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Idled auto industry has vital safety equipment. Donate it now.

The auto industry is rightfully proud of its role in World War II — and even in the wake of 9/11. But this is a different kind of battle against a different kind of enemy. ... Read More »

NIADA Urges Dealers to Help Pass CARES Act

Association members should contact their senators to ask them to support the small business relief provisions in the bills. ... Read More »

SMART Payment Plan Helping Customers During COVID-19

SMART Payment Plan has responded to a new government program that allows customers with school loan payments to skip payments for 2 months. ... Read More »

Cox Automotive: COVID-19 Updates

With health and safety as a top priority, the Cox Automotive family of brands is committed to partnering with clients to keep the automotive marketplace up and running. ... Read More »

More states issue stay-at-home orders, creating added confusion for dealers

Governors across the country continue to issue stay-at-home orders requiring nonessential businesses to close. In many cases, dealerships have been deemed essential businesses for service and parts. But auto sales have been treated differently in the orders, leading...

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Ford to suspend production in India, South Africa, Thailand, Vietnam

The automaker said the shutdowns in its International Markets Group began on March 21 in India due to the growing coronavirus pandemic. Ford said the plants will be down for several weeks, depending on the situation. ... Read More »

FTC Gives Final Approval to Settlement with Background Services Provider over Allegations Related to Privacy Shield

The Federal Trade Commission has given final approval to a settlement with a New York company over allegations it misrepresented its participation in and compliance with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework, which enables companies to transfer consumer data legally...

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Joint FTC and DOJ Letter Raises Concerns about California Assembly Bill 1541, which would Impose New Restrictions on Beer Manufacturers Who Wish to Terminate Distribution Agreement with Wholesalers

The staff of Federal Trade Commission’s Office of Policy Planning, Bureau of Economics, and Bureau of Competition, together with the staff of the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice, have submitted a letter to California State Assembly Member Jim...

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FTC Sends More than $6.9 Million in Refunds to Victims of Office Supply Scam

The Federal Trade Commission is sending refunds totaling more than $6.9 million to small businesses, non-profits, and government agencies targeted by an office supply telemarketing scam that charged them for products they did not order. The FTC alleged that defendants’...

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Europe’s dealers fear automakers’ crisis help may not be enough

Automakers are implementing measures to help safeguard the liquidity of their retail partners in Europe, such as revising sales targets, guaranteeing bonus payments and deferring invoices for demo vehicles. But dealers are still faced with a massive loss of...

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