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Recent articles
VIDEO: Larry Pickett Sr. brings broadcast skills to car sales
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 14
Automotive News 40 Under 40 honoree Larry Pickett Sr. talks about how personalized video is the future of salesmanship. ...


VIDEO: Jason Graciano rethinks the online sales team
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 14
Automotive News 40 Under 40 honoree speaks about Paragon Direct, his new approach to online sales leads. ...


VIDEO: Casey Jenkins empowers women through informational site
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 14
Automotive News 40 Under 40 honoree Casey Jenkins tells the origin story of womenatthewheel.net. ...


In the words of Alan Mulally
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 30
The following are excerpts from Automotive News annual “Talk from the Top” series of interviews, between 2006 and 2012, with the man that turned around Ford, ...


Quiz: New Edge, fancy toys and airbag recalls
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 27
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Quiz: Tax hikes, GM's trouble, Sergio's pitch
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 20
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Guide to Silicon Valley's auto corridor
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 16
Use this interactive guide to Silicon Valley's auto industry corridor to find out who's here and what they're working on. ...


Four key areas to trim transaction times
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 16
An interactive look at how dealerships can cut down on wait times and keep customers engaged. ...


Quiz: Alfa's dealers, Ford's mpg woes, Honda's jams
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 13
Test your grasp of the latest auto industry news with our weekly quiz. ...


Quiz: Mustang's weight, UAW's vote and GM's victims
3:30 pm U.S. ET | June 6
Test your grasp of the latest with our weekly quiz. ...


Dealership insights on marketing, revenues, and employment
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 2
The National Automobile Dealers Association report on the state of the industry, “NADA Data 2014,” recently came out. Here's a look at some of it's findings. ...


Quiz: Ford recalls, Google teams up, and dealers drop billions
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 30
Test your grasp of the latest with our weekly quiz. ...


Quiz: Which nameplate will be the focus of Hyundai’s World Cup campaign?
3:00 pm U.S. ET | May 23
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Porsche gets sued, GM gets fined, and TrueCar goes public
4:00 am U.S. ET | May 16
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Quiz: Gargantuan press conferences, monsters, billion-dollar buyouts
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 9
Test your knowledge of the latest news with our weekly quiz. ...


Quiz: Toyota's move, Tesla's gigafactories and the L.A. Clippers
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 2
California and more made news this week. See what you remember by taking our quiz. ...


Quiz: Ford's Fields rises, the UAW retreats, and Chrysler's brand turns 100
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 25
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