And that dubious record, experts say, means costlier gas is here to stay.
Chinese car sales increased for the fourth consecutive month in August, after sluggish growth due to weak economic conditions and restrictions on new vehicles.
Right now, Tesla Motors only sells its product directly. But if it ever moves to a retail model, the dealership giant would be 'completely open' to selling its 'marvelous' vehicles.
Strong US and global sales point to a higher stock price and a rising dividend.
Ford is the only Detroit automaker that escaped the financial crisis relatively unscathed, and it's now more profitable at lower production levels.
The automaker's sales in the US have climbed by 12.9%, outpacing the industry as a whole.
The 10-year Treasury yield approaches 2.9% as investors worry about the Fed slowing its bond buying program. Stocks sag again to their lowest levels since July.
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