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Still a car guy -- with a Tata friendship
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 2
Bona fide car guy Wolfgang Reitzle, the former BMW rising star and Ford luxury chief who's been running an industrial gas company for the last few years, hasn't left the ...


A new Gold Rush sweeps over California
12:45 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 25
Like Warren Buffett and George Soros, so-called hybrid buyers -- private equity funds and super-wealthy families and combinations of the two -- are on the hunt for dealer ...


Lengthening loan terms get brokers', banks' attention
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 24
The best handicappers of the U.S. market may be the folks lining up to buy dealerships. They place bets in the form of the multiples of earnings they're prepared to pay f ...


Happy and prosperous in the U.S.A.
4:30 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 23

Jim Press, the ex-U.S. Toyota boss and former Chrysler president and vice chairman who now runs dealerships in Mexico, Brazil and other countries for RML Auto ...



Low gas prices - the good ... and bad for dealers
8:25 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 23
A lot of auto people can't seem to make up their minds about whether low gasoline prices are in the long-term best interest of the car industry, given that they may not b ...


Doing deals
1:45 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 23

Tim Lamb Group's Tim Lamb, left, and Bob Morris, deep in discussion this morning on another buy-sell deal.

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Blue oval, NADA summit
12:06 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 23

Stephen Odell, left, Ford's new global marketing boss, and the company's even newer U.S. sales chief, Mark LaNeve, meet the NADA brain trust this morning.



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