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Toyota targets shoppers with location-based mobile ad tool

Toyota is using a location-based mobile ad tool to supercharge its annual clearance sale. ... Read More »

Automakers still dogged by Bluetooth glitches, Power study finds

Bluetooth technology aims to leave drivers hands-free, but some drivers end up connection-free, according to a study of multimedia quality and satisfaction released today. ... Read More »

Global price-fixing crackdown threatens supply chain’s ‘business model’

As antitrust regulators, most recently in China, go after auto suppliers in what has become a worldwide probe into price fixing, a longtime "business model" in the supply chain is now in danger, says an automotive purchasing executive. ... Read More »

F&I and Showroom Names 2014 F&I Pacesetters

TORRANCE, Calif. — F&I and Showroom revealed today this year’s field of F&I Pacesetters. These operations are now in the running for the magazine’s coveted F&I Dealer of the Year award.Profiles of each F&I Pacesetter will appear...

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F&I and Showroom Names Finalists for 2014 F&Idol Contest

TORRANCE, Calif. — F&I and Showroom announced today this year’s category winners and finalists for the IAS-sponsored F&Idol contest. The five F&I managers now head to Industry Summit 2014, scheduled for Sept. 8-10, for the final round and...

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Voice Recognition Tops J.D. Power’s List of New-Vehicle Problems

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. — In a climate of high consumer demand for increasing levels of technology in new vehicles, audio, communication, entertainment and navigation (ACEN) systems are the most problematic component category, according to the J.D. Power...

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KBB: New-Car Sales Expected to Dip Nearly 1% in August

IRVINE, Calif. — New-vehicle sales are expected to decrease 0.7% year-over-year to a total of 1.49 million units, resulting in an estimated 16.5 million seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR), according to Kelley Blue Book.Although sales are down from a raw...

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FTC Requests Public Comments on SCI’s Application to Approve Sale of Funeral Home in California

The Federal Trade Commission is currently accepting public comments on an application by Service Corporation International (SCI) to sell a funeral home located in Auburn, California, as required under the FTC’s May 2014 order settling charges that SCI’s acquisition...

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Updated: Save the date, Indianapolis!

Join us for a field hearing in Indianapolis, Indiana on auto finance. The hearing will take place on Thursday, September 18 at 11 a.m. EDT. The field hearing will take place at: Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis Hine Hall Auditorium 850 W. Michigan...

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FTC Announces Winners of “Zapping Rachel” Robocall Contest

The Federal Trade Commission today announced the winners of its “Zapping Rachel” robocall contest held at the DEF CON 22 hacking conference in Las Vegas Aug. 7-10. Zapping Rachel marks the latest step in the FTC’s ongoing campaign to combat illegal, pre-recorded...

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