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Higher Gas Prices Poised To Drive Costs Up On Consumer Goods

Higher Gas Prices Poised To Drive Costs Up On Consumer Goods

Gas prices are a part of our daily conversation about vehicle choice—and a source of concern, recently, as pump prices have been trending upward at a rapid rate. But gas prices affect us in many ways other than just filling up the family vehicle. Rising gasoline and diesel costs are now... read more

April 27, 2011 by  - 2
 
Money makes the world go 'round

Gas Prices Linked To Lowest Consumer Confidence In A Year

Rising gasoline prices, as well as rising food prices, are contributing to less confidence in the economy, according to a survey released late last week. And with prices... read more March 28, 2011 by  0


 
Gas pump

Analysts: Gas Prices Could Bring Economic Recovery To A Halt

Just when it looked like people were more willing to spend money again on non-essential items—and on more essential (but deferrable) purchases like new... read more March 21, 2011 by  8


 
Nielsen graph: gas prices and spending

Nielsen: With Gas Prices On The Rise, Consumers Are Driving And Spending Smarter

In the summer of 2008, banks were sinking, gas prices were soaring, and the recession was looming. Two-and-a-half years later, the banks have recovered (mostly), the... read more January 11, 2011 by  0


 
money

Fewer Auto-Insurance Claims In 2010, Yet Premiums Are Rising

After average auto-insurance premiums for U.S. families have fallen for five straight years through 2009, they're back on the rise. Premiums were up slightly in some parts of... read more December 27, 2010 by  0


 
2011 Chevrolet Cruze crash test

Side Airbags, Economy Woes Countering Distracted-Driving Hazards

Despite ongoing concerns about distracted driving and its negative affects on road safety, road fatalities have fallen by 22 percent from 2005 to 2009. In fact, last year... read more December 13, 2010 by  1


 
2010 Dodge Charger

Sign Of The Times: Employee-Leased Vehicles Flood Re-Leasing Market

Work for an automaker—or even a supplier, or have a relative who works for an automaker—and you're likely to have gotten some type of 'plan' discount on your last... read more October 19, 2010 by  0


 
Nielsen's top ten ad categories for the first half of 2010

Do They Know Something We Don't: Automakers, Auto Insurance Ad Spending Soars

During tough economic times, companies often cut back on marketing -- in fact, advertising budgets are frequently the first to shrink when danger looms and the last to expand... read more October 4, 2010 by  1


 
Traffic

With Low Pump Prices, Motorists Dash Worries And Hit The Road

Heading out to the beach, or up to the mountains this weekend? Pump prices aren’t nearly as high as they were this spring, but they’re still enough to make... read more September 3, 2010 by  0


 
2009 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan S

Today in Car News: Economics 101, Stalling Jettas, and Diesels

Auto sales may have helped consumer spending in July, but were a small bright spot in some pretty dim economic news. [Detroit Free Press] What car would you lose your job... read more August 30, 2010 by  0


 
Cash for Clunkers banner with Mercury Sable, Albany, New York

Cash For Clunkers Leaseholders Already Looking For A Way Out?

Last year the federal government's CARS program—better known as Cash for Clunkers—sparked a frenzy of shopping for smaller, more fuel-efficient cars, retired... read more August 3, 2010 by  4


 
Teen driving

Trends: Fewer Teens Buying Cars, Younger Motorists Driving Less

It's the peak of summer-job season. And while in the past savings from teens' summer jobs used to often go towards buying a first used car, today it's more likely to go be... read more July 30, 2010 by  0


 
2011 Mercedes-Benz SL Class 2-door Roadster 5.5L V8 Front Exterior View

German Luxury Brands Are Putting On The Blitz

  The global economy is giving mixed signals right now. On the thumbs-down side, unstable unemployment numbers and see-saw stock markets. On the upside, job creation, the... read more July 22, 2010 by  0


 
The Great Wall of China

Beijing Lowers The Great Wall, But Will Detroit Invade?

Over the weekend, China did something fairly extraordinary: the country's central bank allowed China's currency, the yuan, to increase in value against the U.S. dollar. That... read more June 22, 2010 by  0


 
2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabrio

Mercedes-Benz Weathered Hard Times Better Than Other Lux Brands?

The housing bust and the recession have hit some areas of the country harder than others. And because some vehicles play better (or worse) in Peoria than in Parsippany or... read more June 16, 2010 by  2


 
GM Stock 6-27-08

Hyundai And Honda: Most Recession-Proof Automakers?

Auto sales rise and fall with the economy, right? Take just a quick look at what's happened to the auto market over the years, match it up with the general ups and downs of... read more April 14, 2010 by  3


 
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