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F&I and Showroom editors go beyond the headlines to uncover new stories and emerging trends in the world of automotive retail and finance.

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Game Almost Over

With the CFPB’s controversial guidance officially repealed, the editor delves into what the bureau was really after in its targeting of dealer participation.

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The Repair Is Covered

The Repair Is Covered

The editor opens up about his first service-contract claim, which resulted in a covered and repaired vehicle as well as a few lessons.

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Change Is Happening

Saddened by the potential loss of another piece of his childhood, the editor tries to put the pieces together when he realizes there’s a good lesson to be learned in a toy retailer’s likely demise.

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Who Will Take Up the CFPB's Torch?

The CFPB’s acting director tells state regulators there will no longer be ‘regulation by enforcement,” but the editor believes there’s a long list of regulators waiting to take up the torch.

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Resolution Needed

The editor shares some insider information regarding the industry’s efforts to get the Defense Department to reconsider last month’s interpretive rule regarding the sale of GAP and credit insurance to military consumers.

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Still a Work in Progress

The editor explains why he put another digital retailing startup on the cover and looks at two studies that point to online car buying and financing still being a work in progress.

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It Is Unwise to Lower Your Defenses

The editor wonders how regulators, including two new mini-CFPBs in Pennsylvania and Maryland, view a consumer advocacy group’s highly critical report on how dealers price F&I protections.

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