Federal Trade Commission

ZF wins U.S. approval for TRW acquisition with divestitures

May 6, 2015 09:36 CET

ZF Friedrichshafen won U.S. antitrust approval to buy TRW Automotive on the condition it sells TRW's linkage and suspension business in North America and Europe. The merger of ZF and TRW will create the world's second-largest supplier....
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ZF acquisition of TRW cleared by FTC

6:00 pm U.S. ET | May 5, 2015

ZF Friedrichshafen’s acquisition of TRW Automotive, a transaction valued at $12.4 billion, was cleared by the Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday....
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Feds broaden crackdown on dealership fraud

11:15 am U.S. ET | March 26, 2015

The Federal Trade Commission is broadening its enforcement of car dealerships to crack down on deception and fraud in operations that go beyond advertising. The latest actions, announced today, also target auto-loan application fraud and deceptive practices related to add-on products and services....
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BMW settles dispute with FTC over Mini warranties

2:03 pm U.S. ET | March 19, 2015

BMW, hoping to avoid extending a dispute with U.S. regulators, has agreed to settle a complaint that its Mini division broke the federal law governing vehicle warranties....
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Free-trade lobbying efforts rev up

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2015

In his State of the Union address last month, President Obama asked Congress to grant his administration wide power to negotiate free-trade deals without too much meddling from lawmakers. For the auto industry's stakeholders, it was like a boxing bell signaling the next round in a high-stakes global fight....
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JAMES B. TREECE

BLOG: FTC finds fine print too fine, imposes fines

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 14, 2014

Dealers should remember Americans are getting older. And while smartphone screens are getting bigger, they're still dinky compared to that big-screen TV on your wall. Think big print....
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FTC launches second crackdown on auto dealer advertising

2:13 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 12, 2014

The Federal Trade Commission today charged two auto dealership groups with violating earlier orders from the FTC to avoid misleading advertising regarding payments and financing, such as improper use of fine print and failure to adequately disclose significant costs....
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GM sides with U.S. wireless carriers in net neutrality fight

1:32 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 15, 2014

GM has emerged as a heavyweight ally of the wireless carriers battling against stricter Internet traffic rules, with a new letter that linked the issue to wirelessly connected cars....
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JIM HENRY

BLOG: Did dealers hurt themselves with the carve out?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 20, 2014

There’s no mistaking that federal regulators are serious about policing auto lenders. By extension, auto dealers feel they’ve got a big target on their backs, too....
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JIM HENRY

BLOG: N.Y. Times' demands are misguided

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 13, 2014

Subprime auto loans have gotten most of the attention, but an editorial in The New York Times on Saturday makes other demands dealers and lenders are sure to dislike....
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JAMES B. TREECE

BLOG: GM Financial subpoena shifts investigation away from dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 6, 2014

When dealers saw headlines saying the U.S. Department of Justice had subpoenaed GM Financial ast month to produce documents relating to its subprime auto loan contracts, they could be excused for worrying that this represented another threat to their arranging car loans for consumers....
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KEITH CRAIN

Automakers need state departments

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2014

I don't know if any car company has an executive title of secretary of state, but it won't be long before that's a normal function in multinational firms....
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Consumer groups seek CarMax probe over 'deceptive' ads

4:01 pm U.S. ET | June 24, 2014

Car-safety groups and a U.S. senator asked the Federal Trade Commission today to investigate CarMax for claims that it inspects its used cars even though it does not fix recalled vehicles. The petition also seeks to block CarMax sales of unrepaired recalled cars....
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