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Net soars at ADESA's parent on tax gains (Tue, 20 Feb 2018)
Net income at KAR Auction Services, ADESA's parent, soared in the fourth quarter because of a special gain related to the changes in federal corporate taxes.
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NBA All-Star Weekend boosts Autotrader's new site (Tue, 20 Feb 2018)
Autotrader took advantage of its long-standing NBA sponsorship to promote its redesigned website and set a record in online traffic during All-Star Weekend.
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VW bid to delay first U.S. diesel emissions trial rejected (Tue, 20 Feb 2018)
A Virginia judge rejected a request by VW to delay several of the company's trials over excess emissions because of "inflammatory" comments made by a lawyer representing car owners.
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Toyota recalls Tundra, Sequoia for seat and traction-control issues (Tue, 20 Feb 2018)
Toyota will recall 8,800 Tundra pickups from the 2017 model year for a seat problem, and 65,000 2018 Tundras and Sequoia SUVs for a glitch that could turn off stability control and other systems.
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Marchionne collects $36 million stock award, $12 million in base pay (Tue, 20 Feb 2018)
FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne collected shares valued at about 29 million euros ($35.7 million) for the three-year period ended in 2016, according to the Italian-American automaker's 2017 annual report.
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Deadly cobalt mines linked to child labor thrive in rush for EV batteries (Tue, 20 Feb 2018)
The appetite for electric cars is driving a boom in cobalt production in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where some mines have been found to be dangerous and employ child labor -- a concern for carmakers from Volkswagen to Tesla.
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GM plans to build 2 new models in South Korea, says lawmaker (Tue, 20 Feb 2018)
General Motors plans to produce two new models in South Korea, a local lawmaker quoted GM executive Barry Engle as saying at a meeting with South Korean members of parliament.
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Genesis snub leaves some Hyundai dealers reeling (Sun, 18 Feb 2018)
While elite-level Hyundai dealers in key markets have the chance to bid for Genesis franchises, other pockets of the dealer body are bitter over the tumultuous rollout of the luxury brand's retail network.
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Sergio Marchionne's final lap at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (Sun, 18 Feb 2018)
One thing about Marchionne stands out as the onetime tax accountant and philosophy student prepares to step aside after nearly 15 years running first Fiat and now FCA: The guy knows how to make money.
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Gentex's two-way mirror strategy (Sun, 18 Feb 2018)
Auto mirrors will change in the future -- but which technology to bet on? Gentex is ready to go either way.
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Lexus' new pricing math for hybrids (Sun, 18 Feb 2018)
Lexus has quietly changed the math for the 2018 model year, significantly lowering the hybrid premium for its two most popular crossovers and rolling out a sporty new hybrid platform for its LC halo coupe and LS flagship sedan.
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Hyundai Nexo is a rolling showcase of self-driving eco-car technology (Mon, 19 Feb 2018)
The Hyundai Nexo fuel cell vehicle marries futuristic fuel cell technology to next-generation autonomous-driving systems in a rolling showcase that aims to quash notions the automaker is a straggler.
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Will scandal cripple the UAW, or transform it? (Sun, 18 Feb 2018)
UAW dissidents see the situation as an opportunity for profound change. They're urging rank-and-file members to "take back" the union from leaders they claim are overly willing to comply with employers' requests.
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Ghosn's final challenge is to ensure alliance's longevity (Sun, 18 Feb 2018)
Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn's final task may be his toughest: Ensure the survival of the alliance after he is no longer around to lead it.
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Another reinvention for AxleTech (Sun, 18 Feb 2018)
Detroit's heavy-duty and off-road axle and brake maker AxleTech is being reborn as a supplier to electric garbage trucks, buses and construction vehicles.
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Two big auto lenders rethink their fee structure (Sun, 18 Feb 2018)
Two lenders who ditched dealer reserve in favor of flat fees, when the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau favored the latter, have revised their policies.
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Continental bracing for a world of bugs (Sun, 18 Feb 2018)
Continental needs software engineers. There will be a world of software bugs to keep them busy.
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Toyota-Mazda venture offers opportunities (Sun, 18 Feb 2018)
Toyota and Mazda's planned north Alabama auto plant will operate as a separate entity, making its own supply chain decisions.
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Adient stumbles, but barrels ahead (Sun, 18 Feb 2018)
Adient reported a painful financial quarter, but more than a year into its makeover, the seating giant is determined to stay focused on future products.
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BMW store enlists wrap artists (Sun, 18 Feb 2018)
A Chicago BMW dealership uses art to increase accessory sales.
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