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edmunds presents 2017 five star dealer awards


to recognize car sellers that consistently deliver great car-shopping experiences, edmunds today presented its five star dealer awards, honoring 817 dealerships across the country. this is the fifth year that edmunds has presented the awards to car dealers who have earned the highest overall rating for customer satisfaction in edmunds' dealer sales ratings."today's car shoppers are incredibly savvy, and we know that more than 70 percent of them read dealer reviews before deciding where to buy their next vehicle," said avi steinlauf, ceo of edmunds. "programs such as the five star dealer awards that recognize excellent customer service can make a real difference to dealers looking to stand out from the competition. we celebrate these exceptional dealers and congratulate them for going ...






edmunds presents 2017 five star dealer awards


to recognize car sellers that consistently deliver great car-shopping experiences, edmunds today presented its five star dealer awards, honoring 817 dealerships across the country. this is the fifth year that edmunds has presented the awards to car dealers who have earned the highest overall rating for customer satisfaction in edmunds? dealer sales ratings."today's car shoppers are incredibly savvy, and we know that more than 70 percent of them read dealer reviews before deciding where to buy their next vehicle," said avi steinlauf, ceo of edmunds. "programs such as the five star dealer awards that recognize excellent customer service can make a real difference to dealers looking to stand out from the competition. we celebrate these exceptional dealers and congratulate them for going a...






edmunds presents annual five star dealer awards to more than 800 dealers nationw


santa monica, ca — february 22, 2017 — edmunds, the leading car shopping and information platform, today announced its fifth annual five star dealer awards, honoring 817 dealerships across the country. the five star dealer awards are presented to a select group of car dealers who earned the highest overall rating for customer satisfaction in edmunds' dealer sales ratings. "today's car shoppers are incredibly savvy, and we know that more than 70 percent of them read dealer reviews before deciding where to buy their next vehicle," said avi steinlauf, ceo of edmunds. "programs such as the five star dealer awards that recognize excellent customer service can make a real difference to dealers looking to stand out from the competition. we celebrate these exceptional dealers and congratu...






edmunds forecasts continued strong auto sales in february


automakers will sell 1,331,787 new cars and trucks in the u.s. this month, according to the edmunds sales forecast for february 2017. this represents a 17 percent increase from last month, but a 1 percent decrease from february 2016. in addition, the edmunds forecast estimates that 3.4 million used vehicles will be sold in february, compared to 3 million last month.the long presidents' day holiday weekend undoubtedly contributed to the increase in sales from january. typically, the holiday boosts sales volume by 20 percent compared to an average february weekend."the holiday weekend is likely a contributing factor to strong sales in february, but we're also seeing signs that automakers are starting to be a bit more aggressive to move cars off the lot," said jessica caldwell, edmunds ex...






edmunds forecasts solid january car sales


carmakers will sell 1,153,459 new cars and truck this month, according to edmunds' january sales forecast, which was released today. this reflects a 31.5 percent decrease in sales from december 2016 and a 0.7 percent decrease from january 2016. edmunds estimates that 3.1 million used cars will be sold this month. the drop in new-car sales from december was not unexpected. what's news is the sales picture for january, which could have been a dismal one. "january had the potential of being a very slow month at dealerships, given the fact that auto sales shattered records in december," said jessica caldwell, edmunds' executive director of industry analysis. "but january is shaping up to be a surprisingly healthy month. the economy continues to show signs of strength and consumers are feeling






auto sales staying strong in february, forecasts edmunds


santa monica, ca — february 23, 2017 — edmunds, the leading car shopping and information platform, forecasts that 1,331,787 new cars and trucks will be sold in the u.s. in february for an estimated seasonally adjusted annual rate (saar) of 17.6 million. this reflects a 17 percent increase in sales from january 2017, but a 1 percent decrease from february 2016. even though february is historically a slow sales month, it gets a nice bump from the president's day holiday weekend when auto sales are usually 20 percent higher than an average february weekend. "the holiday weekend is likely a contributing factor to strong sales in february, but we're also seeing signs that automakers are starting to be a bit more aggressive to move cars off the lot," said jessica caldwell, edmunds execut...






