GOP California state Sen. Jones cracks down on catalytic converter theft

California 03/23/22, 20:08

A Republican from California wants to stop thieves from targeting vehicle exhaust systems. State Sen. Brian Jones is cracking down on catalytic converter theft across the Golden State. He recently introduced state Senate Bill 919, which proposes extra measures and more rigorous checks for used auto part transactions. Namely, the proposed legislation ...

China’s auto sales fall 17.7% in April, extending slump

Business 05/14/19, 00:30

China's auto sales sank 17.7% in April from a year earlier, the 10th straight month of decline amid trade tension with Washington and an economic slowdown.Drivers in the industry's biggest global market bought 1.6 million sedans, SUVs and minivans, according to an industry group, the China Association of Auto Manufacturers. ...

China’s auto sales contraction worsens in February

Business 03/14/19, 00:56

The downturn in China's auto market worsened in January and February as an economic slowdown and a tariff fight with Washington chilled demand in the industry's biggest global market.Sales of SUVs, minivans and sedans plunged 17.5 percent from a year earlier to 3.2 million SUVs, minivans and sedans in the ...

US new-vehicle sales in 2018 rise slightly to 17.27 million

Business 01/03/19, 19:32

Sales of new vehicles in the U.S. rose slightly in 2018, defying predictions and highlighting a strong economy.Automakers reported an increase of 0.3 percent over a year ago to 17.27 million vehicles.The increase came despite rising interest rates, a volatile stock market, and rising car and truck prices that pushed ...

US auto sales fell by 4 percent in the third quarter

Business 10/02/18, 19:48

Vehicle sales are slowing down despite a run on big SUVs.Major automakers said Tuesday that U.S. sales fell 7 percent in September and 4 percent for the June-through-September quarter, compared with the same periods last year.Weaker numbers for September and the third quarter wiped out a 1.8 percent gain during ...

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