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  • So many outrages, it's no wonder people have taken to streets

     
    It seems every time I go to the mailbox, I find something that makes my blood boil. My bank, my phone company, my electric company ??? they're all sending me bad tidings. So the prospect of the cash-strapped U.S. Postal......
  • 1990 Honda Accord Owner Crosses 1 Million Miles, Gets New Accord for Persistence

     
    The average life expectancy of a solidly maintained vehicle is about eight years or 150,000 miles, according to Consumer Reports. Take that figure into consideration when Honda announced it found an owner that crossed the millionth-mile marker on his...
  • Top 10 Best-Selling Cars: October 2011

     
    Falling consumer confidence hasn't deterred car shoppers, as pent-up demand raised October sales versus a year ago for all but one major carmaker. Chrysler, Hyundai/Kia and Nissan posted big gains, with GM, Ford and Honda growing modestly. Toyota was the....
  • 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco Priced at $25,235

     
    When the redesigned 2013 Chevy Malibu goes on sale early next year, it will only be available as a high-efficiency trim called the Malibu Eco. Today, Chevy announced that trim level will start at $25,235, excluding a $760 destination fee.......
  • Mileage Rules Bump Car Costs, Savings at the Pump

     
    A Nov. 16 proposal by the Obama administration proposed doubling Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards to 54.5 mpg by 2025, up from 27.3 mpg today and 35.5 mpg by 2016. The standards are expected to be finalized by next......
  • Top 10 Best-Selling Cars: November 2011

     
    Improved consumer confidence had shoppers spending record cash on Black Friday ??? and perhaps that same enthusiasm boosted November's auto sales. In what turns out the best month since 2009's Cash for Clunkers-fueled summer, automakers and dealers...
  • Chevy Volt Tops in Owner Satisfaction

     
    In its annual owner satisfaction study, Consumer Reports admits that it???s dominated by fuel-efficient vehicles and sporty ones. These two types of owners seem the most satisfied with their purchase versus buyers of more traditional or practical ones....
  • 'Reinventing Fire': How the Automobile Fits Into the Future of Energy

     
    What if someone told you there will soon be cars on the market that get 125 to 240 mpg? What if that same person told you it's possible to phase out oil entirely by 2050 and run a 158% larger......
  • Saudis boost oil, modestly, Bush rebuffed

     
    by Mark Silva RIYADH, Saudi Arabia -- The Saudis have agreed to only a modest boost in oil production, announced in the midst of meetings with Saudi King Abdullah and President Bush over tea, lunch and dinner and an overnight......
  • Obama: Willing to defer some new taxes

     
    by Mark Silva Sen. Barack Obama says he could be persuaded to "defer'' some of the tax increases he is proposing for wealthier Americans - higher taxes on capital gains and dividends, for instance - depending on economic conditions at......
  • White House threatens veto: Energy bill

     
    by Mark Silva Gasoline has passed $4 per gallon, on average - when first presented with the possibility that prices might reach that mark, at the end of February, President Bush said he "hadn't heard that.'' Now that everyone has......