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Nissan’s Ghosn offers auto-driving reality check

Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn, whose company made waves last year by pledging to develop autonomous cars by 2020, today dialed back those expectations. ... Read More »

FTC and Florida Halt Internet ‘Yellow Pages’ Scammers

Montreal-Based Operations Targeted Small Businesses, Churches in U.S. New Federal Trade Commission actions have stopped three Montreal-based telemarketing operations that allegedly bilked millions of dollars from small businesses, churches,...

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FTC and Florida Halt Internet ‘Yellow Pages’ Scammers

Montreal-Based Operations Targeted Small Businesses, Churches in U.S. New Federal Trade Commission actions have stopped three Montreal-based telemarketing operations that allegedly bilked millions of dollars from small businesses, churches,...

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FTC Releases its First Spanish-Language ‘Fotonovela’

The Federal Trade Commission is launching its first “fotonovela” as part of the agency’s ongoing efforts to raise awareness about scams targeting the Latino community. Impostores del Gobierno follows the story of a young woman who responds to a call from...

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Tesla settles lemon law case with Wisconsin man for $126,836

Tesla agreed to settle the first lemon law suit filed against the company, Wisconsin lawyer Vince Megna said. ... Read More »

SUVs, crossovers top sedans in U.S. popularity for first time, study says

The American love affair with SUVs and crossovers has pushed the segments to a new milestone. SUVs and crossovers combined accounted for 36.5 percent of the U.S. light-vehicle market through May compared with the sedan segment's 35.4 percent share. ... Read More »

GM’s global sales rise 0.5% in 2nd quarter, trail VW

GM's global auto sales rose 0.5 percent to 2.51 million during the second quarter as the automaker's tally of vehicle recalls in North America reached a record. GM sold 4.92 million cars and trucks during the first six months, a 1. ... Read More »

Penske Automotive hikes dividend for 2nd straight quarter

Penske Automotive Group Inc. raised its quarterly dividend for the second straight quarter, to 20 cents per share from 18 cents. ... Read More »

Hide No Harm Act would imprison execs who conceal product dangers

Executives who knowingly conceal product defects that pose a threat to the public would face prison time under new legislation to be introduced today in the U.S. Senate. ... Read More »

FTC Sends Refund Checks Totaling $9.3 Million to Nearly 200,000 Consumers Who Bought ‘Ab Circle Pro’ Device

Commercials Claimed just Three Minutes a Day would Make You Thin An administrator working for the Federal Trade Commission is mailing 196,969 checks averaging $47.51 each to consumers who purchased an abdominal exercise device known as the Ab...

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