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FCA, behind Jeep, keeps sales streak alive; GM and Ford fall

FCA, boosted by strong Memorial Day weekend traffic and record Jeep sales, posted a 1.1 percent rise in May U.S. deliveries, extending the automaker's streak of year-over-year monthly gains to 74, or just over six years. ... Read More »

Four automakers selling some vehicles with defective Takata airbags, Senate report says

Four automakers confirmed they are selling some new vehicles with defective Takata airbags that will eventually have to be recalled, U.S. Senate Commerce Committee Democrats said in a report today. ... Read More »

Toyota recalls 490,000 vehicles in Japan, other regions over airbags

Toyota is recalling a total of about 490,000 vehicles in Japan, China, Europe and other regions over potentially faulty airbag inflators produced by Takata Corp, further widening a massive global recall. ... Read More »

FTC Extends Comment Period for Public Input in Review of R-Value Rule

The Federal Trade Commission has extended the deadline for submitting public comments on the R-value Rule. The FTC is seeking input on the efficiency, costs, benefits, and impact of the Rule as part of its systematic review of all current FTC rules and guides. Issued...

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Chevy store fined $40,000 for selling recalled new vehicles without repairs

Federal regulators fined a suburban Phoenix Chevrolet dealership $40,000 for selling recalled new vehicles without the proper repairs. Sands Chevrolet of Surprise, Ariz. ... Read More »

Auto executives cooling toward acquisitions, study says

Automotive industry executives are less interested in pursuing acquisitions than they were a year ago and are favoring deals that minimize political or technology risks, according to a new survey by Ernst and Young. ... Read More »

GM names Nissan’s Rainey to lead dealer diversity efforts

Mark Rainey, a 20-year veteran of Nissan, today was tasked with expanding the number of General Motors dealerships owned by minorities and females. ... Read More »

Reuters: Former Zurich Insurance CEO Commits Suicide

ZURICH — Reuters reported yesterday that former Zurich Insurance CEO Martin Senn has committed suicide, the second top executive at the group to take his own life in less than three years.According to the media outlet, Senn shot himself at the family’s...

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SUV/CUV Loyalty Soars to Record Levels, IHS Automotive Reports

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. — A recent analysis by IHS Automotive found that loyalty among SUV/CUV owners in the United States has soared to record levels.The analysis, which looked at more than 1.9 million return to market events during the first quarter, found that...

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Gauss Digital Marketing to Distribute Black Book’s Bullseye Prospecting Solution

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. — Black Book has announced a distribution agreement with Gauss Digital Marketing to leverage its Bullseye Prospecting solution.“Gauss Digital prides itself on serving clients as their external marketing department, and this includes...

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