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Manufacturing and Engineering

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  • 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,"...
  • Keep Up to Speed with the New York Auto Show

    This year's New York Auto Show is nearing the end, as its set to conclude Sunday. Jim MacPherson reviewed some of the highlights from the press segment in this week's On The Road, and Cars.com has a section of their website devoted to the latest news...
  • Debunking Myths About Cars

      Certain myths about automobiles have been around as long as there have been cars on the road. Many drivers adhere to driving and repair theories out of sheer force of habit, without ever knowing if these strategies are legitimate. Here are some common...
  • Import-Domestic Price Gap Widens

    Import-Domestic Price Gap Widens
    The gap between the price of a new domestic and foreign-assembled car is the widest it's been in almost 12 years, according to Bloomberg News. The average selling price for a foreign imported car was $31,536 in August, according to the U.S. Bureau of...
  • Are Americans starting to Embrace Diesel?

    They might be, says Cars.com. From the website: According to a new study, diesel-powered vehicles sales are up, indicating that Americans might finally be warming to them. A joint report from Hybridcars.com and research company Baum and Associates...
  • What's Your New Ride Worth to You?

    Paying attention to long-term ownership costs when shopping for a new car or truck can pay off in the long run. By Jim Gorzelany CTW Features As new cars continue to sell at a record pace, many browsers are turning into shoppers and shoppers into...
  • Factory blast in eastern China kills at least 65

    Factory blast in eastern China kills at least 65
    KUNSHAN China (Reuters) - An explosion killed at least 65 people and injured more than 120 at a factory in China that makes wheels for U.S. carmakers, including General Motors, state media said, as the country suffered its worst industrial accident in a...
  • The Harbor Report: Recycling wash on the water

    I'd thought that this week I would do one of my tours around the harbor and talk about my thoughts and observations. Earlier in the week, I was watching a boat wash-down crew and noticed the amount of fresh water they were using, and I began to wonder...
  • Navy awards planning contract for USS George Washington

    Navy awards planning contract for USS George Washington
    The Navy has awarded a $49.6 million contract to the Newport News Shipbuilding division of Huntington Ingalls Industries to begin work on defueling the aircraft carrier USS George Washington. The contract is a necessary first step toward the anticipated...
  • Capture of Israeli soldier dims any talk of Gaza cease-fire

    JERUSALEM An agreed three-day cease-fire collapsed Friday only 90 minutes after it went into effect when Hamas militants attacked Israeli soldiers working to demolish tunnels in the Gaza Strip, killing two and apparently kidnapping a third, the Israeli...
  • A Better Berth For UConn Campus?

    The unfortunate but seemingly imminent demise of the once-proud Phoenix Cos. should cause a pause in the planned move of UConn's Hartford campus downtown. Perhaps the Courant can redirect Dan Haar back from rural Route 44 to downtown Hartford, prepared...