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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. - KWTX.com, (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. - Citizensvoice.com, (Wilkes-Barre, Pa.), 7/13/14

Suspects steal luxury cars from Gwinnett dealership
Police are looking for two people suspected of stealing expensive cars from United BMW Gwinnett. - WXIA-TV, (Atlanta), 7/11/14

Auto dealer sentenced for defrauding Aurora bank
A Downers Grove man who operated a car dealership in Chicago has been sentenced to six months of home confinement for defrauding an Aurora bank out of nearly $350,000 from a federally insured loan program. - Chicago Daily Herald, 7/10/14

Car dealer in hole-in-one dispute: 'It's in the hands of the lawyers'
One day after promising a quick resolution to a hole-in-one prize dispute, the general manager of Folsom Lake Kia said the matter was no longer under his control. - News10 ABC, (Sacramento, Calif.), 7/8/14

Devices taken from car dealership after bomb scare
A woman dropped off beer cans designed to be potential Molotov cocktails at a DeKalb County car dealership, police said. - WSB-TV Atlanta, 7/8/14

Cuban dealers sell just 50 cars in 6 months despite looser regulations
Cuban dealers have reportedly sold only 50 cars and four motorcycles through the first six months of this year. - Motor Trend, 7/6/14

Wisconsin car dealerships inconsistent in charging fee for paperwork
Neal Michel was about to buy a Chevy Malibu in May when he saw an extra charge tacked on to his bill: $249 for an "additional service fee." - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 7/4/14

Brazil car dealers slash sales outlook despite tax breaks
Brazilian auto dealers slashed this year's sales forecasts on Wednesday despite extended tax breaks for the industry, which is struggling with tighter credit and plunging consumer confidence. - Reuters, 7/2/14

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, 6/28/14

Car dealer Click gives big to Ducey campaign
A major auto dealer has become a prime force in trying to ensure that Doug Ducey is the Republican nominee for governor — and that Christine Jones is not. - Arizona Daily Star, 7/1/14

Judge sentences former South Carolina car dealer to 6 months in prison
Five months after pleading guilty to three counts of wire fraud, Joe Gibson was sentenced Wednesday to six months in prison. - Spartanburg Herald Journal, (S.C.), 6/25/14

Car-tastrophe? Senate committee advances bill supported by car dealer association
Over the objections of car manufacturers, a state Senate panel today approved a bill to rewrite the state’s law that governs how they interact with car dealers. - Newark Star-Ledger, (N.J.), 6/26/14

Harrisonburg car dealer pleads guilty to not reporting taxes
he owner of a car dealership in Harrisonburg has pleaded guilty to lying on tax forms and owes $560,648 in taxes. - WHSV-TV3, (Harrisonburg, Va.), 6/26/14

Survey: Car dealerships need to address tech/advisor communications
There is a dire need for car dealerships to address communication issues between service advisors and their auto technicians, according to a survey by Carlisle & Co. Inc., a provider of after-sales strategic guidance for vehicle OEMs. - Tire Business, 6/24/14

Virginia state board fines 2 used car dealers
A state board has fined two used car dealers in the Winchester area for violations. - WTOP 103.5, (Washington D.C.), 6/24/14

Car dealer known as 'The Finnisher' arrested again
The man known as 'The Finnisher' in local television commercials for a car dealership is in trouble with the law again. - ABC 13, (Kemah, Texas), 6/22/14

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