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BMW takes on Tesla in new ads

BMW is taking direct aim at Tesla in new ads for its 330e electric plug-in hybrid. Two new TV spots don't mention Tesla by name. ... Read More »

Average U.S. fuel economy rises slightly in July, study finds

The average fuel economy of new cars and light trucks sold in July in the U.S. edged up 0.1 mpg from the previous month to 25.4 mpg, a University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute report said. ... Read More »

TradeRev Expands Into Northeastern Region

CARMEL, Ind. — TradeRev announced this week that it has expanded its operations to Boston, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Maine.“Since we launched, our aggressive expansion into the United States, getting boots on the ground in this key...

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Unifor president says no Detroit 3 deals without Canadian plant investment

Unifor President Jerry Dias will draw on his nearly four-decade career in labor to prevent a potential 'death spiral' for Canadian auto manufacturing when negotiations with the Detroit 3 kick off this week. ... Read More »

FTC Sues 1-800 Contacts, Charging that It Harms Competition in Online Search Advertising Auctions and Restricts Truthful Advertising to Consumers

Bidding Agreements Are an Unfair Method of Competition, Agency Alleges The Federal Trade Commission has sued 1-800 Contacts, the largest online retailer of contact lenses in the United States, alleging that it unlawfully orchestrated and now maintains a web of...

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FTC Sues 1-800 Contacts, Charging that It Harms Competition in Online Search Advertising Auctions and Restricts Truthful Advertising to Consumers

Bidding Agreements Are an Unfair Method of Competition, Agency Alleges The Federal Trade Commission has sued 1-800 Contacts, the largest online retailer of contact lenses in the United States, alleging that it unlawfully orchestrated and now maintains a web of...

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Karma owner plans $375 million China electric car plant

The owner of Karma Automotive is planning to produce electric cars in China, becoming the latest company to flag ambitions to build new-energy vehicles in the world's largest auto market. ... Read More »

Reborn Karma will have factory stores

Karma Automotive plans to start selling its new Revero four-door coupe through a handful of high-end franchise dealers sprinkled around the country, plus a small network of factory-owned 'brand experience centers.' ... Read More »

Dealer groups open fire on Cadillac retail plan

Some state dealer groups are demanding that Cadillac scrap its controversial dealer-incentive program, saying its vision for transforming the retail network would violate franchise agreements. ... Read More »

Marketing challenge: Pitching safety – safely

How do automakers pitch their advanced driver-assistance technology without appearing to abet inattentive driving? That's the challenge facing marketers as they try to succinctly convey the benefits of a new generation of safety technologies. ... Read More »