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Recent articles
Best Dealerships outdo industry in U.S. sales
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 15
The Best Dealerships To Work For significantly outpaced the overall U.S. new light-vehicle market last year, posting a collective double-digit gain. ...


Fleet adds little to Sept. sales gain
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 13
Among the seven largest volume automakers, light-vehicle sales through dealerships rose 11 percent, while fleet was a mere 3 percent higher. ...


Days supply rises, but it may be blip
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 13
U.S. stocks of unsold light vehicles rose following moderating September sales, hitting a 64-day supply on Oct. 1. Is that significant? It depends on the measuring stick, ...


Why Detroit is a small town, big city for auto dealers
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 20 | UPDATED: 9/20/14 10:30 pm ET - includes video of Reuss
Detroit's a big city. But if you're in the car biz, the Motor City is a small town, too. Karl Zimmermann's party at George Matick Chevrolet was both big city and small to ...


Fleet helps drive big August sales numbers
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 15
Growth in fleet sales outpaced retail in last month's robust U.S. auto market. ...


Hot August sales shrivel inventories
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 15
Strong auto sales in August drained dealer lots, pushing U.S. inventories to the lowest level in months. ...


Sit-highs: The lucky ducks have trucks
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 8
August's U.S. auto sales report was full of good news. But forget the normal scorecard of unit sales. Let's look at some real winners: trucks and the automakers that have ...


Sales go from hot to hotter in 'almost' perfect month
4:44 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 3 | UPDATED: 9/3/14 6:09 pm ET - adds more highlights
Riding strong U.S. demand for crossovers and big pickups, automakers sold almost 1.6 million light vehicles in August, up 6 percent from a booming year-ago period. In Aug ...


Get trucky, get lucky
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 3
What a bubbly month August turned out to be. Good news pretty much anywhere you look. U.S. auto sales up. Lotsa folks won big percentage gains. Average transaction prices ...


Collection Auto's Bernie Moreno cultivates managerial talent
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 1
Bernie Moreno was 28 and had no auto retailing experience when Boston dealer Herb Chambers hired him as general manager of a Saturn store. ...


Sales rate to top 16 million for 6th month in a row, analysts predict
12:46 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 27
Auto sales volume in the United States is expected to keep rolling along in August, with two independent forecasters predicting a sixth straight month of 16 million-plus ...


Stocks stay on target -- with help
12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 11
With a little help from increased incentives, automakers kept U.S. inventories at near-ideal levels to start August. ...


Why fleet sales soared in July
12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 11
How did total July U.S. light-vehicle sales rise 9 percent? ...


July's gist: Gains for (almost) everyone
4:26 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 1
U.S. auto sales rose 9 percent in July to 1.4 million units, a fifth strong month to ease the memory of harsh winter storms that blunted January and February volume. ...


An impressive streak, locked and still going
4:15 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 1
With July U.S. sales volume up 9 percent and full-year forecasts ramping higher, 2014 is increasingly appearing locked in as the fifth straight year of U.S. auto sales gr ...


Lithia's big DCH deal was a boon for shareholders
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 28
Lithia Motors' big acquisition last month fueled a strong second quarter for the publicly traded retailer in terms of shareholder value return. ...


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