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Shoppers wary of dealer loans
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 14
Although most car buyers finance their vehicles through dealerships, the vast majority don't plan to do so while in the online-research phase of shopping. ...


Most big dealership groups lift F&I revenue
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 18
Finance and insurance revenue is rising at an overwhelming majority of the nation's largest dealership groups. ...


Lithia agrees to buy DCH to create coast-to-coast retail giant
11:37 am U.S. ET | June 15 | UPDATED: 6/16/14 4:20 pm ET -- adds closing stock price
Lithia Motors agreed to buy New Jersey-based DCH Auto Group in a combination that would create the fifth-largest auto retailer in the United States with 128 stores. ...


Most big dealership groups lift F&I revenue
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 9
Finance and insurance revenue is rising at an overwhelming majority of the nation's largest dealership groups. ...


Texas politicians: Be careful what you wish for and what you hand out
4:10 pm U.S. ET | April 29
Texas politicians are exchanging high-fives over Toyota's decision to relocate its United States headquarters to Plano. It's undoubtedly a great boon to the state. ...


Ford's next CEO is going to grow on you
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 28
I initially found Mark Fields grating. ...


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A Chrysler Group dealership chain is stripping away layers of management to sell cars faster. A Chevrolet-Cadillac store is enchanting customers through Disney training. Mon., July 21
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