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NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. &; Are you a politically conscious conservative eager to make a difference? Has your experience at the Conservative Political Action Conference inspired you to engage in the electoral process beyond merely voting? Do you have the financial assets to support a candidate but are concerned you might end up grossly violating the law?
Well, today&;s your lucky day!

March 12&;With gas prices continuing a steady upward climb, you may be headed to the dealer in search of something less thirsty at the pump. But which cars&; sticker price gives you the most bang for your buck?
We asked Edmunds.com to look at the vehicles with the lowest sticker price per fuel-economy rating.

Big investments in lithium-ion battery manufacturing plants won&;t significantly reduce the cost of making batteries, a revised outlook that cautions that sustainable growth in electric vehicle sales will happen later rather than sooner.
For General Motors, that means the $40,000 Chevrolet Volt, a plug-in electric vehicle powered by a 435-pound lithium-ion battery pack, could stay expensive for years.

March 07&;Big investments in lithium-ion battery manufacturing plants won&;t significantly reduce the cost of making batteries, a revised outlook that cautions that sustainable growth in electric vehicle sales will happen later rather than sooner.

March 07&;Ford is quickly advancing its hybrid and electrical car programs to meet new federal fuel-efficiency standards years before the deadline.
The automaker is training workers at more than 900 dealerships nationwide to sell, maintain and repair hybrid and all-electric vehicles. Two of those dealerships are in Colorado Springs.

Key dates in the history of Toyota Motor Corp.:
- 1918 Sakichi Toyoda sets up loom production company.
- 1937 Sakichi&;s son Kiichiro Toyoda sets up Toyota to make cars.
- 1957 Toyota exports vehicles to the U.S. for the first time.

As a research engineer at the Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois, Forrest Jehlik is focused on improving the technology for vehicles such as plug-in hybrids and electric cars, and increasing the use of alternative fuels that range from compressed natural gas to biofuels.
“The goal of the Department of Energy is to reduce reliance on foreign oil,” said Jehlik. “In our research on new vehicle systems and alternative fuels, we are impartial arbiters. We look to see what will reduce costs, advance the technology and make things better for the consumer and the environment.”

March 02&;After months of big gains, the U.S. auto industry dropped into a lower gear last month with sales slowing to single digit gains for most of the big car companies.
Still, car shoppers appear to be shrugging off economic factors such as higher payroll and income taxes as well as the ongoing budget debates and spending reductions in Washington.

March 02&;A stronger housing market and easier credit encouraged consumers to replace aging vehicles despite pending government spending cuts.
Americans bought new cars and trucks at an annual rate of 15.4 million, the fourth straight month above the 15-million mark and up from 14.5 million a year earlier.
Neither political gridlock nor gasoline prices approaching $4 per gallon could dampen enthusiasm.

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