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Care about new-car sales? Keep an eye on CPO sales
12:53 pm U.S. ET | March 30
Can the robust CPO market handle the rising tide of used-vehicle supply? That's one of the critical questions facing everyone in the used-car market -- and the new-car ma ...


Toronto dealers recruit staff by listing jobs, cars
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 21
Attacking a problem that plagues all dealerships, new-vehicle dealers in Ontario have launched a multipronged campaign to get more high school and college students to con ...


Why GAAP and the bottom line matter
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 9
Generally accepted accounting principles, or GAAP, is how accountants keep score across highly different industries. ...


Car stores could be just like Apple stores, right?
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 23
"How's it going?" I asked my friend Gene-Erik Marketer. I hadn't seen him since the NADA convention. "Great!" he replied. ...


North of U.S. border, mixed blessings from oil's skid
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 14
In the U.S., the drop in oil prices is seen as a boost for most of the economy, with some localized pain in the oil patch. In Canada, the view is reversed. ...


In praise of consumer-focused auto shows
2:00 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 13
It was eye-opening to attend media day, and the VIP Night preshow gala, this week at the Toronto auto show, officially known as the Canadian International AutoShow. ...


In Canada, celebrating the classics
3:29 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 12
This week at the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto, an exhibit called “Art and the Automobile” includes a number of classics and historically signif ...


Vancouver couple leases first fuel cell Hyundai Tucson in Canada
3:18 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 12
At the Toronto auto show Thursday, Hyundai introduced its new Tucson fuel cell vehicle -- and the car's first Canadian buyers. ...


Group 1's adjusted Q4 net hits record; GAAP operating profits, net fall
8:56 am U.S. ET | Feb. 5
Group 1's fourth-quarter adjusted net income rose 41 percent to a record $41 million, on an 11 percent rise in revenue, the nation's third-largest auto retailer said toda ...


CU Direct adds concierge-style auto shopping service
11:00 am U.S. ET | Feb. 4
CU Direct, which links credit unions and dealerships’ F&I offices through its CUDL lending platform, is working with select dealerships to create a concierge-style ...


Cox Automotive's CEO to dealers: Now is the time to invest
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2
Dealers should take advantage of current good times to invest for the future, Sandy Schwartz, CEO of Cox Automotive, told the Automotive News Retail Forum. "Today is the ...


Lending by credit unions, others grew in 2014
11:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 28 | UPDATED: 1/29/15 11:49 am ET - Corrected
Credit unions and other lenders are beginning to release data that confirm what the industry knows: Last year, when U.S. new light-vehicle sales rose 6 percent, was a ver ...


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