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  • Tax refunds: cheap thrills or savvy savings?

    Tax season is chugging right along. The IRS says it's processed 48.3 million tax returns and paid out more than 40 million refunds at an average of $3,116, an increase over last year of 4.2 percent. Which means just one thing: there are A LOT of happy...
  • EPA To Reduce Sulfur in Gasoline by 2017

     
    The EPA will finalize a rule that should reduce sulfur in vehicles by two-thirds beginning in 2017. The Detroit News reports the move should ultimately decrease smog-causing gases by 80 percent because the bulk of smog-forming emissions are created...
  • Ford C-Max Solar Energi Concept at the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show

     
    Looks like: An accessorized C-Max Energi Defining characteristics: Solar panels atop the roof Ridiculous features: A solar-magnifying canopy the car has to sit under Chances of being mass-produced: There's potential; Ford plans real-world feasibility...
  • Financial resolutions? There's nothing to it!

    The new year is a time of new beginnings, with everyone resolving to do better for the next 365 days, even though nearly no one actually keeps their New Year's Resolutions. The Journal of Clinical Psychology reports that 45 percent of Americans regularly...
  • Ford debuts solar-powered C-Max Energi

    Ford debuts solar-powered C-Max Energi
    Ford wants to collect the sun's energy with 1.5 square meters of solar photovoltaic panels atop the C-Max Energi, the plug-in crossover that went on sale in fall 2012. The C-Max Solar Energi concept's flexible, high-density silicone solar panels harvest...
  • Next Corvette Z06, GMC Canyon to Debut Next Week in Detroit

     
    In an age where automakers are downsizing engines left and right, the outgoing Chevrolet Corvette Z06 treats displacement like Martin Scorsese's "Wolf of Wall Street" treats f-bombs. A centerpiece to GM's sixth-generation (C6) Corvette, the Z06's...
  • Report: Plug-in Sales Increased 84% in 2013

     
    In January 2013, Nissan cut the starting price of its Leaf EV by $6,400. Shoppers responded and Leaf sales more than doubled by year's end. For the segment, 2013 sales for plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles increased 84 percent, according......
  • Backup-Camera Mandate Moves Forward

     
    Industry-wide backup cameras, which have been stuck in neutral since 2007, may yet become reality. In a move that could signal a law sometime before January 2015, the U.S. Department of Transportation sent rules that require backup cameras in new......
  • Backup cameras closer to becoming mandate, not option

    Backup cameras closer to becoming mandate, not option
    What has become a car owner's convenience is closer to becoming an autuomaker's necessity.  Legislation on industry-wide backup cameras, which have been stuck in neutral since 2007, is once again on the move. In a development that could signal a law...
  • Buying a car? Better watch out for your asterisk

    Sharpen your pencils, Funny Money fans: It's time for a pop math quiz! Find the incorrect equation: $20,995 = $15,995 $0.00 = $2,399 $25,000 = $0.00 If your answer is that all of those are wrong, wrong, wrong, you are much better at math than...
  • 'Tax Theft?' Isn't that rather redundant?

    It's tax time, but guess what? You can't file yet because of delays caused when our esteemed Congress-critters shut down the federal government for 16 days. The IRS needed that time to get its massive banks of computers up and running, even though I don't...
  • Do the insurance thing for your holiday bling

    Just because the candy canes are gone, the tree is in the trash and the poinsettia is dead doesn't mean the holidays are over. For that to be true, you need to buy some more insurance. And it wouldn't kill you to get off your behind and take down those...