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FTC Approves Proposal Rescinding Nursery Guides

Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a proposal to rescind its Guides for the Nursery Industry because they no longer appear necessary and thus serve little purpose for industry or consumers.Issued in 1979, the Guides address...

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VW’s Diess discusses Mexico tariffs with Lighthizer, report says

Volkswagen said new tariffs on vehicles exported to the U.S. from Mexico will result in higher prices and threaten job growth. ... Read More »

French demands challenge FCA-Renault deal push

France has increased its demands as it seeks to maintain government influence if Renault and Fiat Chrysler merge, people close to the negotiations said. ... Read More »

Bloomberg retracts column on Jaguar Land Rover’s finances

Bloomberg News has retracted an incorrect opinion column originally published on May 29 with the headline "Jaguar, where'd that extra $1 billion come from?" The column also appeared on the Automotive News and Automotive News Europe websites. ... Read More »

Mercedes-Benz expands subscription service to Atlanta

In addition to being Mercedes-Benz's U.S. headquarters, Atlanta's demographics and surging population of high net-worth professionals makes the region a natural expansion market for subscription services. ... Read More »

Clark Joins NAC as CFO

National Auto Care has named 30-year finance industry executive Laura Clark as the company’s new chief financial officer. ... Read More »

F&I Tip of the Week: All Deals Are the Same, Right?

A recent dealership visit proved to UDS’s John Tabar that opportunities for F&I product sales are lost when too many assumptions are made. The cure is maintaining your enthusiasm and not shortcutting your process — or your customer. Face your next challenging...

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AUL Partners With Vision for Branded F&I Menu

A new AUL-branded single-source menu platform is the product of a collaboration between the F&I products provider and Vision Dealer Solutions. ... Read More »

Hollywood takes on iconic racing story in ‘Ford v Ferrari’

Academy Award winners Matt Damon and Christian Bale star in the film based on the true story of American car designer Carroll Shelby and British-born driver Ken Miles, who teamed up to build a revolutionary race car for Ford Motor Co. ... Read More »

GM, FCA unmasked as source of Tesla’s cash from emissions credits

GM and FCA disclosed to the state of Delaware earlier this year that they reached agreements to buy federal greenhouse gas credits from Tesla. While the filings are light on detail, they haven’t been reported on previously.  ... Read More »