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Japan dreams of a hydrogen society

AutoNews - Mon, 2017-04-24 01:01
As home market to two of the three global carmakers selling hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, Japan is understandably optimistic about the outlook for hydrogen-powered cars.
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A gross but green path to hydrogen

AutoNews - Mon, 2017-04-24 01:01
Masaki Tajima is trying to pave a greener hydrogen highway for Japan. And the road starts at a simmering sewage field on the southwestern island of Kyushu.
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New-car glut weighs on prices, profits

AutoNews - Mon, 2017-04-24 01:01
A glut of vehicles is threatening the industry's good times. But contrary to the predictions and pundits, it's not too many used vehicles. It's too many new ones.
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Mustang-Camaro rivalry takes root in China

AutoNews - Mon, 2017-04-24 01:01
The all-American vibe of Mustangs and Camaros is beginning to resonate in China -- even at twice the price.
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Nissan must watch fleet sales like a hawk

AutoNews - Mon, 2017-04-24 01:01
There's nothing inherently wrong with fleet sales. The problem arises when you mismanage the opportunity.
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Can Buick's Avenir track Denali's ascent?

AutoNews - Mon, 2017-04-24 01:01
While Buick's high-end Avenir may have a hard time matching GMC's Denali in the U.S., it has huge potential in China, where Buick logs more than 80 percent of its global sales.
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Developing hydrogen beyond the car market

AutoNews - Mon, 2017-04-24 01:01
Imagine a city where houses and businesses have their own on-site fuel cell stacks that turn hydrogen into electricity for lights, dishwashers and vacuum cleaners.
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Spirit of dealership's mascot lives on

AutoNews - Mon, 2017-04-24 01:01
Bella, a greyhound, helped customers and staff bond and relax at Freehold Buick-GMC.
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Ex-Honda store chief barred from auto sales as he awaits trial

AutoNews - Mon, 2017-04-24 01:01
The former general manager of a St. Louis-area Honda dealership has been barred from working in auto sales while awaiting trial on charges he raked in more than $395,000 in fraudulent proceeds and caused the store more than $1.8 million in losses.
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O'Reilly dump gets customer feedback

AutoNews - Mon, 2017-04-24 01:01
Just two weeks 10 days after advertisers - led by prominent automakers - began pulling advertising from Bill O'Reilly's TV show in the midst of a sexual harassment controversy, the Fox News host was ousted last week after more than 20 years on the...
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Used-car demand going strong at dealer groups

AutoNews - Mon, 2017-04-24 01:01
Our annual ranking of the top 100 dealership groups by used-vehicle sales shows solid gains in used unit sales and revenues for those retailers.
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Segment splits in wholesale prices

AutoNews - Mon, 2017-04-24 01:01
Wholesale prices for full-size cars outperformed other car classes in March, gaining while auction prices for all other car segments fell.
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Toyota to take Mirai for a spin in China

AutoNews - Mon, 2017-04-24 01:01
Toyota will test the waters in China for its hydrogen fuel cell Mirai.
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Acquisitions fuel 1st-quarter revenue gains for Lithia

AutoNews - Mon, 2017-04-24 01:01
Lithia Motors' net income rose 26 percent in the first quarter, on acquisition-powered volume gains in all departments.
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Dealer uses her fashion sense to drive sales

AutoNews - Mon, 2017-04-24 01:01
Bowman Chevrolet is Michigan's second-fastest-growing Chevy dealership thanks in part to its owner's fashion-industry skills.
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Carbiz goes toe to toe with CarMax

AutoNews - Sun, 2017-04-23 01:01
Some dealers shudder when they hear used-car giant CarMax is opening a store down the road. This used-only dealer deliberately placed his second store next to a CarMax. Here's his strategy.
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Waymo urges judge to bar Uber engineer from robocar project

AutoNews - Sat, 2017-04-22 08:20
Waymo says it uncovered new evidence that Uber copied its driverless vehicle secrets and wants a judge to take further action against its rival's autonomous car program.
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Millennials may be fertile market for CPO

AutoNews - Sat, 2017-04-22 01:01
Dealers have an opportunity to hook in millennial vehicle-buyers through certified pre-owned programs and make plenty of money doing so, data from Cox Automotive show.
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MG cars to be sold across Europe in 2019

AutoNews - Sat, 2017-04-22 01:01
China's SAIC will begin sales of MG cars in mainland Europe starting at the end of 2019. MG's rollout will include the majority of European markets and will focus on SUVs and hatchbacks.
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Working Lunch: Restaurant servers look to save tipping

Nation's Restaurant News - Fri, 2017-04-21 21:09

On this week's episode of Working Lunch, the Align Public Strategies crew explains a twist in the wages debate. This time it is restaurant servers coming forward to lawmakers on their own to save their tipped wages. Plus, the White House is pushing Congress to repeal the Affordable Care Act before President Trump's 100th day in office. Find out what this means for restaurant operators and how much should they count on this. Those stories and the legislative scorecard with all the top items affecting operators around the country.

Align Public Strategies is a full-service public affairs and creative firm that helps corporate brands, governments and nonprofits navigate the outside world and inform their internal decision-making.

This article does not necessarily reflect the opinions of the editors or management of Nation’s Restaurant News.