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AutoNation says April sales grew 5.8%

12:52 pm U.S. ET | May 4, 2015
AutoNation said its new-vehicle sales increased 5.8 percent last month from a year earlier, with gains in luxury and domestic brand sales but a loss in its import segment.

FCA to offer free college education to dealership employees

6:00 am U.S. ET | May 4, 2015
Fiat Chrysler, seeking to curb the industry's “dramatic” turnover rate among dealership employees, said it will offer “no-cost, no-debt” college educations to workers at participating U.S. dealerships.

Audi's race with BMW hurts profit margin

5:29 am U.S. ET | May 4, 2015
Audi's race to catch up with German rival BMW is hurting its profit margin. Audi's operating margin slipped to 9.7 percent from 10.

He's sold Floyd Mayweather 39 cars and counting

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 4, 2015
Los Angeles exotic-car dealer Obi Okeke was sound asleep when his phone rang one morning at 3 a.m. last year.

Dodge Dart lease subsidies eliminated

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 4, 2015
Fiat Chrysler is telling dealers in one region to consider cutting back orders of the Dodge Dart after the company said it is reducing lease support...

EDITORIAL

Industry learns how to manage in good times

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 4, 2015
The U.S. auto industry is in the midst of an unprecedented stretch of growth and prosperity.

EDITORIAL

Post-recession ripples

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 4, 2015
In December, General Motors delayed auctioning some retired rental-fleet vehicles because of depressed prices.

BEST PRACTICES

A Kentucky dealer's cup overfloweth

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 4, 2015
Don Moore turned an old drive-thru pharmacy window into an in-house coffee shop, which serves as a visible symbol of his main philanthropic pursuit:...

WHERE'S THE ACTION?

California dealers attract buyers despite business climate

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 4, 2015
Dealers are eager to buy dealerships in California again.

WHERE'S THE ACTION?

Florida, Texas trending hot in buy-sell market, but few sellers

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 4, 2015
Florida and Texas are experiencing explosive demand from buyers looking for dealerships, even while sellers remain few.

California court case reworks technician pay plans

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 4, 2015
Dealers often bemoan California's legal climate. Two of their biggest legal headaches there are labor-law challenges and class-action lawsuits.

Dealer awards

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 4, 2015
Dealers featured this week include the Iowa Automobile Dealers Association, John Isaacson, dealer principal at Lee Honda in Auburn, Maine; and David...

AUTOMECHANIKA CHICAGO TRADE SHOW

Repair shops strive to stay head of the pace

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 4, 2015
Insurance companies are increasingly savvy at reducing payments for repair work.

The ART of car diagnosis reaches new level at Audi

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 4, 2015
Audi's ART robot connects service staff at dealerships with Audi technical experts at the brand's corporate offices to diagnose cars that come in for...

Beat goes on for Subaru, Audi, FCA

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 4, 2015
Audi, Subaru and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles kept their U.S. sales streaks alive in April. Audi marked the brand's 52nd straight monthly sales record.

M-B nabs the top spot from BMW in luxury race

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 4, 2015
With a strong April, Mercedes-Benz took over the top spot from BMW through four months in the tight U.S. luxury sales race.

'NEVER ON SUNDAY'

The battle over Sunday sales

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 3, 2015
In Illinois, Texas and New Jersey, lawmakers who want to allow Sunday sales face vehement opposition from dealers.

FAMILY LITIGATION

DARCARS keeps focus amid lawsuit, CEO says

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 3, 2015
DARCARS Automotive Group faced a human- and public relations nightmare after the founder's daughter, Tamara, sued her father and the company while...

Detroit 3 grapple with slower sales growth

12:15 pm U.S. ET | May 3, 2015
Detroit's automakers, on track for their best sales year since 2006, may want to brace themselves for rockier times ahead.

APRIL U.S. AUTO SALES

Light trucks drive industry to 4.6% gain

8:30 am U.S. ET | May 1, 2015
U.S. light-vehicle sales, fueled by demand for light trucks, rose 4.6 percent in April as every automaker but Honda recorded an increase.

Crossovers push GM to 5.9% increase

2:30 pm U.S. ET | May 1, 2015
General Motors' April sales rose 5.9 percent, as booming crossover demand offset continued weakness in GM's car lines. GM's retail sales rose 5.

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Smart use of phones, sales teams lift Wash. stores

Smart use of phones, sales teams lift Wash. stores

Sales employees at Ford and Hyundai of Kirkland have tapped smartphones to show how customers are “buying a relationship” with the group. Mon., May 4
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