(Recasts, new throughout with quotes, stock price and details, adds byline) By Michael Ellis DETROIT, April 29 (Reuters) - Car dealership group AutoNation Inc. on Thursday posted better-than-expected first-quarter earnings, helped by vehicle sales, as well as higher insurance, financing and parts revenue. The company, which nudged up its full-year earnings forecast on the back of the quarter's results, also said it would step up its dealership acquisitions as it gains confidence in the ...
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