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Supreme Court Hears Service Advisor Case

The Supreme Court case began as a lawsuit from a Service Advisor against the Mercedes-Benz store where he worked.

Jan. 18, 2018
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AutoNation Announces New Cancer Program For Employees

The group is anticipating a $75-100 million increase in net profits following U.S. Tax reform.

Jan. 17, 2018
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Driving-Sales-Automotive-News-Nissan-CEO-INFINITI-to-Go-Electric-by-2021 Nissan CEO: INFINITI to Go Electric by 2021

Nissan Motor Company’s highline brand, INFINITI, is making the move toward electric vehicles. According to Nissan CEO Hiroto Saikawa, speaking at the Automotive News World Congress on Tuesday, all new INFINITI models, excepting some SUVs, will be fully electrified by 2021. New INFINITI models will either be all-electric or “e-power” vehicles, which use an electric […]

Jan. 17, 2018
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Driving-Sales-Automotive-News-Press-Release-Leung-Joins-LotLinx-as-Chief-Operating-Officer-COO  Press Release: Leung Joins LotLinx as Chief Operating Officer

Leung Brings 20 Years of Digital Media and Technology Experience to Complement LotLinx’s Growing Executive Team CHICAGO, January 17, 2018 — LotLinx, the industry’s #1 Automotive AI, today announced Gee Leung has joined the Company as Chief Operating Officer. Leung has been a trusted advisor to hundreds of digital media and technology companies over a career spanning multiple decades. He has had the […]

Jan. 17, 2018
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FCA Announces U.S. Investment Following Tax Reform

60,000 FCA Employees will get a $2,000 bonus due to U.S. Tax Reform.

Jan. 16, 2018
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Driving-Sales-Automotive-News-3-Arrested-Dealership-Embezzlement 3 Arrested in Dealership Embezzlement Scheme

The FBI has arrested three people in relation to a multi-million dollar embezzlement scheme involving three Marin County, California, car dealerships, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. The dealerships involved are  Sonnen Volkswagen, Audi Marin, and Porsche Marin. Amir Bakhtiari, 50, of Newport Beach, California, was manager at two of the dealerships involved. He allegedly […]

Jan. 16, 2018
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Legal Gun Owners Subdue Dealership Suspect

The man was hitting cars with a pipe and threatening to kill people before the gun owners got him to stop.

Jan. 15, 2018
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70 Million Automotive Repair Searches? How SEO Impacts The Service Department

How can dealers improve their automotive repair search ownership?

Jan. 15, 2018
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AutoNation CEO to Preside Over Atlanta Federal Reserve

There has been no indication that this opportunity will in any way impact Jackson’s position with AutoNation.

Jan. 11, 2018
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Driving-Sales-Automotive-News-Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi-Invests-Corporate-Venture-Capital-Fund Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Launches Corporate Venture Capital Fund

The world’s largest automaker recently launched a $1 billion corporate ventures capital fund investing in “new mobility” (i.e., electrification, autonomous systems, network connectivity, and artificial intelligence). Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi’s Alliance Venture has already made its first investment: taking an equity stake of an undisclosed amount in Ionic Materials, a Bill Joy-backed battery technology developer. The fund intends […]

Jan. 11, 2018
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Allegation: $206,573 in Unpaid Sales Tax

The alleged tax evasion occurred over a seven year period.

Jan. 10, 2018
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Driving-Sales-Automotive-News-Can-Dealership-Stop-Sale-Over-Negative-Review Can A Dealership Stop A Sale Over A Negative Review?

If a customer leaves a negative review, can the dealership quash the sale? CTV Calgary investigates…

Jan. 10, 2018
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