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Fed Shutdown Slowed Auto Sales, Especially On The East Coast

Fed Shutdown Slowed Auto Sales, Especially On The East Coast

People don't like buying cars during economic uncertainty—or when they're not getting a paycheck. Although we'd argue that it didn't take any massive number-crunching to estimate that consumer purchasing ground down to a slowdown during the 16-day federal partial shutdown, J.D. Power and... read more

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2013 Dodge Journey

September Auto Sales Surge Past Estimates, Buoyed By Lenders

For yet another month, auto sales proved to be one of the U.S. economy's bright spots, complementing the news this past week that house prices are on an upward trend... read more October 2, 2012 by  0


 
2013 Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG

Luxury Cars Get Pricier, As Mass-Market Affordability Improves

What price luxury? While there are indications that the cost of some luxury goods are falling somewhat, both new and used luxury cars are costing more this year than they... read more June 27, 2012 by  0


 
2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8

Detroit Makes Good: March Auto Sales Soar To Record Levels

If auto sales—now at their highest level in four years—are any indication, Americans are feeling a lot more confident. GM, Ford, and Chrysler all reported strong... read more April 3, 2012 by  1


 
Teen driver

Will U.S. Permanently Own Fewer Cars, Drive Less? Could Be

There's good news and bad news for the auto industry. The good news is that car companies are leaner and meaner than they once were, and auto sales are slowly rebounding. The... read more October 17, 2011 by  6


 
Jewel's Cadillac SRX Crash

Uninsured: One In Seven U.S. Drivers Cost The Rest Of Us

In a frail economy, families are surely looking for ways to cut costs. So drivers have downsized, changed vehicles, and tried cut their fuel budget by limiting their driving... read more September 12, 2011 by  2


 
Auto workers adjusting the chassis of the 2011 Chevrolet Silverado HD

Need A Job? The U.S. Auto Industry Is Hiring

It seems like just yesterday we were the bearers of nothing but bad news: plant closures, salary cuts, and countless layoffs. But today, the auto industry has turned the... read more July 7, 2011 by  0


 
2002 Chrysler Concorde

New Study Shows That We're Keeping Cars Longer

Sales of luxury brands like Audi and BMW may be up, but those of us Americans not in the “luxury car” tax bracket are keeping our cars longer, according to a... read more July 7, 2011 by  0


 
T. Boone Pickens with President Barack Obama

Mississippi’s Barbour Accuses Obama Of Inflating Gas Prices

Back in January 2009, when President Obama was sworn in, the price of gas wasn't much over $2 a gallon. Now, the national average is around the $4 mark (though settling... read more June 6, 2011 by  7


 
Ford\'s 100,000th hybrid rolls off the Kansas City assembly line in March 2009

U.S Automakers Hiring, But It's Not All Good News

For U.S. automakers, business is up and the days of bankruptcies and government bailouts are in the past. Ford is hiring, GM is hiring and Chrysler is hiring. All want... read more May 31, 2011 by  3


 
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Cash-Strapped Cities Hoping For More Income From Parking Buildings

Cities throughout the nation are facing budget issues and left scrambling for ways of increasing revenue. For some, that means turning a focus toward making more money from... read more May 25, 2011 by  0


 
Road Trip

Memorial Day Gas Prices: Down Somewhat, But Still Affecting Travel

Gas prices could fall another ten cents or more in the next week, but experts anticipate that budget-strapped households are going to be cautious about Memorial Day Weekend... read more May 23, 2011 by  0


 
Traffic

Study: Realtors Confirm Gas Prices Are Changing U.S. Housing Demand

The word is already out that Americans would probably be healthier (and probably a lot happier) if we had shorter daily commutes. Now it seems that the cost pressure of... read more May 20, 2011 by  2


 
Gas pump

Gas Prices Going Down, But They've Changed Our Lifestyle

Gas prices might no longer be on the way up—at least for a little while—but it appears that this time, surging pump prices, combined with the persisting economic... read more May 18, 2011 by  5


 
Gas pump

High Gas Prices: Signs Of Some Summer Relief At The Pump

Take a look at your local gas station's sign this weekend, and you might—you just might—see something you haven't seen in many months: the price going down a... read more May 6, 2011 by  0


 
2010 MINI Scooter E Concept

High Gas Prices Mean More Scooters On The Road -- But Are They Right For You?

There's been a lot of discussion the past few weeks about gas prices and the effect they're having on vehicle sales. One the one hand, we've seen studies indicating that fuel... read more April 29, 2011 by  10


 
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