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Dealership apologizes for derogatory term for Black customer

Jul. 23, 2021 23:15 PM EDT

LUMBERTON, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina car dealership has apologized for a derogatory term posted to its social media to identify a Black woman who bought a car from the business. Lumberton Honda posted a picture Thursday on its Facebook page of Trinity Bethune...

Police: Boy, 11, dies after being left in hot car by staffer

Jul. 22, 2021 18:44 PM EDT

AMERICAN FORK (AP) — An 11-year-old boy died when he was left inside a hot car by a worker for a Utah business providing services for people with developmental disabilities, police said. Joshua Hancey was in the care of Roost Services when he was left in the car by a...

A small victory: Used-car prices slip from dizzy heights

Jul. 21, 2021 13:10 PM EDT

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — For months, anyone who wandered onto a dealer lot to look for a used car could be forgiven for doing a double take — and then wandering right off the lot. Prices had rocketed more than 40% from their levels just before the viral pandemic struck,...

Edmunds: Is it possible to return the car you just bought?

Jul. 21, 2021 08:16 AM EDT

With car prices at record highs and inventory getting thinner, shoppers might be tempted to rush through a deal this summer without giving it much thought. But what happens if you later have buyer’s remorse, whether it be from too high of a car payment or realizing your new car isn’t...

Court order shuts down West Virginia used car dealerships

Jul. 20, 2021 04:04 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Four used car dealers have been permanently blocked from selling vehicles in West Virginia under a recent court order. Attorney General Patrick Morrisey said Monday his office won a lawsuit that accused the defendants of misrepresenting odometer...

NIL era brings cautious optimism to college-town businesses

Jul. 19, 2021 17:16 PM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Bret Oliverio says he wants college athletes to endorse his Sup Dogs restaurant along the main Franklin Street drag steps from the University of North Carolina. He is just being patient before jumping into a brave new world. ...

New Mexico is 2nd state to make gas stations liable for DUI

Jul. 19, 2021 15:18 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gas stations have a legal obligation not to sell fuel to drivers who are believed to be intoxicated, the New Mexico Supreme Court said Monday in a decision that could have far-reaching effects on businesses and that only one other state applies so strictly. ...

McKee veto: Auto body legislation would hurt consumers

Jul. 17, 2021 10:06 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island Gov. Dan McKee has vetoed legislation regarding auto body insurance claims that he said would ultimately burden consumers. “While I recognize the stated intent of this bill is to protect consumers, and there are portions of this...

US consumer prices surge in June by the most since 2008

Jul. 13, 2021 13:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Prices for U.S. consumers jumped in June by the most in 13 years, evidence that a swift rebound in spending has run up against widespread supply shortages that have escalated the costs of many goods and services. Tuesday's report from the Labor...

Retirement ends family’s 90-year run with auto dealer

Jul. 11, 2021 09:02 AM EDT

MILFORD, Del. (AP) — The numbers of years that Steve Warren and his late father Bill managed to accrue while working at i.g. Burton & Company Inc. are astounding. Consider that fifth-generation-owned i.g. Burton & Co. is one of the oldest auto dealers in the...