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A slightly different take on GM's discredited CEO
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 30
For nearly 17 years Richard Wagoner was either in command and control at GM or else part of a tiny klatch of executives running the company. Not since Alfred Sloan had on ...


Gary Bettenhausen finished 10th at Indy, but was the big winner
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 24
One astonishing act of valor and sportsmanship sums up the legacy of race car driver Gary Bettenhausen, who died last week at 72. ...


New M&A lingo: 'nontraditionals' and 'family offices'
7:16 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 26
Tim Lamb of Tim Lamb Group, whose stand was crawling with acquisitive dealers, is beginning to see signs of it. George Chaconas of Performance Brokerage is noticing it, t ...


Rooftop Party
3:37 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 26

Dealer Steve Germain, who has 19 stores in Ohio, Florida and Michigan, is revving up for his fifth straight "partner appreciation" wing ding tonight on the ro ...



Why George Chaconas is such a busy man
4:24 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 25
Sit with dealmaker George Chaconas of Performance Brokerage Services at the Starbucks outside the convention hall, and you discover a busy guy. ...


Working half the time?
2:35 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 25

How hard does the top broker at the biggest dealership buy-sell consultant in the country have to work? Well, Bob Morris, the burly ex-Cleveland area dealer a ...



Volvo dealers have plenty to talk about
12:13 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 25

Volvo dealer attendance at the 2014 convention is significantly up, says Tony Nicolosi, the new U.S. boss. About 150 representatives of Volvo stores are here. ...



Running late for New Orleans
12:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 25

Subaru's top execs were due into New Orleans on Friday, but their flight out of  Orlando was cancelled. They were in Florida to do a little executive tra ...



Porsche ponders sports car
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20
Porsche won't build an entry-level roadster or small crossover, but it's ready to make the call on other new models. ...


Highly paid polisher
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20
Ford North America boss Joe Hinrichs was caught shining up the front of the redesigned Ford F-150. ...


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Mike Shaw Toyota in Corpus Christi, Texas, struggled to find good used cars. So it started providing free appraisals to service customers and offered to buy their vehicles on the spot. Mon., April 14
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