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The repo man now hunts on social media

Social media is used for more than just keeping up with friends. It's also being used to find people who have defaulted on their auto loans. ... Read More »

Honda dealers face recall phone blitz

Suppliers, regulators, automakers and consumers are struggling to understand the scope and implications of a defect in Takata airbags that has led to recalls of millions of vehicles. ... Read More »

FCA US recalls 3.3 million more vehicles with Takata airbag inflators

FCA US, the former Chrysler Group, said Friday it will replace driver-side airbag inflators in as many as 3.3 million more older-model vehicles, in a capitulation to a demand by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. ... Read More »

GM develops contingency plans in case Takata recalls widen

General Motors has developed contingency plans in case recalls of potentially lethal Takata-made airbag inflators widens, forcing the automaker to repair millions of vehicles, the company said today. ... Read More »

Technology winning the war on auto theft, report shows

Vehicle security technology and communication with law enforcement have been standing between thieves and their targets, with last year's vehicle theft rate at its lowest since 1960, a National Insurance Crime Bureau report said. ... Read More »

U.S. traffic fatalities fell 3% in 2013, return to record low rate

The number of people who died in traffic crashes fell 3 percent in the United States to 32,719 fatalities in 2013, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said today, crediting a combination of stricter regulation and advanced safety... ... Read More »

Ally Subpoenaed By DOJ

DETROIT — On the same day it announced that it will exit the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), Ally Financial also disclosed in a regulatory filing that it received a subpoena from the Department of Justice (DOJ) requesting information related to subprime...

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T-Mobile to Pay At Least $90 Million, Including Full Consumer Refunds To Settle FTC Mobile Cramming Case

Settlement Requires Company To Pay Fines to States and FCC Note: A conference call for media with FTC Bureau of Consumer Protection Director Jessica Rich, FCC Enforcement Bureau Director Travis LeBlanc and Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell will occur as...

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FTC Approves SCI’s Application to Divest Funeral Home in Auburn, California

Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved an application by Service Corporation International (SCI) to divest a funeral home in Auburn, California, as required under the FTC’s May 2014 order settling charges that SCI’s acquisition...

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FTC Approves Community Health Systems’ Application to Divest Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center to Capella Healthcare, Inc

Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved an application by Community Health Systems to sell Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center and its associated assets in Hartsville, South Carolina to Capella Healthcare, Inc. CHS was...

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