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Industry Disruption

Top car industry executives are constantly looking for a window that offers a glimpse into the future. For those plying the F&I trade, that window will open at this month’s National Automobile Dealers Association’s convention with the introduction...

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GM wins second trial over ignition switch after jurors award no damages

GM won its second straight trial against drivers who blamed car wrecks on faulty ignition switches, boosting the company's outlook for resolving hundreds of similar cases on more favorable terms. ... Read More »

Google launches pair of mobile tools to connect car shoppers, dealers

Google has rolled out two mobile-search ad formats to help drive consumers to dealerships as more car-shopping activity occurs on mobile devices. ... Read More »

Social media firm launches tool to link dealers’ systems with Facebook

Social media agency SocialDealer wants to help dealerships answer one of the auto marketing industry's biggest questions: Is my Facebook campaign selling cars? ... Read More »

FTC and Illinois Attorney General Halt Chicago-Area Operation Charged with Collecting and Selling Phantom Payday Loan Debts

At the request of the Federal Trade Commission and the Illinois Attorney General, a federal court has temporarily halted a Chicago-area operation that allegedly threatened and intimidated consumers to collect phantom payday loan “debts” they did not owe,...

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FTC, States Settle Claims Against Two Entities Claiming to Be Cancer Charities; Orders Require Entities to Be Dissolved and Ban Leader from Working for Non-Profits

Concludes Action by FTC, All 50 States and D.C. Against Charities That Bilked More Than $75 Million from Donors Two nationwide organizations purporting to be cancer charities will be dissolved, and their president is banned from profiting from any charity fundraising...

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Most U.S. car headlights inadequate, insurance group’s ratings find

Headlights on a third of U.S. midsize car models do a poor job, and only one, the Toyota Prius V, performed well enough with an optional upgrade to earn a good rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety in results released today. ... Read More »

GM sees U.S. market share stabilizing despite cut in fleet

GM plans to cut sales to U.S. rental car fleets by 80,000 to 90,000 vehicles this year without surrendering significant market share, the head of the automaker's North American operations said. ... Read More »

GM to recall 6,300 police cars for steering defect

General Motors is recalling 6,280 police cars for a power-steering defect. The recall affects 2014-16 model year Chevrolet Caprice Police Pursuit cars, according to documents filed with NHTSA. ... Read More »

Moore to Take On Millennial Workforce at Dealer Summit

TAMPA, Fla. — Protective Asset Protection’s Rich Moore will present a session dedicated to hiring and training Millennial workers at the upcoming Dealer Summit, organizers announced Monday. The event will be held May 3–5, 2016, at the Sheraton...

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