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Dow Chemical, DuPont engaged in late-stage merger talks, report says

Dow Chemical is in late-stage talks to merge with DuPont in what would be the largest deal in the chemicals industry, people with knowledge of the matter told Bloomberg. Both companies have a major presence in the automotive supply chain. ... Read More »

UAW ends strike at auto supplier Nexteer’s U.S. operations

Union workers at a Nexteer plant in Saginaw, Mich., reached a tentative agreement on a new contract late Tuesday and will return to work after a nearly day-long strike, the UAW said. ... Read More »

Nissan shifts Diaz to truck VP; Canada president replaces him as senior sales VP

Nissan said Fred Diaz, senior vice president for U.S. sales and marketing and operations, will take on a new position dedicated to truck sales in the United States, Canada and Mexico. ... Read More »

Redesigned Mercedes E-class interior gets industry firsts

The redesigned Mercedes-Benz E-class sedan will feature interior design elements that the automaker calls industry firsts. ... Read More »

VW diesel civil suits to be heard in California

More than 500 civil lawsuits filed against VW over the use of software to evade diesel emissions limits will be heard by U.S. ... Read More »

AM General names manufacturing expert Andy Hove as CEO

AM General, manufacturer of specialty military and civilian vehicles, has named Andy Hove CEO, replacing Charlie Hall, who is retiring. The transition will take effect in early 2016. ... Read More »

Industry Posts 18.19 Million SAAR in November, Autodata Reports

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J. — November new-vehicle sales increased 1.3% from a year ago to 1.32 million units, according to Autodata Corp. Year to date through November, industry sales have increased 5.4% to 15.8 million units.The Industry SAAR for November was...

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DriveItNow Integrates With GoMoto’s Customer Experience Platform

CINCINATI — DriveItNow announced last week that it will integrate its online pre-qualified monthly payment technology into GoMoto’s mobile kiosk technology.GoMoto’s patent pending Customer Experience Platform uses tablets and touchscreen computer...

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Canada’s Desjardins Group Now Available on RouteOne Platform

MARKHAM, Ontario — RouteOne Canada has announced that Desjardins Group has joined its auto financing portal. Dealers accredited with the cooperative financial group can access credit services, process credit applications, and finance contracts through RouteOne’s...

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Manheim to Launch New Market Structure in 2016

ATLANTA — On Monday, Manheim revealed plans to simplify its market structure. Effective Jan. 1, the inventory services provider will split its operating locations into two divisions: Local & Mobile and National. The firm also announced the three...

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