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Liebert severance to dent AutoNation Q3 earnings

AutoNation said its third-quarter after-tax earnings will be hurt by $10 million to $11 million for expenses related to a severance agreement with former CEO Carl Liebert. ... Read More »

Stop Chasing Price, Start Chasing Value

How cheap can you sell a car? Do you really want to know? ... Read More »

VW fired 204 staff for breaching rules in compliance crackdown

VW is cracking down on illicit conduct as it seeks to move past its diesel-cheating crisis that has cost the automaker $33 billion. ... Read More »

VW will reveal a new logo at the Frankfurt motor show

The new, more two-dimensional logo will replace one that was introduced in 2000, which featured a three-dimensional surface and was lit from the top left quarter because that look was in vogue at the time.  ... Read More »

2020 Chevy Bolt EV extends driving range by 21 miles

General Motors said its battery engineering team extended the Bolt EV's range 21 miles by improving the energy of the cell electrodes through small but impactful chemistry changes. ... Read More »

Volkswagen recalls 679,000 U.S. vehicles that could roll away

VW said drivers could remove the key after stopping without placing the car in park, which increases the risk the vehicle could roll away. VW said a build up of silicate on the shift lever micro switch contacts is to blame.   ... Read More »

Most Telemarketer Fees to Access the FTC’s National Do Not Call Registry to Increase in FY 2020

The Federal Trade Commission has announced FY 2020 fees for telemarketers accessing phone numbers on the National Do Not Call (DNC) Registry. Most of the annual fees will increase slightly from FY 2019, and are set forth in a Federal Register notice.All telemarketers...

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FTC to Hold Workshop on Made in USA Advertising and Marketing Claims

Workshop to review research on consumer perception of U.S.-origin claims, consider measures to strengthen Made in USA enforcement program On Sept. 26, 2019, the Federal Trade Commission will hold a half-day public workshop in Washington, DC to consider “Made...

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Walmart, Tesla look to address issues surrounding solar systems

Walmart and Tesla said they were looking to "re-energizing Tesla solar installations at Walmart stores, once all parties are certain that all concerns have been addressed." ... Read More »

Tesla agrees to buy LG Chem batteries for China EVs, sources say

Batteries made by LG Chem will be used initially in Model 3 cars manufactured in the plant near Shanghai, Tesla’s first outside of the U.S., sources told Bloomberg. ... Read More »