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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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Ethics Committee: Texas Congressman Did Not Violate Conflict of Interest Rules

On August 1, the House Ethics Committee ruled that Texas Republican Roger Williams “did not violate congressional conflict-of-interest rules in 2015 when he pushed changes to legislation that could have benefited his auto dealership” (Chron). However, the panel did warn Williams that “this is an area where mistakes can be made,” citing an example from […]

Aug. 10, 2017
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Authenticom CEO Claims “Stunning Victory” in Antitrust Suit

Steve Cottrell, CEO of the La Crosse, Wisconsin-based data solutions company Authenticom, today announced that his company obtained a “stunning victory” after a federal judge ruled that rival companies CDK Global and Reynolds & Reynolds had to stop practices Cottrell said were meant to drive Authenticom out of business. Judge James Peterson, of Madison, made […]

Aug. 7, 2017
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NHTSA Expands Probe into Ford Exhaust Complaints

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has expanded and upgraded its investigation into complaints of exhaust fumes inside Ford Explorer SUVs. The investigation is being expanded by two model years and 400,000 vehicles. On July 27, NHTSA said the probe covers over 1.3 million Explorers from model years 2011 to 2017. The investigation began last […]

Aug. 3, 2017
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Berkshire Hathaway Automotive vs. Texas Law

The future is unclear for the fate of Berkshire Hathaway Automotive’s quest to open up a new – and its first – Mercedes-Benz dealership in Austin, Texas: State regulators have recommended revoking the licenses under which Berkshire Hathaway Automotive operates the other 29 car dealerships it owns in Texas, as well as recommending that the […]

July 31, 2017
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Wells Fargo Encounters Roadblock on Journey to Restore Trust

Wells Fargo just hit a bump in the road: in its tenth month working to restore its image and rebuild both customer and shareholder trust, an internal review revealed that the bank might have pressed thousands of car buyers into “loan defaults and repossession by charging them for unwanted insurance.” According to a statement released […]

July 28, 2017
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Dealership Thief Steals Beer, Toyota Dealer Sues Toyota

This is your look at dealership news from all around the nation.

July 27, 2017
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Longtime BMW temp files sexism, racism claims with the EEOC

Her complaint also alleges illegal retaliation against her after Savoy asked a manager about becoming a permanent employee.

July 25, 2017
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EPA chief to deal with emissions cheaters “very aggressively”

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt is here to play hardball, stating that the agency must make sure what happened with Volkswagen AG – the diesel emissions scandal – never happens again.

July 18, 2017
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Dealership Fire & Government Investigations

This is your look a dealership news from all around the nation and more!

July 13, 2017
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Waymo drops most patent claims in Uber lawsuit

On Friday, a few “big breaks” developed in the case between Waymo and Uber over self-driving vehicle technology. With these, the “scope of the case” is coming into focus, with both parties preparing for a trial scheduled for October this year.

July 12, 2017
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More Takata Recalls

New testing has prompted the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to declare another 2.7 million Takata airbag inflators defective in Ford Motor Co., Nissan Motor Co., and Mazda Motor Corp. vehicles.

July 11, 2017
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