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Deposit debate sparks Attorney General to investigate local auto dealership
A Rochester woman is frustrated after she says she purchased a car from a local auto dealership but never got the car or her deposit back. - WROC-TV, (Rochester, N.Y.), 1/19/15

Former car dealership owner gets probation in fraud case
The former owner of a Cumru Township used car dealership faces probation after pleading guilty Thursday to a $950,000 fraud scheme. - Reading Eagle, (Pa.), 1/17/16

Massachusetts car dealership apologizes after employees force pizza deliveryman to return tip
A Massachusetts car dealership owner is sorry after a video showing employees berating a pizza delivery man and forcing him to return his tip went viral. - New York Daily News, 1/16/15

Former car dealer employee sues over alleged retaliation
A former employee of University Subaru has filed a lawsuit against the dealership, alleging he faced retaliation and ultimately was fired for bringing his concerns to the Missouri State Highway Patrol over a vehicle’s failed inspections. - Columbia Daily Tribune, (Mo.), 1/3/15

Fog shrouds road ahead for U.S. car market
It was a record year for the U.S. car market, just not the sort of milestone auto executives might have been hoping for. - Wall Street Journal, 1/4/15

BMW to Pay $820 Million to China Car Dealers, Group Says
BMW agreed to pay 5.1 billion yuan ($820 million) to its distributors in China to help cover losses after retailers stopped ordering cars from the manufacturer, a dealer’s group said. - Bloomberg, 1/5/15

Inventories rise at Chinese auto dealers
Chinese car dealers are sitting on their highest inventories of unsold cars in almost 2 years, according to an industry group, in the latest sign of slowing growth in the world’s largest auto market. - Wall Street Journal, 12/24/14

FBI hunting for N.J. car dealer accused of fraud
Federal prosecutors today accused the owner of a luxury New Jersey auto dealership of obtaining bank loans for cars that were never delivered to customers. -, (Newark, N.J.), 12/24/14

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