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With Texas continuing to break records for new coronavirus deaths and hospitalizations last week, Gov. Greg Abbott reiterated July 10 that things will continue to get worse.

Tesla’s Cybertruck Gigafactory may be experiencing some speed bumps as of late, but the project is also making headway in some key areas.

Asbury Automotive Group, Inc., one of the largest automotive retail and service companies in the U.S., entered into a definitive agreement to acquire certain assets of Park Place Dealerships, one of the country's largest and most prominent luxury dealer groups, for $685 million of goodwill and approximately $50 million for parts, fixed assets and leaseholds, excluding vehicle inventory.

Tuesday, 07 July 2020 22:32

2020 Texas Auto Body Trade Show Canceled

The Auto Body Association of Texas (ABAT) has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Texas Auto Body Trade Show scheduled for Sept. 18-19 in Irving, TX.

State Farm Insurance Co. has been approved for an overall auto insurance rate decrease of 9.6% in Louisiana, the state insurance department reported.

Tuesday, 07 July 2020 18:57

Jerry Seiner Acquires 2 AZ Stores

For the past 40 years, the Jerry Seiner Dealerships have operated in Utah. This week, the dealer group made its entrance into Arizona.