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US retail sales rise moderately as auto-buying jumps

Sep. 13, 2019 2:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. retail sales rose moderately in August, driven higher by a jump in auto buying and healthy online sales, evidence that consumers are still spending enough to support growth. The Commerce Department said Friday that retail sales increased 0.4% last month, down from a strong 0.8% in...

US retail sales rose a moderate 0.4% in July, driven higher by auto purchases

Sep. 13, 2019 8:32 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — US retail sales rose a moderate 0.4% in July, driven higher by auto purchases.

Climate change, trade woes reshape Frankfurt auto show

Sep. 10, 2019 2:59 PM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The headwinds buffeting the auto industry are making themselves felt at the Frankfurt Motor Show, with companies confronting a slowdown in sales due to global trade uncertainty and pressure from governments to lower emissions of air pollutants and greenhouse gases. Signs of the...

School district has funding for officers, not for squad cars

Sep. 5, 2019 10:05 AM EDT

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A northern Tennessee school district wants a resource officer in each of its schools but a commission needs to approve funding for their patrol vehicles. The Clarksville Leaf-Chronicle reports that a Tennessee Safe Schools Act grant set aside $20 million for Clarksville-Montgomery...

North Carolina foster mother charged in 1-year-old's death

Sep. 4, 2019 4:56 PM EDT

PINEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities are charging a North Carolina foster mother in the death of a 1-year-old boy who was left inside a hot car in a shopping center parking lot. News outlets report Pineville police say warrants charge 42-year-old Dawn Aberson-Vanden Broecke with involuntary manslaughter....

Cars still more efficient than newer SUVs

Aug. 21, 2019 10:22 AM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Yes, your sport utility vehicle has gotten smaller and more fuel efficient over the years. But even with those gains, SUVs still are behind cars when it comes to gas mileage. The reason: SUVs are taller and heavier than cars, and no matter how sculpted their bodies are, they still...

Edmunds: 7 used car tech features that might surprise you

Aug. 21, 2019 6:13 AM EDT

Automakers have introduced a flurry of new automotive safety and convenience technology features the past few years. Close-to-new vehicles with these features are now increasingly showing up on dealership lots as used vehicles. The upshot: You don't have to buy a new car to get modern convenience and safety...

Colorado OKs electric car requirement to fight air pollution

Aug. 16, 2019 4:56 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado tightened its air quality regulations on Friday, requiring that at least 5% of the vehicles sold in the state by 2023 emit zero pollution. The state Air Quality Control Commission, which passed the rule on an 8-1 vote, said the requirement applies to auto manufacturers, not buyers....

Police: Man said he'd bring gun to Walmart if toy was broken

Aug. 14, 2019 9:23 AM EDT

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Authorities in Florida say a man threatened to return to a Walmart store with a gun if the remote control car he was buying didn't work. Clearwater police spokesman Rob Shaw says police arrested 33-year-old Anthony Reed on Monday evening. They say he made the threat Friday, days...

Edmunds: 5 tips for lowering your car payment

Aug. 14, 2019 6:12 AM EDT

New- and used-car monthly payments reached a record high in the first half of 2019, according to Edmunds transaction data. The average new-car monthly payment in the first half of 2019 was $556, which marks a 20% increase since 2008. Used-car payments also remained high, averaging $409 a month. "Consumers are...