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How Auto Execs Feel About Tesla's Direct-Car Sales
Bloomberg TV reports on how auto executives feel about Tesla’s direct-sales model. - Bloomberg TV, 4/17/14

Bomb threat at Newark car dealer a hoax
A bomb threat to a car dealership Wednesday night in Newark closed Cleveland Avenue for 1 hours, but was deemed unfounded, city police said. - The News Journal, (Wilmington, Delaware), 4/17/14

3 face charges after IRS raids luxury-car dealership
Federal authorities say owners of a luxury car dealership in Scottsdale took bags of cash from undercover agents posing as drug dealers. - The Arizona Republic, (Phoenix), 4/18/14

Frank Mauro Gesualdo, WWII vet who founded Chicago-area car dealerships, dies at 90
Frank Gesualdo was buried with the rosary he carried with him during one of the most harrowing episodes of World War II. - Chicago Sun-Times, 4/7/14

Ohio’s best-selling car dealerships – COUNTDOWN
Central Ohio is home to four of the state’s top 10 dealerships. - Columbus Business First, (Ohio), 4/4/14

Car dealers debate whether or not to sell on Sundays
Since 1982, you have had to wait until Mondays to purchase a car in Illinois, but there is a piece of legislation out to change that. - WPSD-TV, (Williamson County, Ill.), 4/9/14

Bill that would allow Sunday car sales is 'dead for this year'
Metro-east car dealers say they doubt that an effort to allow Sunday sales of automobiles in Illinois will gain much traction. - Belleville News-Democrat, (Ill.), 4/2/14

Car dealer sues Fenton man over repair YouTube video
An online video complaining about car repair has sparked a legal battle between a Fenton man and a car dealership that wants to shut him up. - St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 4/2/14

Granville car dealership fined for deceptive ads
The state has fined Zappone Chrysler Jeep Dodge of Granville $7,500 for “deceptive“ advertising as part of a crackdown on car dealers in the Capital Region. - The Post Star, (Glens Falls, N.Y.), 3/25/14

Classic car dealer falls victim to eBay scheme
Roy Podolin’s garage is your first hint that he knows the car business. As the owner of Cloud 9 Classics in Alpharetta, Podolin has been buying and selling cars online around the world for 12 years. - WSB-TV Atlanta, 3/22/14

For car dealer’s ad, ‘Grease’ is the word
As its slogan goes, Mohawk Honda goes out of its way to please you. But did you know the Glenville car dealership also goes out of its way to please local drama kids? - The Daily Gazette, (Schenectady N.Y.), 3/24/14

Senator pulls car dealer TV ad featuring teachers union president
State Sen. Bill Cole, R-Mercer, stopped running television commercials Monday that feature West Virginia Education Association President Dale Lee promoting Cole's car dealership in Bluefield. - Charleston Gazette, (W.V.), 3/17/14

Car dealership burglar busted after making 2 big mistakes
A Broward burglar who ransacked a car dealership is busted after Plantation Police say he made two huge mistakes. - CBS Miami, 3/19/14

Downtown Columbus losing last of new-car dealers
The last new-car dealership near Downtown is moving to the suburbs. - Columbus Dispatch, (Ohio), 3/20/14

Car dealer nearly loses jeep to fraudster
“I left my car running out there. Nobody will steal it will they?” - The Gulf News, (Newfoundland), 3/14/14

Car dealership fights back against union protests
A car dealership in Wichita, Kan. has come up with an interesting response to a local union’s campaign to shame the dealership for using non-union workers. - The Daily Caller, 3/16/14

Arkansas car dealer charged with not displaying ‘buyers guides’
The Federal Trade Commission's Used Car Rule requires dealers to display a “Buyers Guide” on used vehicles offered for sale. An Arkansas auto dealer, Abernathy Motor Company, and its two principals, are charged with failing to do so and could be facing civil penalties of up to $16,000. - Consumer Affairs, 3/17/14

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