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NetSpend Settles FTC Charges

NetSpend Corporation has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission allegations that the prepaid card company deceived people about access to funds deposited on NetSpend debit cards.The Commission vote approving the stipulated final order was 2-1, with Acting...

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FTC Approves Final Orders Settling Charges That Used Auto Dealers Touted Inspections Without Disclosing That Some Cars Were Subject to Unrepaired Safety Recalls

Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved final consent orders with CarMax, Asbury Automotive Group and West-Herr Automotive Group, settling charges that they touted how rigorously they inspect their used cars, yet failed to...

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FTC Approves Final Orders Settling Charges That Used Auto Dealers Touted Inspections Without Disclosing That Some Cars Were Subject to Unrepaired Safety Recalls

Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved final consent orders with CarMax, Asbury Automotive Group and West-Herr Automotive Group, settling charges that they touted how rigorously they inspect their used cars, yet failed to...

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American Guild of Organists Agrees to Eliminate Rules that Restrict Competition among Members

Rules likely raised prices for consumers, complaint alleges The American Guild of Organists has agreed to eliminate rules that restrict its members from competing for opportunities to perform.The agreement between the FTC and the American Guild of Organists resolves...

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Uber self-driving car project at risk as engineer may face charges

A judge said he's inclined to slap an order on Uber that may impede its self-driving car program after being told its director won't testify because he faces possible criminal action. ... Read More »

Cost of GM-mandated digital signage disputed

The price tag for complying with a new GM digital-signage mandate might not be as high as thought, at least for smaller dealerships. ... Read More »

Jeep, despite fleet cuts, sees flat to higher U.S. sales in 2017

Jeep chief Mike Manley said Thursday that despite a deliberate reduction in fleet sales by the brand, full-year 2017 U.S. sales should still be up or on pace with last year's tally. ... Read More »

Wells Fargo names Schupbach to head dealer services

Wells Fargo named Laura Schupbach, leader of the company's insurance business, to be the bank's head of dealer services. She succeeds Dawn Martin Harp, who will retire April 1. ... Read More »

Tom Webb to Retire as Cox Automotive’s Chief Economist

ATLANTA — Tom Webb will retire as Cox Automotive's chief economist, ending a more than four-decade career.Webb became a leading voice about the economic health of the automotive industry. He will retire June 30, Cox Automotive announced."Tom...

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Laura Schupbach to Lead Wells Fargo Dealer Services

SAN FRANCISCO — Wells Fargo & Company has appointed 20-year company veteran Laura Schupbach head of Dealer Services, effective April 3, 2017. Schupbach will report to Franklin Codel, head of Consumer Lending and will be based out of Phoenix.Since 2011,...

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