Category: High Finance

By on March 24, 2015

Pirelli F1 Tire Range

Should things go as planned, China National Chemical Corp. — ChemChina — will buy into Pirelli in a €7.1 billion ($7.7 billion USD) deal.

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By on March 20, 2015

Signing his life and wallet away for the next six or so years with a long-term auto loan agreement

In the past, six-year auto loans were few and far between. Today, more of those loans are being issued, with seven- and eight-year loans gaining popularity.

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By on March 20, 2015

US Rep Tom Price with Republican Members of US House Budget Committee

Should Republicans in the U.S. House have their way, the loan program meant to foster development of advanced automotive technologies would be killed.

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By on March 18, 2015


Forget about leasing Benzes and Lexuses: trucks are the new hotness, thanks to higher residuals and transaction prices, as well as more content.

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By on March 12, 2015

Ally NYSE Trading Floor

Though most lenders aren’t comfortable with the idea of 84-month auto loans, Ally Financial is going full steam ahead with such loans.

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By on March 10, 2015

Discussing some auto financing

With auto lending easier to come by these days, bank regulators and analysts are keeping their eyes open for potential signs of trouble.

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By on March 5, 2015

hipster lyft millennials

Alleged to not be interested in cars or driving them, millennials are the fastest-growing segment of car buyers as far as lending goes, per a new study.

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By on February 19, 2015

GM First Day as a Public Company Celebration

While Harry J. Wilson wants General Motors to buy-back $8 billion in shares, Warren Buffett and George Soros have boosted their stakes in the company.

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By on February 17, 2015


Despite its visions of having a valuation on par with Apple within a decade, Tesla’s subsistence on subsidies may be hard for some to swallow.

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By on February 11, 2015


Tesla’s Q4 2014 didn’t go so well despite strong demand for its Model S, losing $108 million in earnings over the quarter.

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