<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - auto]]> http://gazette.com/rss/auto Thu, 29 Jan 2015 01:24:54 -0700 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Ohio gas prices down to start the work week]]> http://gazette.com/ohio-gas-prices-down-to-start-the-work-week/article/feed/198916?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/ohio-gas-prices-down-to-start-the-work-week/article/feed/198916?custom_click=rss COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gas prices in Ohio are down to start the work week.

The state's average price for a gallon of regular gas was $ 1.89 in Monday's survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and WEX Inc. That's 10 cents cheaper than a week ago and $1.39 per gallon less than a year ago.

The national average Monday was $2.03 per gallon. That's three cents less than a week ago and about $1.26 cheaper than the average cost at this time last year.

Toledo saw the lowest prices among Ohio's metropolitan areas, with a gallon of gas averaging about $1.80 Monday.

Analysts say average national gas prices are likely to increase soon due to recent rising costs of crude oil.

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]]> COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gas prices in Ohio are down to start the work week.

The state's average price for a gallon of regular gas was $ 1.89 in Monday's survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and WEX Inc. That's 10 cents cheaper than a week ago and $1.39 per gallon less than a year ago.

The national average Monday was $2.03 per gallon. That's three cents less than a week ago and about $1.26 cheaper than the average cost at this time last year.

Toledo saw the lowest prices among Ohio's metropolitan areas, with a gallon of gas averaging about $1.80 Monday.

Analysts say average national gas prices are likely to increase soon due to recent rising costs of crude oil.]]> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 05:47:36 -0700 <![CDATA[New Jersey gas prices still falling sharply]]> http://gazette.com/new-jersey-gas-prices-still-falling-sharply/article/feed/174109?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/new-jersey-gas-prices-still-falling-sharply/article/feed/174109?custom_click=rss TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Motorists continue to see sharply lower prices at the pumps in New Jersey.

AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gas in the state on Friday was $1.94, down 9 cents from last week. That's also much lower than the price from a year ago, when motorists were paying $3.25.

The national average price on Friday was $2.04, down 4 cents from last week. That's also much lower than the national average from a year ago, when motorists were paying $3.29.

Analysts say the lower prices are mainly due to falling crude oil prices.

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]]> TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Motorists continue to see sharply lower prices at the pumps in New Jersey.

AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gas in the state on Friday was $1.94, down 9 cents from last week. That's also much lower than the price from a year ago, when motorists were paying $3.25.

The national average price on Friday was $2.04, down 4 cents from last week. That's also much lower than the national average from a year ago, when motorists were paying $3.29.

Analysts say the lower prices are mainly due to falling crude oil prices.]]> Sat, 24 Jan 2015 11:30:55 -0700 <![CDATA[Business Highlights]]> http://gazette.com/business-highlights/article/feed/22010?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/business-highlights/article/feed/22010?custom_click=rss ___

ECB unleashes its most aggressive effort to revive economy

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Europe's ailing economy will get a major dose of stimulus from the European Central Bank — a bond buying program designed to make loans and exports cheaper so companies can hire and expand.

Starting in March, the ECB will buy 60 billion euros' worth of government and corporate bonds each month at least through September 2016. The 1.1 trillion euro program was an emphatic signal of the ECB's willingness to do all it can to rejuvenate the economy shared by the 19-nation euro currency alliance.

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ECB unleashes its most aggressive effort to revive economy

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Europe's ailing economy will get a major dose of stimulus from the European Central Bank — a bond buying program designed to make loans and exports cheaper so companies can hire and expand.

Starting in March, the ECB will buy 60 billion euros' worth of government and corporate bonds each month at least through September 2016. The 1.1 trillion euro program was an emphatic signal of the ECB's willingness to do all it can to rejuvenate the economy shared by the 19-nation euro currency alliance.]]> Thu, 22 Jan 2015 18:17:18 -0700 <![CDATA[Excerpts from recent South Dakota editorials]]> http://gazette.com/excerpts-from-recent-south-dakota-editorials/article/feed/64050?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/excerpts-from-recent-south-dakota-editorials/article/feed/64050?custom_click=rss Editors: Please note that The Associated Press welcomes editorial contributions from members for the weekly Editorial Roundup. Three editorials are selected every week. Contributions can be made by email at apsiouxfalls@ap.org.

