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Congressman Takes Aim at Toyota, NHTSA Before Hearing

WASHINGTON - On the eve of a hearing on Toyota Motor Corp. quality issues, House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Henry Waxman issued a double blast at the automaker and its U.S. highway safety regulator, Automotive News reported. Waxman, D-Calif., said that Toyota documents given ... Read More » Tags: , , ,

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GM Director Girsky Named Vice Chairman; John Smith to Retire

DETROIT - General Motors Co. said board member Steve Girsky, who was critical of GM during his days as a Wall Street analyst, will become vice chairman in charge of corporate strategy and business development on March 1, Automotive News reported. In addition, John Smith, ... Read More » Tags: ,

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Wolters Kluwer Provides Compliance Documents for Microsoft’s DMS Solution

MINNEAPOLIS — AVAbahn, the North American provider of Microsoft-based solutions and services for automotive retailers, is incorporating Wolters Kluwer Financial Services’ motor vehicle retail installment contracts and DocOne printing engine into the Dealer Management System for Microsoft Dynamics AX (MSDMS). The MSDMS technology platform helps ... Read More » Tags: ,

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Mercedes-Benz Financial Enhances Lease Turn-in Process

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. — Mercedes-Benz Financial is enhancing its lease vehicle turn-in process, called First Class Finish, by providing new software for its dealers hand-held Dynamic PDA (personal data assistant). Mercedes-Benz USA provided the Dynamic PDAs to all dealers in 2009. They have been using ... Read More » Tags: ,

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State Farm Reported Toyota Problems to NHTSA in 2004

Insurance giant State Farm alerted U.S. safety regulators about reports of unintended acceleration of Toyota Motor Corp. vehicles in February 2004, a State Farm spokesman said Friday. State Farm said it had notified the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration of a rise in unintended acceleration ... Read More » Tags: , ,

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GM to Pay Whitacre $1.7M Base Salary; Henderson to Consult

DETROIT - General Motors Co. said it will pay CEO Ed Whitacre $1.7 million annually in cash as part of a $9 million compensation package and has hired his ousted predecessor, Fritz Henderson, as a consultant, Automotive News and Reuters reported. Whitacre also will receive ... Read More » Tags: , ,

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