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Obituary

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 1, 2014
Allen Chapman, a former auto dealer, died Aug. 16. He was 78....
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Boca Raton concours will honor Crain

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 1, 2014
Keith Crain, editor-in-chief of Automotive News and chairman of Crain Communications Inc., will be honored with a 2015 Automotive Lifetime Achievement award at the ninth annual Boca Raton Concours d'Elegance in February....
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BEST PRACTICES

Dealership group's chaplain connects with employees

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 18, 2014
The services of Chaplain Roy Inzunza is part of the spiritual and wellness benefits for employees of the 12-franchise dealership group....
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Blessing from Pope Francis may help sell a few Souls

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 18, 2014
Kicking off a five-day visit to South Korea last week, the pope slipped into the back of a Kia Soul and rolled down a window to wave at the welcoming party, including President Park Geun-hye....
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Chrysler fills safety officer position

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 18, 2014
Scott Kunselman, 51, who had been Chrysler's head of purchasing since 2012, was tapped to lead the company's new Office of Vehicle Safety and Regulatory Compliance....
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A Renegade prime minister

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2014
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, front, checks out rear legroom in the Jeep Renegade with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Chairman John Elkann....
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Chrysler exec: Recalls strengthen industry ties

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2014
This year's long list of automotive recalls is strengthening the bond between suppliers and automakers, Chrysler Group's head of quality says. Doug Betts, who since 2007 has overseen Chrysler's effort to improve its quality, says heightened scrutiny from regulators has suppliers clinging closely to their customers....
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The day 3 Hall of Famers met in Maranello

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 28, 2014
For Automotive News Editor-in-Chief Keith Crain, who entered the Automotive Hall of Fame last week, 1978 was a big year for scoops....
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THE GM RECALL

GM's top N.A. lawyer shares hot seat with boss

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 28, 2014
When Lucy Clark Dougherty was named General Motors' top lawyer for North America in 2011, she was considered the likely candidate to succeed General Counsel Michael Millikin. Now the two are sharing an uncomfortable spotlight amid criticism of the legal department's handling of a faulty ignition switch linked to at least 13 deaths....
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BRADFORD WERNLE

Scheele wasn't too big to solve a paint problem

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 28, 2014
Former Ford Motor Co. President Nick Scheele, who died this month at age 70, left warm memories throughout the auto industry....
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Mike Alexander, legendary custom-car builder, dies

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 28, 2014
Mike Alexander, half of a Detroit-area brother duo who became famous for their custom cars, died July 18. He was 80....
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Nissan needs to be in the fast lane on self-driving tech, Ghosn says

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 21, 2014
Nissan Motor Corp. CEO Carlos Ghosn, who last year pledged to have self-driving cars ready by 2020, readily admits that the technology is a "long way from commercial reality" and a "regulatory minefield." That is exactly why he wants to hit the technology hard and fast right now....
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Obituary

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 7, 2014
Paul Miller, a Kentucky Ford dealer, died June 27. He was 92....
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NX chief on re-engineering the RAV4 for luxury

11:00 pm U.S. ET | July 6, 2014
Lexus NX Chief Engineer Takeaki Kato oversaw development of the second-generation Lexus IS sedan and the current RX crossover....
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Longtime Rhode Island dealer Bob Rizzo dies

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 30, 2014
Longtime dealer Bob Rizzo died May 22. He was 71....
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FACE 2 FACE

Ex-Toyota, Dana exec Gary Convis: 'I failed' ... at retiring

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 28, 2014
Gary Convis called it a career when he turned 65 in 2007 as head of Toyota engineering and manufacturing in North America in Erlanger, Ky. A couple of failed retirements later, Convis is still at it. This time, he's part of the management team of Bloom Energy, where he is applying Toyota manufacturing ideas to the production of power-generation equipment....
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Who's in charge at Cadillac?

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 23, 2014
Last week, Cadillac's U.S. sales chief, Bill Peffer, left abruptly after less than 10 months in the job, the third head of sales to leave in two years. Dealers desperate for some stability will have to wait for that promise....
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Donald Pearson, former Chrysler regional manager, passes away at 92

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 16, 2014
Donald Pearson, a former Southeastern area manager for Chrysler, died June 9....
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Bill Hoglund: Candid and charismatic

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 16, 2014
Bill Hoglund, who died on June 8 at age 79, was a new kind of General Motors executive. He was sometimes dangerously outspoken, and he liked to try new things....
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How GM critic Perot tried to recruit Hoglund

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 16, 2014
Bill Hoglund, who died June 8 at 79, was one of the first General Motors senior executives to speak frankly about a "culture problem" at GM. Had GM critic Ross Perot gained control of the company, Hoglund might have become his CEO....
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Q&A

Robertson: BMW's i subbrand will lift margins

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 7, 2014
There's a nice pricing advantage to be had for early entrants in new segments, says Ian Robertson, BMW Group board member in charge of BMW brand sales and marketing and group retail operations....
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2014 RISING STARS

Automotive News Europe salutes Robert Schnell

June 3, 2014 06:01 CET
Automotive News Europe honors the winners of the 2014 Rising Stars awards. Every day through today a pair of the 14 winners will be featured. The Rising Star for Sales non-OEM is Robert Schnell of Faurecia....
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2014 RISING STARS

Automotive News Europe salutes Lars Himmer

June 3, 2014 06:01 CET
Automotive News Europe salutes the winners of the 2014 Rising Stars awards. Every day through today two of the 14 winners will be featured. The Rising Star for Sales OEM is Lars Himmer of VW Group....
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2014 RISING STARS

Automotive News Europe salutes Craig Price

June 2, 2014 06:01 CET
Automotive News Europe salutes the winners of the 2014 Rising Stars awards. Every day through June 3 two of the 14 winners will be featured. The Rising Star for Purchasing is Craig Price of Dana....
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2014 RISING STARS

Automotive News Europe salutes Etienne Henry

June 2, 2014 06:01 CET
Automotive News Europe honors the winners of the 2014 Rising Stars awards. Every day through June 3 a pair of the 14 winners will be featured. The Rising Star for Marketing is Etienne Henry of Renault-Nissan....
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