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Subaru Dealer Helps Veterans/First Responders

The same dealership did community outreach for the troops back in July.

Aug. 18, 2017
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18
2017
Cox Confirms Impending Layoffs

On Monday, Cox Automotive, parent company to Burlington, Vermont-based Dealer.com, announced its plan to lay off some 3 percent of its worldwide workforce, totalling 35,000 employees. Chintan Talati, senior director for public relations for Cox, said he’s not sure if Dealer.com (with 1,000 employees) will be affected by the layoffs. He estimated the total worldwide […]

Aug. 18, 2017
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FCA Joins Self-Driving Efforts

FCA has teamed up with BMW, Mobile Eye and Intel.

Aug. 17, 2017
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President Trump on “Collision Course” With Auto Industry

As NAFTA negotiations began on Wednesday, the Trump administration was on a “collision course” with the auto industry, with goals to shrink the growing trade deficit with Mexico and tighten the rules of origin for auto parts and vehicles. Since taking office, U.S. President Donald Trump has focused more anger on the auto industry than […]

Aug. 17, 2017
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U.S. reconsiders 54.5 MPG Standard

How would a 54.5 MPG standard impact automakers and automotive retail?

Aug. 16, 2017
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Uber Settles FTC Claim Over Loose Privacy Settings

Uber has settled a claim made by the Federal Trade Commission that the ride-sharing company “failed to monitor access to consumer information by employees,” and has agreed to implement a comprehensive privacy system as a result. In a statement on Tuesday, the FTC said that Uber will also subject itself to independent audits over the […]

Aug. 16, 2017
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DOJ: Dismiss Toyota Criminal Charge

This all started in 2014, when Toyota was agreed to a $1.2 billion settlement.

Aug. 15, 2017
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Chicago Mechanics’ Strike Continues After Two Weeks

The Automobile Mechanic’s Local 701, a union representing nearly 2,000 auto mechanics in the Chicago area, voted over the weekend to continue its two-week strike which began on August 1. On Saturday the union voted and “overwhelmingly rejected” the area auto dealerships negotiation group’s latest offer, said Sam Cicinelli, directing business representative for Local 701. […]

Aug. 15, 2017
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Urban Science Report: Rooftops Rising

The report suggests that the overall number of dealerships is on the rise.

Aug. 14, 2017
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14
2017
Two Steps Forward, One Step Back: Mazda’s Diesel-Style Gas Engine

A few days after announcing their alliance with Toyota to build electric cars and a $1.6 billion plant in the U.S., Mazda announced their newest engine: SkyActiv-X. The first commercial gasoline engine to use diesel-style ignition, SkyActiv-X will hit the market in 2019, according to Mazda. The innovative engine will have all the advantages of […]

Aug. 14, 2017
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Dealership Workers Save Man Trapped In River

The ailing man was stranded in the river for 45 minutes and got bitten by a snake.

Aug. 11, 2017
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11
2017
Compare & Contrast: Tesla Model 3 vs. Chevy Bolt

On Monday, Tesla revealed the new Model 3 specs – so, of course, let the comparisons begin. As expected, the Model 3’s closest competitor is the Chevy Bolt. The Model 3 and the Bolt are Tesla and Chevy’s respective first attempts to appeal to consumers while holding strong on range as well as what has […]

Aug. 11, 2017
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