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GM helps dealers find trade-in prospects

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 1, 2015 | UPDATED: 6/2/15 11:52 am ET - corrected
General Motors is paying about half the cost for its dealers to try equity-mining software for a year. The voluntary program is the first time that GM has subsidized its dealers to use the software.
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Getting schooled in the car dealership business

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 1, 2015
Zeigler Auto Group's effort to grow its dealership group and cultivate employees has evolved into an in-house training program, spawned a crop of managers and reduced employee turnover.

Dealer awards

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 1, 2015
This week's dealer award goes to Mid-City Honda in Eureka, Calif. and Watseka Ford-Lincoln in Watseka, Ill.

2 car salesmen rescue trucker from fiery crash in Minn.

1:13 pm U.S. ET | May 29, 2015
Two car salesmen from neighboring dealerships in suburban Minneapolis teamed up Wednesday afternoon to save a life.

Former Detroit-area Ford dealer Tarik Daoud dies at 78

8:21 am U.S. ET | May 26, 2015
Tarik Daoud, the longtime CEO of the former Al Long Ford in Warren, Mich., died Sunday. He was 78.

California dealers sue TrueCar

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 25, 2015
The California New Car Dealers Association is suing TrueCar Inc.

Can dealership make this SUV fit for a horse? Of course

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 25, 2015
A Ford store in Illinois revamped an Excursion, making it in to a mobile horse stall that hauls around a miniature horse for charity.

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Reconditioning fund ends store's strife

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 18, 2015
For every used car O'Daniel Mazda in Ft. Wayne, Ind.

Dealer awards

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 18, 2015
This week's dealer award goes to Paul Wondries of Bob Wondries Ford in Alhambra, Calif.

N.C. dealer stays flexible to win Hispanic sales

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 18, 2015
Summary: A North Carolina Nissan dealer builds a sales department to appeal to the growing local Hispanic market. Flexibility is a key to success.

How Ernie Boch Jr. closed the book on labor fight

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 16, 2015
Dealership rock star Ernie Boch Jr.

Edmunds study finds texting can be key for dealerships

8:00 am U.S. ET | May 14, 2015
Text messaging with buyers can be a useful tool for dealerships, according to a new study from Edmunds.com.

GM hints at dealer bonus redesign

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 11, 2015
North America chief Alan Batey hints at a successor to General Motors' Essential Brand Elements program, which has funneled billions of dollars to...

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Stores reach out to empower female customers

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 11, 2015
A visitor to Don Jenkins' dealerships in this north Tennessee city will find a fair share of brawny men, but a dearth of female shoppers.

Dealer awards

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 11, 2015
Dealers featured this week include Michael Seidle, dealer principal at Bill Seidle's Nissan in Miami; Tom Nokes, dealer principal of Antioch Toyota...

TrueCar revenue rises 33%

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 11, 2015
TrueCar Inc., the car-shopping service, reported continued revenue growth and another loss in the first quarter.

REALITY CHECK

Cadillac dealers treading water until de Nysschen's vision materializes

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 10, 2015
Cadillac dealers are caught between the short-term pain of lackluster sales and brand chief Johan de Nysschen's vision of a brighter future.

Car salesman gets tryout with Detroit Lions

12:32 pm U.S. ET | May 7, 2015
A car salesman from a dealership in northern Michigan could be making a big career change.

FCA to offer free college education to dealership employees

6:00 am U.S. ET | May 4, 2015
Fiat Chrysler, seeking to curb the industry's “dramatic” turnover rate among dealership employees, said it will offer “no-cost,...

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A Kentucky dealer's cup overfloweth

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 4, 2015
Don Moore turned an old drive-thru pharmacy window into an in-house coffee shop, which serves as a visible symbol of his main philanthropic pursuit:...

California court case reworks technician pay plans

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 4, 2015
Dealers often bemoan California's legal climate. Two of their biggest legal headaches there are labor-law challenges and class-action lawsuits.

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