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The auto industry is a never-ending source of business stories. These six articles will get you up to date before plunging in. ("Google Self-Driving Car" image by "smoothgroover22" via flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0)

Car industry update: Eight great reads

The automotive industry has never been a richer source of business stories. Driverless cars, millennial buyers and President Trump’s initiatives to keep manufacturing jobs at home are compelling topics that readers

A rise in the interest rate can impact any consumer's wallet. (Image by "stevepb" via Pixabay, CCO Public Domain)

How to localize federal rate hikes

When Janet Yellen announced a quarter-percent raise in the Federal Reserve interest rate earlier in March, government bonds dipped while stocks ticked upward. The Fed is expected to make at least

3 rate hike stories in every community

Decisions made by the Federal Reserve have monumental effects on financial markets around the world. As the Fed gears up to announce a hike in the interest rate, widely anticipated

BMW and Mission Impossible

Tom Cruise’s newest Mission: Impossible movie debuted this weekend with $56 million in U.S. ticket sales, easily making it the No. 1 film, according to Box Office Mojo. There was

Vehicles get older, loans longer

New cars have turned high-tech, loaded with features you usually find on smartphones. But even with all these gadgets available in new cars, vehicles on the road keep getting older.

Buying a car via Costco

Costco members know they can buy a wide variety of products, from flowers and tires to pizza, in the vast warehouse stores and online. Now, Bloomberg Businessweek reports that Costco has

Lewis Hamilton’s new contract

As our Rian Bosse told you, American millennials aren’t much interested in auto racing. But globally, one racing star attracts a wide audience: Lewis Hamilton. Now, the Formula 1 champion

Auto racing and millennials?

Sunday marks the Grand Prix de Monaco, the world’s most prestigious auto race. On the other side of the Atlantic, American race fans will be watching the 99th running of

No answers in Takata airbag recall

Takata, the Japanese auto supplier, agreed on Tuesday to recall 33.8 million defective airbag inflators. It is the largest automotive recall in history. There’s only one problem. Nobody knows why

Expect GM turnaround to last a decade

Board members at major corporations rarely share their thoughts about how companies are run. So, it’s worth checking out comments made to Bloomberg by E. Neville Isdell, who is retiring

Elon Musk, battery salesman

Would you buy a home battery from Tesla’s Elon Musk? Apparently, you would. On Wednesday, Musk declared that demand for Tesla’s new Powerwall home batteries is “crazy, off the hook.”

Airport parking revenue takes off

As the airline industry continues to consolidate, non-aeronautical revenue has become much more important in helping with the financial viability of an airport. One of the biggest sources of this

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