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Dealership focuses on vintage cars
A used car dealership with a new twist has set up shop in Trumbull County. - WKBN 27, (Youngstown, Ohio), 8/16/14

Car struck by lightning at Florida dealership
If you ever thought you were safe from severe weather in your car, you may want to reconsider. - News 13, (Orlando), 8/15/14

Olympic wrestler cited for hunting deer In car dealership parking lot
10-time U.S. Nationals wrestling champion Dremiel Byers was bow-hunting a wounded buck when his prey led him into the parking lot of a Lexus car dealership. - New England Sports Network, 8/17/14

Craigslist buyers beware: For sale by owner, sold by dealer
Henrietta Howard believed she was dealing with a private seller when she agreed to buy a Kia Amanti. - The News-Press, (Southwest Fla.), 8/10/14

Police say they have prime suspects in Daytona car dealership thefts
The ads that car dealer Gary Yeomans typically runs in the newspaper call attention to the latest deals on shiny new Mustangs and Benzes. - Daytona Beach News Journal, (Fla.), 8/10/14

Exel Inc. fined $52,500 for Toledo safety issue
A company that distributes parts for Chrysler Group LLC in Toledo has been fined $52,500 by federal workplace safety regulators. - Toledo Blade, (Ohio), 8/8/14

Ex-office manager stole $700K from car dealership
The former office manager at a Pittsburgh-area car dealership has pleaded guilty to federal fraud and false tax return charges stemming from her theft of $700,000 from the business. - Morning Times, (Sayre, Penn.), 8/8/14

Car dealer accused of defrauding state on sales tax
The sole corporate officer for a Brisbane car dealership defrauded the state of more than $273,000 in sales tax owed on sold vehicles, according to prosecutors who charged him this week with six felonies - The Daily Journal, (San Mateo, Calif.), 8/7/14

4 more robust years forecast for car sales
U.S. auto sales will remain healthy for the next four years, economists said Tuesday. - Detroit News, 8/6/14

Former Jackson County car dealer gets 15-year prison sentence in identity theft case
A former Kansas City area used car dealer behind one of the largest identify theft cases ever prosecuted in a Missouri court was sentenced Thursday to 15 years in prison. - Kansas City Star, 7/31/14

Focusing on G.M. unit, U.S. starts civil inquiry of subprime car lending
Federal prosecutors have begun a civil investigation into the booming business of subprime auto lending, focusing on the packaging and selling of questionable loans to investors. - New York Times, 8/4/14

Car dealers conundrum: When customers think you're more profitable than you are
For example, the survey found 26 percent of buyers say they overpaid when buying a car or truck and 32 percent said they wouldn’t go back to the same dealer out of dissatisfaction. - Forbes, 7/30/14

Maryland's largest independent car dealership deploys digital signage for customer education
Maryland's largest independent car dealership deploys digital signage for customer education. - Digital Signage Today, 7/27/14

Auto dealer hit with two-by-four over car deal dies
The owner of a dealership in Providence, R.I., who was struck with a two-by-four in a fight over a junk-car deal, has died. -, (Providence, R.I.), 7/27/14

Just Cool Cars: Used car dealer sells only classics
As soon as you see the hot pink Volkswagen camper bus with the leopard-print seats, you know this is no normal used-car lot. - USA Today, 7/28/14

Customers protest car dealership
A car dealership in Wilmington is under fire. Customers say the cars they bought are not up to par. - WWAY 3, (Wilmington, N.C.), 7/24/14

Officials uncover fraudulent sales at Pennsylvania car dealership
Two salespeople are facing various offenses after an investigation into the business practices of a West Lampeter Township car dealership. - Lancaster Newspapers, (Pa.), 7/24/14

‘Suspicious’ fire damages vintage autos at Miami-Dade classic-car dealer warehouse
Ted and Robin Vernon are nationally known for their vast collection of vintage cars. - Miami Herald, 7/24/14

Thieves steal dozens of wheels, tires from Oklahoma car dealership
The Bartlesville Police Department is investigating the theft of dozens of wheels and tires from a dealership over the weekend. - News on 6, (Tulsa, Okla.), 7/22/14

Norfolk car dealership off limits to military personnel
Service members of all military branches are now prohibited from visiting Victory Lane Motors, the Norfolk used-car lot at the center of a Department of Motor Vehicles investigation. - Virginian-Pilot, 7/23/14

Jacksonville car dealer gives woman refund in pennies
Irena Mujakovic purchased this 2003 Saab from Holiday Motors in January and now regrets her decision. - First Coast News, (Jacksonville, Fla.), 7/22/14

Former salesman accuses car dealer of age discrimination
A former car salesman is suing, alleging he was fired because of his age. - West Virginia Record, 7/21/14

Florida group buys Pat Lobb’s Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge-Ram dealership in Frisco
Toyota dealer Pat Lobb has sold his relatively new Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge-Ram store in Frisco to a Florida auto group. - Dallas Morning News, 7/21/14

Car dealer, grandson dead in Georgia plane crash
The two people who lost their lives in a small plane crash in Carroll County Sunday have been identified. - Newnan Times-Herald, (Ga.), 7/17/14

Man stealing vehicles in Wichita by posing as a car dealer
Wichita Police report someone is posing as a car dealership worker and trying to steal vehicles. - KAKE TV, (Wichita, Kan.), 7/16/14

Dealer's plea for used cars disrespects the customer
Buying a vehicle is not something to do on a whim, although many of us have done it. - The Virginian-Pilot, 7/13/14

Retired NFL players plan to open car dealerships
They were teammates in the National Football League, and now Jessie Armstead and Antonio Pierce have teamed up in business. -, (Wilkes-Barre, Pa.), 7/13/14

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