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GM profit rises, aided by North America

General Motors posted first-quarter operating income of $2.08 billion, driven by strong truck sales in North America that offset weakness from the economic downturns in Brazil and Russia. ... Read More »

Court Bars Brooklyn Company from Using Threats and Intimidation to Coerce Elderly Consumers into Paying for Unwanted Medical Alert Devices

Court Orders Defendants to Pay $3.4 Million in “Unjust Gains” At the Federal Trade Commission’s request, a U.S. district court has prohibited Jason Abraham, a repeat offender, and his company, Brooklyn-based Instant Response Systems (IRS) from calling elderly...

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FTC and New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to Host Dialogue with Debt Collection Industry in Buffalo, NY

The Federal Trade Commission and the Office of the New York Attorney General will host an event on June 15, 2015, in Buffalo, New York, to discuss consumer protection issues with the debt collection industry. This will be the first of several “Debt Collection...

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Retail Tracking Firm Settles FTC Charges it Misled Consumers About Opt Out Choices

Company Falsely Promised an In-Store Opt Out, Agency Alleges Nomi Technologies, a company whose technology allows retailers to track consumers’ movements through their stores, has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it misled consumers with...

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Court Bars Brooklyn Company from Using Threats and Intimidation to Coerce Elderly Consumers into Paying for Unwanted Medical Alert Devices

Court Orders Defendants to Pay $3.4 Million in “Unjust Gains” At the Federal Trade Commission’s request, a U.S. district court has prohibited Jason Abraham, a repeat offender, and his company, Brooklyn-based Instant Response Systems (IRS) from calling elderly...

... Read More »

FTC and New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to Host Dialogue with Debt Collection Industry in Buffalo, NY

The Federal Trade Commission and the Office of the New York Attorney General will host an event on June 15, 2015, in Buffalo, New York, to discuss consumer protection issues with the debt collection industry. This will be the first of several “Debt Collection...

... Read More »

Retail Tracking Firm Settles FTC Charges it Misled Consumers About Opt Out Choices

Company Falsely Promised an In-Store Opt Out, Agency Alleges Nomi Technologies, a company whose technology allows retailers to track consumers’ movements through their stores, has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it misled consumers with...

... Read More »

Average F&I Profit at AutoNation Surpasses $1,500

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — For the first time, AutoNation reported F&I gross profit per vehicle retailed (PVR) of more than $1,500, an all-time high for the public dealer group.The group saw an average gross PVR of $1,515 during the first quarter 2015, up...

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Ford F-150 regular cab, SuperCab join SuperCrew with 5-star safety ratings

The redesigned Ford F-150 pickup has earned the government's highest possible crash safety rating, answering worries that the truck's all-new aluminum body would compromise crashworthiness. ... Read More »

GM, Clemson roll out Deep Orange concept for urban, young buyers

GM and Clemson University students unveiled a vehicle -- Deep Orange 5 -- aimed at young, price-conscious consumers in big cities that takes the connected, digital car to a new level. ... Read More »