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  • Reasons to be thankful, 2012 edition

     
    Before the blog takes a break for the long holiday weekend, my annual list of reasons to be grateful this Thanksgiving. Feel free to contribute your own lists below. 1. A bright, beautiful, healthy daughter, who just turned 7. 2.......
  • Cars.com News Briefs: March 8, 2012

     
    Here's what we have our eye on today: BMW posted record annual profits for 2011, though fourth-quarter net income fell 12% as the German automaker spent cash to introduce global redesigns for the 3 Series and 1 Series, according to......
  • Daily News Briefs: April 18, 2012

     
    Here's what we have our eye on today: A shortage on auto resin, used for brake and fuel lines, could take months to mend, Reuters reports. Evonik Industries, whose German plant suffered an explosion on March 31, said the damaged......
  • Study: Most Clueless About Electric Vehicle Subsidies

     
    Similar to the old "if-a-tree-falls-in-the-woods" question, if government incentives to encourage the purchase of plug-in vehicles are offered, but no one knows about them, do they make a difference? A research team at Indiana University conducted a...
  • U.S. Sells Remaining GM Stock

     
    Remember TV commercials in early 2010 where GM's then-CEO Ed Whitacre proclaimed the automaker had paid back its loans in full? Though technically accurate ??? the automaker repaid $8.1 billion in loans from the U.S. and Canadian government in April......
  • 2012 Saw Gains in New-Vehicle Fuel Economy

     
    According to the EPA, the fuel-economy average of light-duty new vehicles continues to climb, with model-year 2012 vehicles achieving an all-time high of 23.6 mpg. The average represents a 1.2 mpg gain over model-year 2011 cars and trucks and is......
  • Charlie Crist or Rick Scott: Who gets your vote?

     
    Charlie Crist's political makeover is nearly complete, as the one-time Florida Republican governor gave a speech endorsing Barack Obama at the Democratic National Convention on Thursday. Now the big question: Will he officially become a Democrat and run...
  • It's Official: Higher Fuel Economy Standards Set for 2025

     
    After a 13-day delay, the Obama administration announced the much-anticipated corporate average fuel economy standards, which will raise industry-wide fuel economy to 54.5 mpg by 2025. "By the middle of the next decade, our cars will get nearly 55 miles.....
  • Primary winners and losers

     
    I'll be writing more about the primary elections results for Thursday's print editions, but here are some quick hit impressions: Winner: Gov. Scott appointees. It's hard to imagine in Broward, a heavily Democratic county that doesn't like Republican Gov....
  • Daily News Briefs: July 6, 2012

     
    Mazda posted details about an extensive midcycle refresh for its Japanese-marketed 2013 Mazda Roadster (shown above) ??? known here as the MX-5 Miata ??? on its Google+ page. Updates include a new front bumper, grille, fog lamps and chin spoiler.......
  • Obama: Harry Reid 'right side of history'

     
    by Mark Silva President Barack Obama, who quickly accepted Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's apology for words which Reid used during the 2008 presidential campaign, says he can overlook a few "inartful words'' from a party leader "on the right......
  • Terrorism: Public confident in Obama

     
    by Mark Silva In the aftermath of an attempted bombing of a U.S.-bound airliner, most Americans surveyed say they are satisfied with President Barack Obama's handling of the matter -- and more than six in 10 voice confidence in the......