more car shoppers are underwater on their trade-ins than ever before, reports ed


santa monica, ca — november 14, 2016 — a rising number of car shoppers have negative equity on their trade-ins when they're purchasing their next vehicle, reports edmunds.com, the leading car information and shopping network. according to edmunds data, an estimated 32 percent of all trade-ins toward the purchase of a new car through the first three quarters of 2016 were underwater. this is the highest rate on record, and it's up from 30 percent of all trade-ins toward new car purchases from january to september last year. these "upside down" shoppers had an average of $4,832 of negative equity at the time of trade-in, also a record. "it's curious to see just how many of today's car shoppers are undeterred by how much they owe on their trade-ins," says edmunds.com sr. analyst ivan drury. "w






average vehicle transaction price hits all-time high in 2016, according to edmun


santa monica, ca — december 15, 2016 — the average new vehicle transaction price will hit an all-time high in 2016 at $34,077 per vehicle, a 2.7 percent increase from 2015 and a 12.6 percent increase from 2011, according to analysis from leading car information and shopping network, edmunds.com. in 2017, edmunds predicts that the average vehicle transaction price will further increase to $35,000. "although automakers have ushered in a crop of smaller, lower-priced vehicles, strong market demand for suvs and trucks have caused overall prices to rise," said jessica caldwell, edmunds executive director of industry analysis. "this is yet another example of how trucks and suvs are driving change in the market and influencing every part of the industry." edmunds attributes this rise in prices p






edmunds named to entrepreneur's 2017 top company cultures list


edmunds has been named to entrepreneur's 2017 top company cultures list, a comprehensive ranking of u.s. businesses that excel at creating high-performing cultures.edmunds, ranked no. 45 in the large company category, was recognized for creating an exceptional culture that drives employee engagement, exceeds employee expectations and directly contributes to company success."at edmunds, our people are our greatest asset, so we place a great deal of emphasis on creating a corporate culture that caters to them as people, not just employees," said avi steinlauf, ceo of edmunds. "from policies including a results-only work environment and extended parental leave, to bonus perks like cash toward vacations and an award-winning headquarters, we firmly believe that our company culture is the backbo






honda, toyota dominate inaugural edmunds most wanted awards


santa monica, ca — january 08, 2017 — edmunds, the leading car shopping and information platform, today announced the winners of its inaugural edmunds most wanted awards. this is a data-derived and edmunds expert-validated honor that recognizes the vehicles that are the most coveted in their segments. it's one of the only awards in the industry that combines market factors (sales, days-to-turn and shopper interest) with editorial opinion, providing a comprehensive picture of a vehicle's overall desirability. "the edmunds most wanted designation gives car shoppers urance that both other buyers and edmunds' experts believe these vehicles are a smart choice," said jessica caldwell, edmunds executive director of industry analysis. sixteen vehicles were recognized with 2017 edmunds most wanted






august car sales to keep 2016 on record-setting pace, says edmunds.com


santa monica, ca — august 26, 2016 — edmunds.com, the leading car information and shopping network, forecasts that 1,533,508 new cars and trucks will be sold in the u.s. in august for an estimated seasonally adjusted annual rate (saar) of 17.2 million. this reflects a 1.1 percent increase from july 2016, but a 2.5 percent decrease from august 2015. edmunds.com projects that 11,694,452 new cars and trucks will be sold in the u.s. through the end of august, up 0.8 percent from the 11,604,525 sales recorded through the first eight months of 2015's record-breaking year. "the summer isn't delivering explosive sales like we saw last year, but the industry is still on pace to set an annual sales record," says edmunds.com executive director of industry analysis jessica caldwell. "automakers have






