Dealer anniversaries

Dealers featured this week include Brian Cain, managing partner of Cain Toyota in North Canton, Ohio; Edward Wittmeier of Wittmeier Chevrolet in Chico, Calif.; Steve Klimkiewicz, president of Cavalier Ford-Lincoln in Chesapeake, Va.; Bill Ferris, dealer principal at Ferris Toyota in New Philadelphia, Ohio; and the Missouri Automobile Dealers Association.


AutoNation's Jackson gives Trump mixed review

AutoNation CEO Mike Jackson praised President Donald Trump for appointing “professional de-regulators,” but questioned Trump's ability to enact his agenda.

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Carbiz goes toe to toe with CarMax

Some dealers shudder when they hear used-car giant CarMax is opening a store down the road. This used-only dealer deliberately placed his second store next to a CarMax. Here's his strategy.

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GM ceases Venezuela operations after government seizes plant

GM shut operations in Venezuela after authorities seized the automaker's local assembly plant and vehicles in the first nationalization of a company's major operations in the country in more than two years.


GM retooling plan signals pickups' launch

General Motors has nearly 100 days' worth of inventory right now but plans to get that down to about 70 by the end of the year, in part by taking some of its plants offline for 10 weeks in the summer and fall.


Border tax idea isn't dead yet, execs warn

Tariffs on goods from Mexico seem to be off the front burner for the Trump administration -- for now, said analysts and industry executives at the NADA/J.D. Power Automotive Forum.

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