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1 hr ago | Washington Examiner

AutoNation fights off winter; profit up 15 percent

AutoNation, the country's largest car dealership chain, shrugged off winter storms that cut auto sales early this year and posted a nearly 15 percent increase in first-quarter net income.

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Related Topix: Autonation, Retail

5 hrs ago | Reuters

RPT-UPDATE 1-Europe's car sales upturn fails to halt price war

Europe's car sales recovery may be taking hold, according to registrations data published on Thursday, but a confidential industry survey shows the pickup is failing to halt a price war.

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Related Topix: 9, Coupe, Volkswagen, Hatchback, Volkswagen Golf, Ford Fiesta, Ford, Sedan

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Detroit Free Press

Dodge aims to expand muscle car sales with new Charger, updated Challenger

Dodge is looking to expand the muscle car segment with updated versions of both of its muscle cars - the Charger and Challenger.

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Related Topix: Dodge Charger, Sedan, Dodge

WYLD-FM

JPSO Investigating Burglaries At Used Car Lots

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in investigating a series of burglaries at used car lots in Metairie.

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Related Topix: Metairie, LA, Hybrid, Chevrolet Impala, Sedan, Chevrolet

Bloomberg

Nissan Offering Free Leaf Charges to Lift U.S. Battery Car Sales

Nissan Motor Co. , after best-ever U.S. sales of Leaf hatchbacks in 2013, plans to offer two years of free public charging for the battery-powered car in its strongest U.S. markets to entice more drivers to buy one.

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Related Topix: Automakers, Nissan Motor Co, San Francisco, CA, Murphy Exploration and Production Company International, Energy, Oil & Gas

Automotive News

Fields sees Ford Europe growth, eyes break-even by mid-decade

Ford Motor Co. is sticking with its forecast for a smaller loss in Europe this year and break-even by 2015 even as the company sees signs of growth.

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Related Topix: Automakers, Ford Motor

Al Bawaba

Eight out of 10 people will buy a car in the Middle East, survey says

Car sales in the UAE and the rest of the Middle East , Africa and Pakistan region are likely to get a major boost in the next two years, when nearly eight out of every 10 people will buy a new or pre-owned vehicle, a new survey suggests.

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Hispanic Business

Skypatrol Partners with Franchise Auto Dealers to Put the Profit Back ...

Skypatrol announces the launch of its Protek GPS Vehicle Theft Recovery System sold through new car dealerships.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, GPS

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Business Journal

Earnhardt plans to move Lexus dealership from Scottsdale to Phoenix

A Lexus dealership may be the newest addition to the auto dealer-heavy Camelback Road corridor in central Phoenix.

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Related Topix: Scottsdale, AZ, Phoenix, AZ

The Beaumont Enterprise

GM sales eyed for impact of ignition switch recall

Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors, speaks at the 2014 Automotive Forum, Tuesday, April 15, 2014 in New York.

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Related Topix: Automakers, General Motors

Canton Observer

Northwood presents LaRiche with Dealer Education Award

Northwood University president Keith Pretty presents the Northwood Dealer Education Award to Scott LaRiche as Lou LaRiche, founder of Lou LaRiche Chevrolet, looks on.

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Related Topix: Northville, MI, Plymouth Township, MI, Plymouth, MI

ABC15.com

Will GM ignition switch recall affect sales?

As General Motors executives show off their newest cars and trucks in New York this week, analysts are watching for signs that consumers are shying away from the ones sitting on dealer lots.

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Related Topix: JD Power and Associates, Advertising

The Auto Channel

Many Consumers Avoid Going to Car Dealers

April 15, 2014: It may be the second most expensive purchase of most people's lives, but new research from DMEautomotive reveals that a growing number of Americans are bypassing test-drives - and making strikingly few visits to dealerships - in their car-buying process.

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Related Topix: Sales, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Marketing

Patch.com

Smithtown Kia Owner Presents Life-Saving CPR Unit to St. James Fire Department

Smithtown Kia president and CEO Steve Cannata recently presented a Resusci Anne CPR training unit to the St. James Fire Department at Smithtown Kia.

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Related Topix: Smithtown, NY, St. James, NY, Nissequogue, NY

Patch.com

Car Dealers Raise $10,000 for Local Preschool

Sheehy Ford and Sheehy Nissan of Springfield helped to raise $10,000 to benefit Spring-Mar Cooperative Preschool at a recent "Touch a Truck" event that gave the community an opportunity to get up-close-and-personal with the 2014 Ford Escape and 2014 Nissan Rogue.

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Related Topix: Hybrid, Ford Escape, Ford, SUV, Nissan Rogue, Nissan, Springfield, VA

Norwalk Citizen News

US stocks drift lower at midday; Homebuilders sink

Beazer Homes , Ryland Group and other homebuilder stocks fell after a survey showed that the industry's confidence in the housing market remains low.

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Related Topix: Financial Markets, Retail, Ryland Group

West Australian

Ford Europe sales up 12 percent in March on Germany, U.K. demand

Deliveries in the so-called Euro-20 markets, including all major countries plus the Baltic states, rose by 15,900 cars to 147,100 models, extending the first-quarter gain to 11 percent or 297,900 autos, Ford Europe said on Tuesday.

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Public Works .com

Ryland Homes Introduces Homebuyers To Spectacular New Townhomes At SouthWest Village

Homebuyers in the Twin Cities will soon have a new opportunity to find a spectacular new community to call home.

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Related Topix: Retail, Ryland Group, Chanhassen, MN, Carver County, MN

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Detroit News

Barra hopes to shine positive light on GM

General Motors hopes its all-new 2015 Corvette Z06 at the New York auto show will distract from negative recall publicity.

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Related Topix: Automakers, General Motors, Chevrolet Corvette Z06, Chevrolet, Sedan, Chevrolet Cruze, Land Rover, Land Rover Discovery, Land, SUV

The Washington Post

Darvish brothers take new roles at auto dealership

Darcars Automotive Group, the family-owned Silver Spring-based auto sales giant that operates 31 franchises, reorganized its top ranks last week with the naming of the founder's son John Darvish, 41, as president and chief executive and the creation of a chief operating officer post for his brother, Jamie Darvish, 38. The changes, already in ... (more)

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