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FTC Returns Nearly $90,000 to DOTAuthority.com Customers

The Federal Trade Commission is mailing checks totaling $89,736 to 246 small businesses who paid DOTAuthority.com Inc. or related defendants service fees for commercial vehicle registrations based on allegedly deceptive advertising and practices.According to the...

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FTC Team Honored with Service to America Medal

Their work returns $586 million to consumers for fraud-induced money transfers through Western Union A team of attorneys and other staff at the Federal Trade Commission today received a prestigious Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal (Sammie) for their public...

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FTC Announces Agenda for the Third Session of Its Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century

October 15-17 event at George Mason University will address multi-sided platform businesses, acquisitions of nascent competitors, and antitrust in labor markets The Federal Trade Commission announced the agenda for its Hearings initiative with three full-day sessions,...

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Mazda to revive rotary engine in push to electrify entire lineup

Mazda says it will revive its famed rotary engine to power a range-extender hybrid vehicle as part of a wider plan to electrify its entire lineup by 2030. ... Read More »

Ford to end Focus output in Argentina

Ford plans to stop building the Focus compact car in Argentina in May 2019 as it seeks to stem losses in South America. ... Read More »

Auto industry, UAW await details on NAFTA rewrite

U.S. automakers, analysts and the UAW said President Donald Trump's revised NAFTA deal could have positive implications for the U.S. auto industry, but details of the agreement still needed a closer look. ... Read More »

Calif. Governor Vetoes Dealer Protection Bill

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown rejected the bill lobbied by the California New Car Dealers Association (CNCDA) and passed by the state legislature on Aug. 30, returning AB 2107 without his signature due to modifications the legislation would have made to the...

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Cadillac’s return to Michigan was no surprise

Like the appointment of Steve Carlisle, the move to Michigan was part of an effort to bring Cadillac back into the fold after executives soured on the idea of allowing the brand to operate somewhat independently. ... Read More »

Boston Volvo Celebrates Grand Opening of New Flagship Store

BOSTON — Boston Volvo Cars, part of Ray Ciccolo’s Village Automotive Group, has moved to a new state-of-the-art dealership showroom located adjacent to its previous home. The dealership held a grand opening last Thursday to commemorate its new location....

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Upstart EV maker to tempt consumers with $3.6 million, 1,150-hp Owl in Paris

Imagine a car that exists only to humiliate every other car off the line at a stop light. How much should that cost? How about $3.6 million? A little-known Japanese company is betting at least 50 people will say yes to the all-electric Owl. ... Read More »