US adds 321,000 jobs, the most in nearly 3 years

...will likely keep factories busy in coming months. Auto sales last month rose to their second-fastest pace this year. Car sales are on track to rise 6 percent this year from 2013.And a survey by the Institute for Supply Management, a trade group...

Augusta-area companies enjoying lower fuel prices

...Barilla, an associate professor of economics at Georgia Southern University, said lower gas prices also tend to increase car sales."That's another positive for the economy. When automobile sales go up, then the jobs are needed for the manufacturing...

Truck deals help boost US auto sales in September

...sales have dropped below 60,000.Ford Motor Co. saw a 9 percent increase in Fusion sedan sales, but otherwise its car sales were down. Sales of the Escape small SUV fell 4 percent; Ford blamed that on a sharp cutback on sales to rental car...

Drop in car sales shrinks revenue

Lower car sales aren't hitting just the dealers. Officials...the loss of tax revenue from fewer new car sales comes at a bad time. His county faces...attribute this to the reported dismal new car sales," he said. "New car sales were reportedly...

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Economy slows car sales

...an increase in gasoline prices have helped slow new-car sales from a record pace during the first quarter. "The whole...It's doubled our sales projection." Growth in small-car sales is another indication consumers might be warming up to...

Midsize car sales shrink as Americans go smaller

...it's too early to declare the death of the midsize car. Sales have dropped before, most recently with the rise of crossover...as the Toyota Avalon and Chrysler 300. However, small car sales grew faster.Toyota, for one, isn't predicting a...

Volkswagen posts first quarter loss on weak car sales worldwide

...German automaker Volkswagen announced Friday it lost $84.8 million in the first quarter, largely because of weak car sales and the strong euro. Europe's largest carmaker had reported a profit of 188 million euros for the January-March period...

Budget to build dealership

Budget Car Sales has chosen Augusta as the location of its first Georgia dealership. The...us," he said. "We felt Augusta would be a great market." Budget Car Sales retails low-mileage, late-model rental cars to the public in 33 cities...

Cash for Clunkers under budget with 690,000 sales

...program generated nearly 700,000 new car sales during the past month, giving the...manufacturers led American companies in new car sales through the program, which ended...Clunkers generated nearly 700,000 new car sales and ended under its $3 billion budget...

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Survey: High prices hold down car sales NEW ORLEANS -- Consumers are less willing to buy new vehicles than they were a year ago because they say prices are too high...