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Nissan Leaf finds its fan base

AutoNews - Sun, 2017-02-19 01:01
Nissan's bold move into electric vehicles with the Leaf earlier this decade looks like a sales flop to many. But there are pockets of the U.S. market where EVs are in demand.
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Autotrader, Kia capitalize on NBA All-Star Weekend festivities

AutoNews - Fri, 2017-02-17 18:27
Autotrader is using NBA All-Star Weekend as a springboard for its latest ad campaign. Kia, meanwhile, has been capitalizing on the All-Star hype this week by giving people in New Orleans free rides through a promotion with Uber.
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AutoNews Now: Ford's self-driving wake-up call

AutoNews - Fri, 2017-02-17 16:30
Dozing engineers give Ford wake-up call on self-driving cars; Loan delinquencies up; 'Kill switch' probe; PSA to get Opel EV tech?; Subaru's classic ads; Tesla driver's sacrifice.
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SUV discounts signal flagging demand, eroding auto profits

AutoNews - Fri, 2017-02-17 16:12
SUVs, overtaking sedans as the new American family car, have been so hot that automakers raced to supply the market. With inventory now piling up, profit-sapping rebates are on the rise.
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LotLinx names Dataium founder as president and chief product officer

AutoNews - Fri, 2017-02-17 16:05
Digital marketing company LotLinx has named Dataium founder Eric Brown its president and chief product officer.
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CarMax opens first four-lane auction on West Coast

AutoNews - Fri, 2017-02-17 15:57
CarMax opened a vehicle reconditioning and four-lane auction center in Murrieta, Calif., on Thursday, making it CarMax's largest multipurpose location on the West Coast, the used-vehicle mega-retailer said.
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Bill Baker, who 'put Land Rover on the map,' dies at 72

AutoNews - Fri, 2017-02-17 15:25
Bill Baker, the legendary PR man who played a key role in Land Rover's successful return to the U.S. market in 1986, died Thursday. He was 72.
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Little Caesars' Ilitch paid the rent for Rosa Parks

SmartBrief - Fri, 2017-02-17 15:19
Little Caesars founder Mike Ilitch, who passed away last Friday, paid the rent for civil rights icon Rosa Parks for years.  -More
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Wendy's maps aggressive growth plan for smaller stores

SmartBrief - Fri, 2017-02-17 15:19
Wendy's will add 1,000 new restaurants in the next three years, with a flexible new design that will fit into smaller spaces, -More
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San Francisco Bay Area offers senior care opportunities

SmartBrief - Fri, 2017-02-17 15:19
Home care franchises are finding opportunities in the San Francisco Bay Area as the population grows older.  -More
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Have you asked employees what they think?

SmartBrief - Fri, 2017-02-17 15:19
Feedback from employees is one of the most effective ways to identify and address pain points, writes Kelsey Martin, chief pe -More
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Employees won't take responsibility if you don't

SmartBrief - Fri, 2017-02-17 15:19
Leaders who want employees to take responsibility should reflect on their own habits, writes Dan Rockwell.  -More
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Charting a course for brand expansion

SmartBrief - Fri, 2017-02-17 15:19
Expanding into a new market can be challenging for limited-service restaurant brands, as companies must consider a wide varie -More
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Engineers create space-age straw for McDonald's

SmartBrief - Fri, 2017-02-17 15:19
Engineers have created a J-shaped straw to help McDonald's patrons better enjoy the brand's Chocolate Shamrock Shake.  -More
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Best practices for Franchisee Advisory Councils

SmartBrief - Fri, 2017-02-17 15:19
Members of IFA's Franchise Relations Committee, including Firestorm's Jim Squire, CFE, Thomas Flaherty with Tide Dry Cleaners
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ICFE seeks testimonials

SmartBrief - Fri, 2017-02-17 15:19
The Institute of Certified Franchise Executives is looking for IFA members who have at least three active CFEs in their compa
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Trump announces new nominee for labor secretary

SmartBrief - Fri, 2017-02-17 15:19
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Small businesses seek regulatory changes under Trump

SmartBrief - Fri, 2017-02-17 15:19
Some small-business owners are hoping the Trump administration will pursue a number of regulatory changes that could include  -More
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IFA SmartBrief will not publish Monday

SmartBrief - Fri, 2017-02-17 15:19
As a result of Presidents Day, IFA SmartBrief will not publish on Monday, Feb. 20.
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