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New tech prompts $1 billion investment by N.C. company

Cree Inc. is investing in two manufacturing sites for the production of silicon carbide materials needed in electrification.

Gilles: Faux wood on new Jeep would be a nightmare

FCA's design chief says he "lost sleep" over whether to bring back wood-grain panels as part of the Jeep Grand Wagoneer's revival. He ultimately decided no.

OBITUARY: Jack Oliver Jr.

Dealer Jack Oliver Jr. died Aug. 7 at 78. His father started Oliver Ford Sales Inc. in 1955.

Inventory at lowest since 2011

Cox Automotive estimates new-vehicle inventories declined further to 2.26 million to start September.

Used-vehicle dealers tap Facebook Marketplace for sales leads

The social media site's buying-and-selling feature now allows stores to integrate their fleets and automatically upload vehicles as they become available, then helps funnel leads to dealers through Facebook Messenger.