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Denny Hecker: A changed man?

The onetime Minneapolis car-dealing kingpin, whose over-the-top lifestyle and spectacular fall in the wake of the Great Recession shattered lives and left him with a mountain of debt, is free -- and he's talking.


Inventories up slightly, below ’17

The industry started July with an estimated 3,961,800 unsold vehicles on-hand in the U.S., a 69-day supply.

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Denny Hecker: A changed man?

The onetime Minneapolis car-dealing kingpin, whose over-the-top lifestyle and spectacular fall in the wake of the Great Recession shattered lives and left him with a mountain of debt, is free — and he's talking.

CDK poised to acquire ELEAD1ONE

Dealership software giant CDK Global has struck a deal to acquire ELEAD1ONE, a provider of customer relationship management, service and marketing solutions, according to two people familiar with the negotiations.

GM leads in adding minority dealerships

GM topped the industry in minority dealer appointments in 2017, but is seeking more candidates for certain regional markets such as the north-central region.

Dealers, EU, Mexico, VW set to testify at U.S. import tariff hearing

Japan, Canada, along with automotive trade groups and the UAW, are also among those slated to testify at a July 19 hearing on the Trump administration's controversial probe into whether imported cars and auto parts pose a national security threat and should be subject to tariffs.

Zeigler Auto grows in Chicago

Zeigler Auto Group is boosting its presence in the Chicago market, while diversifying its portfolio of luxury and American brands.

F&I revenue outpaces vehicle sales in '17

Finance and insurance revenue per vehicle and overall F&I revenue grew at the 150 largest dealership groups in the U.S., amid an industrywide light-vehicle sales slowdown, according to an Automotive News survey.


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