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M&A fever's hefty toll on talent

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 24
Throughout Automotive News' Industry on Trial series, we've looked at wasted capital, duplicated engineering and how economies of scale drive the urge to merge. Let's set ...

Why Jaguar Land Rover picked 'Detroit East'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 17
Jaguar Land Rover's selection of Nitra, Slovakia, for its next assembly plant dashed hopes in the U.S., Mexico and Poland. Was Slovakia's pick just another low-wage choic ...

Hot July thins inventory

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 17
U.S. light vehicle inventory is a bit leaner than it was a month earlier after July's surprisingly strong auto sales pace. The Aug. 1 inventory is down 174,100 units from ...

Fleet buyers eased off in July

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 17
Consumers really did overachieve on those unexpectedly robust July auto sales, because many fleet buyers took the month off. ...

July's secret sauce? There's 'Nothing bad happening'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 10
Why did U.S. auto sales flourish in July? “There's nothing really special about July except there's really nothing bad happening," said AlixPartners' Mark Wakefield ...

July's secret sauce? 'Nothing bad happening'

4:45 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 3
Why did auto sales flourish in July? “Nothing bad happening,” which as it happens, is my favorite explanation this month. ...

Retailers, suppliers pace 2nd-quarter shareholder returns

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 27
Shareholder returns among global automakers in the second quarter drooped in a down global economy, but U.S. publicly owned retailers and global suppliers handily outperf ...

FCA US out-retails Ford Motor in June; Hyundai-Kia soars

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 13
Fiat Chrysler sold more retail units in June than Ford Motor Co. as Ford pushed its fleet sales mix to an industry-leading 35 percent. ...

Look out! Still water ahead

4:30 pm U.S. ET | July 1
June was another good sales month. We’ve had a good first half, and a great six-year run-up. But expect to start seeing some separation among competitors. ...

Dealer Wise goes the extra mile(s) for buyers

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 29
Let's say you're shopping at one of the Randy Wise Automotive stores in this area, and you decide to check out a vehicle from a different brand at another dealership owne ...

'Car guy' passion is universal

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 22
I have always been impressed at how the auto industry is full of people with passion. I don't mean folks who like their jobs. I mean individuals who adore cars, who absol ...

As selling rate soars, U.S. fleet sales slide

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 15
Fleet volume didn't contribute much to those booming May auto sales. ...

EV subsidies and the bottom line

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 15
A big part of the problem is that some of the government incentives that have largely driven demand are starting to evaporate. ...

Big May sales cut June stocks

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 15
Nothing like the best May sales in U.S. history to cut inventory down to size. The 3,524,400 unsold light vehicles in inventory on June 1 were down 110,000 from a month e ...

Dealership groups' hot F&I revenue: $7 billion

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 8
Finance and insurance revenue keeps jumping at U.S. auto dealerships. By any measure in Automotive News' second annual F&I survey of the nation's largest auto dealership ...
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