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Uber rival jabs ‘surge pricing’ in New York ad campaign

A rival of ride-hailing service Uber is taking humorous swipes at the company for its surge pricing in a new ad campaign in New York City. ... Read More »

Fiat Chrysler to investigate crash that killed ‘Star Trek’ actor Anton Yelchin

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said on Monday it would conduct a "thorough investigation" of a crash involving a recalled 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee that killed Star Trek actor Anton Yelchin. ... Read More »

Timing of ex-VW CEO’s diesel-emissions disclosure probed by German prosecutors

German public prosecutors are looking at whether former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn informed investors soon enough about the potential cost of the diesel-emissions scandal, adding to the legal woes weighing on Europe's largest carmaker. ... Read More »

Icahn raises offer for remaining stake in Federal-Mogul

Activist investor Carl Icahn raised his bid to acquire the remaining stake in auto parts supplier Federal-Mogul. ... Read More »

GM revises South Africa output schedule as economy slows

General Motors has adjusted output levels at its South African assembly operations and is considering options including voluntary job cuts as the automaker prepares for a further drop in local sales. ... Read More »

Operators of Tech Support Scam Settle FTC Charges

Defendants Will Be Required to Surrender Assets The defendants behind Vast Tech Support have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission and State of Florida charges that they scammed thousands of consumers out of millions of dollars by selling them bogus technical...

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Long wait puts VW in a hole

Even as Volkswagen nears a settlement with regulators on a package of repair proposals and customer compensation, it faces a long road ahead in restoring consumer confidence in the brand and rebuilding sales volume, dealers and analysts say. ... Read More »

Dealer puts heart into sales promotion

A partnership between Sheehy Auto Stores and the American Heart Association has several goals, including charitable giving, educational outreach, and oh, selling 7,000 vehicles in 50 days from mid-May to early July. ... Read More »

A dealer’s journey from survivor to successor

Sam Slaughter, owner of the Sellers Auto Group in suburban Detroit, talks in this QandA about how having leukemia at age 25 affected his life decisions and management style, as well as his views on Internet marketing and the role of the service... ... Read More »

How the Grand Cherokee became a Jeep

The Last American CEO, a new book co-authored by ex-American Motors CEO Joe Cappy and former Ford and Chrysler public relations chief Jason Vines, describes Chrysler's acquisition of AMC from Renault in 1987 -- a momentous deal largely... ... Read More »