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Protective Asset Protection Makes Online Dealer Training Institute Available During COVID-19 Pandemic

Online training program helps F&I personnel elevate skills to improve profit and customer satisfaction levels. ... Read More »

Portfolio Unveils New Reinsurance Website

Portfolio's reinsurance website was redesigned to offer dealers and agents an intuitive, interactive experience in a mobile-friendly format. ... Read More »

States: Consumers must be able to return leased vehicles during outbreak

In a letter signed by 11 state attorneys general and distributed to leading automakers, California, New York, Pennsylvania and other states warned that preventing customers from returning leased vehicles during the outbreak violates state and federal laws. ... Read More »

Dow, Northwood, dealerships grapple with Michigan flood

Dow Chemical, which provides key materials and plastics to automakers and suppliers, activated a flood preparedness plan. ... Read More »

Senator urges EPA watchdog to expand investigation into new fuel efficiency rules

In late February, Sen. Tom Carper asked the agency's inspector general to open an investigation into "potentially unlawful efforts and procedural problems" related to the vehicle emissions rules. The new rules were completed March 31. ... Read More »

Ford briefly stops lines at Chicago plant after 2 workers test positive

The two employees made it through Ford's temperature scanner and other protocols meant to keep workers safe. It was not immediately clear how Ford became aware they were sick. ... Read More »

Ford briefly halts output at 2 factories after workers test positive

Lines at key assembly plants in Chicago and Michigan were temporarily idled Tuesday and Wednesday, underscoring how production is resuming in fits and starts across the industry, even with new operating protocols. Output at Chicago Assembly was halted again Wednesday...

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VW pulls Instagram post criticized for racial overtones

The automaker apologized after social media users criticized the video clip for using potentially discriminating motifs. ... Read More »

FCA’s Elkann says terms of PSA merger ‘set in stone’

Addressing shareholders of Exor, the Agnelli family's holding company, the FCA chairman said preparatory work for the merger was proceeding "on time and as envisaged." ... Read More »

U.S. arrests 2 men wanted by Japan for Ghosn escape

Following their arrest, the men appeared by video rather than in-person before a federal judge, due to restrictions imposed during the coronavirus pandemic. Both were dressed in orange prison jumpsuits and wore face masks. They are being detained at the request...

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