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Gunshots Fired From Vehicle Speeding Past Biden\’s Delaware Home, but Driver Gets Away
Neither the vice president nor his wife was home when several shots were fired out of a moving vehicle on Saturday night, federal law enforcement officials said.

Driver Killed as Stolen Car Enters N.S.A. Campus
Officials said the car crashed into a police vehicle at the National Security Agency, which is protected by its own police force, in suburban Maryland.

Missing Student Killed by Car


A UC Berkeley student athlete who went missing after leaving a party near the USC campus over the weekend was killed by a car as he ran across a Los Angeles freeway, police said Monday.

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12 Hurt, 1 Seriously, When Car Hits MTA Bus in Brooklyn: Officials


Twelve people were injured, one of them seriously, when a minivan hit an MTA bus after allegedly running a stop sign in Brooklyn Monday morning, transit and fire officials say.

No More Exploding Tank Cars
The West Virginia event is a terrifying reminder that the industry lacks the ability to safely ship oil from North Dakota\’s booming oil fields.

Akron man finds car riddled with bullet holes

An Akron man called police Sunday afternoon after he found his car had several bullet holes in it.

Police were called to the 700 block of Aberdeen Street around 4 p.m. Sunday.

The 2007 Chevy Impala was shot four times.



After Car Crash Kills Mother, Toddler Is Found Alive in Utah River
A fisherman discovered the 18-month-old girl hanging upside down in her car seat above the water that flowed through the car in Spanish Fork, Utah.

No More Exploding Tank Cars
The West Virginia event is a terrifying reminder that the industry lacks the ability to safely ship oil from North Dakota\’s booming oil fields.

Sell Car News Snippets

New law allows direct sale of Tesla cars in New Jersey

TRENTON >> Gov. Chris Christie signed a measure Wednesday that would allow the sale of Tesla and other zero-emission cars in the state.

The new law comes about a year after the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission issued regulations requiring cars to be sold through franchises.

The Palo Alto, California-based company markets its vehicles directly to consumers, and Tesla CEO Elon Musk protested the New Jersey regulations last year.



Akron may buy vehicles for construction company city plans to start; council approves legislation for giant tunnel, largest project in sewer overhaul

As a first step toward Akron starting its own construction company, the city may spend $1.9 million on concrete and dump trucks.

Akron City Council is considering legislation that would allow the city to buy or lease six concrete trucks and four dump trucks. The legislation was introduced Monday, with further discussion planned for next week.

The potential purchase comes as Akron is about to begin the largest project in the city’s billion-dollar-plus sewer overhaul — a 27-foot-diameter storage tunnel that will be bore [...]

Honda Accord barely edges Toyota Prius as California's best-selling car

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GREEN: Allegiant Air is banking on area residents wanting to hop on nonstop flights to Myrtle Beach, S.C.; Tampa-St. Petersburg, Fla.; and Savannah-Hilton Head, Ga.

The ultra low-cost airline will launch twice-a-week service to those cities in late May and early June from Akron-Canton Airport, with one-way fares starting as low as $38.

The Las Vegas-based airline refers to itself as a travel company and wants to sell packages that include hotels, rental cars and entertainment.

“We don’t endeavor to be all things [...]

Daily Report: Automakers Close to Widely Adopting Dashboard Tech From Google and Apple
In the coming months, auto dealerships around the country will begin selling vehicles capable of running Android- and Apple-compatible dashboard systems.

Here are the best-selling cars and trucks from January 2015

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Young car buyers prefer to buy cars online. Who knew?

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Young buyers are increasingly turning away from showroom visits when car shopping in favor of comparing potential [...]

Area briefs - Jan. 24

BATH TOWNSHIP

Bids sought for truck

BATH TWP.: Bath trustees have agreed to sell the fire department’s 1997 Pierce Heavy Rescue vehicle.

“The truck was a 30-year vehicle purchase in 1997,” said Fire Chief Walt Hower in recommending the sale to the trustees. He cited fewer responses requiring the vehicle.

Trustees also authorized advertising the sale in local and rescue industry publications. Information about the truck will be posted on the township website, Hower said.