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The Public Opinion, Watertown, Jan. 20, 2015

Expanding training range makes sense

The U.S. Air Force made the right decision last week when it decided to expand its Powder River Training Complex. It's not only a good move for the country but a good move for South Dakota.

Why this is important is simple: as long as we need to have an air force to defend our country and interests, we need to provide those airmen and women with the best possible equipment and training so they can do

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The Public Opinion, Watertown, Jan. 20, 2015

Expanding training range makes sense

The U.S. Air Force made the right decision last week when it decided to expand its Powder River Training Complex. It's not only a good move for the country but a good move for South Dakota.

Why this is important is simple: as long as we need to have an air force to defend our country and interests, we need to provide those airmen and women with the best possible equipment and training so they can do ]]> Wed, 21 Jan 2015 12:51:38 -0700 <![CDATA[Hot cars at the Detroit auto show]]> http://gazette.com/hot-cars-at-the-detroit-auto-show/article/feed/195078?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/hot-cars-at-the-detroit-auto-show/article/feed/195078?custom_click=rss

DETROIT (AP) — The North American International Auto Show begins this week in Detroit with media and industry previews. It opens to the public Jan. 17.

Here are some of the new cars and experimental concept vehicles unveiled at the show:

— LINCOLN MKX: Ford's luxury Lincoln brand unveiled the 2016 MKX midsize crossover, which sits between the smaller MKC and the Navigator SUV. Outside, the look is slightly sportier and less rounded than the previous model. New features include a hidden front camera that can spritz itself off if it gets dirty and a liftgate that can be set to the driver's preferred opening height so it's not as difficult to close.

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]]> DETROIT (AP) — The North American International Auto Show begins this week in Detroit with media and industry previews. It opens to the public Jan. 17.

Here are some of the new cars and experimental concept vehicles unveiled at the show:

— LINCOLN MKX: Ford's luxury Lincoln brand unveiled the 2016 MKX midsize crossover, which sits between the smaller MKC and the Navigator SUV. Outside, the look is slightly sportier and less rounded than the previous model. New features include a hidden front camera that can spritz itself off if it gets dirty and a liftgate that can be set to the driver's preferred opening height so it's not as difficult to close.]]> Tue, 13 Jan 2015 14:17:03 -0700 <![CDATA[Fiat Chrysler CEO: No decision yet on Jeep Wrangler factory]]> http://gazette.com/fiat-chrysler-ceo-no-decision-yet-on-jeep-wrangler-factory/article/feed/195040?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/fiat-chrysler-ceo-no-decision-yet-on-jeep-wrangler-factory/article/feed/195040?custom_click=rss

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Keeping production of the Jeep Wrangler in the city where the original Jeeps began rolling off the assembly line during World War II will take a sizable investment, the head of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said Monday.

A decision has not been made on whether the Wrangler assembly line will be moved, Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne said at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

Fiat Chrysler is considering moving Wrangler production so the vehicle can be made with an aluminum body. The automaker has said the changes needed to make a redesigned Wrangler would be too costly at the Toledo plant, which also makes the Jeep Cherokee.

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]]> TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Keeping production of the Jeep Wrangler in the city where the original Jeeps began rolling off the assembly line during World War II will take a sizable investment, the head of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said Monday.

A decision has not been made on whether the Wrangler assembly line will be moved, Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne said at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

Fiat Chrysler is considering moving Wrangler production so the vehicle can be made with an aluminum body. The automaker has said the changes needed to make a redesigned Wrangler would be too costly at the Toledo plant, which also makes the Jeep Cherokee.]]> Mon, 12 Jan 2015 18:05:18 -0700 <![CDATA[As cheap gas shifts car buyers' habits, automakers power on]]> http://gazette.com/as-cheap-gas-shifts-car-buyers-habits-automakers-power-on/article/feed/195021?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/as-cheap-gas-shifts-car-buyers-habits-automakers-power-on/article/feed/195021?custom_click=rss

DETROIT (AP) — Inside the auto show here, automakers are showing off electric and other vehicles designed to cut our dependence on fossil fuels. Outside, car buyers are paying the lowest prices in years for carbon-based fuels.

