Month: July 2021

Editor’s note: This story has been updated to correct Tom Dobry’s new title, which Lithia has confirmed is different than what is stated in its 8-K filing. Lithia Motors Inc. is shuffling its executive marketing positions, bringing back a former executive and media expert as the new leader of the department. The dealership group hired
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TOKYO — It seemed like sure- fire marketing magic when Toyota became a top sponsor of the Olympics after the home country was tapped to host the 2020 Summer Games in Tokyo. But then the pandemic pushed the global athletic competition into 2021. And then, a new COVID- 19 state of emergency was declared in
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Lithia Motors Inc. is shuffling its executive marketing positions as it brought back a former executive and media expert as the new leader of the department. The dealership group hired Marguerite Celeste as the company’s senior vice president and chief marketing officer effective immediately, according to a government filing. Celeste held positions at NBC Universal,
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What kind of vehicle is the 2022 Cadillac XT5? What does it compare to? The XT5 is Cadillac’s five-seat crossover SUV that could be shopped against the BMW X3, Audi Q5, and Lincoln Nautilus.  Is the 2022 Cadillac XT5 a good SUV? Review continues below Though short on thrills, the XT5 is a competent SUV.
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DETROIT– General Motors plans to recall certain Chevrolet Bolts for the second time in less than a year to replace defective battery modules after customers who completed a previous recall remedy continued to report battery fires. GM did not say when the replacements would start. “We’re working with our supplier and manufacturing teams to determine
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The Biden administration is laying the groundwork to spend roughly $52 billion on semiconductor research and manufacturing even as it’s awaiting congressional approval of the funding, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo said. “We’re putting plans in place right now already on the team to invest the $52 billion,” she said Thursday during a White House press
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Congress must act quickly to bolster semiconductor manufacturing in the U.S., according to a letter from several trade groups and unions delivered to House and Senate leaders on Thursday. “Strengthening the U.S. position in semiconductor research, design, and manufacturing is a national priority,” reads the letter, organized by the Semiconductor Industry Association. “While the governments
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LOS ANGELES — The founder and CEO of HAAH Automotive Holdings, Duke Hale, has formed a new company that intends to make a bid for ailing Korean automaker SsangYong Motor Co., Hale told Automotive News. HAAH this week announced that it had abandoned plans to import Chinese cars to the U.S. and would file for
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