Monthly Archives: September 2012

Boxer Boxing in and Racking Up RACs on Recalls Ratchets Rage

Situation: Barbara Boxer, Senator from California and counterpart Senator Schumer of New York are proposing another bill to would make it a law for car rental companies to not rent vehicles that are on “recall by the manufacturer.” Boxer even … Continue reading

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Do Dealers Really Need Fancy Store Fronts or Just Tents?

The dealer situation:  Chrysler sales are UP 26 percent in August and their dealers are selling cars like never before from older facilities and upgraded stores in many cases. Their market share has gone up a full 2.2 points.  Dealer … Continue reading

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How Apple can Make American Pie Immediately — Bring Manufacturing Home to the U.S. and Really Show its Values and Love of Country — not of Money

Situation: Most of Apple’s production of iPhone, iPads and computers is done in Asia; Apple just launched the iPhone 5 and created more jobs at Foxconn in China.  Predictions of more sales, more profits and more market penetration are everywhere. … Continue reading

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Five Things You Gotta Know from this Week

Overall situation:  There are things going on that YOU BETTER PAY ATTENTION TO.  Take note that the distracted, lethargic summer of 2012 is over.  The “OMG actions”  for September are upon us. Nit-grit situation: A whole bunch of “too- much … Continue reading

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Now We Have Three Car Rental Giants — an Oligopoly, People-Less Check Outs, Any Car, Faceless Corporate Brands — and it’s all Kinda Boring

Situation:  At long last and after a so called bidding war that seemed to go on and on, Hertz finally charmed, stepped up and wedged the major stockholders at Dollar/Thrifty to sell the company for mere $ 2.6 billion, and … Continue reading

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