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  • As the number of hybrid vehicles on the road increases, more and more collision repair shops will need to know the specialized techniques for repairing them.
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  • DES PLAINS, Ill. – On Nov. 20 the Certified Automotive Parts Association (CAPA) and other insurance industry participants met with the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI) to discuss the issue of preserving t
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  • CHICAGO and SAN DIEGO — CCC Information Services and Mitchell International reaffirmed their commitment to their planned merger and intend to contest the Federal Trade Commission’s decision to oppose it. CCC and Mitchell
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  • WASHINGTON D.C. – Despite scientific research to the contrary, two-thirds of Americans who use cell phones while driving believe it is safer to talk on a hands-free cell phone than on a hand-held device according to a new study
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  • WASHINGTON –Congress killed a $14 billion package to aid struggling U.S. automakers Thursday night after a partisan dispute over union wage cuts derailed a last-ditch effort to revive the emergency aid before year's end.
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  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has continued to exceed enforcement goals during Fiscal Year (FY) 2008, and the agency states that its emphasis on identifyi
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  • The California Department of Insurance (CDOI) released proposed changes to rules that should improve enforcement of Section 758.5 of the Insurance Code, the anti-steering statute, according to the Collision Repair Association of California (CRA).
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  • WESTCHESTER, Ill. — Insurance Auto Auctions Inc. (IAA), a North American automotive and specialty vehicle salvage auction company, said the recent passage of Ohio Senate Bill 129 will streamline an insurer’s ability to au
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  • In December, President Bush announced he would provide General Motors and Chrysler with an emergency $13.4 billion in bridge loans to help keep the troubled automakers afloat into 2009. GM and Chrysler were given a Feb. 17 deadline to provide thei
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  • A new Connecticut law reinforces motorists' rights to have their auto repaired by a qualified, licensed, competent auto body shop of their own choosing.
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  • HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. – Repairers and insurers interested in waterborne refinish systems will soon have a new training resource from the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair (I-CAR). On March 2, I-CAR will launch
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  • HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. – I-CAR’s Industry Segment Advisory Councils (ISACs), formed last spring to provide I-CAR with feedback and involvement from all segments of the industry beginning with the collision repair and insur
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  • HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. – I-CAR’s Online training program Hazardous Airborne Pollutant Reduction (HAP01) was launched a few months ago to bring collision repair facilities in compliance with U.S. Environmental Protection Ag
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  • SAN DIEGO – Audatex North America, Inc., a Solera company and a global claims solutions provider serving the automotive industry, has updated its Database Reference Manual for 2008-2009 to now include the “Best Practices
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  • SPRINGFIELD, Ill — Zara’s Collision Center has been recognized for achievement in the collision repair industry with The Russ Verona Memorial Award. Brad Zara, owner of Zara’s Collision Center, accepted the award on
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  • General Motors is making changes to its service manuals and Goodwrench Web site to make it easier for technicians to find the right parts and repair information they need.
    Brian Albright
  • Mercedes-Benz has introduced boron into the body construction of its three latest models, which means technicians will need to take a new approach when making repairs.
    Brian Albright
  • The Federal Trade Commission has filed suit to block the merger of CCC Information Services Inc. and Mitchell International Inc., charging that the merger would hinder competition in the market for electronic systems used to estimate the cost of coll
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  • Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller recently led a group of 42 state AGs in asking the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to strengthen its “Used Car Rule,” which requires used car dealers to post “Buyer’s Guide” sticker notice
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  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – With Congress returning to Capitol Hill to consider economic stimulus legislation for the automotive industry – and returning after the holidays to discuss a broader stimulus package – the concept
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