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Wells Fargo's GAP refund problem offers a lesson

Wells Fargo found itself in hot water again last week for possibly neglecting to refund consumers' guaranteed asset protection payments after they paid off their auto loans. But there are two sides to every story, and in this case, the law isn't as clear as it seems.

JAMES B. TREECE

Are we coping with falling used-car prices? Depends whom you ask

Declining used-vehicle prices bludgeoned second-quarter profits at Hertz and Avis Budget. Here's what they're doing about it.

BLOG: DAVID PHILLIPS

BLOG: For Toyota, it's all about newcomer status

Some governors probably shouldn't bother making a quick call to Toyota City or Plano, Texas, home to Toyota's new North American headquarters, to land America's newest auto factory.

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Should Barra join CEOs quitting Trump panels?

As President Trump seemingly stumbles from one crisis to another, GM and CEO Mary Barra find themselves mired in a major public-relations dilemma.

BLOG: Mark Vaughn
Infiniti Prototype 9 pays homage to '40s-styled racers

Infiniti may not have a vaunted motorsports pedigree but that hasn't stopped designers from creating a retro-looking race car and showcasing it at the year's most elevated celebration of automotive engineering, performance and design.

BLOG: Larry P. Vellequette
For Fiat Chrysler, anybody but a Cerberus

Chinese ownership of FCA is far more desirable — in terms of the U.S. economy and employment — than the merger of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and General Motors that FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne unsuccessfully tried to engineer in 2015.

BLOG: Hannah Lutz
Used sales bring F&I opportunity

Most of the six public new-car dealership groups focused on the growing used-vehicle market in their second-quarter earnings calls. That could be a plus for their F&I results.

BLOG: Jesse Snyder
Same game, new rules

The U.S. auto industry has crossed over from expansion to contraction. The general U.S. economy is still strong and building, but for the folks who build or sell light vehicles, it's increasingly clear that seven years of sales growth is ending.

BLOG: Richard Truett
How disruptive will the engine's demise become?

There's a lot at stake, far more than just replacing a gasoline or diesel engine with an electric motor or a fuel cell powertrain, as governments around the world move to reduce emissions.

BLOG: Lindsay Chappell
Careful words: Hold the wheel!

There will be a lot of talk this week about what upcoming vehicles will be able to do. But let's keep that under wraps. There is legitimate concern that some car buyers think their new vehicles are more autonomous than they are.

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