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First Shift: '17 Fords to get Apple, Android

AutoNews - Mon, 2016-07-25 01:01
'17 Fords to get Apple, Android; Sources: FCA sales-reporting practices uncovered in 2015 review; GM rethinks India spending; VW tries new way to name crossover; Rosekind's plea.
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Mobile app brings online-dating mentality to car shopping

AutoNews - Mon, 2016-07-25 01:01
A new app allows shoppers to swipe through images of new and used vehicles gathered from more than 29,000 dealership sites across the U.S.
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Dealer, CFPB exec face off over loan pricing

AutoNews - Mon, 2016-07-25 01:01
A Texas dealer and the CFPB's head of fair-lending enforcement held a lively discussion of why and how dealerships charge for arranging auto financing at the annual National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers conference.
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GM minority dealer expansion comes with caveat

AutoNews - Mon, 2016-07-25 01:01
GM laid out an aggressive plan at the National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers conference to add 10 minority-owned dealerships per year, net, to its retail network for the next five years.
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Nissan, Toyota vie for the hearts of Texans

AutoNews - Mon, 2016-07-25 01:01
To grow in the U.S., Nissan needs more of Texas. But Dallas is about to become Toyota Town.
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A buff new Buick Enclave

AutoNews - Mon, 2016-07-25 01:01
Spy photos suggest the Buick Enclave will become more muscular when the brand's biggest crossover is redesigned.
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Nissan declares its 'year of the truck'

AutoNews - Mon, 2016-07-25 01:01
Nissan has declared this as its 'year of the truck,' with fresh changes coming for the Titan, Armada, Pathfinder and Rogue.
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FCA salutes Jeep

AutoNews - Mon, 2016-07-25 01:01
A unique Jeep Wrangler rolled down the assembly line in Toledo, Ohio, on July 15, looking like a combat zone "jeep" of the distant past.
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Hyundai to roll out next-gen fuel cell in '18

AutoNews - Mon, 2016-07-25 01:01
Hyundai will use the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea to showcase a new next-generation fuel cell vehicle.
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Fuel economy report shows just what the industry can do

AutoNews - Mon, 2016-07-25 01:01
Last week's draft report on the auto industry agreement on fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions provides a helpful reminder of what happens when automakers and regulators have the courage to question their assumptions.
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Toyota CPO surge boosts sales industrywide

AutoNews - Mon, 2016-07-25 01:01
Industrywide first-half CPO sales grew 4 percent, according to data compiled by the Automotive News Data Center. Toyota division helped to lift the total, as its CPO sales climbed 15 percent.
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Store expects its used-car leasing to grow

AutoNews - Mon, 2016-07-25 01:01
Dealer Wes Lutz took used-vehicle leasing into his own hands. He offers his customers leases on late-model used cars and trucks that, in some cases, can cut payments in half compared with purchasing a new vehicle of the same make and model.
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No auctions for this used-car manager

AutoNews - Mon, 2016-07-25 01:01
A pre-owned sales manager at a Buick-GMC dealership in Ohio pays staffers $200 when they find the vehicles he wants.
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Judge allows dealership discrimination suit to proceed

AutoNews - Mon, 2016-07-25 01:01
A lawsuit alleges that a former new-car manager made "racially inappropriate comments every day" towards an African-American car salesman.
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The Instagram advantage: Seven rules for putting this super-visual tool to work for you

FastCasual.com - Mon, 2016-07-25 00:00
Pictures and words and great hashtags — that's the world of Instagram. It's a world restaurateurs must know to engage today's customers. Here are some pointers.

Mazda diesel still in the plans, CEO says

AutoNews - Sat, 2016-07-23 01:01
While diesel-powered Mazdas haven't made a U.S. debut yet, the automaker still plans on offering them stateside.
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She&'s driving GM in a new direction

AutoNews - Sat, 2016-07-23 01:01
Julia Steyn, who is leading GM's various experiments in vehicle sharing and transportation services under the Maven brand, says she's encouraged by the early results.
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PizzaFire Raises $5,000 for Cleveland Children's Hospital

QSR Magazine - Fri, 2016-07-22 16:53
Image Caption: Image Credit: PizzaFire raises $5,000 for the Cleveland Children's Hospital.Exclusive Brief: 0

PizzaFire raised $5,000 that will go to purchase wish list items for patients at Cleveland Clinic Children’s. The donation was achieved through a promotion where $1 was donated for every “Pizza of the Month” sold in June and via customer donations. All $5,000 will be used to purchase wish list items for their patients, and these items will be dropped off at Cleveland Clinic Children’s on Thursday, July 28 at 11 a.m. PizzaFire team members, including Sean Brauser, PizzaFire founder and CEO, will surprise patients by dropping off the wish list items.

Chains: PizzaFire

CREAM Opens 16th NoCal Store

QSR Magazine - Fri, 2016-07-22 16:49
Image Caption: Image Credit: CREAM opens its 16th location in Northern California.Exclusive Brief: 0

CREAM, a Bay Area–based dessert franchise that specializes in high-quality ice cream sandwiches using fresh, oven-baked cookies and other confections, will open its doors to its 16th Northern California location in Chico this summer at 2471 Cohasset Avenue.

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Fitlife Kicks Off New Tampa Store with Grand Opening

QSR Magazine - Fri, 2016-07-22 16:45
Image Caption: Image Credit: Fitlife Foods opens ninth location in Tampa, Florida.Exclusive Brief: 0

With summer in full swing, between work, travel, and the beach, there’s not always a lot of time to take care of one’s self. Fitlife Foods, the Southeast’s leading fresh, prepared meals retailer, will be providing Westshore residents and business professionals a solution to save them time and gain energy.

Following successful openings in the Orlando and Wesley Chapel areas this past spring, Fitlife Foods will open its ninth location at Westshore Town Square in Tampa, Florida, on Thursday, July 28.

Chains: Fitlife Foods