General Motors sales, used-car values remain strong despite bad publicity from recalls

...consumers do become sensitive to the recalls, any new-car market share decline would be small, predicts Jesse Toprak, senior analyst with the Cars.com Web site."They can mitigate it with some targeted marketing efforts" and bigger discounts...

Cellphone operator Vodafone reveals scale of government snooping

...Companies are recognizing they have a responsibility to disclose government access," said Daniel Castro, a senior analyst for the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation in Washington. "This is new."Civil liberties advocates...

Google to build prototype of truly driverless car

...shifts in automotive technology, business practices and retailing we're going to witness," said Karl Brauer, a senior analyst at Kelley Blue Book's KBB.com.A French company, Induct Technology, has produced a driverless shuttle, which...

Trinity loses ability to perform heart procedure

...Trinity's numbers were "the lowest each year of their submission, the absolute lowest," according to an unnamed state senior analyst testifying at the hearing. "No one was close."Trinity asked for the ability to recalculate the way it counts...

Despite recalls, some young Chevy customers remain faithful

...com automotive Web site.Many of those buyers were at an age when they had teenage children, said Karl Brauer, a senior analyst at Kelley Blue Book.Kelly Cooksey, a senior kinesiology major at GRU, said she got her 2006 Cobalt a few years...

March will be test of demand in US

...crisis."March will give us a sense of how real the recovery is going to be this year," said Alec Gutierrez, a senior analyst for Kelley Blue Book.U.S. consumers bought just under 1.2 million new cars and trucks in February, unchanged from...

US auto sales picked up steam in March; Chrysler, Toyota, GM and Ford saw gains

...Silverado pickup rose 7 percent.Jessica Caldwell, a senior analyst with the car shopping site Edmunds.com, said buyer...for a big month in April," said Alec Gutierrez, a senior analyst with Kelley Blue Book.

Samsung unveils new Galaxy phone with heart-rate monitor, bigger screen, sharper camera

...camera autofocus, while keeping a very similar look and feel for its hardware and software," said Nick Dillon, a senior analyst at the research firm Ovum. "The updates are so minor that on first glance most consumers would be hard pressed to...

New bond fund offers flexibility in investing

...that unconstrained funds carry their own risks."These funds have lots of flexibility," says Eric Jacobson, a senior analyst at Morningstar, "but that flexibility can be just as dangerous as it can be advantageous."As "unconstrained...

End of year shapes up to be prime car-buying time

...percent off the sticker price when dealing, but that could rise to 8 or 10 percent this month, said Alec Gutierrez, senior analyst for Kelley Blue Book.Consumers have been in the spirit of buying cars for the past three years. U.S. sales...