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Volkswagen PSA breaks 20 million views

The wild success story of the week is Volkswagen's spot "Eyes on the Road," which in one week has garnered 21,191,996 views. ... Read More »

Wall Street applauds Lithia-DCH deal

Lithia Motors' plans to buy DCH Auto Group were greeted with cheers in the stock market today as publicly traded Lithia's share price jumped 13 percent, or $9.85, to close at an all-time high of $86.53. ... Read More »

GM says it will ‘rework or replace’ ignition keys on 3.4 million cars

GM is recalling 3.4 million cars in North America because bumpy terrain and weight attached to the key could move the ignition switch out of the run position -- the same basic problem that began its recall crisis earlier this year. ... Read More »

Northwood University in Texas to end residential program, expand others

Northwood University, in a nod to rapidly changing learning models in higher education, plans to close residential operations at its Cedar Hill, Texas, campus on June 30. ... Read More »

NHTSA closes Explorer investigation after Ford’s recall

Federal safety regulators closed a 2-year-old probe into power steering glitches in late-model Ford Explorers, signaling that they are satisfied with the automaker's recent decision to recall the SUV. ... Read More »

Detroit’s Casey Kasem lent voice to Chevy, Ford commercials

Casey Kasem, the Detroit-born disc jockey who hosted the popular radio show 'American Top 40' and died on Sunday, lent his voice to American classics -- rock 'n' roll, cartoons and cars. ... Read More »

GM has fixed 154,731 of 2.59M cars in ignition recall, House panel says

General Motors has repaired 154,731 cars of the 2.59 million recalled worldwide to fix a defective ignition switch tied to 13 fatalities, according to a memo released by U.S. congressional investigators. ... Read More »

Google to reveal operating system that will rival Apple CarPlay

Google will unveil its first in-car operating system at its annual software developer conference this month, intensifying its race with Apple to become the leader in dashboard computing. ... Read More »

Opel reaches severance deal with workers at Germany plant

Opel has reached a severance deal with workers at its Bochum factory in Germany, a crucial step in the General Motors unit's restructuring to return to profitability. ... Read More »

FTC Launches Contest at DEF CON 22 to Help Track Down Perpetrators of Illegal Robocalls

The Federal Trade Commission is looking to expand the technological arsenal that can be used in the battle against illegal phone spammers by challenging DEF CON 22 attendees to build the ultimate “honeypot” to lure in and identify perpetrators of illegal robocalls....

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