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Sonic issues earnings warning because of hurricanes

Sonic Automotive lowered its estimated third-quarter results because of devastating storm damage, but kept its full-year forecast unchanged.


Delphi sees gold in over-air service

Delphi Automotive's newly named electronics business — Aptiv — has its eye on a completely new kind of supplier prize: service work.

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New store, new attitude

A new building did more than expand Anchor Subaru. It changed dealer Bob Benoit's outlook and his connection with his customers. Here's his story.

Dealer anniversaries

Dealers featured this week include Richard Lalonde of Summit Place Kia in Auburn Hills, Mich.; Mike Knowlton, president of Knowlton Ford in Woodsfield, Ohio; and David Hobbs of David Hobbs Honda in Glendale, Wis.

UPDATED: 10/11/17 4:34 pm ET - adds reactions
California DMV proposes relaxed regulations for self-driving cars

The California Department of Motor Vehicles is proposing more lenient state regulations to allow manufacturers to test and deploy self-driving cars. The agency said it would allow autonomous vehicles to be tested without a human behind the wheel.

Former auto dealer Hecker still in prison

Former auto dealer Denny Hecker is still in federal prison, contrary to last week's reports by several news outlets that Hecker was released to a halfway house in Minneapolis.

UPDATED: 10/10/17 4:04 pm ET - adds link
Porsche launches subscription pilot in Atlanta

Drivers in Atlanta can subscribe to drive a Porsche as part of a pilot program beginning in November. Porsche Passport will give members flexible access to Porsche's sports cars and other vehicles.

Dealer anniversaries

Dealers featured this week include Denny Kenyon of N.R. Boyce Inc., a Ford dealership in Ovid, N.Y.; and Rusty Wallis, of Rusty Wallis Volkswagen in Garland, Texas.

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