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Wednesday, December 04, 2013
November was a better than expected sales month for the auto industry. Carmakers saw their sales go up nearly 9 percent over last year, and the increase had a lot to do with advertising.
Tuesday, December 03, 2013
Millions of consumers went online to get a crack at shopping deals for Cyber Monday. Online sales were $2 billion for the one day — up nearly 20 percent over the same time last year.
Sunday, December 01, 2013
Bentley is selling 20 times as many cars as when it was acquired by Volkswagen in 1998. Having the the marketing power of a global brand behind it has helped Bentley. So has a shift in the car's reputation. The Bentley has gone from the stodgy afterthought to Rolls Royce to a desired ride for young athletes and celebrities.
Saturday, November 30, 2013
Tucked between Gray Thursday, Black Friday and Cyber Monday is Small Business Saturday. It's a designation invented by American Express, but it's becoming vital to small businesses around the country.
Friday, November 29, 2013
Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, is one the busiest, most hectic shopping day of the year. But how important is it for retailers and as an indicator of the strength of the holiday shopping season?
Friday, November 29, 2013
As the unofficial start of the holiday shopping season arrives earlier and earlier, the door-buster sales are beginning to cut into retailers' bottom lines. Black Friday comes at a time when some of the biggest retailers such as J.C. Penney and Sears are hurting.
Friday, November 22, 2013
Cars in video games are becoming more and more realistic, but it's not just that games are trying to simulate the car world. Carmakers also want the gaming world's clientele.
Friday, November 01, 2013
A judge has turned down a California city's attempt to shut down a factory that produces the popular hot sauce Sriracha. Residents complained about pepper and garlic fumes wafting through the air. But a Los Angeles Superior Court judge blocked the city of Irwindale's opening bid to shut down the plant.
Thursday, October 31, 2013
The success of the Affordable Care Act rests in part on getting young, healthy people to purchase coverage. But despite marketing attempts to reach them, some young people feel they're too healthy or cash-strapped to buy something they say they're unlikely to need.
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
As the AFL-CIO wraps up its convention, union membership continues its long decline and blue collar workers struggle with eroding living standards and high rates of unemployment. Facing such dire trouble, the labor movement is seeking to attract members and partners who don't belong to unions.
Saturday, September 07, 2013
Participation in the American labor force fell in August to its lowest level in 35 years. A significant part of the drop: 18- to 29-year-olds going back to school or dropping out of the workforce to raise kids.
Friday, September 06, 2013
There's been a sort of collective freak-out in the auto industry about millennials and their waning interest in cars. Our series, reporting on the changing relationship between youth culture and the automobile, draws to a close.
Thursday, August 29, 2013
Automakers have set up shop in Silicon Valley to tap into the digital world as a way to lure younger drivers. They're looking outside the industry to learn how to make cars an extension of all the services millennials already love.
Friday, August 16, 2013
If you want to learn to samba, tango, waltz or get jiggy, all you have to do is wander into a Chicago park. The city of Chicago hosts the largest annual outdoor dance series.
Thursday, August 15, 2013
The average car on the road these days is more than 11 years old — a historic high. Some analysts say that means there soon will be a surge in car buying. Others are skeptical.
Friday, August 09, 2013
When you're a teenager, there are many things you desperately want to find: friends, fun, a future, freedom. In American Graffiti, the iconic movie about teenagers set in 1962, the kids find all of that just by getting in their cars. But today, teens say they don't see cars the same way.
Thursday, August 08, 2013
High-end electric automaker Tesla has beat Wall Streets expectations and turned a profit for the second quarter. But will that be enough to help give the company power to sustain for the long term?
Tuesday, August 06, 2013
General Motors set a July sales record in China. That country is already the most important auto market in the world. It could be where GM maintains global dominance.
Saturday, August 03, 2013
The labor market continues its recovery, and after a string of bad news, things would seem to be to turning around for African-American workers, too. They're finding more jobs, but at the lower end of the pay scale.
Friday, August 02, 2013
Friday, Toyota announced that it nearly doubled its quarterly profit over one year ago. The robust earnings were largely due to the weakening of the Yen, brought on by the economic policies of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.