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Give ’Em Gershwin

Think about the last time you saw that United Airlines commercial, the one that shows a customer riding an airport escalator as composer George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” plays in the background. Now think about the music and the way it made...

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GM to expand Chevy Bolt EV availability to new markets

The market expansion follows GM's decision to increase Bolt EV output by 20 percent this year at a Michigan plant, even as U.S. sales slip. ... Read More »

Senators call Trump trade policies haphazard, harmful

Senators, including many Republicans, openly expressed skepticism about President Trump's trade policies, saying cascading tariff actions are so scattershot, tactical and unilateral that they are hurting American workers without forcing countries... ... Read More »

Tesla bonds, shares plunge as investors worry about more competition, Elon Musk’s behavior

Tesla's stock and bond prices dropped after CEO Elon Musk renewed an attack on a British caver whom he previously insulted and a day after Mercedes unveiled more EV competition for Tesla. ... Read More »

California Score Partial Victory With Passage of Dealer Protection Bill

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — In the final hours of the state’s 2018 legislative session, the California Legislature passed a wide-ranging bill aimed at strengthening and updating California’s new motor vehicle franchise laws. Its passage wasn’t...

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Why Amazon is buying 20,000 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans

Daimler is emerging as a beneficiary of Amazon's booming package-delivery needs, with the e-commerce giant ordering 20,000 of the German automaker's Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans. ... Read More »

FCA US invests $30 million into Michigan autonomous-vehicle testing site

FCA US is pouring $30 million into a new testing facility for autonomous vehicles at the company's proving grounds in Chelsea, Mich. ... Read More »

Jumpstart Partners With iSeeCars

SAN FRANCISCO — Jumpstart Automotive Media, a leading media, insights, and marketing solutions company, today announced an exclusive ad sales representation agreement with iSeeCars as its newest publishing partner. iSeeCars is billed as a rapidly expanding...

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Ford stops national ads for sedans, including Fusion still in production

Ford has ended nationwide advertising for the Fiesta, Focus, Fusion and Taurus and also is dialing back spending in certain markets -- even though the Fusion will stay in showrooms for now. ... Read More »

Statement by FTC Bureau of Competition Director Bruce Hoffman on the Court Granting a Preliminary Injunction in the Tronox/Cristal Matter

Federal Trade Commission Bureau of Competition Director Bruce Hoffman issued the following statement regarding the U.S. District Court ruling today that granted the FTC’s request for a preliminary injunction in the proposed merger of Tronox Limited and Cristal....

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