The Chicago Federal Reserve National Activity Index, a weighted index of 85 economic indicators, showed signs of improvement for the US economy.
Better built cars and an uncertain economy mean that Americans are holding onto their cars for longer than ever and are doing more of their own repairs. Nearly half of those who already do their own auto repairs say they are doing more of them themselves this year; 3 in 4 of those who rely on a mechanic say that economic conditions are making them more likely to attempt their own repairs, according to a recent survey by AutoMD.com. But there are mistakes that even the most seasoned do-it-yourselfers can make. Whether you like to go under the hood or take your vehicle to the shop, here are 10 expensive repair and maintenance mistakes to avoid:
Mitt Romney has been praising Bill Clinton even as he heaps scorn on Obama, trying to associate himself with someone more popular and court the white male vote. It might backfire.
Fiat hosts TwitBid auction for a special-edition Fiat 500. The winning bid was €15,200.
Buying a plug-in hybrid or electric vehicle is more than just buying a car. It's choosing a lifestyle.
Apple has filed a patent for an iPod-like clickwheel mounted on the steering wheel. In-car remote would let drivers change songs, playlists, or Internet radio stations.
Hybrids cost more upfront but are cheaper to operate than nonhybrids. The federal government has launched FuelEconomy.gov so consumers can calculate the payback period for buying a hybrid.
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In the current market, finding and buying a timeshare is easy. Selling one is a different story. Here are four tips for each that could help.
Anti-dumping laws don't protect the environment in every industry. In some cases, such restrictions can actually do harm.
Facebook IPO generated no big stock gains on its first day of trading. But Facebook has many of the traits that made Apple, Microsoft, and Google great in the long run.
To be effective, the organization’s structure needs to align with the overall market strategy that the business is pursuing. As your business grows, make sure each new decision you make is beneficial to the mission statement of your company as a whole.