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Edmunds: Higher trims on used cars get better value

Oct. 2, 2019 6:11 AM EDT

Americans tend to want all the "bells and whistles" on their new cars. Today's shoppers are opting for higher trim levels and costlier option packages, according to Edmunds' analysis. These upgrades now add just over $10,000 to the base price on average, whereas a decade ago that figure was closer to $6,500. Even...

Washington State Patrol buying hybrid SUVs

Sep. 27, 2019 11:56 AM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington State Patrol will buy three 2020 Ford Interceptor hybrid SUVs - the first purchase of hybrid vehicles for the agency. KOIN reports the purchase of the hybrids is a pilot project to see how well the vehicles perform and evaluate any possible savings. Washington State...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump team distortions on fuel economy rules

Sep. 19, 2019 8:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and his team are distorting the facts in explaining the administration's decision to stop California from setting its own emission standards for cars and trucks. The move announced this week revokes California's authority to set auto mileage standards stricter than...

Trump bars California from setting stricter fuel standards

Sep. 18, 2019 8:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that his administration is revoking California's authority to set auto mileage standards stricter than those issued by federal regulators, a move critics said would result in less fuel-efficient cars that create more planet-warming pollution. In...

Edmunds: Should you buy a rental car?

Sep. 18, 2019 6:11 AM EDT

The life of a rental vehicle is a tough one: It's driven by many people and for more miles than average. After about a year of service, the rental company will typically pull the vehicle out of the fleet and sell it as a used car. But in this "second life," a former rental vehicle can make for a compelling used...

CBS credit union manager gets 14 years for $40M embezzlement

Sep. 16, 2019 8:39 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The former manager of a credit union that served employees of the CBS television network has been sentenced to more than 14 years in prison for a two-decade embezzlement scheme that drained $40 million from the institution and forced it into insolvency. Edward Rostohar pleaded guilty to...

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...

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....