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Kimberly Hurley

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Kimberly is a seasoned investigational journalist for CBT Automotive Network.
Tesla

Tesla Scrambles to Raise Funds with Bond and Stock Sale

Days after announcing massive losses for the previous quarter, Tesla has now announced plans to raise about $2.3 billion in new capital to increase...
young people

Gen Z Less Eager to Start Driving

Most adults remember the time when getting a driver’s license meant freedom. Many can recall whining at their parents to take them driving so...
Tesla

Tesla Announces a $702 Million Loss for Q1

Expert expectations for Tesla’s Q1 2019 numbers were never very promising, but the $702 million net loss the company announced may exceed the expected...
Carvana

“The Amazon of Auto” Carvana Restores Faith From Investors

Despite the “massive losses and negative cash flow” that Carvana has experienced within the past few years, the used auto retailer is making a...
car shopping

Digital Auto Shopping Bucking Dealership Visit Trends: Cox Automotive Study

Many people vehemently dislike car shopping. Spending time going from dealership to dealership, looking at different models to make a decision on what they...
Toyota

Envisioning the Future: Toyota Looking for New Leadership

Almost a decade ago in June of 2009, Akio Toyoda was elected to replace Toyota’s departing president, Katsuaki Watanabe. He took over the corporation...
tariffs

Toyota’s Lentz Regarding Tariffs: “I’m Confident They’ll Make the Right Decision”

There is no question the Trump administration’s auto tariff threats have been looming over consumers and the auto industry for months. In March, Toyota...
private equity firms

How Mark Wahlberg and Private Equity Firms Are Shaking Up Automotive Retail

If you’re looking to buy a Chevy from Mark Wahlberg, go ahead and make a visit to Columbus, Ohio, where he is now including...
management

How to Help Women in Retail Advance Into Management

There is no question that gender roles have evolved tremendously throughout the past couple of centuries. For example, in 2017, Ancestry.com pointed out some...
Hyundai

Hyundai’s 5-year, 40 Billion Dollar Plan

This week, Hyundai Motor announced that it’s planning on allocating 45 trillion won ($40 billion USD) within the next five years to make significant...
service

Building A Vibrant Service Department

Creating an environment where customers feel relaxed and well cared for can be a tough thing to achieve with the many pressures being felt...
sales goals

A Constructive Approach to Missed Sales Goals

There’s no way of getting around it: as a manager, there will be unpleasant situations that you personally have to deal with. As much...
F&I

Dull F&I Meetings? Here are 4 Ways to Make Them a Can’t Miss Experience

Meetings. Love them or hate them, they are a necessary evil in any business. Dealerships are not immune, and most meetings seem to revolve...
penny perfect paymentsvideo

How Dealers Can Avoid the Friction Caused by Penny Perfect Payments – Pete MacInnis,...

Pete MacInnis, Founder, and CEO of eLend Solutions returns to CBT News to discuss more topics on digital retailing and the disconnect that dealers often...

Auto Retail’s Big Trends and Takeaways from the First Half of 2019

We are only six months into 2019, and there are already significant trends and takeaways for automotive industry analysts and dealers to dig into....

Utilizing Modern Technology in Auto Retail

On this week's episode of Straight Talk, David Lewis talks about why you should take advantage of modern technology and utilize services such as...

Fanatical Customer Care

On this week's episode of the Weekly Tune-Up, Almog Veig of David Lewis & Associates talks to you about how to achieve fanatical customer...

Become Your Own “One-A-Day Vitamin”

 Become your own "One-A-Day Vitamin" by finding the things that move you forward every day on this week's Saturday Morning Sales Meeting with Mark...

The Give-Get Negotiating Technique

On this week's episode of On the Mark, Mark Tewart talks about one of his favorite negotiating techniques, the "give-get" principle.