The bids will be opened [...]

These are 2014's best-selling cars and trucks

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What you missed on 1.7.15

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2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 first drive; The List drives a Formula One racecar; 2014 total automotive sales recap. All that, and more, in today's roundup of auto [...]

Hyundai Rockar dealership concept a kinder way to buy a car [w/video]

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Subaru hits 500,000 sales in the US in 2014, a record for the brand

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Having sold 336,441 cars in the US in 2012, Subaru said in early 2013 that it wanted to hit 500,000 annual sales here by 2015. After boosting sales to 424, [...]

December 2014: Pour Me A Fifth Edition

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Another month of auto sales is in the books, and this month, there's a new nameplate at the top of the heap.

What you missed on 1.5.15

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The cars we're most looking forward to driving in 2015; a sneak peek of the 2016 Chevy Volt; our monthly By The Numbers sales recap for December 2014. Here's eve [...]

Weekend Auto Calendar: Auctions Feature Gleaming Classics and Future Rat Rods
Mecum Auctions to sell 750 cars in Kansas City; Virginia auction features rough classics; Road Atlanta hosts amateur racing.

Ford Transit is America's new best-selling van

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The Ford Transit took the reins as America's best-selling van in December. The Blue Oval's recently introduced full-size van [...]

Despite De Nysschen saying it won't, Cadillac cuts struggling CTS prices

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Cadillac informed dealers today that it will be trimming the price of its 2015 CTS by anywhere from $1,000 to $3,000 amid slow sales and dea [...]

How December changed from a near-worst to a near-best car selling month [w/video]

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Automotive News article says the Lexus December to Remember campaign started in 1998 that helped turn December into one of the bigge [...]

3-wheeled vehicle challenges NM lawmakers to answer the question: car or motorcycle?
Is it a car or is it a motorcycle? That question is extremely important for a Phoenix-based company that wants to open a dealership in New Mexico to sell its tiny fuel-efficient three-wheel motor vehicles.

Akron-area gasoline prices fall below $2 a gallon

Gas guzzlers and road warriors rejoice: You can now buy a gallon of regular for under $2 at service stations in the Akron area.

At least 15 stations as of late Tuesday afternoon in the Akron area were selling regular gas for $1.97 to $1.99 a gallon, according to the website Gasbuddy.com.

"It's a good price," said Charles Johnson, 65, who had just finished fueling his minivan at the Speedway off South Arlington Road near Interstate 77. The Speedway constantly was packed with customers filling their vehicles with $1.99 g [...]

Volvo wants to sell cars online, skip most auto shows

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Volvo XC90GM program sees dealers taking on way more loaner cars

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New Car SalesAudi tests new kind of car sharing, lets you buy cars with buddies [w/video]

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<br/><br/><a href=3 tips for using credit wisely during the holidays

Using credit to tackle your holiday shopping can be tempting. And offers of a discount for opening a new account, or interest-free purchases for a year or more make it more enticing.

But relying on credit without a plan to pay off the debt quickly can easily cost you more in the long run. Carrying higher balances for several months could lower your credit score, making it more expensive to refinance your home, buy a car or qualify for other loans.



Weekend Auto Calendar: Tractor Time in the Hawkeye State
Mecum Auctions plans to sell 250 vintage tractors at its sale in Davenport, Iowa; Brazil hosts the penultimate Formula One race of the 2014 season.

Chrysler Unveils a More-or-Less New 300
With a significant midcycle refresh of its 300 sedan, Chrysler tries to boost flagging sales.

Kids 39% more likely to buy parents' car brand

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CHINA-AUTO-SHOWCold weather brings business to local firewood sales store, car washes
Thursday morning's chill got James Johnson in high gear.

Does Warren Buffett's dealership acquisition foreshadow Chinese car sales in US?

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Obama Giving PledgeDaimler Expects $780 Million Gain on Sale of Tesla Motors Stake
The German automaker Daimler, which first took a stake in Tesla in 2009, said it would continue its joint development projects with the company, which makes electric cars.


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