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Failure is an event -- it is not a person.

SmartBrief - Mon, 2017-10-16 14:07
Zig Ziglar, writer and motivational speaker
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In Search of Hotel Excellence—The William Vale

Hotel Interactive - Mon, 2017-10-16 13:04
Boutique Hotel In Brooklyn Maximizes Use Of Space With Innovate Design

Hurricanes increase building supply sales

Store Front Talk Back - Mon, 2017-10-16 12:01
The highest retail sales in September were seen in the area of building supplies, up 7.7% year over year.

It pays to pair

Nation's Restaurant News - Mon, 2017-10-16 12:00
Operators maximize the morning with coffee and food pairings.

Hilton Chicago Finalizes $150 Million Renovation

Hotel Interactive - Mon, 2017-10-16 10:38
CHICAGO—Classic now meets cool as the historic 1,544 room Hilton Chicago, located on Michigan Avenue across from Grant Park, announces today ...

Only half of retail CEO bonuses paid out in 2016

Store Front Talk Back - Mon, 2017-10-16 10:28
The pressure coming from e-commerce sales has affected not only the profits of physical stores but also how the executives running them are paid.

Dart Real Estate Acquires The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman

Hotel Interactive - Mon, 2017-10-16 10:27
Dart Real Estate has purchased The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman. The luxury resort property, located along Seven Mile Beach, is an investment ...

Automakers add more tech to subcompact cars to boost margins

AutoNews - Mon, 2017-10-16 01:01
New models, increased technology and a strong focus on personalization are helping volume automakers such as VW, Ford and Nissan boost sales and improve their bottom lines by selling more expensive versions of their subcompacts, data shows.
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Dealers must retool retail

AutoNews - Mon, 2017-10-16 01:01
Dealers can reshape auto retailing by embracing new business models and developing value propositions that meet the needs of today's consumers, says Don Flow, CEO of Flow Automotive Cos.
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If gas taxes vanish, there will be others

AutoNews - Mon, 2017-10-16 01:01
As a California resident, I have no problem believing that tax-and-spend legislators and governors will have no problem developing replacement tax schemes.
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Hyundai Shopper Assurance retail plan borrows from '09 playbook

AutoNews - Mon, 2017-10-16 01:01
Hyundai Motor America CMO Dean Evans predicts that with new vehicles luring first-time Hyundai shoppers and the Shopper Assurance program promoting loyalty, Hyundai could post a 10 percent sales gain over 2017.
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Compacts outselling midsize cars in 2017

AutoNews - Mon, 2017-10-16 01:01
Compact cars are outselling midsize cars this year because five compacts are actually doing well.
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With strong sales, low inventory

AutoNews - Mon, 2017-10-16 01:01
Automakers reduced auto stocks during September, starting October with stocks only a bit higher than normal for this time of year.
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Advice to dealers on managing used-car inventory

AutoNews - Sun, 2017-10-15 01:01
In this excerpt from his new book, Dale Pollak, founder of vAuto, offers two alternatives to managing the age of a dealership's used-car inventory.
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Dealer groups may step up expansion in the UK after Brexit

AutoNews - Sun, 2017-10-15 01:01
Big dealership groups could boost investments in Britain after the country's vote to leave the EU led to a weaker pound, making investments attractive.
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Nissan applies chuckles to big pickup marketing

AutoNews - Sat, 2017-10-14 18:57
Nissan's newest Titan TV ad inserts a belly laugh into the solemn no-nonsense world of advertising big pickups.
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