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NHTSA Formalizes Hyundai, Kia Fire Investigations

The National Highway Traffic Safety administration announced it will open twin probes into thousands of complaints of noncrash fires in Hyundai and Kia vehicles sold in the U.S. ... Read More »

Flex-N-Gate unit expanding Michigan operations

Ventra Evart, a subsidiary of auto parts giant Flex-N-Gate, is purchasing a vacant 138,000-square-foot building about a mile from its current facility in Evart, Mich., to accommodate growth. ... Read More »

March Sales Down 3.1% as SAAR Soars

The U.S. new-vehicle sales forecast improved to 17.42 million units in March, but sales fell 3.1% year-over-year against slowing demand fueled by higher interest rates, prices, and payments and reduced incentive spending. ... Read More »

GM seeks dismissal of UAW lawsuit over plant-closure plans

GM is requesting a judge dismiss a lawsuit that claims the automaker violated its collective bargaining agreement with the UAW by announcing plans to end production this year at three U.S. plants. ... Read More »

Zetsche, Putin launch E-class plant in Russia

Mercedes-Benz opened an assembly plant in Russia, where it will build E-class sedans for the local market. Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche and Russian President Vladimir Putin were on hand for the grand opening. ... Read More »

Renault board scraps Ghosn’s pension, report says

Renault moved to scrap former CEO Carlos Ghosn's $859,000 annual pension, Reuters reported, as the automaker is drawn deeper into the financial misconduct scandal engulfing its alliance with Nissan. ... Read More »

Court Rules in FTC’s Favor Against Predatory Academic Publisher OMICS Group; Imposes $50.1 Million Judgment against Defendants That Made False Claims and Hid Publishing Fees

A federal judge has ordered journal publisher and conference organizer Srinubabu Gedela and his companies to pay more than $50.1 million to resolve Federal Trade Commission charges that they made deceptive claims to academics and researchers about the nature...

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UrthBox Settles FTC Charges Related to Compensated Online Reviews and “Free” Trial Offer

San Francisco-based UrthBox, Inc. and its principal, Behnam Behrouzi, have agreed to settle a Federal Trade Commission complaint alleging that the company misrepresented that customer reviews were independent when, in fact, it had provided those customers with...

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Need help with your credit card debt? Start with your credit card company!

If you’ve hit a financial rough spot (and think you might miss a credit card payment) contact your creditor as soon as possible. Most will work with you to find a repayment plan that suits your current situation. ... Read More »

Infiniti concept hints at Q50-based sports car

The Infiniti sports car concept previews a future production model and is said to be based on the Q50 sedan. ... Read More »