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3 Indiana car dealers drive change on Ind. 37 in Noblesville
Three car dealers are opening along Ind. 37 in Noblesville, transforming the highway into a sales corridor that rivals any in the metro area. - Indy Star, 3/20/15

Longtime Kansas car dealer Mel Hambelton dies at 81
Mel Hambelton was one of the last of a generation of car dealers. - The Wichita Eagle, (Kan.), 3/24/15

Honda motorsports dealership proposed in Miami
A car dealer applied to build a Honda motorsports dealership in southern Miami-Dade County. - South Florida Business Journal, 3/19/15

Car dealer admits pocketing $175,000 from customers that was meant to pay sales tax
A car dealer will be spending a year in jail after charging customers more than $175,000 in sales tax and pocketing the money, according to state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's office. - Syracuse.com, (New York), 3/19/15

FBI offers $20K reward for former Ramsey car dealer accused of conning customers out of millions
The FBI is offering up to $20,000 for anyone who can help it locate a former Ramsey car dealer accused of scamming customer and banks out of millions. - NJ.com, (Newark, N.J.), 3/20/15

Uber signs deal with China auto dealer to offer discounts
Uber Technologies Inc. signed an agreement with an auto dealer in China to help partners of the ride-hailing company including car rental firms upgrade their fleets at preferential rates. - Bloomberg, 3/18/15

Trend in car pricing? At least one local car dealer says goodbye to haggling
The car shopping experience is changing and it may mean the days of negotiating are going away. - WDBJ Television, (Roanoke, Va.), 3/18/15

An open letter to Tesla, from your friendly local car dealers
According to a mock letter from Car and Driver, 85 percent of car shoppers love going to the dealer, while 15 percent super-duper love it. - Car and Driver, 3/17/15

Failed by law and courts, troops come home to repossessions
Charles Beard, a sergeant in the Army National Guard, says he was on duty in the Iraqi city of Tikrit when men came to his California home to repossess the family car. - New York Times, 3/16/15

Prosecutors claim Raymond Reggie billed car dealerships $1.2 million for ad purchases he never made
Federal prosecutors in Baton Rouge have pegged the value of the fraud committed by politically connected Mandeville businessman Raymond Reggie against a group of south Louisiana car dealerships at roughly $1.2 million. - The Advocate, (Baton Rouge, La.), 3/17/15

Christie to decide on allowing Tesla electric car company to restart sales in N.J.
The New Jersey Legislature has acted to change the anti-Tesla aw, with the state Senate today giving final legislative passage to a bill that would allow Tesla to restart sales at its two New Jersey showrooms, and to open two more. - NJ.com, 3/16/15

New Jersey car dealer accused of not disclosing damage
AutoSource Group, a Vineland used car dealer, allegedly sold more than a dozen cars without telling consumers they were damaged, the state Attorney General's office said Monday. - Asbury Park Press, (N.J.), 3/9/15

Brazen thieves target East Bay California car dealerships
Surveillance video shows a band of brazen car thieves hitting an East Bay used car dealership. Now their attacks have shifted into high gear. - NBC Bay Area, 3/9/15

Georgia car dealers back revised Tesla bill
With support from a surprising industry, state legislators on Monday jump-started a stalled bill that would let Tesla Motors continue to sell its high-end electric cars directly to Georgians. - Atlanta Journal Constitution, 3/9/15

Ohio car dealers describe string of 'brazen' and 'unique' car thefts
Managers at Bedford car dealerships described a string of recent thefts as "brazen" and said they've never heard of someone stealing cars in such a manner. - Northeast Ohio Media Group, 3/4/15

Car dealers wince at offer Gov. Bentley is making
Alabama car dealers say their industry can’t handle the extra mileage demanded by Gov. Robert Bentley’s proposal to double the sales tax on their transactions. - The Anniston Star, (Ala.), 3/3/15

Free-market lawmakers take aim at Utah’s restrictive car dealer laws
For the first time in years, Utah lawmakers are making a serious push to dismantle — or at least chip away at — state laws protecting car dealerships. - Salt Lake Tribune, (Utah), 3/4/15

$2 million car showcased at Fort Wayne dealership
A Fort Wayne dealership is inviting the public to come out and see a $2.2 million car. - WANE, (Fort Wayne, Ind.), 2/23/15

Bill would allow car dealers to disclose issues
Bills proposed in the General Assembly would make it easier for car dealers to warn consumers about potential problems and defects. - WBAL-TV 11, (Baltimore, Md.), 2/20/15

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