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U.S. Senators Propose Gas Tax Increase. Will It Fix Our Crumbling Roads & Bridges?

U.S. Senators Propose Gas Tax Increase. Will It Fix Our Crumbling Roads & Bridges?

America doesn't do a great job of maintaining its highways and byways. At least a third of our roads are substandard, and our crumbling bridges need $3.6 trillion of repairs. Part of the reason for those shortcomings is that the federal gas tax, which was designed to keep our infrastructure up to... read more

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Traffic in Atlanta, Georgia during rush hour (via Wikimedia)

Sales Tax, Gas Tax, Mileage Tax: How To Pay For America's Roads?

In Virginia, controversy is a-brewin' over Governor Bob McDonnell's plan to eliminate the state's gasoline tax. The funds generated from that tax have traditionally been... read more January 10, 2013 by  15


 
Barack Obama

U.S. Accuses China Of Illegal Auto & Parts Subsidies

China's auto industry is booming: car sales are strong, and the country's suppliers are doing bang-up business on the export front. But the U.S. claims that China has given... read more September 17, 2012 by  1


 
The Great Wall of China

Starting Today, China Slaps Tariffs On U.S.-Made Vehicles

Car shoppers in China got an unpleasant surprise this morning: the Chinese government announced plans to impose tariffs of up to 22% on all vehicles made in the U.S... read more December 15, 2011 by 


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt

UPDATE: Dealers Pocketing $7,500 Chevy Volt Tax Credit?

UPDATE: Several sources have reported that the practice described below appears to be confined to a few isolated incidents, if at all, and a General Motors spokesman called... read more June 1, 2011 by  11


 
Author and commentator Tom Friedman, of The New York Times

NY Times Columnist Wants To Raise Gas Taxes, Pay Down Deficit

Thomas Friedman, an op-ed columnist at The New York Times, often fancies himself an expert on the auto industry. He was a huge Toyota fan, lauding the company as the model... read more February 23, 2011 by  18


 
2009 Mazda B-Series

B-Series, B-Seeing You: Mazda Leaves U.S. Pickup Market

Don’t look for a 2010 Mazda B-Series; the nameplate has quietly slipped off Mazda’s U.S. roster this fall. The move leaves only a few compact pickups in the North... read more September 21, 2009 by  1


 
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Treasury Expands Auto Sales Incentives For Six States

On Thursday, the Treasury Department announced new rules that will help auto sales in six states; Alaska Deleware Hawaii Montana New Hampshire Oregon Drivers in these states... read more June 12, 2009 by  1


 
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