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Hyundai refining dealer strategy for premium models

<i>Automotive News</i> reports Hyundai is set to give its sales strategy for premium vehicles a once-over. Moving forward, each of the automaker's five North American regions will have a premium product operations manager. Those managers will all report directly to a senior group manager based at the …

Where It Costs The Most To Rent A Car (And How To Always Pay Less)

Those visiting New York City tend to pay the most for car rentals, with even the least-expensive small car going for an average $72 a day. That’s according to a recent survey conducted among 50 major destinations over the past year by the website CheapCarRental.net.<p>At that, we found a $72/day …

2013 Dodge Charger SRT8 392 Appearance Package, Chrysler 300 SRT Concept Revealed

The 2013 New York auto show is ramping up in the frigid northeast, but on the other side of the country in California, things are hot at the annual Spring Festival, held for owners of LX-platform Chrysler models. (For those not in the know, those are the Dodge Challenger and Charger, as well as the …

The 2014 Cadillac CTS Makes Me Say God Bless America

The 2014 Cadillac CTS: We've leaked it. We've teased it. We've revealed the whole thing. Now we show you what it looks like in person as it debuts at …

Resetting the Philadelphia Eagles' Draft Board

The Philadelphia Eagles have been—and might very well continue to be—very busy in free agency. As a result, their draft board is constantly evolving. We're likely to make some dramatic changes between now and April 25, but with just one under month remaining until Round 1 of the 2013 NFL Draft, …

Denny Hamlin suffered broken back

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Sprint Cup driver Denny Hamlin suffered a compression fracture of his lower back in a last-lap crash involving former Joe Gibbs …

Ranking the Top 10 Stories of March Madness

March Madness is about the fascinating stories behind the players and teams involved in the event as much as it is about the action on the court.<p>Sometimes the stories start before the NCAA tournament begins and are enhanced by the team's success. Sometimes the stories grow out of the tournament. …

eBay Experiments With A New Way To Get You To Sell Your Junk

The latest, a program called Sell It Forward, literally has people mailing it in. Customers sign up on a website; have a bag with postage prepaid sent to them; and mail in clothes, shoes, and handbags. eBay's partner in the program, the San Francisco Bay Area branch of nonprofit Goodwill …

US oil, metals and chemical giants are at each other’s throats over shale gas

Rarely do the world’s energy-related companies–oil, gas, coal, chemicals–directly attack one another: The spoils are so large, and the dangers of blowback so pernicious, that no one wants to risk blowing the party for themselves. But the battle to monetize the US shale revolution is different. We …

Oil & Gas Industry

Scottish government approves windfarm opposed by Donald Trump

Scottish ministers have given the go-ahead to an experimental offshore windfarm site near Aberdeen after ignoring Donald Trump's angry threats of …

Millennials, Hipsters, And Life After Financial Melancholy

At a website which has since been scrubbed from the internet, I wrote this about hipsters and millennials on September 23, 2008:<p>They embrace a way of life their parents, or even their grandparents, rejected as a mark of failure. They have revised their expectations radically downward. And man, does …

The US Housing Shadow Inventory Is Falling Fast

Shadow inventory fell 18 percent year-over-year in January to 2.2 million units, according to CoreLogic's latest report. This represents nine months' supply.<p>It was down 28 percent from its 2010 peak of 3 million units.<p>The value of shadow inventory stood at $350 billion, down from $402 billion a …