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Vintage Chevys lost to fire at HBO ?dealership'

A fire destroyed dozens of old Chevrolets at an upstate New York used-car store. HBO was using it in the filming of an upcoming miniseries.

Digital retailing grabs automakers' attention

For automakers, digital retailing is now seen as essential as other tools at franchised dealer, vendors say.

Numbers on gender we needed to hear

A top female executive at Ford came to Toyota's HQ with a message for the industry: "Women are underrepresented."

Number to watch: $849 million

Japanese electric motor supplier Nidec Corp. will spend $849 million this year to acquire the automotive electronics company Omron.

Public dealership groups: Small in number, huge in clout

Public ownership of big dealership groups helped transform an industry made up mostly of self-funded small businesses into one flush with cash from big banks and private-equity firms.