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White, silver most popular colors for cars

DETROIT — If you bought a new vehicle this year, chances are high it was white or silver. Twenty-two percent of cars and trucks built for the 2012 model year have white paint, making it the most popular color worldwide. ...

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Gas prices, cars push retail sales up 0.9 pct.

WASHINGTON — U.S. retail sales rose in August from July because consumers paid higher gas prices and bought more cars and trucks. They were more cautious elsewhere, suggesting the weak economy has made many selective about spending. Retail sales increased ...

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Retail sales rise 1.1 percent in February

WASHINGTON — Americans stepped up spending on retail goods in February, evidence that a stronger job market is boosting the economy. Consumers bought more autos, clothes and appliances. They also paid higher prices for gas. Retail sales increased 1.1 percent ...

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Port of Baltimore’s public terminals handle record number of containers, autos

The Port of Baltimore’s public terminals continued to rebound from the recession by handling a record number of containers and autos last year, Gov. Martin O’Malley announced Thursday. “The Port of Baltimore’s very successful 2011 year is great news for ...

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Consumers hit retail stores to give economy boost

WASHINGTON — Consumers are giving a modest lift to the economy. They spent more on autos, electronics and building supplies in October to boost retail sales for the fifth straight month. The gains provide an encouraging start for the October-December ...

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