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New-Vehicle Retail Sales Volume Deteriorates as August Closes

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., Aug. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — The August new-vehicle retail sales pace has declined sharply during the second half of the month, as the impact of negative variables—weak consumer confidence, delayed purchases in the hopes of bargains, and inclement weather—take hold, according to J.D. Power and Associates, which gathers real-time transaction data from more than 8,900 retail franchisees throughout the United States. ...

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U.S. Durable Goods Order Drop Much More Than Expected

The commerce department released its advance report of April durable goods orders. Due to a slump in auto and aircraft manufacturing, durable goods orders dropped 3.6%, a much larger decrease than the 2.2% expected by analysts. New Orders New orders for manufactured durable goods in April decreased $7.1 billion or 3.6 percent to $189.9 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau announced ...

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Ford Succeeds Where Government Motors Fails

In a set of reports today, it became apparent that GM and Chrysler were not keeping up with Ford… at all. Both Chrysler and GM borrowed billions from tax payers thanks to the current administration. We were even told that a great return on our investment would be forthcoming. Not so. Instead, the companies that have received taxpayer dollars are ...

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