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FTC Approves Final Order Settling Charges that Firm Made False and Unsubstantiated Environmental Claims for its Plastic Lumber Products

Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that an Illinois-based firm that manufactures, markets, and sells plastic lumber made deceptive claims in its advertising and marketing material, including...

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FTC Issues Final Amendments to Mail or Telephone Order Merchandise Rule

The Federal Trade Commission has issued final amendments to the Mail or Telephone Order Merchandise Rule as part of its systematic review of all of the agency’s rules and guides. The Rule, issued in 1975, requires mail and phone-based sellers to have a reasonable...

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FTC Settlement Bans Marketer Behind ‘Fat Burner’ Diet Pills from Manufacturing, Marketing Weight-Loss Products

The former CEO and co-founder of an Atlanta-based marketing operation has agreed to settle FTC charges that he deceived consumers with promises that they would “Get High School Skinny” by taking Healthe Trim supplements that supposedly burned fat, increased...

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Dealerslink Joins AutoNation Preferred Vendor List

BROOMFIELD, Colo. — DealersLink is now an AutoNation Preferred vendor, meaning that all 270 AutoNation dealerships now have approval to implement the DealersLink suite of tools at any of their locations.DealersLink’s internal trading network platform...

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Manheim Adds Imaging Suite to 20 Auction Locations

ATLANTA — Manheim’s new Enhanced Vehicle Imaging Suite, introduced in May, is now at 20 of Manheim’s North American locations as part of Manheim’s InSight Electronic Condition Report. The suite is intended to provide consistent imaging quality...

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LotLinx Adds VP of Product Management

SAN FRANCISCO — LotLinx has announced the appointment of Dave Shefferman as vice president of product management.Shefferman has nearly two decades of experience in the high tech and automotive industries, including with Dealix, where he re-built

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Wholesale Prices Decline in August

CARMEL, Ind. —In August, prices were down on a year-over-year basis for the first time since the beginning of 2014, reported Tom Kontos, chief economist for ADESA Analytical Services. This was part of a softening trend in wholesale price.“This should...

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Athletic Mazda2 debuts as test on many levels

Mazda unveiled a more athletic fourth-generation Mazda2 hatchback today, deploying its latest Skyactiv drivetrain and chassis technologies into the subcompact segment. ... Read More »

AutoNation Acquires Luxury Group Barrier Motors

AutoNation has acquired luxury dealership group Barrier Motors in Bellevue, Wash., which includes Mercedes-Benz of Bellevue, Barrier Audi, Barrier Porsche and Barrier Volvo.The annual revenue of Barrier Motors is approximately $355 million with 5,500 new and used...

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Toyota scouting Mexico for assembly plant, reports say

Toyota, the last of the world's major automakers without a full assembly plant in Mexico, is scouting the country for possible factory sites, two people with direct knowledge of the matter said. ... Read More »