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Trump, Abe tout progress on limited trade deal

The two leaders signed the “first stage” of an initial trade pact on Wednesday, but a key sticking point toward a wider deal is Japan's wish for a guarantee that the U.S. will not impose new tariffs on Japanese vehicles and auto parts. ... Read More »

Volvo makes safety-focused tweaks to XC40’s EV version

Volvo said the full-electric XC40 "will be one of the safest cars we have ever built." ... Read More »

VW board backs CEO, chairman facing charges in diesel scandal

VW Group’s board rejected charges by German prosecutors that CEO Herbert Diess and Chairman Hans Dieter Poetsch intentionally misled investors regarding the scope of the potential financial fallout from the company's emissions-cheating scandal. ... Read More »

Escalade Leads September Lease Price Hikes

Wantalease.com reports average monthly lease payments for the Cadillac Escalade shot up nearly 40% in September, leading a pack of models that increased in price in the lull between incentive seasons. ... Read More »

PassTime Launches ‘Revolutionary’ Wireless GPS Device

PassTime announced the launch of Encore, a new dealer-facing vehicle asset management tool packaged in a completely self-powered, slim design. ... Read More »

Study: Dealers and Car Buyers Want New Tech, Dealership Staff Resistant

A Cox Automotive report finds high demand for automation and AI technology among dealers and their customers. But dealers cited cost and their staffs’ inability or unwillingness to adopt new tools and update processes as major obstacles. ... Read More »

3 Digital Retailing Myths Debunked

Concerns over costs, the customer experience, and intangible benefits have prevented many dealers from competing in the digital sales and F&I arena. Separate fact from fiction with this three-minute read. ... Read More »

FTC Sues Owner of Online Dating Service Match.com for Using Fake Love Interest Ads To Trick Consumers into Paying for a Match.com Subscription

Match Group, Inc. also unfairly exposed consumers to the risk of fraud and engaged in other allegedly deceptive and unfair practices The Federal Trade Commission sued online dating service Match Group, Inc. (Match), the owner of Match.com, Tinder, OKCupid, PlentyOfFish,...

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

WHAT:The Federal Trade Commission will host a workshop to consider “Made in USA” and other types of U.S.-origin claims made by domestic and foreign sellers, consumer perception of such claims, the need for any changes to the FTC’s existing guidance, and...

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FTC Testifies before House Appropriations Subcommittee On the Agency’s Work to Protect Consumers and Promote Competition

In testimony before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government, the Federal Trade Commission described its work to protect consumers and promote competition through vigorous enforcement, education, advocacy, and policy work,...

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