september expected to deliver slower new car sales, says edmunds.com


santa monica, ca — september 28, 2016 — edmunds.com, the leading car information and shopping network, forecasts that 1,414,632 new cars and trucks will be sold in the u.s. in september for an estimated seasonally adjusted annual rate (saar) of 17.5 million. this reflects a 6.1 percent decrease from august 2016, and a 1.7 percent decrease from september 2015. edmunds.com projects that 13,087,816 new cars and trucks will be sold this year in the u.s. through the end of september, up 0.3 percent from the 13,045,867 sales recorded through the first nine months of 2015's record-breaking year. "auto sales are tracking just about even with last year's record-breaking pace, so there's good reason to believe that they've hit a high plateau," says edmunds.com senior analyst jeremy acevedo. "there'






truck loyalty climbs to an all-time high, reports edmunds.com


santa monica, ca — october 17, 2016 — truck loyalty is soaring at an all-time high, and no brand commands better loyalty among truck owners than toyota, according to a new analysis released today by edmunds.com, the leading car information and shopping network. the findings, which come in the middle of october's traditional "truck month," shines a new light onto just how highly regarded trucks are among american owners and shoppers.according to edmunds' study, truck loyalty — which is defined as the rate of truck trade-ins that went toward the purchase of another truck — was at 74 percent through the first nine months of 2016. by comparison, the next highest loyalty rates were vans at 52 percent and compact suvs at 47.3 percent. this year's truck loyalty rate is higher than at any other ti






october new car sales offer mixed messages to auto industry, forecasts edmunds


santa monica, ca — october 26, 2016 — edmunds.com, the leading car information and shopping network, forecasts that 1,356,250 new cars and trucks will be sold in the u.s. in october for an estimated seasonally adjusted annual rate (saar) of 17.8 million. this will be a 5.2 percent decrease from september 2016, and a 6.8 percent decrease from october 2015. edmunds.com projects that 14,464,835 new cars and trucks will be sold this year in the u.s. through the end of october, down 0.2 percent from the 14,500,744 sales recorded through the first 10 months of 2015's record-breaking year. "on the surface, it might look like a slow month for sales, but in fact the industry's performance was much stronger than the raw numbers suggest," says edmunds.com senior analyst jessica caldwell. "even with






automakers will ride a wave of consumer confidence to solid sales in january, ed


santa monica, ca — january 25, 2017 — edmunds, the leading car shopping and information platform, forecasts that 1,153,459 new cars and trucks will be sold in the u.s. in january, for an estimated seasonally adjusted annual rate (saar) of 17.7 million. this reflects a 31.5 percent decrease in sales from december 2016, and a 0.7 percent decrease from january 2016."january had the potential of being a very slow month at dealerships, given the fact that auto sales shattered records in december," said jessica caldwell, edmunds executive director of industry analysis. "but january is shaping up to be a surprisingly healthy month. the economy continues to show signs of strength and consumers are feeling confident, boosting auto sales above initial expectations."sales volume forecast, by manufact






edmunds debuts new site design, brand identity


santa monica, ca — january 3, 2017 — edmunds, the leading car shopping and information platform, is all-new in the new year, debuting a refreshed logo and a completely reinvented online experience. this launch marks the most dramatic change edmunds has ever made to its site design, and the first time it has changed its logo this century. the company is also dropping the ".com" from its name, and will now be known simply as "edmunds," a reflection of the fact that edmunds has grown beyond a pure website offering."the world of automotive retail is evolving idly, and edmunds is evolving right along with it," said edmunds ceo avi steinlauf. "the changes we're making to our site and brand demonstrate our commitment to significantly improving the car shopping experience for consumers and our dea






