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Auto Industry Could Get Boost from Obama Tax Credits
'Early' Registration Discount for NADA Convention Ends in Three Days
NADA Offers Webinars to Provide Compliance Guidance on New Regulatory Notices that Take Effect at the End of the Year
Opinion: EPA's Vehicle Grading System Misses the Mark
Opinion: Toyota's Acceleration Problem Could be Customer-Based
NADA University Sponsors Executive Summit to Improve Online Sales and Marketing
Committed to Community: Cleveland Auto Dealers' Scholarship Program Enters 19th Year
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Auto Industry Could Get Boost from Obama Tax Credits

While representatives of Ford Motor Co. and General Motors Co. say they want more details, Obama's call to fix the R&D credit got an enthusiastic response from the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, which represents Detroit's Big Three, Toyota Motor Corp. and other automakers. (Read more)
Source: The Detroit News

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'Early' Registration Discount for NADA Convention Ends in Three Days

Housing is filling up quickly; Five hotels already sold out

Discounted “early” registration rates for the 2011 NADA Convention & Expo in San Francisco will be available only until midnight (central time), Friday, Sept. 10. After this date, advance/pre-registration rates will go into effect and increase $25 in each category. (Read more)
Source: NADAFrontPage.com

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NADA Offers Webinars to Provide Compliance Guidance on New Regulatory Notices that Take Effect at the End of the Year

NADA attorneys and representatives from federal agencies will highlight dealer compliance obligations under the new Model Privacy Notice and Risk-Based Pricing Rule in a series of webinars starting next month. One webinar will be held in October and the other in November. Each is part of NADA University's Learning Hub webinar series. (Read more)
Source: NADAFrontPage.com 

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Opinion: EPA's Vehicle Grading System Misses the Mark

Though well-intentioned, the EPA's grading system goes too far in establishing a lowest common denominator for car buyers. It is too pejorative and potentially too emotional. (Read more)
Source: Automotive News 

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Opinion: Toyota's Acceleration Problem Could be Customer-Based

The results are not definitive, but a preliminary report on sudden acceleration from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has some good news for Toyota Motor Corp. In short, electronics was not the issue. (Read more)
Source: The Washington Post

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NADA University Sponsors Executive Summit to Improve Online Sales and Marketing

NADA University is sponsoring the second annual Driving Sales Executive Summit (DSES) slated for Oct. 18-20 at the Encore Wynn Las Vegas. The summit aims to help dealers clarify their online business goals and carve out the best paths to achieve them. (Read more)
Source: NADA University

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Committed to Community: Cleveland Auto Dealers' Scholarship Program Enters 19th Year

BRECKSVILLE, Ohio – Since 1991, the Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers Association has awarded 10 scholarships a year valued at $1,000 each to dealership employees and their children for post-secondary education. This year, the association’s educational assistance foundation doubled the number of annual scholarship awards from 10 to 20. Winners are chosen based on a combination of points awarded for an essay contest, grade point average and other scholastic activities. (Read more)
Source: GCADA

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"Making a permanent R&D tax credit sends us a strong signal that we should invest in a lot of the technology. To the extent it can encourage R&D and generate investment, that translates into jobs."

    -- Gloria Bergquist, spokesperson for the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, on President Obama's plan to make permanent the tax break for research and development, The Detroit News, Sept. 8

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