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CFPB Deputy Director Steve Antonakes Steps Down

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is losing its No. 2 official. On Friday, a bureau spokesperson confirmed in an email that Deputy Director Steve Antonakes is stepping down from his post after nearly five years with the bureau.Antonakes...

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Former GM researcher, auto safety expert Donald Friedman dies at 88

Donald Friedman, a former General Motors researcher and auto safety consultant, died last month in Southern California. He was 88. ... Read More »

Friedman to leave NHTSA after serving as interim boss

David Friedman, deputy administrator of NHTSA and its interim leader during the 2014 General Motors recall crisis, is leaving his position, the agency confirmed today. ... Read More »

Google self-driving car was rear-ended July 1, causing minor injuries

One of Google's self-driving cars was involved in an accident early in July, in which three people were injured when a vehicle equipped with Google technology was rear-ended by another vehicle, the company said. ... Read More »

FTC Will Host Second and Third ‘Debt Collection Dialogues’ with Collection Industry in Dallas and Atlanta

Following the Federal Trade Commission’s first Debt Collection Dialogue, co-hosted in June with the New York Attorney General’s Office in Buffalo, the FTC will host two additional dialogues this fall in Dallas and Atlanta. The Buffalo event drew nearly 200...

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FTC Will Host Second and Third ‘Debt Collection Dialogues’ with Collection Industry in Dallas and Atlanta

Following the Federal Trade Commission’s first Debt Collection Dialogue, co-hosted in June with the New York Attorney General’s Office in Buffalo, the FTC will host two additional dialogues this fall in Dallas and Atlanta. The Buffalo event drew nearly 200...

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VW, GM shudder as China profit engine sputters

Shock waves from a drop in Chinese car demand are reverberating in Wolfsburg and Detroit, where Volkswagen and GM are feeling the effects of a slowdown in a market that has been their big profit engine. ... Read More »

CFPB’s Cordray Commends Honda’s New Markup Policy

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Concerns about the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)’s expanded authority over the auto finance industry and its lack of accountability were at the forefront of discussions during the bureau’s semi-annual report to...

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Spireon Targeting Dealer Market With Inilex Acquisition

SAN MATEO, Calif. — Vehicle finance and telematics company Spireon Inc. has acquired privately held Inilex, adding the GPS services provider’s flagship Skylink GPS tracking service to its list of offerings.Officials said yesterday during a webcast that...

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Mazda CX-3 to start at $19,960, joining the new $20,000 club

Mazda revealed today that its new CX-3, which joins the Honda HR-V, Nissan Juke and Chevrolet Trax in a burgeoning market for mini crossovers, will start at $19,960 ($20,840 including shipping) for the 2016 model year. ... Read More »
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