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KEITH CRAIN

Automotive News editor-in-chief
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Dollie Cole was a remarkable woman

Last week Dollie Cole died at the age of 84. She was the widow of Ed Cole, the consummate car guy who also was the president of General Motors. Ed Cole had a lot of automotive credits, but certainly the most famous and ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 1

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Settlement rolls Tide coach into Birmingham

Nick Saban occupies a social position in Alabama that is approximately equal to Julius Caesar's in imperial Rome. So imagine the surprise at Crown Automobile, the Mercedes-Benz dealership in Birmingham, Ala., for 40 years, when it ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 1

MARK RECHTIN

Automotive News Los Angeles bureau chief
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Marketers: Auto purchase funnel is dead

LOS ANGELES -- Awareness. Consideration. Preference. Purchase. The automotive purchase funnel has been written in stone for decades. While more data than ever are available on consumer habits, those habits are becoming less ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | May 19

JASON STEIN

Automotive News publisher and editor
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Marchionne still goes his own way with tell-all strategy

Some called the concept audacious (eight brands, 14 speakers and 19 PowerPoint presentations -- in one day?). Others compared the 10-hour session to a "hostage situation." And most couldn't believe the detail -- "there are 87 ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | May 12

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The New York Times editorial got it wrong

An editorial in the Saturday, Aug. 9, issue of The New York Times made unreasonable demands on dealers and automotive lenders while grossly misrepresenting automotive lending. The Times editorial, titled "When a ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 18

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