Articles by Brett LoGiurato
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India to Surpass Japan as No. 2 Asian Car Market by 2016

India will surpass Japan as the No. 2 vehicle market in Asia by 2016, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal based on data and research from IHS Automotive. The report also says that auto sales in China, Asia and the world's largest market, will continue to grow steadily through the rest of the decade.

Gas Price Rise Spurs Highest-Ever Fuel Economy Average Of Sold Vehicles

In an auto industry placing increased emphasis on fuel economy in its vehicles, Ford Motor Co. serves as the poster child. The average fuel economy of Ford's sold passenger vehicles and trucks jumped by an average of 4.9 miles per gallon in February from the year-ago period. Unsurprising in those results is the credit due to the Ford Fusion and Focus, on which the company has placed an emphasis on greater fuel economy.
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China Economic Slowdown: Could It Bring Jobs Back To The US?

The global markets tumbled this week, due in part to concerns about China's slowed economic growth. There are several reasons, however, why China's economic slowdown could actually benefit the U.S., despite the market's immediate reaction. One reason is the possible return of jobs to the United States' manufacturing sector.
Chevrolet Cruze vehicles are displayed at courtesy Chevrolet dealership in Phoenix

GM Annual Sales Surge 30.4% in China

General Motors Co. saw a 30.4 percent year-over-year jump in sales of passenger cars in China in February, a record-setting month for the United States automaker. Sales rose primarily due to the absence of the Lunar New Year holiday, which fell at the beginning of the month last year.

Chevy Volt Sales up in February

Sales of General Motors Co.'s Chevrolet Volt rallied back in February from early-year lows, as the company sold more than 1,000 units of its hybrid electric plug-in vehicle last month.

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Barclays Mulling Standard Chartered Merger

The potential move to merge with Standard Chartered could be a way for Barclays to thwart possible demands from an activist investor to return capital to shareholders, the Financial Times reported Wednesday.
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Small Banks Trump Wall Street On Dodd-Frank Rewrite

Congress on Tuesday rolled back some of the restraints imposed on banks after the 2007-2009 global financial crisis, but big players like Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and JPMorgan Chase, will not be breaking out the champagne.