november sales steer auto industry back on record-setting path, says edmunds.com


santa monica, ca — november 23, 2016 — edmunds.com, the leading car information and shopping network, forecasts that 1,365,369 new cars and trucks will be sold in the u.s. in november, for an estimated seasonally adjusted annual rate (saar) of 17.6 million. the projected sales volume is unchanged from october 2016 but a 2.7 percent increase from november 2015 — and would be a november record, eclipsing the 1,329,668 new cars sold in november last year.edmunds.com projects that 15,844,726 new cars and trucks will be sold this year in the u.s. through the end of november, essentially the same as the 15,838,458 sales recorded through the first eleven months of 2015's record-breaking year. "it's probably no coincidence that this month's strong sales performance come at the same time that the






new report from edmunds.com reveals luxury suvs will outsell luxury cars for the


santa monica, ca — december 8, 2016 — in 2016, luxury suvs will outsell luxury cars in the u.s. for the first time, according to the new luxury market report from edmunds.com, the leading car shopping and information network. luxury suvs are on pace to secure 55 percent share of the market, and edmunds analysts predict this gap will widen further in 2017 to 60 percent. "low gas prices, changing consumer tastes and attractive new vehicles are creating the perfect environment for luxury suv sales to grow," said jessica caldwell, edmunds executive director of industry analysis. "given that luxury brand loyalty rates are typically higher than for volume brands, this trend has the potential to affect this vehicle segment for years to come." while overall sales of luxury vehicles are expected t






model x expands tesla's reach to a more diverse set of buyers, says edmunds.com


santa monica, ca — september 21, 2016 — the model x is bringing some much-needed diversity to tesla's customer base, according to a new analysis from edmunds.com, the leading car information and shopping network. the analysis suggests that the utility ev attracts a younger, more female, more affluent and less west coast-centric crowd than tesla's model s.edmunds' study looked at all 5,523 model x registrations recorded by polk during the model's first nine months on the market, and compared them to all 4,242 model s registrations during the sedan's first nine months of sales. among edmunds' findings: model x makes strides with women. in the first nine months of its life, only 14 percent of model s buyers were women. the model x, on the other hand, has more than doubled that figure, with wo






2017 lincoln continental long-term road test


2017 lincoln continental: monthly update for february 2017by mark takahashi, automotive editor where did we drive it?we pick up where we left off last month. edmunds ceo avi steinlauf had our new-ish 2017 lincoln continental for the first part of february, using it primarily for commuting to and from the edmunds mothership. after that the lincoln returned to its normal duties, spending an extended weekend in the hands of josh sadlier and then heading north with brent romans, our man in fresno. if you recall last month's update, we were unimpressed by the continental's fuel economy results. february didn't see much improvement, but there's still time. what kind of fuel economy did it get?there were only three fill-ups in february over 621.3 miles logged. we poured in 44.4 gallons of 91 ...






alfa romeo, lexus win the attention of car shoppers on edmunds during super bowl


santa monica, ca — february 5, 2017 — while a familiar team may have walked off the field as the big winner of super bowl li, all-new vehicles attracted the most attention of car shoppers on edmunds, the leading car shopping and information platform. edmunds analysts tracked traffic to brand and model pages on both its desktop and mobile sites during the game to see which automotive ads were most successful in driving immediate shopper interest. percentage lifts are compared to average sunday traffic levels on edmunds. the ad for the lexus lc proved most successful on the model side, with traffic up 1,710 percent to its pages on edmunds during the game. traffic to the kia niro went up 869 percent during the game, and traffic to the alfa romeo giulia was up 802 percent. on the brand side, a






december car sales on track to deliver a 'true p o finish' for annual record in


santa monica, ca — december 21, 2016 — edmunds.com, the leading car information and shopping network, forecasts that 1,629,011 new cars and trucks will be sold in the u.s. in december, for an estimated seasonally adjusted annual rate (saar) of 17.7 million. this reflects an 18.5 percent increase from november 2016, but a 0.3 percent decrease from december 2015. based on this forecast, edmunds.com projects a new annual record of 17,480,294 new cars and trucks will be sold in the u.s. in 2016. this would squeak past 2015's record sales by the slight margin of 0.03 percent — or less than 5,000 units. "while december sales are tracking to finish lower than they did last year, dealers and automakers are hustling to squeeze out just enough units to set an annual record," says edmunds.com senior






