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OEConnection to buy Britain’s Bluegrasscoms

For the second time in two years, OEConnection is expanding its presence in Great Britain. The Ohio company, which specializes in helping dealers buy and sell parts, as well as providing service information, on Thursday said it has an agreement to buy Bluegrasscoms, a Newbury, England, company that provides many of the same services. “Bluegrasscoms […]

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Starck Raving Mad? Customizing the world’s worst bike

Remember the Starck-designed Aprilia Moto 6.5? Many were so traumatized by its existence, they’ve struck it from memory. The British website Visordown was particularly brutal in its appraisal: “Aprilia commissioned French avant-garde designer of the ’90s, Philippe Starck, to design a motorcycle. What they got was a crime against motorcycling.” It wasn’t just the Moto […]

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Trump threatens new trade deal with Mexico

Trump: “The assault on our country at our Southern Border … is far more important to me, as President, than Trade or the USMCA.” WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump threatened to deploy the military and close the southern U.S. border on Thursday if Mexico did not move to halt large groups of migrants headed for […]

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Volvo adds snow tires to Canada subscription service

At the 12-month point of the 24-month term, a customer can opt to upgrade to another Volvo product, and in doing so reset the two-year term. Photo credit: Volvo Care by Volvo, the brand’s subscription service, is now available in Canada after its website underwent a soft launch on Oct. 16. The service allows users […]

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Porsche to price electric Taycan between Cayenne, Panamera

Porsche’s Mission e concept, shown, will go on sale as the Taycan. WEISSACH, Germany — Porsche will position the Taycan below the brand’s Panamera sedan when the electric four-door sports car reaches markets next year, with a likely starting price above 80,000 euros (about $92,500). “We’re expecting a price somewhere between a Cayenne and a […]

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Why Mitch McConnell sees both sides of the tariff debate

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell: “The tariffs are beginning to have some impact in a negative way.” Photo credit: BLOOMBERG WASHINGTON — Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday prodded President Donald Trump’s administration to quickly resolve festering trade disputes, particularly with China, saying tariffs imposed by other countries in response to Trump’s trade policies […]

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Why Wilbur Ross is upping the ante on European trade

U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross: “The president’s patience is not unlimited.” Photo credit: REUTERS BRUSSELS — U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross challenged a fragile trans-Atlantic trade truce by accusing the European Union of dragging its feet over market-opening pledges. He lashed out at European Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom for saying the onus is on the […]

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Mean and Green: A Tasmanian Triumph Scrambler custom

Since its introduction in 2006, the Triumph Scrambler has been a standout in the marque’s modern classics rage. Its easygoing nature and effortlessly cool desert sled vibe have ensured continued popularity. But there’s always room for improvement. That was Jim Robinson‘s sentiment at least, when he got his hands on a 2008-model Scrambler. Jim’s a […]

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Another top Tesla executive calls it quits, report says

In June, Tesla built a general assembly line for the Model 3 sedan underneath a massive outdoor tent near its Fremont vehicle factory’s paint shop. Photo credit: BLOOMBERG Tesla Inc.’s vice president of manufacturing, Gilbert Passin, has left the company, Business Insider reported  on Wednesday, citing a source familiar with the situation. The company has […]

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Elon Musk will buy another $20 million in Tesla stock

Tesla Inc. CEO Elon Musk will purchase company stock worth $20 million in the next open trading session, the electric carmaker said in a filing on Wednesday. Tesla and Musk have each agreed to pay $20 million under a settlement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission of a fraud lawsuit relating to tweets by […]

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Volkswagen launches Passat Connect at Rs 25.99 lakh

NEW DELHI: German auto major Volkswagen Wednesday launched its premium carline Passat with an advanced telematics solution Connect at a price starting from Rs 25.99 lakh. The Passat is now available with Volkswagen Connect, an intelligent connected vehicle assistance system offering a holistic and connected experience to its customers, Volkswagen said in a statement. The […]

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Chase, Wells Fargo take measured approach to auto lending

Two of the country’s top auto lenders, Wells Fargo & Co. and JPMorgan Chase & Co., remain cautious on auto finance, although Wells Fargo increased auto loan originations in the third quarter compared with a low level a year ago, and Chase Auto Finance has increased lease originations for its private-label customers: Jaguar, Land Rover, […]

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Why legalized pot is raising concerns about impaired driving

Deputy NHTSA Administrator Heidi King has raised questions about drug-impaired driving. UPDATED: 10/17/18 11:31 am – adds Canada legalization WASHINGTON — U.S. transportation safety officials are sounding the alarm on drug-impaired driving, calling for state and federal regulators to do more to tackle the growing problem as states grapple with prescription drug abuse and adopt […]

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