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Wednesday, 17 November 2021 19:16

Carvana Arrives in Iowa with Des Moines Debut

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Carvana, the leading e-commerce platform for buying and selling used cars, continues to expand its presence in the Midwest, debuting in Iowa with as-soon-as-next-day touchless home delivery to Des Moines.

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Charlotte Liss, co-owner of CARSTAR Liss Auto Body, in Crown Point, IN, and CARSTAR Liss Auto Body Schererville in Schererville, IN, has been named the 2021 winner of the Up & Coming Woman of the Year award in the marketing/media category by the Northwest Indiana Influential Women Association.

Monday, 15 November 2021 22:26

Business is Booming as Small-Business Loans in Nebraska Shatter Records

Written by Matt Olberding, Lincoln Journal Star

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Craig Johnson got a small-business loan 21 years ago when he bought his business, Wayne's Body Shop.

Friday, 12 November 2021 22:37

Catalytic Converter Thefts in Minneapolis and Saint Paul Approaching 2019 Nationwide Levels

Written by Mary Stroka, The Center Square

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Catalytic converter thefts have skyrocketed in Minneapolis and Saint Paul, the Insurance Federation of Minnesota reported in a news release Nov. 12.

Friday, 12 November 2021 17:42

Stellantis, Citing Chip Shortage, Plans Layoffs for 400 Workers at Jeep Cherokee Plant

Written by Eric D. Lawrence, Detroit Free Press

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Stellantis, citing the global semiconductor chip shortage, is planning to lay off 400 workers at its Jeep Cherokee SUV plant in Belvidere, IL.

Thursday, 11 November 2021 20:15

AASP-MN Announces New Executive Director

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The Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of Minnesota (AASP-MN) is pleased to announce Linden Wicklund has been selected as the association’s executive director following the retirement of longtime leader Judell Anderson, CAE, at the end of the year.