USA TODAY

Lower auto sales push retail sales down
USA TODAY
Retail sales fell 0.3% in September as consumers backed off on purchases of cars, home goods and clothing, the Commerce Department said Wednesday. But attention now shifts to the all-important holiday shopping season. Excluding autos, sales fell 0.2% ...
US retail sales fell in September on autos and gasThe Daily Progress
US Retail Sales Falter Amid Signs of Global SlowdownWall Street Journal

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Auto dealers slowly embracing report of sale program
Las Vegas Review-Journal
General manager Joe Tortomasi poses for a portrait at Park Place Infiniti in Las Vegas Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014. A new program implemented on July 1 by the DMV requires dealerships to use technology and alternative services to deliver licensing and ...



Reuters

China auto industry association cuts 2014 sales forecast: Report
Economic Times
Dong Yang, secretary general of the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM), noted a slowdown in sales over the past two months and said the industry body was looking into the reason for the weakness, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday.
China auto industry association cuts 2014 sales forecast: BloombergReuters

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Automobile

2016 Honda HR-V to Debut in L.A., On Sale This Winter
Automobile
The 2016 Honda HR-V, a new crossover related to the Fit subcompact, will make its official U.S. debut at the 2014 Los Angeles auto show next month. Meant to slot in below the CR-V in size and price, the HR-V shares its name with a previous Honda small ...
Honda, Acura announce new models headed to LA Auto ShowLos Angeles Times
2016 Acura ILX To Debut at 2014 Los Angeles Auto ShowEdmunds.com
Honda HR-V to be showcased at LA Show next monthIndian Autos Blog (blog)
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UPDATE 1-Asbury Auto profit jumps as easier credit boosts car sales
Reuters
(Adds details). Oct 21 (Reuters) - U.S. auto dealer Asbury Automotive Group Inc's quarterly profit jumped 43 percent as easier credit for customers helped the company sell more imported cars. Asbury's revenue from the sale of new mid-priced imported ...

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International Business Times

US New-Auto Sales Forecast September 2014: Nissan Surpasses Hyundai, Kia ...
International Business Times
September's U.S. new-car sales soared on the back of steep increases in how much the world's top automakers spent to entice otherwise-hesitant buyers into showrooms. Those enticements, including cash incentives and zero-percent financing, suggest that ...

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Wall Street Journal

Warren Buffett Buys New-Car Retail Chain
Wall Street Journal
As a “Heard on the Street” column earlier this week laid out, structural forces--chiefly demographic and behavioral--mean the recovery in U.S. vehicle sales the past few years is reaching its natural limit. When growth slows, one response is to fight ...
What Turned Warren Buffett Into a Car Guy? EconomicsBusinessweek
Warren Buffett to buy Van Tuyl Group, create Berkshire Hathaway AutomotiveAutomotive News
Buffett to Buy Van Tuyl, Create Berkshire Auto UnitBloomberg

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The Express Tribune

China's auto sale growth hits bump
The Express Tribune
SHANGHAI: China's auto sales rose merely 2.5% year-on-year in September this year, the slowest growth for any month, according to an industry group. As a weak economy took a toll on the world's largest car market, total sales hit 1.98 million vehicles ...

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Guangzhou Auto September 2014 Sale: Toyota Driving It Forward
Seeking Alpha (registration)
Guangzhou Automotive Group (OTC:GNZUF) reported September sales and shipment volume numbers early Friday with total sales +8% y/y to 102.4k units that was driven by strong sales by GAC Toyota which saw +39% y/y increase in sales. GAC Honda ...

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Green Car Reports

Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Sept: Leaf Up Again, Volt Down: FINAL UPDATE
Green Car Reports
With U.S. sales of plug-in electric cars now averaging more than 10,000 vehicles each month, September sales achieved that mark but fell short of the sizzling pace of the last two months. Sales of the Nissan Leaf totaled 2,881 last month, bringing year ...
Nissan Leaf makes it 19 in a row for record sales; Chevy Volt drops 21 percentAutoblog (blog)

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