University of Michigan will officially open its new testing site for connected and driverless cars on Monday. ... Read More »

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