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Takata engineer refused to testify in airbag failure lawsuit

8:18 am U.S. ET | Feb. 13, 2016

A Takata engineer involved in testing the company's airbags invoked his constitutional right against self-incrimination in declining to testify in a lawsuit brought by a woman left paralyzed in a 2014 accident....
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RICHARD JOHNSON

BLOG: Nissan's Munoz touts investment by megadealer Terry Taylor

2:40 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2016

Nissan came under fire from some of its dealers recently, but Jose Munoz, chief of Nissan North America, says all the big groups that have invested in Nissan and Infiniti dealerships lately speak for themselves....
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Florida dealership group sells 7 stores to Illinois-based group

3:28 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 9, 2015

Fields Auto Group has agreed to buy Brumos Automotive in Jacksonville, Fla. The deal is expected to close in mid-February. Brumos declined to announce the terms of the transaction because it remains subject to governmental and manufacturer approvals....
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AutoNation buys 12 Texas stores in biggest purchase since 1999

8:15 am U.S. ET | Oct. 28, 2015

AutoNation is acquiring 12 stores in Texas from Allen Samuels Auto Group. The stores generate approximately $800 million in revenues and sell about 19,500 new and used retail units a year. Terms of the deal were not disclosed....
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A stealth giant in auto retail

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 26, 2015

The titans who own the nation's largest privately held dealership groups are mostly familiar names: high-profile businessmen such as Rick Hendrick, John Staluppi, Herb Chambers, Rick Case, Dave Wilson and Alan Potamkin. But the biggest of them all appears to be a hard-nosed, hard-driving Florida entrepreneur you never heard of....
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AutoNation to launch $16M ad campaign for cancer research, bowl game

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 5, 2015

AutoNation plans to launch a $16 million advertising campaign this month designed to raise money for breast cancer research and promote the retailer's sponsorship of a college football bowl game....
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Northwood vacates another campus

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 8, 2015

Northwood University is selling its 31-year-old campus in West Palm Beach, Fla., a year after shutting its residential campus near Dallas. The nation's pre-eminent auto-retailing school is also restructuring its operations to improve revenue. The moves are in part because of recent poor financial results....
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Dealerships can gain an edge with Spanish-language marketing

2:10 pm U.S. ET | April 23, 2015

Dealerships willing to advertise and post videos in Spanish face little competition reaching a growing number of Latino car buyers, said Ricky Lopez, Internet director at David Maus Toyota in Sanford, Fla....
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DAVID BARKHOLZ

BLOG: Why this Tampa dealer reset Latino marketing efforts

9:53 pm U.S. ET | April 20, 2015

Tampa's Kuhn Honda has hit the reset button on its marketing to Latinos as it seeks to increase its already outsized sales numbers with the group....
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