Summer deals, demand for SUVs and luxury vehicles keeps US auto sales hot in July

DETROIT - More Americans are buying cars that say "look at me."Luxury vehicles like Audis and Volvos drove off dealer lots at a furious pace in July and, combined with sizzling demand for SUVs, helped the auto industry roll on toward its best...

Rants & Raves

...gave pardons to 40 chronic U.S. drug dealers in our prisons. It appears that our liberal...president believes it is OK to be a drug dealer and we should not overly punish or criticize...Chapo, the notorious super rich drug dealer and kingpin who recently escaped from...

What Is It?

...out. My wife had a nice Chevy II, fully loaded sedan. Even had air conditioning. She came from a small town and knew the dealer. He finally took it back for what she owed on it. So that ended our attempt at owning a Thunderbird."Alexander Reeves said...

Shirley Tiner

...Wrens, where she graduated high school and faithfully served her Lord at Wrens Baptist Church. She was a former Western Auto dealer and owner of Tiner's Restaurant. Her main focus, however, was raising her five children. Her favorite thing to do was...

Biz Bits

...sales agent of the month for June from Century 21 Larry Miller Realty NICK MEABONAward/honor: Received Bernina's District Dealer of the Year Award from the sewing machine manufacturerDetails: He works for Branum's Sewing and Vacuum in Augusta. FIRST...

Fiat Chrysler will offer to buy back pickups in recall settlement

...2010 Dodge Ram 1500 ? one of the smaller, less-expensive trucks involved in the recalls ? could fetch $20,000 in a dealer trade-in, assuming the truck has 60,000 miles and is in "good" condition. At that rate, if Chrysler had to buy back...

Local businesses watch dropping gold prices

As gold prices spiraled downward this week, local coin dealer Steve Damron watched with a sense of dread."In an increasing market, even somebody who's just average at business can make...

Auto recalls

...years.In the U.S., the recall affects about 14,600 Versa, Cube and Juke vehicles. Nissan says the buttons can stick inside a housing when exposed to hot temperatures. Dealers will replace the housing for free starting in August.

Augusta man acquitted at murder trial

...account of what happened that night."What a miserable way to die, for a rock of crack ... (for Lay) to pay off his drug dealers," Paine said.Lay told investigators that he heard a gunshot and found Marshall in the weedy side yard of 910 Carrie St...

US retail sales dropped 3 percent in June, as Americans spend less on cars, clothes and furniture

...Building material sales fell 1.3 percent. Online and catalog retailers had a 0.4 percent drop in sales.Sales at auto dealers fell 1.1 percent, but that drop came after a big gain in the previous month. Auto purchases reached the highest level in...