new-vehicle inventory swells in february


new vehicles sat on dealer lots an average of 74 days in february, the longest "days to turn" period since 2009, according to edmunds' monthly sales analysis. new-vehicle inventory last month also rose by 9 percent year over year. "the automakers are in a tricky spot," said jessica caldwell, edmunds executive director of industry analysis. "aggressive incentives are already starting to eat into profits and residuals, but it takes discipline to pull back the production reins in what's still a fairly strong market."in other words, if the automakers discount the cars further to sell the stagnant inventory, they will eat into their profits. and if automakers also slow production, they might find themselves short on vehicles if more people rush to take advantage of the deals.low gas pri...






new-vehicle inventory swells in february


new vehicles sat on dealer lots an average of 74 days in february, the longest "days to turn" period since 2009, according to edmunds' monthly sales analysis. new-vehicle inventory last month also rose by 9 percent year over year. "the automakers are in a tricky spot," said jessica caldwell, edmunds executive director of industry analysis. "aggressive incentives are already starting to eat into profits and residuals, but it takes discipline to pull back the production reins in what's still a fairly strong market."in other words, if the automakers discount the cars further to sell the stagnant inventory, they will eat into their profits. and if automakers also slow production, they might find themselves short on vehicles if more people rush to take advantage of the deals.low gas pri...






suvs dominate list of most researched vehicles in 2016 on edmunds.com


santa monica, ca — december 27, 2016 — edmunds.com today announced the vehicles that were the most researched on its site in 2016 — demonstrating that while suvs continue to dominate the automotive market, p enger cars are still an important segment. the honda cr-v was the most researched vehicle on edmunds for the second year in a row, followed by the honda accord, honda civic, toyota rav-4 and honda pilot. while the order of popularity shifted a bit, the list of the top ten most researched vehicles was unchanged from 2015. edmunds determined its list of "most researched" vehicles by calculating which vehicles had the most monthly unique visitors to the new car research and inventory pages for that model on both edmunds? desktop and mobile sites. "as suvs become more fuel efficient, shop






edmunds report reveals older, more affordable used vehicles becoming scarce


santa monica, ca — february 15, 2017 — for consumers considering trading in or selling their older used vehicle, 2017 could be the perfect time to take the leap, according to the latest used vehicle market report from edmunds. the expert analysts at the leading car shopping and information platform predict a record number of off-lease vehicles will fill dealer lots and that a declining number of older trade-ins will put significant upward pressure on the late model used market this year. the average used vehicle trade-in is six-years-old, and edmunds predicts the number of trade-ins will dip below six million this year for the first time since 2012. "while low interest rates and consistent values are making it possible for the market to absorb these newer, more expensive off-lease vehicle






the $199 lease deals for march 2017


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edmunds included on entrepreneur's top company cultures list for 2017


santa monica, ca — february 21, 2017 — edmunds, the leading car shopping and information platform, today announced inclusion in entrepreneur's top company cultures list, a comprehensive ranking of u.s.-based businesses exhibiting high-performance cultures. created in partnership with culture management software and service provider cultureiq®, the top company cultures list ranks edmunds as one of the top 50 large companies, and recognizes the company for creating an exceptional culture that drives employee engagement, exceeds employee expectations and directly contributes to company success. "at edmunds, our people are our greatest asset, so we place a great deal of emphasis on creating a corporate culture that caters to them as people, not just employees," said avi steinlauf, ceo of edmun






