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Shoppers Satisfied With Dealership Experience, Study Shows

ROCHESTER, Mich. — More customers are entering the dealership and leaving satisfied, at least according to the 2015 Channel Immersion and Perspectives study published by Foresight Research. Data from the study found that eight out of 10 recent new auto buyers...

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Xtime Launches Customer Retention Platform

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — At last week's National Automobile Dealers Association Convention & Expo, Xtime unveiled Spectrum, a cloud-based system designed to drive owner loyalty through one service experience platform. "Growing profitably is a...

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Save the date: Join us for a Community Bank Advisory Council meeting in Washington, D.C.

Join us for a Community Bank Advisory Council meeting with Director Cordray where we will discuss credit scores and credit reporting and implications for community banks. The meeting will take place on Thursday, April 21 from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. The meeting will...

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FTC Chairwoman Releases 2015 Annual Highlights

Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez released the FTC’s 2015 Annual Highlights today, featuring some of the agency’s key efforts to benefit consumers and promote competition over the past calendar year. “2015 was another busy year for the FTC...

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FTC Approves Modification of Final Order Related to Pfizer’s 2009 Acquisition of Wyeth

Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved an application by Pfizer Inc. to modify the FTC’s January 2010 final order, which settled the FTC’s competition concerns arising from Pfizer’s 2009 acquisition of Wyeth. The final...

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FTC Returns Money to Consumers Harmed by Mortgage Relief Services Scam

The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 474 checks totaling more than $33,000 to consumers who lost money to a scheme that charged homeowners an up-front fee for mortgage relief services they promised but never provided. In September 2015, a federal court banned...

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FTC Returns Money to Consumers Harmed by Scam That Collected Millions in Phantom Payday Loan Debts

The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 1,701 checks totaling more than $596,000 to consumers who lost money to a fraudulent debt collection scheme that processed payments for payday loan debts they did not owe. In September 2015, a federal court banned Kirit...

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FTC Chairwoman Releases 2015 Annual Highlights

Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez released the FTC’s 2015 Annual Highlights today, featuring some of the agency’s key efforts to benefit consumers and promote competition over the past calendar year. “2015 was another busy year for the FTC...

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FTC Returns Money to Consumers Harmed by Mortgage Relief Services Scam

The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 474 checks totaling more than $33,000 to consumers who lost money to a scheme that charged homeowners an up-front fee for mortgage relief services they promised but never provided. In September 2015, a federal court banned...

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Kia’s $1 billion Mexico plant stalls as `Brazen One’ snubs pact

For Kia, Mexico's historic car boom isn't working out as planned. A dispute with a recently elected state leader may prevent the start of production next month at a northern Mexico car factory representing more than $1 billion in investmentV ... Read More »