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U.S. Jobless And Demographics May Derail Sales Rally

Non-College Majority Buy More Cars But Suffer Rising Unemployment Forecasters are scrambling to raise their forecasts for the booming U.S. car market, but PriceWaterhouseCooopers’ Autofacts has a cautionary tale to tell; the rally won’t return to previous peaks if unemployment continues to hit the poorly educated majority of the workforce disproportionately. As the U.S. economy […]

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High Oil Prices May Undermine Ford, GM, U.S.-Market Recovery

Japanese, Europeans Better Placed With Fuel Efficient Line-ups Persistently high oil prices could stall the recovery at Ford and General Motors, and boost Japanese carmakers and Europeans like Daimler, BMW and Volkswagen, Moody’s Investors Service said. The price of crude oil has jumped to around $115 from below $80 last September, as demand has recovered […]

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U.S. Car Sales May Be About To Accelerate

Pent Up Demand Could Erupt As Consumer Expectations Improve But J.D.Power Nervous About Possible Setback The recovery in the U.S. light vehicle market has been stuttering and threatening to stall of late, but some experts believe that strong growth will soon return, although nobody is protecting a return to the glory days, yet. Morgan Stanley […]

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Gloom And Doom The Watchwords At Geneva

Sales Prospects Dire, Particularly In Germany Huge CO2 Mitigation Costs Cast A Long Shadow Plenty Of Ideas To Save The Planet, Including A Hybrid Ferrari There wasn’t much for the European auto industry to celebrate as the annual Geneva Car Show got underway. Sales prospects look dire, with Europe as a whole likely to see […]

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Bloated Europeans Need Some U.S. Medicine

U.S. Takes Out Capacity, Slashes Costs French Protectionism Means Renault, Peugeot Suffer In Long Run Will Renault, Mercedes Deal Solve Any Problems?  “Renault wanted to merge with General Motors, while Mercedes wriggled out of ties with Mitsubishi, then Chrysler” As the Detroit Car Show disappears in the rear view mirror, Americans can look forward to […]

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