First Shift: Lost VW phones are a 'red flag,' FTC warns

Lost, destroyed VW phones are a 'red flag,' FTC warns; Mercedes to be No. 1 in '16, Zetsche says; FCA's quiet Detroit stand; Mulally, Trump meet; Auto industry tops in ad spending.

AutoNews Now: Opening the door to car theft

'Mystery' device opens door to car theft; Dodge plans AWD Challenger; BMW's 'Valley of Tears'; More tests for '17 F-150; Extended-cab Nissan Titan

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First Shift: Safest vehicles on U.S. roads

Safest vehicles on U.S. roads: Nine Toyota products awarded, headlights hold back some contenders; Trump's pick to head EPA; Used-car prices fall; Honda confirms China plant; Beepi merger.

Dealer Morse survived 'trial by fire'; now charts future without mentors

Third-generation dealer Teddy Morse always believed he would lead his family's Florida empire of stores, but not quite so soon. The 41-year-old took the helm of Ed Morse Automotive Group in July after the death of his father, Ted. Morse believes a 'trial-by-fire' entry into management, family input and focused employees will advance the group's legacy.