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Evergrande squeezed by $53 billion in maturing debt

China Evergrande Group, the property developer with dreams of becoming an electric-vehicle powerhouse, is finding it’s picked an inopportune time to load up on debt. ... Read More »

EEOC Hits Dealer With Gender Discrimination Suit

Champion Chevrolet of Reno, Nev., has been sued by the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The lawsuit follows a complaint filed by a female salesperson who says she was bullied out of a job. ... Read More »

Continental readies powertrain unit spinoff

Continental's restructuring will separate the supplier's autonomous and connected vehicle technologies businesses from its diesel and gasoline engine technologies division. ... Read More »

Japan, France to explore cooperation on auto tech

The two governments agreed to start talks to expand cooperation in areas such as automated driving, batteries and electric vehicles in a move that could also be aimed at repairing the strained alliance between Nissan and Renault. ... Read More »

A Life of Crime at the Heights of Success

The long list of offenses committed by dealers and other highly successful people proves desperation is not the only cause of criminal behavior. ... Read More »

3 Keys to Harness the Power of Dealer Data

Shoppers are increasingly moving online for all purchases. Few auto dealers have fully realized the competitive marketing advantage this potentially lucrative data stream can bring. ... Read More »

VW’s U.S. sales gains on track to erase losses from emissions scandal

VW's U.S. sales were up 6.1 percent through July. If the trend continues, the brand this year will top levels last seen before its emissions scandal. ... Read More »

Finance deal strengthens Mazda’s ties with Toyota

Mazda's tie-up with Toyota Financial Services beginning in April will have a more immediate impact on Mazda dealers in the United States than the automakers' manufacturing partnerships. ... Read More »

FRANKFURT AUTO SHOW PREVIEW: Charging into an electric future

The VW ID.3 and Porsche Taycan will battle for the limelight in a show chock-full of electrification. But not to be overlooked will be the next-gen Land Rover Defender. ... Read More »

Hurricane Dorian prompts storm prep along Atlantic Coast

The life-threatening Category 5 storm slowed down to 1 mph and it isn't clear when or where it could hit land. Around-the-clock news coverage prompted Florida car dealers to begin preparations last week. On Monday, the threat continued to move up the Atlantic coast.  ... Read More »