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Today's News: September 2, 2016

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USA TODAY: Japanese automakers’ car sales plunge in August

USA TODAY: U.S. auto sales fall back in August

The New York Times: Big decline in U.S. auto sales may signal end of six-year boom

Yahoo! Finance: Ford US sales drop; Five Below gives weak guidance; Costco falls on disappointing sales

The Wall Street Journal: Auto sales starting to hit the brakes

CNBC: America is turning away from cars

Fortune: Audi, Subaru, Volvo see U.S. monthly sales rise despite market downturn

MarketWatch: Why car sales may not return to record levels anytime soon

MarketWatch: The best time to score a bargain on a new car is right now

MediaPost: Auto sales dip except for Chrysler

MediaPost: Ford increases web traffic referrals from paid search by 880%

24/7 Wall St: Fiat Chrysler August sales up 2%, but short of estimates

24/7 Wall St: Ford August sales sink 8%, better outcome than expected

24/7 Wall St: GM August sales slide 5% but top estimates

Automotive News: GM: Sales off, but retail share, ATPs climb

Jalopnik: New car sales down almost across the board as market finally cools

Detroit Free Press: Fiat Chrysler sales rose 3% - Jeep buoys company

Detroit Free Press: 5 things we can learn from August auto sales

Detroit Free Press: August auto sales show the peak has passed GM and Ford sales fall in August amid industry-wide softening

The Detroit Bureau: Buyers take a breather as August auto sales slump

The Detroit Bureau: Dismal August may result in fall sales renaissance

Los Angeles Times: After rocket crisis, Elon Musk faces Tesla safety and cash-flow issues


OEM/Vehicle News

Software update mistakenly disables safety sensors on Tesla’s falcon-wing doors

Feds investigating FCA sales fraud focusing on strange code word

Ford shelves compact car program for emerging markets, setback for India

Why Tesla’s cash crunch may be worse than you think

Aston Martin shifts beyond James Bond with boats, baby strollers

New Ford F-150 engine, transmission available in Oct.


Industry/Dealer News

40 Under 40: Our 2016 Honorees

Big carmakers merge, cautiously, into the self-driving lane

Automakers improve child safety restraints


International Automotive News

Fiat emissions cleared by Italy as Germany seeks wider probe

Japanese government raids Mitsubishi headquarters

VW to build pickups with JAC in China, report says


Ad/Media/Marketing News

Esurance stages fake car crash to warn of dangers of Pokémon Go

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