Disasters

Dealers in Illinois, Indiana report severe storm damage

3:59 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 19, 2013
The storms on Sunday that ravaged areas of the Midwest also damaged at least two car dealerships in Illinois and Indiana....
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UAW hall in Kokomo, Ind., destroyed by tornado

1:15 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 19, 2013
The UAW Local 685 hall in Kokomo, Ind., was in the cross hairs of a tornado that ripped through the area on Sunday....
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Storms damage Subaru's Indiana plant, interrupt production

2:32 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2013
The severe storms that rolled through the Midwest over the weekend caused damage to the Subaru plant in Indiana -- the only Subaru assembly plant in the United States -- and interrupted production there for at least a day....
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Tesla fires spark search for safety lessons

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 16, 2013
The three Tesla Model S electric sedans that have caught fire since Oct. 1 have drawn wide public scrutiny. And the fires have served as a clear reminder that vehicles running on lithium ion batteries -- although not filled with a combustible fuel -- still pose risks....
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DAVE GUILFORD

Tesla firetraps? Numbers don't back it up

12:47 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 8, 2013
News of a third Tesla Model S battery fire Wednesday has ignited a wave of safety concern, Internet debate and investor alarm....
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EDITORIAL

Some lessons from Sandy can apply elsewhere

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 4, 2013
A year after Hurricane Sandy slammed the New Jersey-New York region, some auto dealers and other victims still haven't settled with their insurers....
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A year later, lessons from Sandy's fury

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 28, 2013
One year ago, as soon as Hurricane Sandy had finished beating the Atlantic coast and rolled back out to sea, car dealers across the New York-New Jersey region rushed in to take stock of the damage....
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Tesla grapples with PR nightmare after battery fire in U.S.

10:55 am U.S. ET | Oct. 3, 2013
A video that went viral of a burning Tesla electric car has emerged as a public relations nightmare for the company, analysts said today, as the electric car maker lost as much as $3 billion in market value two days after the incident in Washington state....
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Tesla grapples with PR nightmare after battery fire in U.S.

Oct. 3, 2013 16:55 CET
A video that went viral of a burning Tesla electric car has emerged as a public relations nightmare for the company....
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JAMIE LaREAU

Colorado catastrophes force dealers to operate differently

12:27 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 27, 2013
Colorado dealers can't get a break from natural disasters. "It's been pretty crazy out here," says Tim Jackson, president of the Colorado Automobile Dealers Association in Denver....
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