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Buying a Used Car? Use This Checklist!

Leslie Pritchard | Posted 01.27.2016 | Business
Leslie Pritchard

Whether you're looking to buy from a dealer or private individual, a good used car can save you thousands compared to a new one.

Top Money Tips for Women in 2015

Lisa Kaess | Posted 06.10.2015 | Women
Lisa Kaess

t Feminomics, we're calling 2015 a "Year of Action," because in contrast to recent years, U.S. consumers benefit from a stronger U.S. dollar exchange rate, low gas prices and borrowing costs back down near record lows. Here are our top three ways to seize the moment and make it yours.

Why High Gas Prices Are a Good Thing

Brian Moody | Posted 05.12.2015 | Business
Brian Moody

I know it sounds counterintuitive to say that high gas prices are a good thing. Why would high prices on anything be good? The reason is simple: Prices help shape consumer behavior in lots of areas, including clothing, food and housing. Is there any doubt that high real estate prices are partially responsible for the tiny house movement?

Why Are Women So Underrepresented in the Retail Automotive Business?

Craig Fitzgerald | Posted 11.24.2014 | Business
Craig Fitzgerald

Even when you factor administrative positions into the mix, women occupy only 21.4 percent of all positions in an auto dealership.

Americans Aren't Fazed By GM Recalls, Apparently

Reuters | Posted 08.03.2014 | Business

(Adds monthly results by Ford, Toyota, VW) By Ben Klayman and Paul Lienert DETROIT, June 3 (Reuters) - Top automakers on...

How Raising Prices Can Increase Your Sales

Dorie Clark | Posted 04.20.2015 | Small Business
Dorie Clark

It's every business executive's worst nightmare: you raise your prices, only to alienate your customers and decimate your bottom line. But what if the reverse were true?

Presenting: The Top-Selling Carmaker

Reuters | Posted 03.29.2013 | Business

* Toyota sells record 9.75 million vehicles group-wide * Sales rebound 23 percent on a year earlier TOKY...

The World's Most Popular Automaker Revealed

AP | By TOM KRISHER | Posted 03.16.2013 | Business

DETROIT (AP) — Toyota has once again dethroned General Motors as the world's top-selling automaker. The Japanese company sold 9.7 mil...

Bailed-Out Automaker CEO: We Can't 'Forget How Difficult It Was To Claw Our Way Back'

Reuters | Posted 09.29.2012 | Business

* Chrysler 2nd-quarter revenue rises 23 percent * Worldwide vehicle sales up 20 percent * Marchionne to employees: stay ...

Sharon Silke Carty

GM Says Customers Can Return Their New Cars | Sharon Silke Carty | Posted 07.10.2012 | Money

General Motors is trying to convince customers to try out its Chevy brand by treating its cars like other retailers treat T-shirts and pajamas -- by l...

Car Sales Represent Half Of U.S. Economic Growth

Posted 05.14.2012 | Business

The strength of car sales is making some economists practically giddy. Car sales made up half of national economic growth in the first quarter, ac...

Sharon Silke Carty

Which Age Group Is Driving New Car Sales? | Sharon Silke Carty | Posted 05.04.2012 | Money

Automakers are striving to reach new customers these days: While it's baby boomers who have the most money and willingness to spend, carmakers are wor...

10 Economic Indicators That Mislead Small Businesses

Gene Marks | Posted 06.18.2012 | Small Business
Gene Marks

Being a small business owner I'm an eternal optimist. But small business owners need to pay close attention when the media says that something "increased" or "got better." Always say to yourself: "Better? Compared to what?"

Chrysler Can't Stop Selling Cars

AP | DEE-ANN DURBIN | Posted 06.03.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT — The recovery in the American auto industry has moved into the fast lane. With gas prices at nearly $4, smaller cars like the Ford Foc...

America's Ten Disappearing Industries: Report

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 03.13.2012 | Business

In the recession's aftermath some of the nation's most prominent industries are going to be left behind. The automotive, restaurant and newspaper ...

Don't Even Think About Buying A Car Today

The Huffington Post | Khadeeja Safdar | Posted 03.07.2012 | Money

Thinking of buying a new car? Don't do it on Tuesday. March 6 is the worst day of the month to purchase new wheels, according to ...

'Time Fixes All Wounds'

AP | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 03.06.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. economy is improving faster than economists had expected. They now foresee slightly stronger growth and hiring than they did tw...

This Time, The Big 3 Are Ready For Big Gas

AP | By DEE-ANN DURBIN and TOM KRISHER | Posted 03.02.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT -- Gas prices are spiking. But this time, Detroit is ready. When prices soared in 2008, the city's three U.S. automakers were caught flat-foo...

Economy Scores Passing Grade, Today Anyway

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 03.01.2012 | Business

President Obama has bet a second term on selling an economic comeback. A big truckload of economic data released today suggests he's not losing that b...

Chrysler Sales Haven't Dropped In Almost Two Years

AP | TOM KRISHER and DEE-ANN DURBIN | Posted 05.01.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT — Small cars sold big in February. With gasoline prices spiking 30 cents last month, demand soared for compact cars like the Focus and ...

Obama's Big Bet

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 03.01.2012 | Business

Thing One: Sexy Sexy Economic Sex: We should put a brown wrapper around this blog post today, or do an age check or something, because this is going t...

Now Hiring: Big 3 Detroit Automakers Rebuild Workforce To Keep Up With Demand

AP | TOM KRISHER | Posted 04.28.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT — Auto sales are growing so fast that Detroit can barely keep up. Three years after the U.S. auto industry nearly collapsed, sales of c...

Auto Sales Recover Due to Superior Value

Grant Cardone | Posted 04.18.2012 | Business
Grant Cardone

Do increased sales volumes in 2011 mean that the US economy is recovering or is it indicative of the automobile's value proposition to the consumer?

GM Claims Number One Sales Crown -- Again

Steve Parker | Posted 03.31.2012 | Business
Steve Parker

Certainly most Americans would not argue that it's a bad thing that GM has regained the sales crown. And certainly the White House, which spent $82 billion on the auto bailout, will find a place to mention GM in most every speech.

Classic American Automaker Reclaims Industry's Top Spot

AP | TOM KRISHER | Posted 03.20.2012 | Business

DETROIT — General Motors Co. has retaken the title of world's top-selling automaker, selling just over 9 million cars and trucks across the glob...