Day: June 19, 2022

New vehicle prices surge, but there’s no shortage of buyers

James Greene, sales operations manager for Planet Subaru in Hanover, Mass., said new-vehicle buyers seem to understand how inflation and supply chain snags have affected the market. “People are used to seeing stuff that costs more,” Greene said. Levine, the Florida customer, described seeking four-wheel drive and certain safety technology when shopping for a truck …

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‘Lightyear’ Opens at No. 2, as ‘Jurassic World’ Holds Strong

Buzz Lightyear failed to reach box office hyperspace over the weekend. But it was unclear why. “Lightyear,” the first Pixar movie to be released in theaters in more than two years, sold an estimated $51 million in tickets at 4,255 locations in the United States and Canada in its first three days in release, according …

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Tesla Cybertruck, Ford Lightning or first available?

Tesla, General Motors and Ford Motor Co. say they have enormous waiting lists for their electric pickups. But each list likely contains many of the same names, as consumers place multiple refundable reservations to keep their options open, according to a survey conducted by battery health analysis firm Recurrent. The study, released last week, surveyed …

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Ford Heritage Vault a digital window to the past

Ford’s archives team curated the material over the past two years, and it piloted the collection with the help of employees, retirees and graduate students from Wayne State University. One example Ford highlighted is a series of brochures from the 1970s and ’80s. The marketing materials, awash in oranges, browns and yellows, depict beach outings, …

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Why a Rhodes Scholar’s Ambition Led Her to a Job at Starbucks

Most weekend mornings, Jaz Brisack gets up around 5, wills her semiconscious body into a Toyota Prius and winds her way through Buffalo, to the Starbucks on Elmwood Avenue. After a supervisor unlocks the door, she clocks in, checks herself for Covid symptoms and helps get the store ready for customers. “I’m almost always on …

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