12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 10, 2013 Now that Toyota, Honda, Nissan and other foreign-owned automakers are established auto manufacturers in the United States, the concept of the American car is open to interpretation.... Read More »
LETTER TO THE EDITOR
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 15, 2013 To the Editor:
Letter writer and former dealer Jack Weber decried that multiple local, state and federal regulatory agencies forced him out of business after 43 years ("Government drove retailer from the fray," Letters, July 1).
The rule of law and its even enforcement foster the predictability and stability that business needs to thrive. Weber believes he was overburdened by government, but consider what would happen if there were no legal system.... Read More »
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 3, 2013 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's dispute with dealers over alleged discrimination in auto lending has spilled over onto Capitol Hill.... Read More »
2:43 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 21, 2013 Phil Smart Sr., a longtime car dealer and civic leader, died Feb. 8. He was 93. He started selling cars in the early 1950s in Seattle and eventually built Phil Smart Mercedes-Benz, which he operated for several decades.... Read More »