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Volkswagen headquarters raided again over diesel scandal

German prosecutors said investigators aimed to confiscate documents. Volkswagen, which admitted in 2015 to cheating U.S. diesel emissions tests, said it was fully cooperating with the authorities but viewed the investigation as unfounded. ... Read More »

Discounts, Incentives Stabilize New Vehicle Prices in November

Kelley Blue Book reports the average cost to buy a new vehicle was $38,393 last month, a 1% year-over-year increase restrained by frantic efforts to move 2019-MY inventory. ... Read More »

Arbitrator rules Nemak plant closure in Ontario doesn’t violate union contract

In its grievance, Unifor insisted Nemak must keep the plant open until the current labor agreement expires in 2022. Nemak wants to shutter the plant in mid-2020. ... Read More »

Study: Failure to Capture Off Make Buyers Costs Auto Groups Service Revenue

A new study commissioned by Affinitiv finds U.S. auto groups lose up to $230,000 in per-store service revenue by failing to cross-market off make used car buyers. ... Read More »

Renault loses marketing chief in latest executive departure

Renault has appointed veteran executive Xavier Martinet as head of global marketing, replacing Francois Renard, who is quitting the automaker after just over a year. Renard is one of a number of high-level departures from the automaker. ... Read More »

FTC Announces Settlements with Four Companies Related to Allegations they Deceived Consumers over Participation in the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield

The Federal Trade Commission has reached settlements with four companies that allegedly misrepresented their participation in the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework, which enables companies to transfer consumer data legally from European Union countries to the United...

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FTC Announces Panels for FTC-CFPB Workshop on Accuracy in Consumer Reporting

The Federal Trade Commission announced the panels for its December 10, 2019 workshop, cohosted with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), to examine issues affecting the accuracy of traditional credit reports as well as employment and tenant background...

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Daimler starts pilot testing of self-driving Mercedes taxis in the U.S.

The goal of the pilot program, which mainly uses Mercedes S-class sedans, is to gain knowledge of what customers want or demand from a self-driving car. ... Read More »

Lawsuit Claims Chicago Dealer Polluted River

Perillo Motor Cars and its owner, Joe Perillo, stand accused of polluting the Chicago River in violation of the federal Clean Water Act and Rivers and Harbors Appropriation Act. ... Read More »

UAW adopts new financial reforms amid corruption scandal

The changes mark the second set of measures acting President Rory Gamble has instituted in less than a month. Gamble has said he's worried about potential government oversight but believes the union can reform itself from within. ... Read More »