That dichotomy has the industry scrambling to sell alternative vehicles and buyers making choices that seemed impractical just a short time ago.

Some of the cars that will tease visitors to the North American International Auto Show include a new all-electric Chevrolet Bolt, hybrid and plug-in versions of the Hyundai Sonata and other vehicles aimed at easing pain at the fuel pump.

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]]> DETROIT (AP) — Inside the auto show here, automakers are showing off electric and other vehicles designed to cut our dependence on fossil fuels. Outside, car buyers are paying the lowest prices in years for carbon-based fuels.

That dichotomy has the industry scrambling to sell alternative vehicles and buyers making choices that seemed impractical just a short time ago.

Some of the cars that will tease visitors to the North American International Auto Show include a new all-electric Chevrolet Bolt, hybrid and plug-in versions of the Hyundai Sonata and other vehicles aimed at easing pain at the fuel pump.]]> Mon, 12 Jan 2015 14:22:06 -0700 <![CDATA[Volkswagen: 2014 deliveries topped 10 million, 4.2 pct rise]]> http://gazette.com/volkswagen-2014-deliveries-topped-10-million-4.2-pct-rise/article/feed/195022?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/volkswagen-2014-deliveries-topped-10-million-4.2-pct-rise/article/feed/195022?custom_click=rss BERLIN (AP) — Volkswagen says it sold more than 10 million vehicles last year for the first time as strong performances in China and western Europe pushed deliveries 4.2 percent higher.

Volkswagen AG announced Sunday night that it delivered 10.14 million cars and trucks in 2014, up from 9.73 million the previous year. In December, the company — whose brands include Audi, Skoda and Seat — sold 857,600 vehicles, a 2.7 percent increase compared with a year earlier.

Last year's deliveries in Volkswagen's home European market rose 5.1 percent to 3.95 million. That increase was powered by higher sales in western Europe; sales in central and eastern Europe edged up 0.4 percent as deliveries in Russia dropped 12.7 percent.

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BERLIN (AP) — Volkswagen says it sold more than 10 million vehicles last year for the first time as strong performances in China and western Europe pushed deliveries 4.2 percent higher.

Volkswagen AG announced Sunday night that it delivered 10.14 million cars and trucks in 2014, up from 9.73 million the previous year. In December, the company — whose brands include Audi, Skoda and Seat — sold 857,600 vehicles, a 2.7 percent increase compared with a year earlier.

Last year's deliveries in Volkswagen's home European market rose 5.1 percent to 3.95 million. That increase was powered by higher sales in western Europe; sales in central and eastern Europe edged up 0.4 percent as deliveries in Russia dropped 12.7 percent.

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<![CDATA[China auto sales slow in 2014 but reach 19.7 mln vehicles]]> http://gazette.com/china-auto-sales-slow-in-2014-but-reach-19.7-mln-vehicles/article/feed/195017?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/china-auto-sales-slow-in-2014-but-reach-19.7-mln-vehicles/article/feed/195017?custom_click=rss BEIJING (AP) — Growth in auto sales in China, the biggest market by number of vehicles sold, slowed last year but reached 19.7 million vehicles as domestic brands lost more market share to foreign competitors.

Sales of passenger vehicles for the full year rose 9.9 percent, down 5.8 percentage points from 2013, an industry group, the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers, reported Monday.

Global automakers are looking to China to drive sales despite declining growth rates as Beijing tries to steer the world's second-largest economy to more self-sustaining expansion and away from reliance on trade and investment.

Automakers are investing heavily in trying to appeal to Chinese tastes.

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]]> BEIJING (AP) — Growth in auto sales in China, the biggest market by number of vehicles sold, slowed last year but reached 19.7 million vehicles as domestic brands lost more market share to foreign competitors.

Sales of passenger vehicles for the full year rose 9.9 percent, down 5.8 percentage points from 2013, an industry group, the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers, reported Monday.

Global automakers are looking to China to drive sales despite declining growth rates as Beijing tries to steer the world's second-largest economy to more self-sustaining expansion and away from reliance on trade and investment.

