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Ohio car dealers describe string of 'brazen' and 'unique' car thefts
Managers at Bedford car dealerships described a string of recent thefts as "brazen" and said they've never heard of someone stealing cars in such a manner. - Northeast Ohio Media Group, 3/4/15

Car dealers wince at offer Gov. Bentley is making
Alabama car dealers say their industry can’t handle the extra mileage demanded by Gov. Robert Bentley’s proposal to double the sales tax on their transactions. - The Anniston Star, (Ala.), 3/3/15

Free-market lawmakers take aim at Utah’s restrictive car dealer laws
For the first time in years, Utah lawmakers are making a serious push to dismantle — or at least chip away at — state laws protecting car dealerships. - Salt Lake Tribune, (Utah), 3/4/15

$2 million car showcased at Fort Wayne dealership
A Fort Wayne dealership is inviting the public to come out and see a $2.2 million car. - WANE, (Fort Wayne, Ind.), 2/23/15

Bill would allow car dealers to disclose issues
Bills proposed in the General Assembly would make it easier for car dealers to warn consumers about potential problems and defects. - WBAL-TV 11, (Baltimore, Md.), 2/20/15

Charlotte car dealer must end unfair loans based on race, pay consumer relief, AG Cooper announces
Two Charlotte used car dealerships that targeted consumers with overpriced vehicles and predatory car loans based on race must repay victims and change practices, Attorney General Roy Cooper announced Tuesday. - Jacksonville Daily News, (N.C.), 2/10/15

Dock strike forces Honda to cut production
Honda is reducing production at its Ohio plants for at least six days starting on Monday because of parts shortages related to a labor dispute at West Coast ports. - Columbus Dispatch, (Ohio), 2/13/15

Oklahoma car dealer is ready to sell anything on the lot, except for one
Row after row of cars shine on the Knipplemier lot, new and old, plenty to choose from at this Chevrolet dealership. - KFOR-TV, (Oklahoma City, Okla.), 2/12/15

Russian Car Sales Skid Lower Amid Economic Gloom
January auto sales dropped 24% in Russia as consumers pulled back sharply after the ruble’s plunge in mid-December had fueled panic buying of everything from vehicles to TV sets before prices went up. - Wall Street Journal, 2/9/15

Editorial: Tesla and traditional car dealers should try working together
Efforts to block innovation may work for a while, but they aren’t going to go away if consumers embrace them. - St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 2/9/15

Tesla bill moves forward over car dealers' objections
A House panel voted Wednesday to remove some of the hurdles that Arizonans have if they want to buy an all-electric Tesla. - Arizona Daily Star, 2/4/15

Electric-car owners: Watch out for those dsealer service bills!
One of the benefits of battery-electric cars is that they have far fewer moving parts than gasoline vehicles, so they require less servicing. - Green Car Reports, 2/5/15

Pennsylvania auto dealer failed to forward customer fees to state
The owner of a Wilkinsburg car dealership duped at least 40 customers by taking their money and not submitting title and registration paperwork and fees to PennDOT, state police said. - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 2/2/15

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