Car Keys: CUVs, Pickups, Prices Up Big in June

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ESA Car Keys, June 2015 | Crossovers and Pickups drive strong auto market, while new car prices reach record levels.

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Goldman: Millennials Want to Pay Down Debt

Job #1 for Millennials: Pay Down Debt

Goldman | If millennials were to come into a sizable sum of money, over 40% of them would use it to pay down debt.

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Car Keys: May Best Auto Month in 10 Years

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Car Keys, May 2015 | The big story for May in the auto market: Best month since July 2005. SAAR at 17.7M. All major brands saw increases.

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Car Keys: April Auto Market Hits 13-Yr High

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Car Keys, April 2015 | April auto sales tally highest DSR since 2002, driven by light trucks — which now comprise 55% of new vehicle sales.

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Content is King, But Viewing Habits Vary by Demographic

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Great Graphs | Americans still watching 4.5+ hours per day of live TV. Smartphone usage up 40 minutes per day since 2012.

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New Research Shows How Digital Connects Shoppers to Local Stores – Think with Google

New Research Shows How Digital Connects Shoppers to Local Stores – Think with Google

Great Graphs | Digital search is highly connected to physical shopping — more than we thought. Research from Google provides insight and opportunity for retailers.

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Buffett Buying Auto

Warren Buffett Sees the Math in Auto

Great Graphs | Why is Warren Buffett entering automotive retail? There are a few good reasons, but he can spot the math from a mile away. (WSJ)

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Lending Advice

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ESA | Do credit unions write more loans because they’ve grown, or do they continue to grow because they’ve written more loans?

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88 Days and Growing?

ESA US Auto Inventory

U.S. auto dealers have seen a significant increase in their inventory as sales slow down. Many major automaker brands are up 20% or more, while some inventories have doubled, as measured in days supply. Note domestics brands are pacing at 100+ days on average. Days Inventory information is available at WardsAuto.com.

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