<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - auto]]> http://gazette.com/rss/auto Wed, 02 Sep 2015 00:25:31 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Business groups: Smog rule would hurt Pennsylvania economy]]> http://gazette.com/business-groups-smog-rule-would-hurt-pennsylvania-economy/article/feed/267343?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/business-groups-smog-rule-would-hurt-pennsylvania-economy/article/feed/267343?custom_click=rss Pro-business groups say the federal government's plan to reduce smog will hurt Pennsylvania manufacturers and the state's broader economy.

A new report by the Center for Regulatory Solutions says 33 of Pennsylvania's 67 counties would be in violation of the stricter emissions limit on smog-forming ozone, triggering mandatory curbs. The report, which was obtained by The Associated Press ahead of its release Wednesday, says a stricter ozone standard could discourage factories from opening or expanding, stifle the natural gas industry, force delays in highway and bridge construction, and lead to expanded emissions testing for vehicles.

The Obama administration plans to finalize its ozone regulation by Oct. 1.

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]]> Wed, 02 Sep 2015 01:21:04 -0600 <![CDATA[China leads Asian stocks lower on poor factory data]]> http://gazette.com/china-leads-asian-stocks-lower-on-poor-factory-data/article/feed/266733?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/china-leads-asian-stocks-lower-on-poor-factory-data/article/feed/266733?custom_click=rss

HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stocks extended a global market sell-off Wednesday as poor manufacturing data from the world's two biggest economies dampened investor sentiment.

KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index in mainland China led declines in Asia, falling as much as 4.4 percent at the open before reeling back losses to trade 2 percent lower at 3,105.13. Hong Kong's Hang Seng dropped 1.1 percent to 20,956.36 and South Korea's Kospi slipped 0.6 percent to 1,903.51. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 index was the sole major Asian benchmark to rise, climbing 0.6 percent to 18,265.38. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 fell 1.2 percent to 5,036.10.

FACTORY FUNK: Disappointing manufacturing data from the United States and China was one big

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]]> Tue, 01 Sep 2015 22:04:26 -0600 <![CDATA[Union: Fiat says Jeep Wrangler staying in Ohio, not Cherokee]]> http://gazette.com/union-fiat-says-jeep-wrangler-staying-in-ohio-not-cherokee/article/feed/267220?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/union-fiat-says-jeep-wrangler-staying-in-ohio-not-cherokee/article/feed/267220?custom_click=rss TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Fiat Chrysler assembly plant managers told workers Tuesday that Jeep Wrangler production will stay in the city where the vehicle's roots date to World War II, but they also delivered a surprising announcement that the Jeep Cherokee line would be sent out of state, union leaders said.

It's not clear how the moves might affect job numbers at the plant, which employs about 6,000.

But managers told workers that employment levels would not be affected, although they didn't provide details on how that would happen, said Bruce Baumhower, president of United Auto Workers Local 12.

Over half of the plant's employees work on the Cherokee.

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]]> Tue, 01 Sep 2015 17:23:04 -0600 <![CDATA[Top selling vehicles in the US in August]]> http://gazette.com/top-selling-vehicles-in-the-us-in-august/article/feed/267219?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/top-selling-vehicles-in-the-us-in-august/article/feed/267219?custom_click=rss Automakers reported U.S. sales for August on Tuesday. Here are top selling cars and trucks, the number sold and the percentage change from last August.

Source: Autodata Corp.

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]]> Tue, 01 Sep 2015 16:17:13 -0600 <![CDATA[US lowers estimate of Takata air bags needing repairs]]> http://gazette.com/us-lowers-estimate-of-takata-air-bags-needing-repairs/article/feed/267210?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/us-lowers-estimate-of-takata-air-bags-needing-repairs/article/feed/267210?custom_click=rss DETROIT (AP) — Federal regulators have lowered their estimate of potentially defective Takata Corp. air bags on U.S. roads.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says approximately 23.4 million driver and passenger air bag inflators on 19.2 million vehicles are being recalled and need to be replaced. That's lower than its initial estimate of 34 million inflators.

The agency says some air bags from multiple recalls were counted twice. Takata also included some air bags sold overseas in numbers it gave to the government.

The agency says 4.4 million air bag inflators have already been replaced.

