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The Subprime Lending Bubble Is Totally Bursting, Maybe

The Subprime Lending Bubble Is Totally Bursting, Maybe

Remember the Great Recession? It upended the world less than a decade ago, but already, some folks seem to have forgotten its lessons. And according to the financial blog Zero Hedge, we may be doomed to repeat them. If you're not familiar with Zero Hedge, it's well worth a look. It's written... read more

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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


 
Clunkers

Americans In No Hurry To Retire Clunkers, As Sales Falter

It's the cycle of life. As we buy new vehicles, we trade others in; frugal used-car owners buy those, and sell their older vehicles. And in turn, a tired heap of a vehicle is... read more March 11, 2011 by  13


 
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Good News: 7 Auto Trends And Headlines We Were Glad To See In 2010

It's the end of another year—in this case, a year when we've slogged through countless recall updates, worrisome issues like driver distraction in the spotlight, and... read more December 30, 2010 by  1


 
2011 Chevrolet Cruze (Courtesy: GM)

October Auto Sales Looking Bullish, But Real Recovery Still Distant

For much of this year, automakers overall have become smarter about controlling inventories and slowing production to match still-tepid demand at dealerships. But it looks... read more October 21, 2010 by  2


 
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


 
Pirelli pinup

Young Women Wealthier--And Leasing More Luxury Cars--Than Male Peers?

We've heard it quite a bit in the news recently: Women haven't been hit as hard as men by the recession, and young women in large cities are actually earning more then young... read more September 28, 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


 
Baltimore parking meter  -  flickr user daquella_manera

In Some Cities: Feed The Parking Meter, Feed The Homeless

A city in Oregon just phased in a novel and effective way of raising money for the homeless: by funneling the change from its parking meters toward the effort. Through a... read more May 25, 2010 by  1


 
Used car salesman

Dealers Dodge Financing Oversight—Will Shady Lending, Too?

If a deal is too good to be true it probably is; and you shouldn't talk monthly payments at the lot before you decide on a car and a price. Don't forget those two valuable... read more May 25, 2010 by  1


 
Empty dealership

Auto-Industry Recovery: Not Quite Yet, Analysts Say

Analysts at the market-research firm AutoPacific report that though there are many indications that the recession is ending—or over—there might not be any strong... read more May 4, 2010 by  0


 
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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German Firm Predicts VW Will Surpass GM As No. 2 Automaker

German market research company R.L. Polk today predicted that in 2009, Volkswagen AG will surpass General Motors as the world's number two automaker in production volume... read more April 7, 2009 by  1


 
2010 Kia Soul

Kia, Hyundai, Subaru Fare Best In March 2009 Sales

Both Kia and Hyundai kept their March 2009 sales nearly even with their sales in March of 2008. As the March 2009 auto sales reports roll in, it's clear that the South... read more April 3, 2009 by  4


 
Barack Obama

Gov't Gives GM 'Adequate Working Capital For Next 60 Days'

In an address from the White House Grand Foyer, President Obama said the U.S. Government has  no interest - or intention - of running GM and Chrysler. Rather, in lending GM... read more March 30, 2009 by  0


 
2010 Mazda3

Mazda's February Japanese Sales, Export Volume Drop

Mazda today announced that its total domestic (Japanese) sales volume decreased 35.7 percent for February compared to that month one year ago. They didn't mention North... read more March 24, 2009 by  0


 

 
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