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Kimberly Hurley

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Kimberly is a seasoned investigational journalist for CBT Automotive Network.
interest rate

What the Fed Interest Rate Cuts Mean for the Auto Retail Industry

On July 31, the Federal Reserve lowered its interest rate for the first time in over a decade. Now set at between 2 percent...
jaguar

BMW and Jaguar Team Up to Fast Track EV Innovation

With the continuing advances in electric vehicles (EVs), it comes as no surprise that some manufacturers decide it is a good idea to work...
automotive industry

3 Women Now Hold Top Leadership Positions at GNYADA

There’s no doubt that men have always played a more prominent role in the automotive industry than women, but that has slowly been changing...
promote

Promote Within or Hire from the Outside: Pros and Cons

Hiring new employees and promoting others within an organization is important no matter what level they are at, but extra consideration should be given...
CAFE standards

From Then to Now: Everything You Need to Know about the CAFE Standards

In 1975, the United States took measures to improve the fuel economy of most vehicles by implementing the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards....
tariffs

Trade War Tariffs: Everything You Need to Know for the First Half of 2019

There has been no shortage of back and forth in regards to the tariffs that have been threatened and implemented on other countries by...
hydrogen

Former Chinese Minister Wan Gang on EVs: “It’s Hydrogen’s Turn”

If you look into the history of the electric vehicle (EV), you are bound to see Wan Gang’s name somewhere. Known as China’s “father...
CAFE standards

Automakers Make Their Pleas to Trump Regarding CAFE Fuel Regulations

According to the Alliance to Save Energy, the implementation of the Corporate Average Fuel Efficiency (CAFE) standards in the 1970’s has continued to create...
tariffs

Trump Administration Suspends Mexico Tariffs Indefinitely

Last week, experts in many industries were quite stressed out over President Donald Trump’s plan to implement tariffs on Mexico if the country did...
FCA and Renault

Uncertainty Looms as FCA and Renault Withdraw Merger Plans

You would probably be justified in calling the failed merger between Italy’s Fiat Chrysler Automobile (FCA) and France’s Renault “eye-opening.” FCA has announced it...
Sunrise Chevyvideo

How Sunrise Chevy Managed to Have a Record Month in Used Car Sales –...

On today's show, we’re pleased to welcome back Rudy "El Patronn" Tremenio, Managing Partner of Sunrise Chevy in Forest Hills, NY. In this segment,...
marketing updatevideo

Weekly Marketing Update with John Fitzpatrick – [5.29.20]

In today's segment, we’re pleased to welcome back John Fitzpatrick, President and CEO of Force Marketing, who provides CBT with a weekly marketing update....
engagement

Four Ways to Improve Employee Engagement at Your Dealership

Employee engagement is an indicator and cause of success. Overall, companies with high employee engagement are 21 percent more profitable than companies with low...
technology

Successfully Implementing Technology in the Service Department

During This challenging time in our industry I have noticed something strangely wonderful happening in the midst of this implosion. Of course, this is...
Brian Benstockvideo

Paragon Honda’s Brian Benstock Discusses Bright Spots in the Auto Retail Market Amid COVID-19

In today’s segment, we’re pleased to welcome back Brian Benstock, Partner GM and VP at Paragon Honda and Acura. Last time Brian was on our show, he and...

Combining Artificial and Human Intelligence to Maximize Dealership Results

On this week’s episode of Kain & Co., host and President of Kain Automotive, David Kain discusses the role that AI has to play in...

Building a Culture Around Your Dealership’s Digital Retailing Process

On this week’s episode of Kain & Co., host and President of Kain Automotive, David Kain discusses how to create a logical environment for your...

Are Your BDC Employees Using the Right Language During this Crisis?

On this week’s episode of Kain & Co., host and President of Kain Automotive, David Kain talks about adapting the language your BDC uses during...

April Kerrigan Report: Have Dealership Values Taken a Hit During the...

Welcome to the Kerrigan Advisors Market Update with Bridget Fitzpatrick and Ryan Kerrigan, Managing Director of Kerrigan Advisors. Did you enjoy this segment? Please share...
Coronavirus Coverage Central

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