At least eight people have been killed by Takata air bags, which can explode with too much force and spew shr

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]]> Tue, 01 Sep 2015 15:43:40 -0600 <![CDATA[You think the stock market is crazy? Look at oil prices.]]> http://gazette.com/you-think-the-stock-market-is-crazy-look-at-oil-prices./article/feed/267202?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/you-think-the-stock-market-is-crazy-look-at-oil-prices./article/feed/267202?custom_click=rss

NEW YORK (AP) — Commodity markets are renowned for their booms and busts but the last four days in the crude oil market have even experienced traders wide-eyed.

The price of oil plunged 8 percent on Tuesday, following a three-day ascent of 27 percent, the biggest such jump in 25 years.

"It's wild!" said Phil Flynn, energy analyst at the Price Futures Group. "Buckle up."

The stock market has been volatile too, but nothing like oil. The S&P 500 has moved up or down by 6 percent or more only once since 2008. Oil has moved by at least 6 percent each of the last four trading days.

Big moves — mostly down — have been a hallmark of the oil market over the past year. Starting last summer oil began to fall, sliding f

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]]> Tue, 01 Sep 2015 15:36:22 -0600 <![CDATA[US auto market remains bright spot as China pulls back]]> http://gazette.com/us-auto-market-remains-bright-spot-as-china-pulls-back/article/feed/267032?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/us-auto-market-remains-bright-spot-as-china-pulls-back/article/feed/267032?custom_click=rss

DETROIT (AP) — As China's auto market recoils, the U.S. remains a bright spot as it rolls on toward its best performance in more than a decade.

China is still the No. 1 market, but sales there are slowing as the economy cools and cities impose car ownership limits to curb smog and congestion. At the same time, U.S. sales remain on pace to top 17 million this year for the first time since 2001.

It's a reversal from six years ago, when U.S. vehicle sales plunged during the recession and China easily surpassed the U.S. as the world's largest car market. At least temporarily, automakers are left to rely on the U.S. — and a recovering Western Europe auto market — for sales growth.

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]]> Tue, 01 Sep 2015 14:05:50 -0600 <![CDATA[Retail gas prices in Texas drop 8 cents before Labor Day]]> http://gazette.com/retail-gas-prices-in-texas-drop-8-cents-before-labor-day/article/feed/267118?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/retail-gas-prices-in-texas-drop-8-cents-before-labor-day/article/feed/267118?custom_click=rss COPPELL, Texas (AP) — Retail gasoline prices have dropped 8 cents across Texas to settle at $2.23 per gallon going into the Labor Day holiday weekend.

AAA Texas on Tuesday reported that compares to the nationwide average price of $2.46 per gallon, down 12 cents from last week.

El Paso has the most expensive gasoline statewide at $2.48 per gallon. Drivers in Texarkana and Beaumont are paying the least in Texas at $2.13 per gallon.

Analysts say U.S. gasoline prices are falling at the fastest rates since December, mainly due to relatively low crude oil costs.

AAA usually releases survey results Thursday but provided details Tuesday due to the holiday. The group projects 35.

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]]> Tue, 01 Sep 2015 12:02:09 -0600 <![CDATA[Dutch government to appeal landmark climate change ruling]]> http://gazette.com/dutch-government-to-appeal-landmark-climate-change-ruling/article/feed/267088?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/dutch-government-to-appeal-landmark-climate-change-ruling/article/feed/267088?custom_click=rss THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch government is appealing a landmark court ruling that ordered it to slash greenhouse gas emissions, in a case seen as a possible precedent for similar legal action around the world.

The government announced Tuesday it will appeal the June ruling that it must cut emissions by at least 25 percent by 2020 from benchmark 1990 levels. But the government added that it also will begin implementing the order while the appeal, which will likely take months or years, is underway.

Prime Minister Mark Rutte's government said it is appealing because it has "question marks about the way the court judged Cabinet policies.

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]]> Tue, 01 Sep 2015 10:47:27 -0600 <![CDATA[Family Circle Cup becomes Volvo Cars Open]]> http://gazette.com/family-circle-cup-becomes-volvo-cars-open/article/feed/266981?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/family-circle-cup-becomes-volvo-cars-open/article/feed/266981?custom_click=rss CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's longtime Women's Tennis Association event is getting a new name.

Meredith Corporation announced Monday that the previously named Family Circle Cup will be the Volvo Cars Open. The event was known as the Family Circle since it began in Hilton Head Island in 1973. The tournament moved to Daniel Island in Charleston in 2001.

Volvo Cars recently announced its first North American factory will be built in South Carolina's Berkeley County.

