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Cornered Fed Announces First Rate Cut Since 2008

Facing new global realities and pressure on multiple fronts, the Federal Reserve cut interest rates for the first time in more than a decade in an attempt to prolong the economic expansion.

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New York Fed: Credit Scores Rise as Household Debt Reaches New Peak

Credit scores in the fourth quarter of 2017 were only a half a point higher than the median score recorded during the first quarter of 2009. And according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, 2017 auto loan origination volume reached the highest level it has ever observed.

What’s Your Take?

The editor provides an up-close look at the topics he hopes to cover during his Industry Summit 2017 panel session. He’d also like to hear your take on these hot-button issues.

Credit Crisis or Market Rationalization?

Delinquencies are rising and auto finance sources are responding. But the editor wonders if there’s something else at play.

Rising GAP Claims Reveal Troubling Trends

GAP rates are on the rise. Insiders say dealers should welcome the increases, adding that the performance of this core F&I product points to a severe slowdown in the next 24 months.

AP Poll: Two-Thirds of Americans Can’t Afford $1,000 Emergency

Conducted by The Associated Press-NORC Center of Public Affairs, the poll found that 75% of households making less than $50,000 a year would have difficulty coming up with $1,000 to cover an unexpected bill.

We Got Them Wrong

The editor delves into a hot topic that was raised at Industry Summit but is too often overshadowed by all the talk about Millennials. By Gregory Arroyo