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Searching far and wide for service techs
9:30 am U.S. ET | Aug. 20
How far is your dealership willing to go to get well-qualified service technicians? GM dealers in the Mideast went all the way to the Philippines. ...


Toyota, supporter of Korean culture
12:28 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 8
Would you do a double-take if Volvo were the sponsor of the Country Music Awards? How about if BMW were the primary sponsor, and the only automotive sponsor, of a museum ...


GM Financial subpoena shifts investigation away from dealers
12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 6
When dealers saw headlines saying the U.S. ...


A failure to punish fails members
12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4
A New York Times report on July 20 cast some car dealerships once again as unscrupulous businesses. Both the NIADA and NADA issued strong statements against the pr ...


Mitsubishi's quarterly profit gains paced by Europe
4:14 pm U.S. ET | July 30
Europe was Mitsubishi's most profitable region in the fiscal first quarter ended June 30, the company said today. ...


GM, Manheim kiss and make up
3:15 pm U.S. ET | July 25 | UPDATED: 7/26/14 11:23 pm ET
About four years after a spat strained their business relations, GM and auction company Manheim are starting to kiss and make up. ...


Shoppers wary of dealer loans
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 14
Although most car buyers finance their vehicles through dealerships, the vast majority don't plan to do so while in the online-research phase of shopping. ...


Most big dealership groups lift F&I revenue
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 18
Finance and insurance revenue is rising at an overwhelming majority of the nation's largest dealership groups. ...


Lithia agrees to buy DCH to create coast-to-coast retail giant
11:37 am U.S. ET | June 15 | UPDATED: 6/16/14 4:20 pm ET -- adds closing stock price
Lithia Motors agreed to buy New Jersey-based DCH Auto Group in a combination that would create the fifth-largest auto retailer in the United States with 128 stores. ...


Most big dealership groups lift F&I revenue
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 9
Finance and insurance revenue is rising at an overwhelming majority of the nation's largest dealership groups. ...


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