Automakers are investing heavily in trying to appeal to Chinese tastes.]]> Mon, 12 Jan 2015 14:05:07 -0700 <![CDATA[Republican lawmaker in an electric car, and loving it]]> http://gazette.com/republican-lawmaker-in-an-electric-car-and-loving-it/article/feed/194706?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/republican-lawmaker-in-an-electric-car-and-loving-it/article/feed/194706?custom_click=rss

APPLE VALLEY, Minn. (AP) — State Rep. Pat Garofalo sings the praises of the nation's fracking revolution while he wipes down his electric car.

Let that sink in for a bit.

Nearly every day for the next five months, Garofalo will drive his jet black Tesla Model S from his home in Farmington to the Capitol. After parking his electric car — in a lot full of Democrats' less-stylish hybrids — he'll rail against energy subsidies for solar power and call for more pipelines to carry crude from North Dakota's oilfields across Minnesota.

Now chairman of a committee handling energy issues after Republicans won back the state House in the fall, Garofalo is also working out how to make electric cars easier and more attractive t

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]]> APPLE VALLEY, Minn. (AP) — State Rep. Pat Garofalo sings the praises of the nation's fracking revolution while he wipes down his electric car.

Let that sink in for a bit.

Nearly every day for the next five months, Garofalo will drive his jet black Tesla Model S from his home in Farmington to the Capitol. After parking his electric car — in a lot full of Democrats' less-stylish hybrids — he'll rail against energy subsidies for solar power and call for more pipelines to carry crude from North Dakota's oilfields across Minnesota.

Now chairman of a committee handling energy issues after Republicans won back the state House in the fall, Garofalo is also working out how to make electric cars easier and more attractive t]]> Sun, 11 Jan 2015 12:16:02 -0700 <![CDATA[New Jersey gas prices still falling]]> http://gazette.com/new-jersey-gas-prices-still-falling/article/feed/164290?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/new-jersey-gas-prices-still-falling/article/feed/164290?custom_click=rss TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Motorists continue to see sharply lower prices at the pumps in New Jersey.

AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gas in the state on Friday was $2.16, down 11 cents from last week. That's also much lower than the price from a year ago, when motorists were paying $3.33.

The national average price on Friday was $2.17, down 6 cents from last week. That's also much lower than the national average from a year ago, when motorists were paying $3.31.

Analysts say the lower prices are due to falling crude oil prices.

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]]> TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Motorists continue to see sharply lower prices at the pumps in New Jersey.

AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gas in the state on Friday was $2.16, down 11 cents from last week. That's also much lower than the price from a year ago, when motorists were paying $3.33.

The national average price on Friday was $2.17, down 6 cents from last week. That's also much lower than the national average from a year ago, when motorists were paying $3.31.

Analysts say the lower prices are due to falling crude oil prices.]]> Sat, 10 Jan 2015 10:46:15 -0700 <![CDATA[Editorials from around Pennsylvania]]> http://gazette.com/editorials-from-around-pennsylvania/article/feed/178272?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/editorials-from-around-pennsylvania/article/feed/178272?custom_click=rss Editorials from around Pennsylvania:

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WHY DOES PENNSYLVANIA MAKE IT SO HARD TO VOTE?

Voting is the most basic right that a citizen enjoys in a representative democracy. It is the fundamental act that drives our entire system of government.

So why does Pennsylvania make it so hard to vote?

Our state is one of only 13 that makes citizens vote under old-fashioned rules that date from the time when presidents gave fireside chats on the radio.

In Pennsylvania, you have to travel to a polling place and cast a ballot in person on Election Day (which happens to be a work day and a school day). The only exception? If the state decides you have a good enough excuse for not voting on Election Day and deigns to

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WHY DOES PENNSYLVANIA MAKE IT SO HARD TO VOTE?

Voting is the most basic right that a citizen enjoys in a representative democracy. It is the fundamental act that drives our entire system of government.

So why does Pennsylvania make it so hard to vote?

Our state is one of only 13 that makes citizens vote under old-fashioned rules that date from the time when presidents gave fireside chats on the radio.

In Pennsylvania, you have to travel to a polling place and cast a ballot in person on Election Day (which happens to be a work day and a school day). The only exception? If the state decides you have a good enough excuse for not voting on Election Day and deigns to]]> Tue, 06 Jan 2015 15:31:30 -0700