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Economy's Looking Up for Now as Double-Dip Fears Ease
Four Unexpected Economic Bright Spots
U.S. Jobs Picture Spurs Rise in World Stocks
Dealers See Fiat Profits -- But When?
Audi's $66,000 A7 to Challenge BMW, Daimler for Luxury Lead
Kia's Top Executive Resigns After Recalls
NADA Lends Its Support to Safe Driving Campaign
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Economy's Looking Up for Now as Double-Dip Fears Ease

A steady flow of not-entirely-terrible economic news has eased worries of renewed recession and shifted the political spotlight from the Federal Reserve to the White House. (Read more)
Source: USA TODAY 

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Four Unexpected Economic Bright Spots

Good economic news has been hard to come by lately, but not all is doom and gloom in America these days. The end of summer ushered in a few signs of progress in some of the unlikeliest corners of the economy. (Read more)
Source: Fortune

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U.S. Jobs Picture Spurs Rise in World Stocks

World stocks rose Monday on hopes that the U.S. economy can avoid slipping back into recession, although the International Monetary Fund's chief economist warned of weak growth in the United States and Europe. (Read more)
Source: Reuters

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Dealers See Fiat Profits -- But When?

DETROIT -- Don Lee thinks he can make money with Fiat and Alfa Romeo at a vacant showroom next to his dealership. The big question: How long will it take? (Read more)
Source: Automotive News

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Audi's $66,000 A7 to Challenge BMW, Daimler for Luxury Lead

Volkswagen AG’s Audi brand will target families looking for a sportier car with the new A7 Sportback as the automaker aims to leapfrog Bayerische Motoren Werke AG and Daimler AG in luxury car sales. (Read more)
Source: Bloomberg

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Kia's Top Executive Resigns After Recalls

SEOUL, South Korea -- The top executive at Kia Motors has resigned after the company recalled more than 100,000 vehicles worldwide over defective wiring, the automaker said Tuesday. (Read more)
Source: The Associated Press 

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NADA Lends Its Support to Safe Driving Campaign

Dealership employees spend a lot of time behind the wheel whether shuttling vehicles, driving demos or simply commuting to and from work. A new online resource is now available to help dealers keep their employees safe. The Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS) in partnership with the U.S. Department of Transportation has launched Drive Safely Work Week 2010: Focus … Safe Driving Is Serious Business. The toolkit can be downloaded free via the NETS Web site at http://www.trafficsafety.org/dsww-materials. (Read more)
Source: Network of Employers for Traffic Safety

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"The missing ingredient is the manufacturer incentives that existed one or two years ago, which lowered the cost of acquisition. They're simply not as high."

    -- Paul Taylor, NADA chief economist, on the limited factory rebates and financing deals available this September compared to previous years, Chicago Tribune, Sept. 3

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Save 42% on HP Laptop

NADA members and staff can save $554 instantly on the HP ProBook 4520s Notebook PC (Energy Star®). This offer is available while supplies last. This special offer also includes the HP Prof Slip Case. Need a desktop? Save on the HP Compaq 500B Microtower for only $519. And the Compaq S2021 20-inch widescreen LCD monitor is only $130. To learn more about this offer and other discounted HP products go to NADA's PC Purchase Program site (member log in required).

September Specials from Lenovo

NADA members and their staff can save even more with Lenovo's September specials. Save on Essential laptops from Lenovo. Use eCoupon USXSEPTSAVINGS at checkout and save an additional 5 percent off the sale price of the T510 and Edge and 10 percent off the sale price of the W701. Think Savings. Think Lenovo. This offer expires Sept. 30. To learn more about this offer and others go to NADA's PC Purchase Program site (member log in required).


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