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    Survivor secures new sponsor after GM break-up. Is it another automaker?
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    Nearly as fast as bidders came out of the woodwork for Aston Martin's possible sale, CBS secured new sponsorship for its hit reality-show "Survivor" after General Motors canceled its advertising. States Chris Ender of CBS, "The upcoming edition of `Survivor' has a full roster of advertisers across ...

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    Matching the right algae to right factory exhaust
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    AlgaTech Technologies, with partner GreenFuel Technologies Corp., are looking at algae as another producer of biofuel. While the idea is not new, the two companies are also focusing on one of algae's growth factors: carbon dioxide.

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    Forbes Top Four best vehicles for college students
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    Talk about tough standards. When Forbes compiled vehicles for its annual "Best Cars for College Students" list, they found only four vehicles qualified to meet its criteria of being affordable, safe, and reliable. Interestingly, the Honda Accord and the Toyota Camry, which they deemed the ...

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    Color-coordinating your REVA electric vehicle
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    The REVA electric car is a small, 3-door (formerly known as a "hatchback") electric vehicle built in India. A four-seater, the car can hold two adults and two small children. The electric motor can be fully charged in roughly seven hours and the EV has a range of nearly 50 miles. With a quick, ...

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    Honda says no to ethanol, says it's not efficient
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    While competitors like Ford Motor Co. and Toyota Motor Co. either plan to increase production or develop ethanol-powered vehicles, Honda Motor Co. had declared it has no plans to join the flex fuel bandwagon.

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    Subaru to pull a Jackson and undergo another nose job
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    Subaru's "propeller grill" has been received by both the media and the public with, to put it lightly, mixed feelings. Well, the automaker's parent company, Fuji Heavy Industries, has decided to put the kibosh on it and ordered a redesign.

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    Deju vu: consumers buying low-priced, quality, Korean cars in Japan
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    Korean automakers like Hyundai continue to make inroads in Japan against domestic manufactures like Toyota, Nissan, and Honda. Hyundai Motor Japan, which has been doing business in Tokyo since 2001, sells six models with its high-end Grandeur (Azera) costing a little over $29,000. However, states a ...

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    Toyota's Crowns take a beating in China
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    Tianjin FAW Toyota Motor Co., a joint venture between Toyota Motor Co. and the Chinese FAW Group, issued a recall on all Toyota Crown sedans built between February 21st through September 20th last year. The problem is a weak adhesive used to hold the rubber strips that seal the windshield. ...

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    DOE says world to reach peak oil within 20 years
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    A U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) reports states that the world will most likely reach its peak oil level within 10 to 20 years. "Peak oil" is the point where oil supplies are at their maximum; any further demand will force higher prices as remaining supplies plummet.

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    Bank says ethanol not replacement for oil
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    UBS, a Swiss investment bank, released a statement saying that ethanol is an "insufficient" replacement for oil. Based on a study initiated by the bank, ethanol production at its current rate would total around 30 billion gallons of fuel by 2020. Unfortunately, oil consumption for vehicles alone ...

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    Chevrolet and MTV bringin' ethanol to the 2006 MTV Music Awards
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    General Motor's Chevy brand has teamed up with MTV to promote a night of bio-fuel awareness at the MTV Music awards on Thursday, August 31st. States general manager Ed Peper of Chevrolet, "Going green never looked so good. The 2006 MTV Video Music Awards is a great opportunity for us to showcase ...

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    Warren Buffet auctions Town car for charity
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    Billionaire Warren Buffet will be auctioning his 2001 Lincoln Town Car Signature Series next month on eBay (a standard Town Car is pictured). The light-gold, full-sized sedan with a light-beige interior also comes with Buffet's custom "THRIFTY" license plate and an etched brass plaque with his ...

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    Used SUV sales also slammed by low consumer interest
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    While sales of fuel-efficient cars and even small SUVs have been up, Americans who previously purchased mid-sized to large SUVs are finding it increasing difficult to sell individually or even trade them at dealerships.

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    Kia study shows keeping quiet good for travel
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    Well, here's an issue where people may want to seriously keep their mouth shut. According to a study by Kia Motor UK, 53 percent of drivers think they're the better half-in driving, that is, compared to their significant other (SO). Worse, nearly 20 percent would consider dumping or serving divorce ...

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    Lexus LS coming to Japan next month with hybrid in 2007
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    Toyota Motor Corp. continues its plans to introduce its luxury brand in its home country. (Lexus debuted in the U.S. in 1989 but did not arrive in Japan until last year.) According to spokeswoman Shiori Hashimoto, the Lexus LS will arrive in dealershipsnext month with the hybrid version to be ...

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    Top ten most fuel-efficient large vehicles
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    You want a fuel-efficient vehicle, but due to family obligations, job needs or simply outward appearances, you've disregarded a hybrid, compact or mid-sized sedan. So what's left?

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    Ford, GM clash over best alternative fuel
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    Ethanol or liquid petroleum gas (LPG)? Battle lines for alternative fuels are being drawn between automakers General Motors and Ford Motor Co. with much of the differences based on nationality.

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    How to reach $4 a gallon
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    With gas prices to remain steady around $3 a gallon, the media's been having a field day, predicting that $4 may be reached by year's end.

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    VW recalls Brazilian cars
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    Volkswagen AG has issued a second recall in Brazil. According to the German automaker's Brazilian branch, it has discovered cracks in the fuel injector system which would need to be replaced. Affected vehicles include the CrossFox (pictured), Fox, Golf, Kombi, Polo, and SpaceFox. In total, over ...

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    Segway i2 and x2 Transporters
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    Earlier this month, Segway Inc., debuted its two Personal Transporters (PT), the versatile i2 (pictured) and the all-terrain x2. Both are equipped with "LeanSteer" which allows the driver to direct the electric vehicle just by simply leaning in the desired direction. Previously, drivers could only ...

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