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Hyundai aims to boost crossover sales with 2019 Santa Fe ad campaign

Hyundai is introducing three national TV spots featuring families spending quality time together in a 2019 Santa Fe crossover while creating memories. ... Read More »

GM partners with aftermarket firm on Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison

General Motors has partnered with off-road aftermarket manufacturer American Expedition Vehicles to create a new variant of the 2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2. ... Read More »

Two NY Dealers to Cease ‘Bogus’ Etch Sales

ALBANY, N.Y. — The directors of Victory Suzuki of the Bronx and Victory Mitsubishi of Larchmont have agreed to a court order with the office of Barbara D. Underwood, attorney general of the State of New York. The order, which follows a December lawsuit that...

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BMW introduces Intelligent Personal Assistant communications system

BMW introduced Intelligent Personal Assistant, an artificial intelligence-powered system to help drivers communicate with their cars as they do with their smartphones. ... Read More »

Why Ford is recalling 2 million F-150 pickup trucks

Ford said it would recall 2 million F-150 pickups in North America to address fire and smoke concerns in seat-belt pretensioners. ... Read More »

Walmart wants to buy more Tesla trucks

Walmart's Canadian unit said it would buy 30 more of Tesla's all-electric 18-wheeler semi-trucks as part of a plan to have 100 percent of its fleet use alternative power by 2028. ... Read More »

FTC Takes Action against the Operators of Copycat Military Websites

Defendants falsely posed as military recruiters to generate sales leads for post-secondary schools, agency alleges Note: A conference call for media with Joe Simons, Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission and Andrew Smith, Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer...

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FTC Approves Two Applications from Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. for Sale of Eight Retail Fuel Stations in Minnesota and Wisconsin

The Federal Trade Commission has approved two applications from Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc., or ACT, to divest eight retail fuel stations in Minnesota and Wisconsin. The Commission approved ACT’s application to divest seven stations to Molo Oil Company, which...

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Why this supplier said no to Elon Musk and Tesla

Tesla wanted Nemak to supply aluminum housing components for its Model 3 electric sedans, but Tesla's production goals and pricing created too much risk for the Mexican company. ... Read More »

Comply Like Nobody’s Watching

I was recently asked by an attorney — as we were enjoying some local cigars — if I thought ethics could be “taught.” We had been discussing an investigative sweep by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), which ensnared Tate’s Auto, a...

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