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TBR Weekly Top 10 — Sept. 25

September 25, 2015 — Herb Chambers for Sale?  CFPB Admits Problems; Will Carmakers Kill Uber? Salesman Confidential; Top Trends; WV Catches VW; UAW Vote Not a Slam Dunk; Honda Civic.

The TBR Weekly Top 10 is our list of what we believe are the week’s must-read stories from various sources on the web. The stories that are thought-provoking, informative and provide different perspectives. Let us know what you think…

  1. Will Carmakers be the Death of Uber?  — from BostInno. Many analysts think Uber may put a hurting on automakers in the future. What if it were the other way around?
  2. CFPB Admits Problems With its Methodology — from F&I Showroom Magazine. American Banker obtains more emails and documents revealing the CFPB knows it has problems with its methods for determining whether racial bias occurred in auto lending practices.
  3. Herb Chambers For Sale? — from Bloomberg Business. Boston mega dealer sends a message to buyers, “At some point, I absolutely would sell.”
  4. Dealers Selling More, But Costs Also Rising — from Industry Week. Article highlights a report on automotive retailing from Center for Automotive Research.
  5. Five Top Automotive Trends — from Think Adviser. Intriguing look at top trends in the automotive space from the Frankfurt Auto Show.
  6. Volkswagen’s Diesel Scandal Not All Bad — from Hybrid Cars. Article lays out how the recent emissions scandal could be good for automotive. At least, if you have a strong hybrid strategy.
  7. Car Salesman Confidential — from Motor Trend’s blog. A not so bad look at the life of a car salesman.
  8. UAW Vote on FCA Contract Faces Opposition — from the Detroit News. The vote is far from a sure thing as heavy voting is expected over the weekend — one of the driving issues, the continued existence of Tier Two wages.
  9. Can Honda Civic Reignite Honda Sales? — from the Motley Fool. Auto analyst likes the new Civic, but wonders if it’s enough.
  10. How a WV Group Caught VW in its Lie — from the Atlantic. A West Virginia University group of researchers may have changed automotive forever.

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