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FTC Seeks Public Comment on Ways to Improve Current Requirements For Negative Option Marketing

Today the Federal Trade Commission announced it is seeking public comment on ways to improve its existing regulations for negative option marketing.Negative option marketing is a common form of marketing whereby the absence of affirmative consumer action constitutes...

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New report explores trends in consumer bankruptcy

The bankruptcy system provides a legal process for consumers who cannot repay their debts.  This report describes how bankruptcy filings and the attributes of filers changed throughout the period 2001 - 2018, which includes the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and...

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Subaru to tease new design look at Tokyo show

Subaru goes local at next month's Tokyo Motor Show, previewing the next generation of its popular Japan-market Levorg wagon and a special-edition WRX STI for the home market. ... Read More »

Ex-Uber engineer Levandowski publicly rebuts U.S. theft claims

Anthony Levandowski spoke to reporters for the first time Tuesday about his case, saying he did not commit the crimes he's charged with and that "when the truth comes out, my name will be cleared." ... Read More »

Ford to put struggling India business into JV with Mahindra, report says

Mahindra will own 51 percent of the new entity, Bloomberg reported. Ford will get equal voting rights and board representation, according to a source familiar with the plan. ... Read More »

UAW strike drags on amid arrests, supplier cutbacks

As negotiators continue meeting in Detroit on the ninth day of the production stoppage, workers at GM's assembly plant in Tennessee are under a court order to stop blocking vehicle entrances and more suppliers heavily dependent on GM are cutting back. ... Read More »

Nissan recalls 1.2 million vehicles over noncompliant rear camera display systems

The recall, submitted Sept. 12, affects several 2018 and 2019 Nissan and Infiniti vehicles in the U.S. and three other countries. Nissan will begin notifying customers Oct. 21. ... Read More »

FCA senior manager charged in diesel emissions probe

Emanuele Palma, a diesel drivability and emissions senior manager at FCA, was charged with conspiring to mislead regulators, customers and the public about the emissions system used on the automaker's U.S. diesel vehicles, according to a grand jury indictment. ... Read More »

Econtracting: Slippery Slope or Big Opportunity?

The trend toward a fully online transaction may be inevitable, but you — and your finance sources — must take concrete steps toward process improvement and regulatory compliance to make econtracting work for your store. ... Read More »

Universal Launches ZERO Down Payment Program

Universal Lenders announced the launch of the ZERO Down payment program, a new option for car buyers who wish to buy F&I products with no down payment. ... Read More »