01/19/2011 – 7:55 am PST | No Comment

Source: Federal Trade Commission
Can a dealer void your car’s warranty if you have someone else do routine maintenance on the vehicle?  The answer is no, and the Federal Trade Commission wants to make sure consumers …

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Chrysler Working with EPA on Hydraulic-Hybrid Minivan
01/19/2011 – 9:05 am PST | No Comment

Chrysler Group will work with the U.S. EPA on a project to adapt a hydraulic-hybrid system for potential use in an upcoming version of its Chrysler Town & Country minivan.
The partnership was announced today by …

Epyon first to complete certification of multi-port CHAdeMO fast chargers
01/19/2011 – 9:00 am PST | No Comment

Epyon BV has completed certification of two multi-port fast chargers, making them the first CHAdeMO compliant systems (earlier post) that allow for simultaneous charging of multiple cars.
CHAdeMO, the association that promotes a worldwide connection standard …

Chrysler and EPA to partner on hydraulic series hybrid powertrain for light duty vehicles
01/19/2011 – 8:49 am PST | No Comment

Chrysler Group LLC and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are working together to determine the possibility of adapting a hydraulic series hybrid system for application in large passenger cars and light-duty vehicles. The announcement …

FACT SHEET: U.S.-China Economic Issues
01/19/2011 – 8:42 am PST | No Comment

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For Immediate Release

FACT SHEET: U.S.-China Economic …

FACT SHEET: U.S.-China Commercial Relations
01/19/2011 – 8:36 am PST | No Comment

Release Time: 

For Immediate Release

China is a key …

New Residential Construction Report: December 2010
01/19/2011 – 8:36 am PST | No Comment

Today’s New Residential Construction Report showed a notable gain for single family permits and a notable decline for single family starts which, considering the truly depressed level of new home construction activity, appears to suggest …

Reading Rates: MBA Application Survey – January 19 2011
01/19/2011 – 8:30 am PST | No Comment

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) publishes the results of a weekly applications survey that covers roughly 50 percent of all residential mortgage originations and tracks the average interest rate for 30 year and 15 year …

Accenture report finds that China may scale deployment of disruptive transport technologies faster than US but that US is more likely to generate a breakthrough solution
01/19/2011 – 8:15 am PST | No Comment

China could lead the efforts to roll out electric vehicles and deploy disruptive new transport technologies at scale more quickly than the United States, according to a new report by Accenture that compares the two …

Five New Ideas for Energy Markets to make Money With in 2011
01/19/2011 – 8:05 am PST | No Comment

2010 was an amazing year for commodity traders so we have to ask ourselves is the top in? Are we now in “bubble territory” when it comes to commodities like oil? And what about energy, …

How to Buy Physical Silver
01/19/2011 – 8:00 am PST | No Comment

When I interviewed gold and silver expert Doug Eberhardt last year about how to buy and sell physical gold and silver, he noted that he had a preferred way to purchase physical silver. He’s detailed …

President Obama Welcomes President Hu of China to the White House
01/19/2011 – 8:00 am PST | No Comment

In a sense, China's State Visit to the United States had already begun by the time of the Arrival Ceremony this morning, with President Obama and President Hu joining a working dinner the night before.  But …