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  • Obama's 'public option:' Alive, well...

     
    by Noam Levey and Janet Hook Despite months of outward ambivalence about creating a government health insurance plan, the Obama White House has launched a behind-the-scenes campaign to get divided Senate Democrats to take up some version of the idea......
  • Health-care voting time: Battle lines

     
    by Mark Silva As the Senate Finance Committee sets out to vote today on a health-care overhaul which supporters say will offer heatlh insurance to millions of more Americans -- with the Congressional Budget Office setting the cost at about......
  • Chrysler Offering Up to $4,000 in May Incentives

     
    Chrysler announced that starting today there will be up to $4,000 in customer cash back available on its new 2008 and 2009 models. The company is also offering $1,000 in loyalty cash ??? meaning if you already own a Chrysler......
  • White House vs FOX News: War in review

     
    by Mark Silva and updated After a week at "war'' with the FOX News Channel, the White House maintained today that it really isn't too concerned about what FOX says about the administration - and also gave new, high-level......
  • Consumer Reports Tests Faulty Fisker Karma

     
    Pop star Justin Bieber and actor Ashton Kutcher may love their Fisker Karmas, but the love just isn't there for Consumer Reports. The organization paid $107,850 for Fisker's plug-in hybrid car, but it broke down right after they began testing......
  • Citigroup's (bailed out) lobbying army

     
    by Mark Silva Finally, the taxpayers have an army of federally financed lobbyists of their own looking out for -- uh, the banks. Citigroup Inc., which has yet to repay $45 billion in federal bailout assistance, has more lobbyists than......
  • Cars.com News Briefs: March 13, 2012

     
    Here's what we have our eye on today: Federal officials are expanding their Ford investigation of stuck throttles, The Detroit News reports. The original probe included 360,000 2005-'06 Ford Taurus sedans and 14 consumer complaints. Detached cruise-...
  • Obama: 'Revitalizing' consumer safety

     
    by Mark Silva In naming a new chairman for the Consumer Product Safety Commission today, expanding the size of the commission and boosting its budget, President Barack Obama said protecting consumers will be "a top priority'' of his administration. The......
  • Consumer Reports' Most and Least Reliable Cars

     
    Earlier we wrote about automakers??? overall rankings in Consumer Reports??? annual survey. Now, we???re tackling which models ranked highest and lowest among the 1.4 million vehicles surveyed. The big winner is Ford, and it???s not because they had the...
  • Consumer Reports' Top 10 Automakers

     
    Today, Consumer Reports released the results of its annual car reliability survey, which includes more than 1.4 million vehicles. This is one of the most important publications of the year for consumers interested in a car???s reliability. There were few....
  • Today???s News From the Cars.com Family

     
    A reader wants to hear about full-sized SUVs with backseats that fold flat, and Ask.cars.com does the talking. Then, PickupTrucks.com has a story on the full-size half-ton pickups recommended by Consumer Reports. Finally, MotherProof.com has one of its...