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Avoid These Common Car Shopping Mistakes

Brian Moody | Posted 03.06.2013 | Business
Brian Moody

Here are five common mistakes shoppers make that you should avoid if you want to get the best deal on your ideal car

Auto Dealers Bailed out by California Taxpayers Refusing to Pay Fair Share of California Taxes

Lenny Goldberg | Posted 10.20.2012 | Politics
Lenny Goldberg

Having turned profitable with our $2.2 billion contribution, it is a slap in the face to our state that they persist in their efforts to maintain their special tax deal.

10 Shady American Sectors

Posted 03.03.2012 | Business

Worried that contractor you're hiring to re-do your kitchen floor might be shady? You're not alone. The Better Business Bureau received the most i...

Buying A Car Made Quick And Easy In 6 Steps

Grant Cardone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Grant Cardone

Below is a step-by-step plan of how to get a great deal on your next car without going through a long, drawn-out and painful process. Because of the ...

Would You Buy a Used Party from These People?

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Rick Horowitz

"Hey there! Welcome to GOP AutoWorld -- you look like a couple of folks who are ready for a change! Dump the old clunker for something new!" "Are you gonna keep shouting?"

Auto Dealers, Community Banks Dodge Consumer Oversight

AP | STEPHEN MANNING and MARCY GORDON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The financial overhaul bill awaiting final action in the Senate includes a new regulator whose aim is to make sure mortgages, credi...

Civil Rights Groups Issue Warning Against Hazardous Auto Dealer Amendment

Janis Bowdler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Janis Bowdler

Capitol Hill has been teeming with auto dealers as the debate heats up on the proposed "Restoring American Financial Stability Act of 2010" (S. 3217)....

Setting the Record Straight: Why Auto Dealers Do Not Need Carve-Outs

Janis Bowdler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Janis Bowdler

The auto dealers are urging senators to avoid over-regulating their dealerships, burdening them with redundant laws, and ultimately limiting consumers' credit options. These concerns are unfounded.

How The Financial Reform Bill Affects Your Everyday Life (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (By Rachel Beck, AP) - The financial overhaul is about more than exotic derivatives and complex risk assessments. It will change how you inte...

Why Your Car Dealer May be a New-Fashioned Sexist

Catherine Lutz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Catherine Lutz

Our interviews with owners, buyers and salespeople show that men, though on the whole more knowledgeable about cars -- tend to be less rational about their car purchases than are women.

Auto Dealers Beat Obama, Win Exemption From Consumer Protection Agency

By JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) -- In the end, the political clout of 18,000 auto dealers scattered nationwide was too much even for President Barack Obama. House an...

Help Ensure House and Senate Managers 'Aren't in a Good Mood' About Shady Auto Deals

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Auto dealer lending practices are a disgrace. If bank auto loans are regulated but car dealer loans aren't, unscrupulous bankers will use dealers as minions to make an end run around consumer protection.

Big Banks Make Desperate Last Ditch Effort to Weaken Wall Street Reform

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

Big Bank lobbyists would love to stick a shiv in important provisions of the financial bill as quietly as possible. Unfortunately for them, the Democratic leadership has done everything it can to make quiet back room dealing difficult.

No E-ZPass for Auto Dealers

Catherine Lutz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Catherine Lutz

Auto dealers may get a pass on financial reform despite outstanding car loans totaling $850 billion, greater than national credit card debt and second only to home mortgages.

Traded-In: These "Used" Senators Sold Out The Troops For Auto Dealer Cash

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

If you have a yellow "Support Our Troops" sticker on your car -- or even if you don't -- you should know the name of the Senators who just sold out our troops, their families, and our military readiness for easy cash offered by auto dealers.

Ryan Grim

Wall Street Power Play: Bankers In Bizarre Showdown With Auto Dealers

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Wall Street has found itself battling auto dealers in a last-ditch effort to block an amendment opposed by big banks from coming to the Senate floor. ...

Shahien Nasiripour

Brownback Defends Predatory Lenders In Misleading Letter To Pentagon

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In his attempt to protect the right of predatory lenders to fleece America's troops and their families, Republican Senator Sam Brownback wrote a lette...

More "Special Loopholes"? The Pentagon Versus the Car Dealers

Gary Rivlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary Rivlin

As early as Thursday, the Senate will consider an amendment by Sam Brownback of Kansas that would exempt auto dealers from a proposed new consumer financial protection bureau.

Brownback Amendment, Auto Dealers and What it Means to You

Grant Cardone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Grant Cardone

Call your Senator today and tell them to vote for the Brownback Amendment Bill so that consumers have choices of where to get their financing when buy...

Latino Families' Fight for Banking Reform

Janet Murguía | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Janet Murguía

One of the most devastating consequences of today's economic turmoil is the large-scale loss of nearly a generation of wealth among Latino homeowners.

Consumer Advocates Push For Auto Industry Watchdog In CFPA Legislation

AP | EMERY P. DALESIO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

RALEIGH, N.C. — Consumer advocates argued Wednesday that Congress should include auto dealers under the oversight of a proposed finance industry...

Cash For Clunkers: Deadline Extended For Dealers To Submit Deals

AP | KEN THOMAS and STEPHEN MANNING | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The Transportation Department is assuring auto dealers they will get time to submit their pending Cash for Clunkers deals, as conti...

Feds To Give Green Job Aid To Ailing Auto Towns

AP | JAMES HANNAH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

DAYTON, Ohio — The federal government will give car-manufacturing communities $50 million in grants to train laid-off workers for jobs in the en...

Ryan Grim

Car Dealership Closures Compound Newspaper Woes

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Newspapers just can't catch a break. Even the decisions last week by General Motors and Chrysler to close nearly 2,000 auto dealerships will dispropor...

Auto Dealers Critical to U.S. Economy

Grant Cardone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Grant Cardone

While the manufacturers have been given most, if not, all the attention, the reality is if your local auto dealers don't survive and prosper the manufacturers will have no need to build product.