December 17, 2013 |
KIEV, Ukraine - Ukraine's beleaguered President Viktor Yanukovich reached agreement with Russia on Tuesday for a $15-billion loan and a more than 30% cut in the price of Russian natural gas, deals that aren't likely to win him peace from his European-leaning opposition. Thousands of protesters who had gathered in Kiev's Independence Square responded to the news by demanding Yanukovich's resignation and chanting: "Down with the gang!" Yanukovich and Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the accord between the neighboring nations after a meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow.
October 28, 2013 |
Just two months after going on sale, the customizable version of the Motorola flagship smartphone is getting a $100 price cut. The Moto X is one of the most unique and interesting phones to come out in a long time because users can customize the device, if they buy it with an AT&T plan. Users can choose the color of the phone's back and front covers, the color on its buttons and more. In total, users can come up with more than 2,000 different combinations. The Moto X's ability to be customized is nice, and the device has received generally positive reviews, but it does not have the top-of-the-line hardware that some other devices do. PHOTOS: Top 10 Apple Mavericks OS X features to check out Spec-wise, the Moto X's screen, camera and other aspects are inferior to other Android phones, notably the Galaxy S 4 and HTC One. Yet, upon its release, the Moto X was priced at $200 with a two-year contract, a price typically charged for premier smartphones.
August 28, 2013 |
Google this week cut the price of the Nexus 4 smartphone to just $200, but because the sleek device is missing one key feature you may want to wait for the Nexus 5 unless you're looking to save some money. The $100 price cut brings the Nexus 4 in line with the iPhone 5 and many other top devices, but unlike the others, the Nexus 4 doesn't require a two-year service contract. Having no contract benefits consumers by leaving them free to walk away from carriers or upgrade their phones whenever they want.
August 6, 2013 |
In an effort to juice up tepid sales of its 2014 Chevrolet Volt, General Motors Co. will slash the sticker price by $5,000, to $34,995, including shipping. The price cut makes the plug-in hybrid Volt more competitive with other rechargeable cars, including rival plug-in hybrids such as the Toyota Prius and all-electric vehicles such as the Nissan Leaf. Most of the big car companies have reduced the prices of their rechargeable vehicles this year because consumers have been slow to adopt the technology.
May 23, 2013 |
General Motors is joining the electric-car price war with a lease deal on the Chevrolet Spark EV at $199 a month. The deal, announced this morning, follows the recent offerings of $199 leases on Nissan's Leaf - a big price drop after two years of slow sales - and the newly released Fiat 500e. The Spark EV will be available at select dealers in California and Oregon starting in mid-June, according to Chevrolet. The growing number of EVs and the price competition should help all automakers sell more cars in the segment, said GM spokesman Kevin Kelly.
March 21, 2013 |
With average gasoline prices topping $4 a gallon, fewer Southern California residents say they plan to take a leisure trip over spring break, according to a survey by the Auto Club of Southern California. The annual survey of Auto Club members found that 47% said they plan at least one leisure trip this spring break season, compared with 57% in 2012 and 55% in 2011. High gasoline prices prompted 69% of those polled to say they made at least one significant cut to their budget, compared with 66% in 2012 and 61% in 2011.