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Auto Sales Gain in November, Boosted by Black Friday Deals

The Wall Street Journal

December 1, 2015

The Wall Street Journal

Car sales are on track to reach their highest November sales volume since 2001, as Black Friday deals against a favorable economic backdrop helped buoy a traditionally sluggish month damped by fewer selling days. Analysts say the month’s tally will indicate whether 2015 could set the all-time annual record.


Every industrialized country knows how important the auto industry is to development. It keeps people employed in well-paying jobs. It has tons of derivative industries, from auto parts manufacturers to car dealerships to roads and restaurants set up along the assembly lines.  In China, where an unspeakable full employment policy has been in the works for the past 20  years, local states got in on the act by building car companies from scratch. They got jobs. They got taxes. They got oversupply.  And now, the time has come from China’s world leading auto market to consolidate.

J.D. Power Sees Strong October

MediaPost Communications

October 23, 2015

MediaPost Communications

Auto experts have been saying for months that this year could be the strongest in a decade, and that total sales could top 17 million. Last month was huge -- and predictions are that October is going to be another winner. J.D. Power sees this month winding up as the best October since 2001, in the post-9/11 days where automakers kicked off such 0% financing campaigns as GM's “Keep America Rolling.”