Finance And Insurance

Small cars? Ford just isn't interested

The commentaries by Michael Martinez and Richard Truett made several good points about why Ford is discontinuing its car lines. They forgot one thing: Ford doesn't want to be bothered.

Losing sedans is not a good move

As a Ford shareholder who counts three four-doors in his household fleet, I regard Dearborn's decision to discontinue nonluxury sedans as its dumbest since the Edsel, or at least since last year's firing of Mark Fields.

Group's fresh approach to F&I training pays off

Brandon Steven Motors has transformed its finance and insurance operations and lifted F&I profit per vehicle by putting finance managers in the hot seat.

UPDATED: 5/20/18 10:57 am ET
Supplier's quest for a better lug nut

Fastener and metal component supplier MacLean-Fogg overhauled its entire concept of invention, implementing new design-thinking processes to spur everyday innovation.

UPDATED: 5/1/18 10:14 am ET - corrected
JM Family Enterprises names Burns as CEO

JM Family Enterprises has named Brent Burns as its new CEO, effective July 1, with current CEO Colin Brown to remain chairman of the diversified concern.

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