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Vandalism: Fire Extinguisher Used At Dealership

The incident all began when a man got into an accident near the store.

July 21, 2017
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BMW sales chief Robertson retiring, succeeded by Dutch executive Nota

Ian Robertson is retiring as BMW’s sales chief, the automaker announced in a statement. He will be succeeded by Pieter Nota, who is moving from Dutch electronic and lighting company Philips to the automaker.

July 21, 2017
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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

The Trump Administration is finally set to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement as promised during the campaign last year.

July 21, 2017
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Auto Sales Company Shift Raises $38 Million

Shift is an online used auto sales organization. They are part of a small niche also occupied by Carvana and Vroom. All three sell newer, lower mileage used vehicles to consumers. As Shift competes in this space, they recently gained a major boost.

July 21, 2017
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Dealership Fire Destroys 20 Cars & Carvana Hits Detroit

This is your look dealership news from all across the nation.

First up, a CBS Detroit report indicates a cleaning crew at Buff Whelan Chevrolet out of Sterling Heights, Michigan may have accidentally set what became a major fire.

July 20, 2017
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Report: Salesmen Used Customer CID For 16 Years

For Today’s story a woman went into a dealership to purchase a vehicle, only to find out two dealership salesmen had been continually misusing one aspect of her personal information…for 16 years.

July 19, 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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Report: 400lbs of Marijuana Found in Ford Vehicles

Today’s story made national headlines. Somehow vehicles showed up at Ford dealerships with something illegal hidden inside.

July 18, 2017
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FCA closes Detroit plant as Dodge Viper nears end of production

The Conner Assembly Plant in Detroit, home of Dodge Viper production since 1992, is closing permanently on August 31 as FCA ends Viper production.

July 17, 2017
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Tesla offers free next-gen Roadster – if you refer 50 people

There isn’t much evidence to suggest that Tesla is developing a second gen Tesla Roadster – at least not anytime soon – but there’s a new feature on the Tesla owner’s app that “proves the company will one day be willing to hand the new Roadster out for free” – with a pretty sizable catch.

July 17, 2017
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Allegation: Salesman Steals $24k From Dealership

The salesman reportedly changed documents to increase his eventual commission check.

July 14, 2017
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House Republicans expected to reveal self-driving legislation soon

U.S. House Republicans are expected to introduce bills later this week barring states from “setting their own rules for self-driving cars,” as well as taking other steps to clear away obstacles to getting autonomous vehicles on the road, according to a spokeswoman.

July 14, 2017
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