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by Aricka Flowers
7:18pm
Thu Nov 1, 2012

Early Voting Outlook Good For Obama, Sandy Causes Firestorm For Romney Campaign

Early voting numbers and poll results are not the only troublesome issues plaguing the Romney campaign this week. From Superstorm Sandy to endorsements to a controversial campaign ad, there are quite a few things that are dogging the Republican's campaign this week, just days before the election.

Quick Hit
by Steven Ross Johnson
2:57pm
Wed Aug 1, 2012

U.S. Auto Fuel Efficiency Hits Record High With New Standards On The Horizon

Fuel efficiency for new cars sold in the U.S. reached a record high for the first half of 2012, according to the findings of an analysis released last week.

The study was conducted by the automotive analytical firm, Baum and Associates on behalf of the environmental advocacy group, Natural Resources Defense Council.  Two main factors the research identified as being a catalyst behind the trend included an increased production of highly fuel efficient vehicles as well as a rise in consumer demand for such cars.

“Not only are consumers happy about this, but also the automakers themselves,” said Alan Baum, principal of Baum and Associates. “When you look at the new product offerings that are coming, the automakers are clearly aware of the interest of the consumer in fuel economy.”