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  • 5 financial steps to take before you buy a car

    5 financial steps to take before you buy a car

    The 2012 car models will soon roll out to dealerships. If you’re looking to buy a car, you've undoubtedly done your research in advance about the right model and trim. The key to affording your dream ride works the same way: Get your financial situation under control before you step foot on the car lot. Here are five crucial steps to take that will help you save thousands of dollars when you buy a car:

  • Steve Jobs: what we can learn from how he lived

    Steve Jobs: what we can learn from how he lived

    Steve Jobs had vision and focus from an early age, and he took courses that piqued his interest – even if they seemed offbeat. Steve Jobs also had an innate sense of a new emerging generation.

  • Nissan Leaf: Cute ad, but will it backfire?

    The New Economy Nissan Leaf: Cute ad, but will it backfire?

    Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt are neck-and-neck in sales. A new Nissan Leaf ad portrays Volt as an ordinary gas-powered hybrid, but the all-electric car has its own vulnerability.

  • As Obama hails auto bailout, rise in unemployment rate dampens message

    As Obama hails auto bailout, rise in unemployment rate dampens message

    President Obama visits a Chrysler plant in Toledo, Ohio, to extol the success of the auto bailout. But new figures released Friday put the unemployment rate at 9.1 percent.

  • Look who's driving world auto sales now

    Look who's driving world auto sales now

    Emerging-market drivers now buy the majority of the world's cars. The BRIC nations lead the charge that will boost auto sales for new and established automakers.

  • Fuel-efficient cars drive US sales surge

    Fuel-efficient cars drive US sales surge

    Fuel-efficient cars – like Chevy's Cruze, Hyundai's Elantra, and Ford's Focus – led an estimated 19 percent car sales increase in April. GM says rising gas prices started pushing drivers into fuel-efficient cars in March.

  • Ford recall affects 1.2 million trucks

    Ford recall affects 1.2 million trucks

    Ford recall includes the F-150 pickup truck and Lincoln LT pickup trucks. The Ford recall comes after the company agreed to fix 150,000 F-150s in February, even though the government was pushing for a much larger recall.

  • Auto sales rise, but gas prices may test Detroit recovery

    Auto sales rise, but gas prices may test Detroit recovery

    Auto sales rose 27 percent from February 2010, but gas prices have also been rising. At a minimum, higher gas prices could affect car-buying preferences.

  • GM cars: Good December sales can't make up for poor 2010

    GM cars: Good December sales can't make up for poor 2010

    GM cars sold better in December than November – up 8.5 percent – but all of the Big Three had a rough year. 2010 was the second-worst year for domestic car sales since 1982.

  • 2011 safest cars announced: Is your dream car a top pick?

    2011 safest cars announced: Is your dream car a top pick?

    A total of 66 cars were designated the 2011 safest cars, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety announced Wednesday. They include 40 cars, 25 SUVs, and one minivan, which “do the best job of protecting people in front, side, rollover, and rear crashes,” the institute says. Here are the 2011 safest cars, listed alphabetically by automaker. Did your dream car make the cut?