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    Featured: Billions of dollars at stake as dealers, Feds face off over auto loan regulations
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    "Dealers have to discount those rates to be competitive. The current system saves customers money. Period." – Forrest McConnell Auto dealers and the federal government are facing off over proposed rules to regulate auto financing, and this week the head of the nation's largest dealer ...

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    Read This: US and EU negotiating free trade pact to unify global auto safety regulations
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    Safety and emissions regulations have long been touchy subjects in the auto industry, because they can dictate the legality of automobiles and are not the same from country to country. Fragmented regulations add costs to vehicle sales, and they inhibit the ability of automakers to offer the same ...

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    Report: NHTSA looking for power to fast-track 'noncontroversial' auto laws
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    When it comes to any new regulation that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration deems "not controversial and therefore unlikely to receive adverse comment," it would like the power to implement the regulation without the standard period of public comment. It seeks the change in order to ...

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    Report: Indonesian province bans women from straddling motorbikes behind male riders
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    Aceh, a province of Indonesia, is the only one of the island nation's areas to have adopted Sharia law. Over the past few years the region of 4.5 million has passed laws to bring its populace, native and otherwise, more into line with its interpretation of Sharia, opening a Sharia court and ...

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    Ironic legislation: CARB ruling to kill aftermarket plug-in hybrids?
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    The uncertain future of the alternative-powered and alternative-fueled vehicle is being decided by a confluence of old and new technology, big business and start-ups, marketing, vested interests, and public perception. It is no surprise, then, that when it comes to government regulation, we are ...

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    'Splain Yourself: Senator invites EPA chief to California
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    Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Stephen Johnson (shown above) has found himself with few friends after denying California's request for a waiver to regulate its own emissions. The denial was issued shortly after President Bush signed the new energy bill into law, leaving some to ...

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    Nader returns to the automotive fold
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    He's back and with a vengeance.Consumer advocate and former presidential contender Ralph Nader is refocusing on the automotive industry, a move that brought him critical acclaim back in the Sixties. According to the Boston Herald, Nader accuses the U.S. government of acting as a "consulting ...

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