edmunds identifies amazing bargains on 'leftover' 2016 vehicles


santa monica, ca — august 30, 2016 — car shoppers looking for the best possible deal on a new car this labor day weekend should target outgoing 2016 models that are scheduled to be phased out or redesigned for 2017, says edmunds.com the leading car information and shopping network. these new car "leftovers," says edmunds, will be available at significant discounts through the end of the year because dealers are urgently looking to clear their inventories to make room for the all-new 2017 models. as a result buyers can save thousands of dollars on these vehicles.edmunds identifies nine specific vehicles as its "best new-car leftovers for 2016" and here are five that stand out: 2016 mercedes-benz e-cl sedan (redesign) even luxury car shoppers can appreciate a bargain and the 2016 mercedes-be






edmunds.com named one of america's best workplaces by fortune and great place to


santa monica, ca — october 12, 2016 — edmunds.com, the leading car information and shopping network, today announced that it has earned a spot on the country's best small and medium workplaces by consulting firm great place to work® and fortune. edmunds won this accolade based on employees' anonymous responses to an extensive survey about their levels of trust, pride and araderie at work. great place to work® reviewed the survey results of more than 52,000 employees from hundreds of companies in the ranking process. edmunds ranked #26 out of 100 companies on the list of medium workplaces. the honor is just the latest of a series of accolades that recognize the company's unique work culture and office environment. in june, edmunds was named among the 2016 best places to work in it by idg's






suvs are king again in january sales


suvs continued to fly off dealership lots in january 2017, accounting for 41 percent of sales versus 37 percent for cars, a trend that began in 2016, according to edmunds' monthly sales analysis. pickups accounted for 16 percent of sales, and vans brought up the rear at 6 percent. shoppers bought 1.14 million new vehicles in january, down 2 percent in an expected dip from the same month in 2016, edmunds said. that decline can't necessarily be read as an indicator of things to come, however. "it's tricky to use january as a bellwether for how auto sales will trend for the year," said jessica caldwell, edmunds executive director of industry analysis. "it's the lowest-volume month and only accounts for 6 percent of annual sales on average."fresh off a major redesign, the honda cr-v was the be






the $199 lease deals for february 2017


to find a dealership that knows how to treat shoppers right, please visit edmunds.com's dealer ratings and reviews.






the alfa romeo giulia, kia niro and lexus lc 500 win big with super bowl ads


the 2017 alfa romeo giulia, 2017 kia niro and 2018 lexus lc 500 were the big winners among automotive ads that ran before, during and after the 2017 super bowl, according to analysis by edmunds.the edmunds real-time analysis gauged which commercials resulted in the largest website traffic spikes during sunday's broadcast. edmunds then measured the traffic lifts against the average of the previous four sundays on the car-shopping website to determine which ads had the most impact on viewers.a commercial for the all-new 2018 lexus lc 500 sport coupe, entitled "man and machine," features dancer lil buck defying gravity as he tumbles around the lc 500 to sia's song "move your body." a voiceover by actress minnie driver says, "machines don't have emotions, but a rare few can inspire them." at t






used-car prices reached all-time high in 2016


used-car transaction prices reached a record high in 2016, thanks to an influx of late-model vehicles and the continued popularity of trucks and suvs, according to the edmunds 2016 used vehicle market report. the average price of a used car was $19,189, a 3.4 percent increase from 2015.edmunds analysts attribute the price increase to the relatively new inventory of used cars: 58 percent of used vehicles sold were 3 years old or newer. the continuing popularity of trucks and suvs, which tend to cost more, also helped drive up the average price. certified pre-owned (cpo) vehicles represented a record-high 22.8 percent of franchised dealer used-car sales and, given the premium price they command, also helped contribute to the rise in used-car prices.one bright spot for used-car shoppers was r






