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Forget the Zipcar Avis Deal: Rent Cheaper with Peer-to-Peer Car Sharing

Filed under: Avis Budget Group, Autos, Saving MoneyAvis Budget Group’s (CAR) purchase of major car-sharing player Zipcar this week for $500 million validates the popularity and potential of the car-sharing industry.

But though Zipcar controls 75 perce…

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Consumer Reports Names the Worst-Value Cars on the Road

Filed under: AutosThe BMW 750Li is the worst value for your dollar, Consumer Reports said recently.

The magazine, which recently ranked the Toyota Prius as the best value for your money, said the 705Li costs $1.80 a mile to drive. “With frustrating co…

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Ford Resurrects Lincoln: What This Luxury Relaunch Really Means

Filed under: Company News, Ford Motor Co, Toyota, General Motors, AutosFord (F) unveiled a surprise this week: It’s relaunching the Lincoln brand. The company is committing more than $1 billion for a slew of new Lincoln models, a robust promotional cam…

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Hurricane Sandy Boosts Car Sales in November

Filed under: AutosThe auto industry wins the silver lining award from the affects of Hurricane Sandy: November car sales jumped 15 percent on strong demand from people replacing cars destroyed by the storm, Americans feeling more confident in the econo…

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Couple Convicted of Stealing Hybrid Car Trade Secrets from GM for China

Filed under: General Motors, Autos, CrimeBy Eddie Allen

DETROIT — A former General Motors engineer and her husband were found guilty on Friday of conspiring to steal the automaker’s trade secrets.

Shanshan Du, 53, the former GM employee, was ruled g…

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