Retail sales in the U.S. rose more than forecast in July as consumer spending rebounded at department stores, auto dealers and electronics outlets, easing some concern the biggest part of the economy was foundering.
Better built cars and an uncertain economy mean that Americans are holding onto their cars for longer than ever and are doing more of their own repairs. Nearly half of those who already do their own auto repairs say they are doing more of them themselves this year; 3 in 4 of those who rely on a mechanic say that economic conditions are making them more likely to attempt their own repairs, according to a recent survey by AutoMD.com. But there are mistakes that even the most seasoned do-it-yourselfers can make. Whether you like to go under the hood or take your vehicle to the shop, here are 10 expensive repair and maintenance mistakes to avoid:
Americans have a weight problem, with more than a third of us estimated to fall into the obese category. It's a problem automakers are struggling with as well. Over the last several decades, the typical automobile has added hundreds of pounds, according to industry dat ?
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, a rate commonly used in business loans
LIBOR - the London Interbank Offered Rate benchmark - is supposed to measure the interest rates at which banks borrow from each other. It is based on data reported daily by a 16-bank panel. More than $800 trillion in securities and loans are linked to the LIBOR, including $350 trillion in swaps and $10 trillion in loans, including auto and home loans. Even small movements - or inaccuracies - in the LIBOR affect investment returns and borrowing costs for individuals, companies, and professional investors.
Three years after the U.S. auto industry nearly collapsed, sales of cars and trucks are surging.
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The results of an audit of three Foxconn factories that manufacture Apple products has turned up "serious and pressing" violations of Chinese labor laws, according to a report by the Fair Labor Association, a non-profit commissioned by Apple to investigate Foxconn's facilities. A team of five to seven inspectors from the FLA visited three different Foxconn factories -- two in Shenzhen, one in Chengdu -- and spent up to five days at each conducting hundreds of interviews with workers and managers in an attempt to understand what labor problems existed at the manufacturing facilities of China's largest employer.
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General Motors Co. said Monday it will reopen its former Saturn plant in Spring Hill, Tenn., to build extra supplies of the hot-selling Chevy Equinox.
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Auto market analyst group Experian Automotive? second-quarter 2011 market analysis report shows that American consumers are so happy with their Hyundais that they put it at the top of the brand-loyalty list, according to Motor Trend.
In a new interview, the wife and son of convicted Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff detailed the moment nearly three years ago when Mr. Madoff confessed to his fraud, and Mrs. Madoff talked about the âshameâ of living with Bernie Madoffâs fraud.
A contract deal that Ford Motor Co. reached Tuesday with the United Auto Workers will mean about a $1 billion investment and hundreds of new jobs for a suburban Kansas City Ford plant, and was hailed by Gov. Jay Nixon as a "historic" boost to manufacturing in the state.
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