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KEITH CRAIN

Automotive News editor-in-chief
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China's government flexes its muscles

Audi just paid a fine of about $40 million. Mercedes-Benz is in line to get fined as well. Nearly every automaker is at risk these days of doing something wrong in the eyes of China's government. A good friend told me ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 25

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Automakers called out on lousy voice recognition

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. -- The world's automakers are going to be doing a lot of cringing now that J.D. Power plans to lay into them for one of the most poorly executed technologies they peddle to consumers -- voice recognition. In ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 11

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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