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How close are you to your car or truck? Has it ever literally saved your life?
I was 21 years old and just getting ready to start my senior year at Indiana University when the ancient station wagon that had been my mother's gave up the ghost. My Dad and I determined that I had better go look for a modest car that would be reliable for the Indiana winters. It was 1978, and the country was still in disco fever.
It was my worst-best car: a 1982 Honda Accord, the second generation Accord from Honda.
I was 18 in January 1982. To my Father's great displeasure, I was taking a semester off from college to figure out what I wanted to do with my life. I got a job on a loading dock in Manhattan's west side, facing the Hudson River in a frigid January and February. And I needed a car.
In the age-old debate of whether government regulations help or hinder economic growth, here's one example where more rules have helped create American jobs.
A woman in the Bronx uses a golf club to break the windows on her cheating husband's SUV.
Compared with the rest of the world, the U.S. has long been known as the gas guzzler country--the nation of the widest roads, largest vehicles and the least amount of reliable mass transit for the geography. That image could be changing, according to a new study that says driving in the U.S. has already peaked and will decline.
Airlines cleared $3.5 billion in baggage and seat fees in 2012. Fees are practically a hidden economy across all industries. And buying a car is no different. But there are ways to be tough with a new or used car dealer in the negotiations. And going after some of those pesky fees on the invoice is one of them.