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  • Cars Rank High Among Tax-Refund Purchases, Surveys Say

     
    So, that fat tax refund for which you've been obsessively checking your bank account online has already been designated to go toward one thing and one thing only: a car. You're not alone. Depending on which study you believe, anywhere...
  • Buyers Spend Less for New Cars, More on Financing

     
    The average new-car shopper spent about 3% less on a total new-car purchase in the fourth quarter of 2010 compared with the previous quarter, according to a recent report from Comerica Bank. Despite the decrease, average financing interest rates rose...

    Enticing Lease and Financing Deals Return to Car Market

     
    A sense of normalcy seems to be returning to automotive financing, a good thing for the nearly 90% of car shoppers who finance or lease their vehicles, according to CNW Marketing Research. With short-term interest rates near 0%, banks now...

    Are Cars Becoming Less Affordable for the Average American Family?

     
    The short answer to that question is yes. New cars are becoming more unattainable for some Americans as the average transaction price involved with buying a new car has edged upward recently. This reverses a trend of cars becoming more...

    Obama urges Senate GOP to end 'blockade'

     
    by Mike Memoli President Obama today criticized Senate Republicans for blocking a measure aimed at boosting small businesses, saying it was "directly detrimental to the economy." In his first event at the White House since his week-long vacation, Obama...