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Today's News: September 2, 2015

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Associated Press (AP): US auto sales expected to drop in August, but Ford and Fiat Chrysler buck trend, GM flat

USA Today: Auto industry sees strong August sales

The New York Times: Ford and Fiat Chrysler post surprising sales gains in August

CNBC World: Kelley Blue Book’s Karl Brauer discusses U.S. auto sales in August

FOX Business: Auto industry shrugs off late Labor Day, tops August sales views

FOX Business Network: Kelley Blue Book analysts expect sales to fall 4% for August

U.S. News & World Report: Low gas prices, higher income drive auto sales

Financial Times: Big three US carmakers post better than expected sales in August

24/7 Wall St: GM August sales slide as Cadillac, Chevy brands falter

24/7 Wall St: Chrysler sales up 2%; company recalls 207,000 Jeep Cherokees

MediaPost: Domestics benefit from trucks, SUVs in August

Consumer Affairs: You can’t judge a car insurance company by its commercials

The Detroit Bureau: Auto sales slip a bit, but beat expectations

CBS (WCBS-AM) New York, N.Y.: Kelley Blue Book’s Alec Gutierrez expects auto sales to fall 4% from August 2014

NBC (KNSD-TV) San Diego, CA: A new report from Kelley Blue Book says prices for cars are up 3%

KOGO-AM San Diego, CA: Average new-car price is $41,694, according to new report from Kelley Blue Book

Boston Herald: When summer cools off, car deals heat up

Parade Magazine: Should you sell or donate your used car

Rapid News Network: Ford’s August sales reach nine-year high US: Strong demand in August comes with booming pickup and SUV sales Editorial

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OEM/Vehicle News

Lexus grabs second monthly U.S. sales win, narrows gap with BMW

Gas is cheap, by Toyota still betting on hydrogen

First Tesla Model X buyers now picking colors, ‘ludicrous mode’

VW’s CEO Winterkorn set to stay on for three more years

Jeep Wrangler to stay in Toledo, Cherokee leaving, Wrangler-based pickup coming

Hyundai brings back Nissan’s Hatami as U.S. sales chief


Industry/Dealer News

U.S. auto sales pace accelerates

Federal regulators widen probe of Takata side air bags

Groundbreaking electric car sharing program launches in an unlikely city

Munster: Apple car is 50% to 60% likely

Google says it’s not the self-driving car’s fault. It’s other drivers’

Your next car could reveal more about you than your Facebook profile

The Internet loves these cars the most


International Automotive News

GM expects India business to be profitable in five years

Former Saab Automobile CEO charged with giving false testimony

Modi’s Make in India push seen propelled by auto manufacturing

German car sales rose 6% in August


Ad/Media/Marketing News

GM CEO Mary Barra joins Facebook, doesn’t mince words

CMO Council finds marketers fall short on multicultural

Why Hulu says its new ad-free service will actually help its ad sales

Instagram expands direct service

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