Author: Dennis O'Reilly

A Silver Lining in Nursing

Caroline Bower is a little behind on her job search compared with classmates, but she’s not too worried. Unlike most recent college graduates, Bower, 23, expects to land a job in a couple months. She’s graduating on Sunday with a nursing degree from her Connecticut school. She chose nursing because, […]

Auto Industry Thrives Despite Economic Fears

Total vehicle sales are expected to increase for the month of April, as Americans look to replace their aging cars and trucks with newer, more fuel-efficient rides. Along with pent-up demand, increased consumer confidence and decreased unemployment, car company incentives will drive the auto industry to its sixth straight month […]

Chrysler and Co. Pump Out Another Strong Month for Autos

Smaller, fuel-efficient cars powered total vehicle sales in March, bolstering the resurgent American economy and accelerating the auto industry. Chrysler sold more than 163,000 vehicles last month, leading the pack with a 34 percent increase compared to March 2011. The automaker, controlled by Fiat SpA, was the only member of […]

Job Growth Offsets Rising Oil Prices for Consumers

Chris Mignano’s 8-cylinder, 8-seater Toyota Land Cruiser costs him nearly 100 bucks at the pump, and will likely cost more as prices peak midsummer. As a result, he should be looking to cutback or downsize. Instead, he’s “looking for the 2013 as soon as it comes out.” Mignano is the […]

Auto Sales Rev Up for Second Straight Month

The Big Three auto giants exceeded sales forecasts last month, posting their highest gains in four years. Chrysler left economists’ predictions in the dust by reporting a 40 percent increase in sales for February compared to a year earlier. GM and Ford also motored ahead with growth figures that beat […]