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Auto Industry Looking Forward to a Big Second Half of 2014
Halfway through 2014, automakers are on pace to post full-year sales totaling 16.22 million vehicles, the most since 2006.

And they are doing so with record transaction prices, lower incentives and about 4,000 fewer retailers than the last time demand was this high, which means both the factory and the dealer are making considerably more money.

(Source: Automotive News, by Nick Bunkley, 07/07/14) ...
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Sales of Luxury Cars Continue to Surge
Benefitting from a healthy stock market and an overall improving economy, sales of luxury vehicles have been on a roll so far this year.

Through the first five months of 2014, luxury automakers sold almost 66,000 more vehicles than they did a year earlier, for an increase of 11%. In particular, Lincoln, Lexus and Infiniti have posted the biggest gains.

(Source: Businessweek, by Kyle Stock, 06/23/14) ...
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Crossovers Lead the Way in May
America's auto dealers received yet another pleasant surprise in May. Instead of a predicted 5-6% rise in sales, the number of transactions during the month jumped 11%.

The seasonally adjusted annual selling rate was 16.8 million, the best since July 2006. May was up 163,848 units from the year before, about 80,000 of it unexpected.

(Source: Automotive News, by Jesse Snyder, 06/09/14) ...
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Employment Hits the 1 Million Mark at U.S. Dealerships in 2013
Profit Margins Remain Flat, Despite Rising Sales

A rebounding U.S. economy and rising auto sales are having a positive impact on the employment outlook at franchised new-car dealerships across the country, says the National Automobile Dealers Association in NADA Data 2014, a report on dealership sales and financial trends.

Employment at U.S. franchised new-car dealerships topped 1 million people last year after falling during the recession in 2009. America's new-car dealers employed 1,008,800 people in 2013, up 3.4 percent from the previous year.

(Source: National Automobile Dealers Association, 05/22/14) ...
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New Study Identifies Which Auto Brands Attract the Youngest Buyers
According to a new study by IHS Automotive, Dodge appeals to the youngest U.S. auto buyers among non-luxury brands, while Land Rover and Lamborghini typically attract the youngest buyers in the luxury and exotic segments of the car business.

(Source: Automotive News, by Vince Bond, Jr., 05/05/14) ...
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New-Vehicle Sales Gain Momentum, With Consumer Spending at Record-Level Pace
If preliminary reports hold true, April should be another strong month for U.S. vehicle sales.

The number of transactions appear to be headed for the 16 million mark on a Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate (SAAR) for April, according to the surveys. As a comparison, the industry sold 15.5 new vehicles for all of 2013. J.D. Power estimates that consumers will spend $33.5 billion purchasing new vehicles this month, a record amount for April.

(Source: The Detroit Bureau, by Joseph Szczesny, 04/28/14) ...
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Vehicle Sales for March: Better Than Originally Thought
Upon closer examination, March's light-vehicle sales look even better than they first appeared. The reason? The 6% gain came in the final few days, and it was literally all on the retail side, which makes dealers happy.

Retail sales increased 7% in March, when compared with March of 2013, while fleet volume slipped 1%. The surge in the last portion of the month helped register a seasonally adjusted selling rate of 16.4 million, the second highest monthly SAAR since 2007.

(Source: Automotive News, by Jesse Snyder, 04/07/14) ...
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March Auto Sales Beat Projections as Buyers Return to Showrooms
Thanks to a largely unexpected surge near the end of the month, U.S. vehicle sales exceeded analysts' forecasts with a 6% sales gain for the month of March.

Overall, automakers sold nearly 1.54 million vehicles as the seasonally adjusted sales rate hit 16.4 million, 1.1 million higher than last March.

(Source: Automotive News, by David Phillips, 04/01/14) ...
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Crossovers, Trucks Continue to Outsell Cars
Crossovers and pickups continue to lead the way in automotive sales as 2014 begins to unfold. And from an economic standpoint, that's not a bad thing, analysts say.

After the first two months of this year, cars accounted for 47.4% of U.S. sales, according to data from WardsAuto.

(Source: Detroit Free Press, by Alisa Priddle, 03/16/14) ...
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Chilly Weather Stalls February Vehicle Sales
The frigid weather that blanketed many parts of the country did its part in keeping shoppers out of showrooms in February, as auto sales finished basically flat for the month, when compared to February of 2013.

However, consumers began returning to dealerships in the latter part of the month, and manufacturers are looking forward to March, historically one of the busiest sales months of the year.

(Source: The Detroit News, By Karl Henkel and Melissa Burden, 03/03/14) ...
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Archived RST issues containing the keyword: Autos-New Domestic

