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Dealer anniversaries

Dealers featured this week include Jim and John Warfield of Frederick Motor Co., in Frederick, Md.; Dealer Principal Chris Hoeye and Wally Henkel, general manager, of Big Two Toyota of Chandler in Chandler, Ariz.; Dealer principal Robert Vardaman of Vardaman Buick in Hattiesburg, Miss.; Brad Fenton, CEO of Fenton Motor Group, for Fenton Nissan of McAlester in McAlester, Okla.; and David Fischer Jr., president of Suburban Infiniti of Novi in Novi, Mich.


Jackson will speak at AN World Congress

Mike Jackson, CEO of AutoNation and one of the industry's most influential leaders, will speak at the Automotive News World Congress in January.

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Demand helps stocks normalize

Storm replacement sales in September and October helped automakers trim inventory to normal levels for the first time since winter.

Nissan's 'Star Wars' sequel

For the latest Star Wars tie-in, dealers had a challenge for Nissan's marketing brass: How could they spread the fervor across the Nissan lineup?

VW/AUDI: Sales, share continue climb

Volkswagen sales were up 12 percent to 27,732 on growing sales of its new crossover lineup. Audi extended its industry-best sales streak to eight consecutive years.

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