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Could a US Fine Put Volkswagen Out of Business?

In June automaker Volkswagen AG agreed to settlements with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the state of California, and the other with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) that ...
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Americans Warm to Self-Driving Cars

One thing that companies developing self-driving, or autonomous, cars face is that Americans love the experience of driving themselves. Why buy a car you love and let it be driven ...
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Tesla Short Interest Rises 1.7 Million Shares

Shares sold short in Tesla Motors Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) rose by 1.7 million to 27.9 million for the period that ended September 15. The number is a very high 25% of ...
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Ford Shares Down 13% This Year

Ford Motor Co.'s (NYSE: F) shares are down 13% this year and show no sign they will recover. The company runs in second place in sales in the United States, ...
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Union OKs GM Canada Contract, Fiat Chrysler Next Up

Just a week ago the Canadian division of General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) reached a tentative four-year contract agreement with the country's autoworkers union, Unifor. Union members voted on and ...
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10 Cars You Should Always Buy New

When many, maybe even most, Americans go shopping for a new car, a significant question is how much the monthly payment on that car is going to be. With the ...
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Cadillac Offers Buyouts to 400 Dealers

General Motors Co.'s (NYSE:GM) Cadillac, still at work on a multi-decade turnaround, has offered buyouts to 400 dealers as it tries to improve customer service in the midst of new model ...
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12 Cars You Should Never Buy New

Buying a car is, for most Americans, a big decision. With new car prices averaging about $34,000, an average family would need an annual income of around $90,000 to afford ...
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Buying a Used Tesla

Tesla Motors Inc.'s (NASDAQ: TSLA) oldest cars are not very old. The first Model S was sold in fall of 2014. And the Tesla is such a great car. Who would ...
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Tesla Appoints Chief Accounting Officer With Solar Experience

It looks like Tesla Motors Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) is getting some help in the accounting department. That is, on Friday the electric car maker announced that as of October 24, ...
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Mercedes Launches smart Electric Car

Next up in the small electric car businesses, from Germany, Mercedes Benz, which joins the pool of other car manufacturers with a a horse in the race. It launched the ...
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What Apple Stands to Get If It Buys McLaren

For a company that has reportedly been reducing the size of the staff in its mysterious automobile program, a story in Wednesday's Financial Times that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) is ...
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5 Benefits of Certified Pre-Owned Cars

The average price of a new car in 2016 is very close to $34,000. The average loan to pay for that car was right around $30,000 and the average monthly ...
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What Matters About New Self-Driving Car Guidelines

If there is one new technology that promises to affect virtually every American, it is autonomous, or self-driving, vehicles. Everything from highway big rigs to taxis are under development by ...
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GM, Canadian Labor Union Reach Deal; Ford and Chrysler Next

Negotiations between General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) and the company's Canadian autoworkers union, Unifor, led to a tentative deal just as the clock ran out Monday night. Some 4,000 GM ...
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