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Certified used-vehicle sales, Sept. & YTD

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2013 Best Dealerships to Work For

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AutoNews Now: Lutz's sense of Karma

Industry vet replacing Fisker's hybrid system with powerful Corvette engines; GM's Russian evolution; Ford cop cars triumph. Read More »

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Agnelli heir Lapo Elkann says he was sexually abused as a child

Lapo Elkann, the brother of Fiat Chairman John Elkann, said he was sexually abused as a teenager while at boarding school. Read More »

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Baltimore port reopening, but car shipments still idled

Baltimore’s port, a gateway for autos from BMW and Mazda, partially reopened with car shipments still idled even as striking longshoremen resumed work on container vessels. Read More »

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North America car and truck production - 10/21/13

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Lutz: Corvette-powered Karmas coming in 2014

VL Automotive, a Detroit venture backed by former General Motors' vice chairman Bob Lutz, is moving ahead with plans to convert Fisker Karmas from hybrid power to Corvette power. Read More »

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UAW trust pushing Chrysler IPO discloses $3.1 billion shortfall

The trust responsible for paying the health-care costs of some union retirees of Chrysler Group faces $3 billion in unfunded obligations as it works to get the most for its stake that Fiat wants to buy. Read More »

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How future auto execs put on student-run show

2013 marks the 50th anniversary of the Northwood University International Auto Show in Midland, Michigan. It's the largest student-organized auto show in North America. Read More »

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Agnelli heir Lapo Elkann says he was sexually abused as a child

Lapo Elkann, the brother of Fiat Chairman John Elkann and an heir to Italy's biggest industrial dynasty, said in an interview published on Friday that he was sexually abused as a teenager while at boarding school. Read More »

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Customer Incentives

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DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC:

BMW i3 makes massive media gains

The BMW i3 is a big Web winner. The electric car's Frankfurt auto show debut led to huge increases in coverage via online news stories, Twitter posts and blog mentions. Read More »

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Tesla's Musk aims to make James Bond's submarine car a reality

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is the new owner of a certain Lotus Esprit, of James Bond fame, that converts into a submarine -- and he plans to make it a reality. Read More »

Tesla picks AT&T for internet services in its electric cars

Tesla Motors picked AT&T to provide high-speed wireless service to its vehicles, giving the carrier a boost in its effort to expand beyond mobile phones. Read More »

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GM will integrate Russia into its Europe business

General Motors said it will integrate its Russian operations into its GM Europe business in a move that will help the automaker's struggling Opel brand. Read More »

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First Shift: 'Best Dealerships' honored

Top store, Friendship Chrysler in Tenn., has fund for families in need; GM in sales lead; from James Bond to Elon Musk. Read More »

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BMW releases details of 4-series convertible

BMW has released images and details of the 4-series convertible, which will launch in Europe early next year, after debuting at the LA auto show in November. Read More »

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Audi sees profit margin dropping to 6% on new models, report says

Audi expects that heavy investments to launch new models and expand production plants will nearly halve its operating profit margin to 6 percent in 2015, a report said. Read More »

Japanese supplier Jtekt to pay $1.9 million in Australia antitrust case

Japanese supplier Jtekt said its Australian subsidiary will pay around $1.9 million to settle antitrust charges as it confronts penalties from a global investigation into price-fixing by parts makers. Read More »

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Valeo third-quarter sales rise helped by increased China demand

Valeo said its third-quarter sales rose as demand grew in China and North America and the European car market showed signs of stabilizing. Read More »

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Europe's new-car sales likely to grow 2.5% in 2014, study says

European vehicle sales are likely to rise 2.5 percent in 2014, the first increase for seven years, a think tank affiliated with Hyundai said. Read More »

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Porsche's L.A. experience center to open in 2014

Porsche will open its largest Porsche Experience Center next year in Los Angeles to allow Porsche owners and potential customers to test the automaker's sports cars. Read More »

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DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC:

BMW i3 makes massive media gains

The BMW i3 is a big Web winner. The electric car's Frankfurt auto show debut led to huge increases in coverage via online news stories, Twitter posts and blog mentions. Read More »

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