Date Headlines
07/18/2014 Online TV Complements Traditional, But 18-24-Year-Olds Aren't Keeping Up | The Most Accountable Advertising Medium is Digital, Or Is It? | Marketers' Posts and Tweets Falling Short  
07/17/2014 Redesigned Radio Sales Today Will Debut on Monday | Consumer Electronics Industry Revenues Projected to Reach All-Time High in 2014 | Hotels Profiting From Unprecedented Demand 
07/16/2014 Black Auto Dealer Groups' Sales Increase 11% in 2013 | Concept of 'Aging in Place' Offers Many Business Opportunities | New Report Highlights the Importance of Affluent Shoppers 
07/15/2014 Parents Spending More on Kids This Summer | Bob Pittman and Dan Mason to Headline 2014 Radio Show Super Session | Updated Sales and Prospecting Tools Now Available on RAB.com 
07/14/2014 Sponsorship Category: Office Supply Retail | Back-to-School is Cause Marketing Season for Target | Brands, Stores Loving the Growth in FSI Redemption 
07/11/2014 Get Better Results for Your Advertisers Targeting Men | Nielsen Dampens Enthusiasm for Mobile TV Ratings | Radio, Mobile Phone and Recording Industry Execs to Discuss Hybrid Radio at 2014 Radio Show 
07/10/2014 Wal-Mart Maintains Position as Largest U.S. Retailer; Amazon Breaks Into Top 10 | Auto Insurance Satisfaction Reaches All-Time High | Consumers Call For a More Personalized Grocery Shopping Experience 
07/09/2014 Auto Industry Looking Forward to a Big Second Half of 2014 | Study Shows Which Dealers Are Best at Closing the Deal | Service Shops Hustling to Keep Up With Rising Demand  
07/08/2014 RV Sales on Track for Best Year Since 2007 | Indulgent Offerings Continue to be Fast-Food Staples | Study: Children Influence Home-Buying Decisions 
07/07/2014 Back-to-School? But We Just Left! | Martha Stewart Takes On Triscuit Recipe Contest | Chicago's Pitchfork Music Festival Makes New Sponsorship Deals 
07/03/2014 June Auto Sales Defy Predictions Once Again | Who's Drinking What, And Where | Survey: Listeners Really Like Radio Personalities 
07/02/2014 Census Report Provides Latest Age, Diversity Information | Many Pre-Retirees Are Planning a Career Move | Messages Relating to Family, Cultural Identity Resonate with Hispanic Consumers  
07/01/2014 New Study Ranks the Different Types of Audio Consumers | Some States More Expensive Than Others for Car Repairs | Premium Product Shoppers Driving Growth of Pet Market 
06/30/2014 Cracker Jack Wants to Break Out of the Ballpark | Millennials the Future For Fast-Growing Tea Market | Small-Town Retail Returning To Main Street  
06/27/2014 Social Media Doesn't Affect Most Users' Purchase Decisions | Major Ad Agency Unhappy with Programmatic Buying, Pulling Out | Hyper-Local Data: Programmatic Game-Changer, And Not Just For Mobile 
06/26/2014 Where Does America Like to Fill Up? | Diners Are Expecting More From Limited-Service Restaurants | Sales Jump 9% for Major Appliance Retailers in 2013 
06/25/2014 Sales of Luxury Cars Continue to Surge | Influence of Auto Shows on Purchase Decisions Increasing Again | Lincoln, GMC Brands Rank Highest in Customer Satisfaction 
06/24/2014 Many Homeowners Favor Remodeling, As Opposed to Moving | Carrier Financing Programs Boost Sales of Higher-End Smartphones | Shopping Centers Have the Opportunity to Become Community Centers  
06/23/2014 Panasonic Signs a Multi-Year Deal With NASCAR’s Jeff Gordon | Nivea Sun Wins Grand Prix at Cannes Lions Festival For Kid-Tracking App | Quirky Peeps Expand to Quirky Holidays 
06/20/2014 Majority of CMOs Believe Digital is Changing Marketing, But Are Not Ready for the Shift | Disconnect Between ROI Perception and Reality | Increase Digital Revenue Selling Branding 
06/19/2014 Smaller Restaurant Chains See Gains in Customer Satisfaction | Porsche, Jaguar, Lexus, Hyundai Rank Highest in Power Initial Quality Study | Younger Generations Far More Open to Branchless and Alternative Banks 
06/18/2014 Meet Today’s Millennials, Moms and New Retirees | Movie Business Recognizes the Importance of the Hispanic Audience | Boomers, Seniors Represent 'Golden Opportunity' for CPG Spending 
06/17/2014 Diamonds Are a Jeweler's Best Friend | Technology Offerings Increasingly Important to Restaurant Customers | Independent Bookstores Experiencing a Revival 
06/16/2014 Honda Launches YouTube Music Channel 'Honda Stage' | Millennials Require Some Quid Pro Quo for Charitable Giving | Need a Job? Fifth Third Bank is Using Their Own Ads to Help You 
06/13/2014 Financial Ad Category Open to Social Media Advertising | Connected Dash Means Advertising Is Coming Along for the Ride | Most Effective Digital Media: Social and Native 
06/12/2014 Back-to-School Ads: Earlier Each Year | Consumers Warming Up to Smartphone Upgrade Plans | Radio Creatives Encouraged to Submit Ideas for New Creative Edge Challenge 
06/11/2014 Crossovers Lead the Way in May | Large Market-Share Shifts Appear to Be Over, At Least for Now | Shoppers Visiting Fewer Dealerships During the Car-Buying Process 
06/10/2014 Price Drives Customers to Home Improvement Retailers; Staff/Service Keep Them There | More Women Are Riding Motorcycles, and Harley Wants to Cash In | Summer Has Become a Good Time for Health Club Promotions 
06/09/2014 Five Ideas for Integrating Mobile into Your Cause Marketing Efforts | Children's Charities Get United, JetBlue Support | Keurig Uses Sponsorship for Demonstrations and New Sales, Distribution  
06/06/2014 Branding is Nice, but Advertisers Prefer Driving Sales | Contextual and Customized Advertising Yields Better Results | Advertisers Park Digital Dollars and Wait For Consumers to Catch Up Online 
06/05/2014 2014 Radio Mercury Awards Recipients Honored at Annual Event | Spending on Father's Day Gifts to Top $12.5 Billion | Furniture Retailers Get a Lift from Memorial Day Sales  

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