Category: Arts & Entertainment

Chevy VP Sweeney to head GM dealer operations

DETROIT — Chevrolet executive Brian Sweeney, who helped lift the brand’s retail market share and is popular among its dealers, will become even more prominent in the retail world as General Motors’ vice president of dealer operations and innovation. Sweeney, 52, U.S. vice president of Chevrolet sales, service and marketing,

Pioneering Artist Betye Saar Wins Top Art Prize Amid Late-Career Revival

Betye Saar. COURTESY THE ARTIST AND ROBERTS PROJECTS, LOS ANGELES/DAVID SPRAGUE Over the past year, Betye Saar has experienced a sudden late-career revival. The Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art in New York are both devoting solo shows to her work (though neither is

TrueCar to launch new customer experience, brand campaign

TrueCar Inc. plans to launch a revamped consumer experience and a rebranding campaign early next year as it works to return the company to growth. The Santa Monica, Calif., online vehicle marketplace reported Thursday a deeper net loss in the third quarter than it had a year ago. The company

VW concept points to future electric wagon

FRANKFURT — Volkswagen will give a glimpse of a future battery-powered station wagon at the Los Angeles auto show on Nov. 19 with the ID Space Vizzion concept. The concept is a “study for the future, but not a dream,” VW said in a statement. The production version will be

Elon Musk burns short seller on Twitter after Tesla gain

One of Tesla Inc.’s most vocal detractors just got Twitter-burned by Elon Musk. After short seller David Einhorn lashed out at Musk in a letter to investors, the Tesla CEO offered to take his antagonist on a tour of the electric-car maker’s facilities — and accompanied the offer with a gift

Houston’s indiGO expands footprint in California

IndiGO Auto Group of Houston has purchased three dealerships from Peter Sonnen, expanding indiGO’s footprint into Northern California. The dealership group said Wednesday that it bought Porsche Marin in Mill Valley and Audi Marin and Sonnen Volkswagen, both in San Rafael. Each are in Marin County near San Francisco. The

Magna cuts 2019 outlook after GM strike in U.S. cuts volume

Canadian supply giant Magna International Inc. has lowered its 2019 financial outlook to reflect the estimated impact of the UAW strike at General Motors in the United States. The strike lasted 40 days and stretched from the latter part of the third quarter and into the fourth.   Magna, which supplies body

Reinvented Tokyo Motor Show beats the odds and exceeds attendance target

TOKYO — The odds were against it, but the beleaguered Tokyo Motor Show — championed and reinvented by Toyota boss Akio Toyoda — not only met its ambitious attendance target but exceeded the 1 million-visitor goal by good measure when doors closed this week. Toyoda, who also is chairman of

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