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Jun
28
2017
Mercedes lifts ad spending restriction

Mercedes-Benz has lifted a “key restriction” on Tier 3 local advertising that limited the money dealers could spend on ads, restricting it to new car sales.

June 28, 2017
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Takata files for bankruptcy protection, agrees to acquisition by Key Safety Systems

Takata Corp., the Japanese company steeped in a global airbag inflator scandal, has filed for bankruptcy protection in both Japan and the U.S. and announced the sale of “key assets” to the Chinese-owned supplier Key Safety Systems.

June 26, 2017
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Many U.S. auto workers already facing difficult times

As Wall Street frets that the auto market could be headed for a slump, thousands of General Motors employees are already experiencing hard times.

June 22, 2017
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May Dealership Digital Marketing Report

The May Dealership Digital Marketing Report is here and it’s showing us some valuable insights on website engagement.

June 20, 2017
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Jun
19
2017
FCA tells dealers to stock up on Grand Caravans

Fiat Chrysler is taking a four-month hiatus from their Dodge Grand Caravans this year.

June 19, 2017
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On Trust: The Value of the Emotional Buyer

AMCI, a global automotive consulting agency that specializes in “getting results for the world’s most influential automotive brands,” noticed the discrepancy between customer loyalty in non-automotive and automotive brands and wanted to know why the auto industry was so behind.

June 19, 2017
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Fiat recalls almost 300,000 minivans due to airbag deployment

Fiat-Chrysler is joining over a dozen automakers who’ve had to issue a recall due to airbag problems.

June 16, 2017
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Jun
16
2017
Dealership Police Raid: Guns, Drugs & Cash

For today’s story we highlight an incident out of Michigan involving a dealership, a police raid and a lot of prescription drugs. Roseville, Michigan-based Detroit Car guys was raided by law enforcement. WDIV reported that the local police and sheriff’s department conducted a raid of the dealership property, taking items such as firearms, cash and […]

June 16, 2017
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Report: Dealership Keeps Customer’s Truck and $7,000

For a recent used auto customer it was a case of “buyer beware” and apparently, buyer-losing-$7,000.

June 13, 2017
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Facebook striving to form ties with the auto industry

For the first time in five years since Facebook has hosted an annual Facebook Automotive Summit, the social media company sent COO Sheryl Sandberg to Detroit looking to build closer ties with automakers.

June 9, 2017
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Jun
8
2017
Toyota breaks up with Tesla, ending six-year partnership

In a move that “firmly” established Toyota and Tesla as rivals, the Japanese auto company quietly sold its stake in Tesla last year. The stake sale ended a six-year partnership between the automakers, a Toyota spokeswoman said on Monday.

June 8, 2017
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Jun
8
2017
Uber fires over 20 employees following sexual harassment investigation

Uber, the ride-sharing company has shown over 20 employees to the door. Those fired were not named.

June 8, 2017
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