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Test Drive: 2015 Mercedes GLA250

Written by Eric Peters on Sunday, 01 March 2015. Posted in Automotive, Business

Mercedes Benz gets into the sporty crossover wagon segment with the GLA250. And it looks like their new entry in the segment is a winner.

Test Drive: 2015 Mercedes GLA250

Everyone wants to get in on the compact crossover sporty wagon action – even Mercedes, which until recently refrained from entry, preferring instead to concentrate on coupes and sedans and SUVs (all of them built on rear-wheel-drive-based layouts).

Test Drive: 2015 VW Jetta

Written by Eric Peters on Friday, 27 February 2015. Posted in Automotive, Business

The Volkswagen Jetta is plain, practical, and affordable. For 2015 it remains a winner for those looking for a competent transportation machine.

Test Drive: 2015 VW Jetta

VW’s Jetta sedan hasn’t got a lot of sex appeal.

Why Should We Audit the Fed?

on Friday, 27 February 2015. Posted in Economy, Business

The Federal Reserve is one of the most powerful entities on earth, yet it keeps its operations secret. It's time to audit the Fed.

Why Should We Audit the Fed?

I can only think of ten reasons:

Retro Review: 1983-1984 Hurst Olds and 1985–1988 442

Written by Eric Peters on Friday, 27 February 2015. Posted in Automotive, Business

Oldsmobile is but a memory, and its last gasp as a real automaker was the mid-80s Hurst Olds and 442 models - cars that looked back to the storied muscle-car past.

Retro Review: 1983-1984 Hurst Olds and 1985–1988 442

Oldsmobile had a long and distinguished history—and suffered a slow, painful death.

Test Drive: 2015 Mazda3

Written by Eric Peters on Wednesday, 18 February 2015. Posted in Automotive, Business

For 2015 the Mazda3 is better than ever, and better than cars more than double its price. That includes the BMW 3 series.

Test Drive: 2015 Mazda3

I’m still waiting for the other shoe to drop.

Two “shoes,” actually.

Test Drive: 2015 Hyundai Sonata

Written by Eric Peters on Saturday, 14 February 2015. Posted in Automotive, Business

Hyundai has long offered great value, and the 2015 Sonata continues that tradition.

Test Drive: 2015 Hyundai Sonata

Should Toyota be worried?

What The Car Salesman Won’t Tell You

Written by Eric Peters on Saturday, 14 February 2015. Posted in Automotive, Business

Buying a new car is not always easy, and sometimes it's not wise. Here are some tips from a pro to make sure you don't get fleeced.

What The Car Salesman Won’t Tell You

Car salesmen are… salesmen. Their job is to sell you stuff. Whether you need it or not.

Nozomi Kido is Hope for Japan

Written by Hiroshi Nomaki on Thursday, 12 February 2015. Posted in Small Business, Asia, World, Business

Both government policy and demographic reality have aligned against the youth of Japan. Yet the country's young workers are motivated to succeed and realize their dreams.

Nozomi Kido is Hope for Japan

The Japanese economy achieved spectacular growth after World War II.

Test Drive: 2015 Acura TLX

Written by Eric Peters on Wednesday, 11 February 2015. Posted in Automotive, Business

If you’re considering a new Altima, Mazda6 – or BMW 3/5 – you ought to at least take a look at the new Acura TLX. It’s a deal compared with all of them.

Test Drive: 2015 Acura TLX

It’s rare for a luxury car’s price to go down for the new model year. Rarer still for that to happen when the car in question is “all new.”

Test Drive: 2015 BMW X4

Written by Eric Peters on Thursday, 05 February 2015. Posted in Automotive, Business

As a sporty SUV, BMW's new X4 is compelling, featuring style, performance, and practicality that is as good as, or better than, any of its competitors.

Test Drive: 2015 BMW X4

BMW calls the new X4 a “sports activity coupe” – notwithstanding its, uh, four doors.

Classic Car Pros… and Cons

Written by Eric Peters on Tuesday, 03 February 2015. Posted in Automotive, Business

Classic and collectible cars are great fun, and often a good investment, but they differ markedly from today's transportation appliances.

Classic Car Pros… and Cons

It’s fun to own a “classic” (read, pre-modern) car. It can also be a hassle. Before you dive in, it’s a good idea to know what you’re in for, both good – and bad.

The Swiss Franc Snaps–Up

Written by Robert Jackson Smith on Saturday, 31 January 2015. Posted in Economy, Europe, World, Business

The Swiss National Bank sent shock waves through financial markets when it removed the Franc's peg from the euro, but don't expect a Swiss gold standard.

The Swiss Franc Snaps–Up

Ok, so the sound-money voters in Switzerland lost the election, but it looks like the election may have affected the Swiss National Bank (SNB) after all. While the Swiss won’t be backing their currency with gold, they also won’t be following the European Central Bank down the “quantitative easing” road in lock step at a ratio of 1.2 francs per Euro.

Test Drive: 2015 Infiniti QX80

Written by Eric Peters on Friday, 30 January 2015. Posted in Automotive, Business

It's big, it's bad, and it might be counted the best in its class. For 2015 Infiniti's QX80 carries on the big SUV tradition.

Test Drive: 2015 Infiniti QX80

Well, gas is cheap again.

Test Drive: 2015 Kia K900

Written by Eric Peters on Wednesday, 28 January 2015. Posted in Automotive, Business

Kia has Mercedes in its sights with the new K900 luxury car. And, they have hit their target.

Test Drive: 2015 Kia K900

"K900" sounds like the designation for the latest Russian nuclear ballistic missile submarine. But it’s a Korean sub – and its warheads are targeted at Mercedes and BMW.

A Good Time to Buy a Hybrid?

Written by Eric Peters on Tuesday, 27 January 2015. Posted in Automotive, Business

With the price of gas falling, hybrid cars are not as attractive, but this also makes buying one now potentially a good idea.

A Good Time to Buy a Hybrid?

Cheap gas is making hybrids seem like less of a deal. Which in turn is making them harder to sell.

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