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Harvey recovery: From burned out to back in business


by MS Society – SVIC Gay Family Auto suffered enormous damage from Harvey. But the group exemplifies how quickly the region’s retailers are bouncing back, at least initially. … Automotive News Breaking News Feed

Australian man likely 18th death from faulty Takata airbags


by Mike Traverse An Australian man who died in a Sydney car crash may be the 18th death linked to faulty Takata airbags, after police said he was killed when hit in the neck by shrapnel from an airbag. … Automotive News Breaking News Feed

Musk warns of worst-case scenario from artificial intelligence


by SeeMidTN.com (aka Brent) Elon Musk warned governors that government regulation of artificial intelligence is needed because it’s a fundamental risk to humans. … Automotive News Breaking News Feed

New CFPB rule prohibits lenders from forcing arbitration


by Mike Foote The CFPB banned banks and other financial services companies from including mandatory arbitration clauses in contracts to prevent consumers pursuing claims of wrongdoing from joining class-action lawsuits. … Automotive News Breaking News Feed

VW top brass warned of costs from illegal emissions a month before disclosure, report says


by CarSpotter A VW manager told the CEO and other managers that the company’s diesel emissions violations could cost up to $ 18.5 billion, almost a month before investors were informed, a German newspaper reported Sunday. … Automotive News Breaking News Feed

Fields tried to fire Hinrichs before being ousted from Ford


by Sherlock77 (James) Days before his May 19 ouster as CEO of Ford, Mark Fields was proposing to fire his top lieutenant, Joe Hinrichs, in an effort to relieve some of the pressure he was facing from a skeptical board of directors, Automotive News has learned. … Automotive News Breaking News Feed