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  • The pros and cons of owning a hybrid vehicle

    You’ve heard the hype about hybrids.  But what are the real benefits and disadvantages to owning one?   Hybrid car sales have dipped in recent years. However, supporters note that vehicle sales in general have also decreased over that period,...
  • How Gas Could Hit $6 a Gallon

    Fuel prices are ramping up faster than their usual summer gains, and there's a 20 percent chance that prices could spike to nearly $6 a gallon, industry research firm IHS says. "Only three percent of consumer budgets go to gasoline. That’s tiny,"...
  • U.S. Army Working on Green Humvee

    By Patrick Olsen Cars.com The U.S. Army is looking for a few more miles to the gallon, and a new troop carrier that might replace the famed gas-hungry Humvee could get as much as 70% better fuel economy. Specifically, the Army is working with Ricardo...
  • Trading Up

    Trading Up
    By Deb Acord CTW Features   Americans love technology. The quest for the newest gadgets that keep us connected anytime, anywhere, fuels our society. So it shouldn’t be surprising to learn that consumers are beginning to view the switch to...
  • Why We Love Leases

    By Jim Gorzelany CTW Features   A perfect alignment of market forces in recent months has made leasing a car more financially advantageous and appealing to a wider range of consumers. “High resale values and low interest rates are contributing...
  • Forbes Selects 'Toughest' Trucks of 2012

    By Mark Williams, PickupTrucks.com The resident auto expert at Forbes.com just wrote a story about the toughest trucks of 2012. The article (with an admittedly great title) is both odd and interesting because of the criteria. Forbes made the first cut...
  • China brands beat global rivals with tea toothpaste & pickled plums

    SHANGHAI/HONG KONG (Reuters) - With green-tea flavoured toothpaste and pickled plum juice, an army of Chinese retailers is tapping local tastes to whittle away market share from global rivals that are banking their future growth on the world's second-...
  • GM ignition switch scandal unlikely to spur safety reforms

    GM ignition switch scandal unlikely to spur safety reforms
    General Motors Chief Executive Mary Barra has made several trips to testify before Congress, most recently this month, about her company's defective ignition switches. The biggest headline-grabbing moment was her apology for the company's apparent 10-year...
  • Carlyle nears $5 billion deal for Acosta: source

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Carlyle Group LP is in advanced talks to acquire Acosta Sales and Marketing, in a deal that could value the consumer goods marketing agency at close to $5 billion including debt, a person familiar with the matter said on Monday....
  • Chicago City Council: Meddling with your gas tank

    Chicago City Council: Meddling with your gas tank
    The Chicago City Council has a long history of doing nefarious things to its citizens, but as far as we can tell, it has never tried to ruin your car’s engine. There’s a first for everything. A council committee is set to hold a hearing...
  • Practice safe eating during Farmers Market Week

    Practice safe eating during Farmers Market Week
    Farmers Market Week begins Aug. 3, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and an independent public health organization wants consumers to remember a few things about food safety. Uncooked produce is twice as likely to make you sick than...