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Higher retail spending lifts hopes for economy

WASHINGTON — Americans increased their retail spending in July by the most in five months, opening their wallets after a frugal spring and offering hope that the slumping economy may rebound in the second half of the year. Retail spending ...

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New standards bode well for electric cars

As a Baltimore County lawmaker and statewide environmental advocate drove a demonstrative lap around a Charles Village block in an electric car Wednesday, whatever sound made by the Nissan Leaf was drowned by louder vehicles rumbling south on St. Paul Street.

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Carmakers report strong June sales, easing worries

DETROIT — From mini cars to monster pickups, sales of vehicles charged higher in June and eased concerns that Americans would be turned off by slower hiring and other scary headlines. Automakers reported big gains over June of last year. ...

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Auto sales remain bright spot in darkening economy

DETROIT — U.S. auto sales remained a bright spot in May even as the economy darkened. Many of the biggest carmakers reported double-digit sales gains last month compared with a year earlier. Americans continued to replace their aging vehicles even ...

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