the alfa romeo giulia, kia niro and lexus lc 500 win big with super bowl ads


the 2017 alfa romeo giulia, 2017 kia niro and 2018 lexus lc 500 were the big winners among automotive ads that ran before, during and after the 2017 super bowl, according to analysis by edmunds.the edmunds real-time analysis gauged which commercials resulted in the largest website traffic spikes during sunday's broadcast. edmunds then measured the traffic lifts against the average of the previous four sundays on the car-shopping website to determine which ads had the most impact on viewers.a commercial for the all-new 2018 lexus lc 500 sport coupe, titled "man and machine," features dancer lil buck defying gravity as he tumbles around the lc 500 to sia's song "move your body." a voiceover by actress minnie driver says, "machines don't have emotions, but a rare few can inspire them." at the






great place to work and fortune name edmunds.com one of the 2016 best workplaces


santa monica, ca — december 7, 2016 — edmunds.com, the leading car information and shopping network, today announced that is has been named one of the 2016 best workplaces for diversity, according to global research and consulting firm great place to work® and fortune. edmunds ranked no. 20 out of 50 companies on the list, which is based on employees' essments of workplace fairness, opportunities for training, and access to senior leadership, among other factors. edmunds has also been recognized as one of the best workplaces for asian americans, ranking no. 6 out of 10 companies. "at edmunds, we strive to create an innovative, rewarding and inclusive work environment that gives everyone the opportunity to grow and a nce in their careers, and it's truly exciting to be recognized for all ou






millennials are busting car-shopping gender stereotypes, according to edmunds.co


santa monica, ca — october 25, 2016 — the notion that women are "damsels in distress" and that men are the confident decision-makers has been a persistent car-shopping stereotype. but new research from edmunds.com, the leading car information and shopping network, reveals that these antiquated generalizations don't reflect the attitudes and behaviors of today's car shopper, and are becoming more archaic as millennials begin to make up a bigger portion of car buyers. the revelation is one of many important findings from edmunds' car shopping and gender report, released today. according to the study of 3,000 u.s. adults ages 18-65 commissioned by edmunds and conducted by the research firm hypothesis, more than 70 percent of both men and women feel self- ured during the car buying and negotia






automotive lease volume reaches record high in 2016, according to new edmunds re


santa monica, ca — january 26, 2017 — automotive lease volume reached an all-time record level in 2016 of 4.3 million vehicles, according to the latest lease market report from edmunds, the leading car shopping and information platform. over the past five years lease volume grew by 91 percent and in 2016 accounted for 31 percent of all new vehicle sales, up from 29 percent of sales in 2015. as the popularity of trucks and suvs grows — suv sales surp ed p enger car sales for the first time ever in 2016 — consumers are turning to leasing to help them afford these higher priced vehicles. the average lease payment was $120 less than the average finance payment in 2016. for large suvs, the average lease payment was $125 less, and for large pickup trucks the difference was $206, thanks in large






get ready for more ads in facebook's instant articles


facebook now lets publishers place adds every 250 words (about two paragraphs), rather than every 350 words like before. they can either manually choose video or static ads, in which case they keep 100 percent of the money, or use facebook's automatic ad placement feature,giving the social network a 30 percent cut.as mentioned, facebook's walled off approach with instant articles is vexing to publishers who profit more by keeping users on their site, not facebook. to address those concerns, facebook launched the journalism project with initiatives like digests of multiple instant articles, helping users discover content from the same publisher. it's also testing a feature with germany's bild that will allow users to start paid subscriptions from within an instant article.despite that, ...






infosys seeks shareholder nod to amend articles of association


new delhi: infosys has sought shareholders' approval to change the company's articles of association, which may include a provision for buyback. "the board has recommended the adoption of new articles of association of the company in conformity with the companies act, 2013 to the shareholders for approval," infosys said in a bse filing. infosys, which had liquid assets, including cash and cash equivalents and investments worth rs 35,697 crore (about usd 5.25 billion) on its books at the end of december 2016, has been under pressure from investors to utilise the amount either through share buyback or generous dividend. there were reports that infosys may consider a rs 12,000 crore share buyback, but the company has maintained that it "periodically" reviews the capital allocation polic...