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February 15, 2017
<p>Texas dealers&nbsp;led the nation by adding 15 new rooftops in 2016, according to a new report from Urban Science.&nbsp;<em>Photo by LoneStarMike</em></p> U.S. Dealers Added Stores, Lost Sales in 2016

Urban Science analysts said average per-store sales in the United States fell by a single unit in 2016, despite a slight uptick in rooftops and franchises.




Bankruptcies Register First Consecutive Monthly YOY Increases Since 2010

While bankruptcies plunged last year to their lowest levels since the implementation of the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2015, filings are beginning to climb, according to the American Bankruptcy Institute.


<p>The 2017 Honda CR-V is the top seller among the two-row SUVs Kelley Blue Book included in its latest list of top family vehicles. <em>Photo courtesy American Honda Motor Co. Inc.</em></p> No Sedans Among KBB’s Top 12 Family Cars

Kelley Blue Book’s list of the best family vehicles for the 2017 model year includes eight SUVs, four minivans, and no sedans.


Black Book: Luxury Depreciation Spikes

Luxury vehicles continued to struggle last week, as the segment realized some of the highest depreciation rates among all segments, according to the vehicle valuation firm.


Group 1’s U.S. F&I Team Delivers Record PVR

For the year, the nation’s third largest dealer group grew its U.S. F&I per-copy average by $129 from the prior year to $1,644. Company officials, however, tell investors and equity research analysts ‘not to model anything higher.’


ALG Sets Bolt EV's Residual Value

The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV should retain as much as 39% of its value after three years of retail leasing, which is significantly better than other mainstream competitors, according to ALG.


Hudson Cook LLP Adds Three New Partners

The law firm announced today the election of attorneys Robert Gage, Lauren Hunt, and Jennifer Sarvadi to the partnership.


Exeter Names New CFO

The subprime finance source announced the promotion of Brad Nall to CFO. The more than 25-year veteran of the consumer finance industry has held various senior roles since joining the company in July 2012.


<p><strong>Nick Saban, head coach of the Alabama Crimson Tide, espouses &ldquo;The Process,&rdquo; a leadership philosophy that relies on breaking monumental tasks down to small, manageable pieces.&nbsp;</strong><em>Photo: Rammajammayellahamma&nbsp;</em></p> Great Coaches Build Winning Teams

The CFP National Championship was more than a football game. It was a contest between ‘The Process’ and ‘All In,’ the personal leadership philosophies of head coaches Nick Saban and Dabo Swinney.


Top 5 Ways to Sell More Used Cars Online

Take advantage of every opportunity the internet offers to move used units more quickly for more money.


4 Keys to Moneymaking Videos

Master the elements of content, exposure, and data collection to maximize the potential of your videos.


<p><em>Photo: James Holloway</em></p> Nine Months in Hell

Former restaurateur Tim Denton’s matchless work ethic and dedication to training have pushed him to new heights of success at Five Star Ford Lincoln.


Turn Out the Lights, the Party's Over

The Alpha Dawg says goodbye to recordbreaking sales, uncovers the truth behind Trump vs. Ford, seeks justice for criminals in the executive ranks, and throws ‘The Book’ at Cadillac.



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