Despite the name change, the tournament will continue to be owned and run by Charleston Tennis, LLC, a subsidiary of Meredith Corporation, which publishes Family Circle Magazine.

The Volvo Cars Open will take place from April 4-10 on Daniel I

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]]> Tue, 01 Sep 2015 04:47:00 -0600 <![CDATA[Massachusetts gas prices continue freefall]]> http://gazette.com/massachusetts-gas-prices-continue-freefall/article/feed/266744?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/massachusetts-gas-prices-continue-freefall/article/feed/266744?custom_click=rss BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts gas prices continue their freefall, dropping another 6 cents per gallon on average in the past week.

AAA Northeast's latest survey released Monday found self-serve, regular selling for an average of $2.34 per gallon.

That price is 24 cents lower than a month ago and $1.10 lower than on the same date a year ago.

The Massachusetts per-gallon average is also 13 cents lower than the national average.

AAA found self-serve, regular selling for as low as $2.17 per gallon and as high as $2.89.

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]]> Mon, 31 Aug 2015 11:00:50 -0600 <![CDATA[Price of gas falls to $2.38 per gallon in Rhode Island]]> http://gazette.com/price-of-gas-falls-to-2.38-per-gallon-in-rhode-island/article/feed/266736?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/price-of-gas-falls-to-2.38-per-gallon-in-rhode-island/article/feed/266736?custom_click=rss PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The price of gas has fallen another 9 cents in Rhode Island.

AAA Northeast says its weekly survey, released Monday, found the average price for gallon of regular fell to $2.38.

That's 29 cents lower than a month ago, and 9 cents lower than the national average of $2.47 per gallon.

Last year at this time, gas cost $3.52 per gallon in Rhode Island. That's 48 percent more than this week.

Lloyd Albert of AAA Northeast says it's the lowest price end-of-summer gas prices in a decade, and that the falling prices mean good news for Labor Day travelers.

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]]> Mon, 31 Aug 2015 10:45:36 -0600 <![CDATA[Gas prices drop nearly a dime in Maine]]> http://gazette.com/gas-prices-drop-nearly-a-dime-in-maine/article/feed/266722?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/gas-prices-drop-nearly-a-dime-in-maine/article/feed/266722?custom_click=rss PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Gas prices in Maine have fallen nearly a dime per gallon in the past week.

Gasbuddy.com, which surveyed 1,228 gas stations in the state, says the average retail gasoline price in Maine is $2.39 a gallon.

The national average fell 12.8 cents per gallon to $2.47.

The price in Maine was nearly $1.10 less per gallon than a year ago, and 27.1 cents per gallon lower than a month ago.

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]]> Mon, 31 Aug 2015 09:22:11 -0600 <![CDATA[Gas prices fall more than 8 cents in New Hampshire]]> http://gazette.com/gas-prices-fall-more-than-8-cents-in-new-hampshire/article/feed/266717?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/gas-prices-fall-more-than-8-cents-in-new-hampshire/article/feed/266717?custom_click=rss CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — In contrast to the national picture, gas prices in New Hampshire have fallen 8.4 cents per gallon in the past week, to an average of $2.35.

Gasbuddy.com, which surveyed 875 gas stations in the state, says that's 12 cents lower than the national average, which fell 12.8 cents per gallon to $2.47.

Gas prices in New Hampshire are about $1.09 lower than they were a year ago, and 26 cents per gallon lower than a month ago.

The national average is 19.5 cents per gallon lower than it was a month ago and 96.4 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.

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]]> Mon, 31 Aug 2015 08:51:06 -0600 <![CDATA[AAA: Md. drivers paying $2.43 per gallon]]> http://gazette.com/aaa-md.-drivers-paying-2.43-per-gallon/article/feed/266677?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/aaa-md.-drivers-paying-2.43-per-gallon/article/feed/266677?custom_click=rss WASHINGTON (AP) — Motorists in Maryland are paying 7 cents less at the pump when compared with a week ago.

AAA Mid-Atlantic said Friday in a report that the average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gas in Maryland was $2.43, down from $2.50 a week ago.

The price of gas in the state is 8 cents below the national average of $2.51.

The average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gas in cities around the state includes $2.40 in Baltimore, $2.46 in Cumberland, $2.53 in Hagerstown and $2.27 in Salisbury.

Motorists in the state are paying 96 cents less per gallon than at this time last year when the average price of a gallon of regular gas was $3.39 per gallon.

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