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Retailers push back on flashy redos

Sonic Automotive will resist automakers' demands for grandiose improvements of its new-car dealerships, and it's not alone in pushing back against those demands.

Flow urges young leaders: 'Be bold'

As the automotive retail industry enters an era of unparalleled change, young leaders are faced with both opportunities and risks. But with the right pillars in place, they will help direct the industry's evolution, said dealer Don Flow.

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Ford loses chief brand officer, CEO of Smart Mobility unit

Ford Motor Co. is losing the head of its smart mobility subsidiary and its chief brand officer less than two years after each joined the company. The departures come a month after the unexpected ousting of Ford's president of North America.

U.S. prepares to restrict China investments

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the agency has prepared U.S. investment restrictions on China for President Donald Trump to consider as part of his upcoming announcements on intellectual property actions against Beijing.

BMW will add i4 electric car

BMW will expand its i family of electrified cars with the i4 full-electric model. The i4 will be one of 12 battery-electric models BMW aims to have in showrooms by 2025.

Nissan's Parker, Wheeler get new duties

Nissan North American has reassigned several of its top sales executives, including Infiniti chief Randy Parker and Nissan brand sales executive Judy Wheeler, to new posts.

U.S. outlines hurdles for tariff exclusions

Companies seeking exclusions from new steel and aluminum tariffs imposed by President Donald Trump must apply separately for each unique steel or aluminum product, according to rules published Monday by the Department of Commerce.

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