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Auto sales soar 16 percent in September, led by Ford; halt in diesel sales hits VW

...contract talks between the Detroit automakers and the United Auto Workers isn't resolved soon.Karl Brauer, a senior analyst with KBB, said sales could drop significantly if automakers and the UAW can't come to an agreement on new contracts for GM...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-10-01/auto-sales-soar-16-percent
Sell, sue or stay put: considerations for Volkswagen owners

...LOSE VALUE?Worried about their cars losing value, some owners might rush to put the car up for sale.Eric Ibara, senior analyst for Kelley Blue Book, is encouraging owners to hang on to their VWs, at least until the company comes up with a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-09-24/sell-sue-or-stay-put-consi
Best August auto sales since 2003 surprise industry

...Odyssey minivan and the Acura RDX among the few gainers."Cars remain the big challenge," said Michelle Krebs, senior analyst with AutoTrader, noting even big incentives are not spurring car sales in the current market where trucks and crossovers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-09-01/best-august-auto-sales-200
Maryanne Schramke - Brandon Lee Williams

...from Georgia College and a Master of Arts Degree in economics from Georgia State University. He is employed as a senior analyst at the firm of Mather Economics in Sandy Springs, Georgia. A May 2016 wedding is planned at McGuire's Millrace...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=CE000175884477
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2 visions emerge for getting self-driving cars on road

...going to be the most disruptive we've ever seen in the history of personal transportation," says Karl Brauer, a senior analyst at Kelley Blue Book.Right now, automakers have several advantages. They have a decades-long history of research...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/national/2015-07-09/2-visions-emerge-getting-s
On The Money: When new cars are unveiled, prices can fall on old models

...Car buyers recognize the value when there's a major redesign if it's feature-rich, said Alec Gutierrez, senior analyst with Kelley Blue Book.Here are some questions and answers about what to expect when new models are introduced...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-10/money-when-new-cars-are-un
Honda Motor Co. CEO to step aside amid air bag defect scandal, sales decline

...per year by 2017, saying the company needed to focus on quality instead of on sales targets.Stephanie Brinley, a senior analyst with IHS Automotive, said Ito's six-year tenure as Honda's chief is in line with its past three CEOs.Ito's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-23/honda-motor-co-ceo-step-as
US to fine Japanese air bag maker Takata $14,000 per day for failing to cooperate in probe

...paying the fines rather than guiding the NHTSA to documents that could bring bigger penalties, said Kelley Blue Book Senior Analyst Karl Brauer, who said such a decision is probably a cost of doing business "that they can roll into some budget...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-20/us-fine-japanese-air-bag-m
Kathryn Hamilton Peacock - Kevin Robert Jones

...University, where he was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. He is a Senior Analyst at the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, DC.

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=CE000174563293
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Consumers, automakers adjusting to plummeting fuel prices

...compared with $3.31 a year ago - have had an "immediate impact on consumer psyche," according to Edmunds.com senior analyst Jessica Caldwell. According to the car-shopping site, SUVs and pickups outsold cars in 2014 for the first time...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-12/consumers-automakers-adjus