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Under scrutiny, online auto lender Marlin Financial stops making new loans

Under scrutiny, online auto lender Marlin Financial stops making new loans

Marlin Financial has stopped taking new customers as state investigators scrutinize its business practices.The online auto lender at the center of a Florida Attorney General investigation has a note on its website that it is "no longer accepting new ...
Updated one month ago
Rep. Charlie Crist urges federal consumer watchdog to investigate Marlin Financial

Rep. Charlie Crist urges federal consumer watchdog to investigate Marlin Financial

U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist is calling for the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to investigate Marlin Financial, saying he was "disturbed" by a recent Tampa Bay Timesí investigation into the online auto finance company. In a letter Tuesday af...
Updated: 2 months ago
My First Car: 1965 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu Super Sport, Charlie Lowrey, 73, Ruskin

My First Car: 1965 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu Super Sport, Charlie Lowrey, 73, Ruskin

í65 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu Super SportI still have my first car. I ordered it new from the factory, took delivery, and it has never been out of my possession. It is a 1965 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu Super Sport. It has a 327-cubic-inch V-8 motor wi...
Updated: 2 months ago
Lower demand brings slight dip in gas prices across state, Tampa Bay

Lower demand brings slight dip in gas prices across state, Tampa Bay

Just in time for fall, pump prices are finally declining. Gas prices in Florida averaged $2.72 per gallon Monday, down from $2.74 per gallon a week ago, according to AAA, The Auto Club Group. Tampa Bay prices were even lower at $2.63 per gallon, down...
Updated: 2 months ago
Tampa Bayís fastest selling used car is a Prius. Do you drive the slowest selling car?

Tampa Bayís fastest selling used car is a Prius. Do you drive the slowest selling car?

Apparently, a lot of people in Tampa Bay are trying to get their hands on a Toyota Prius. An analysis by iSeeCars shows that the eco-friendly car is the fastest-selling used vehicle in the area, averaging 19.2 days on the market. That might not be su...
Updated: 2 months ago
AutoNation CEO Mike Jackson steps down after 20 years in driverís seat

AutoNation CEO Mike Jackson steps down after 20 years in driverís seat

Associated PressFORT LAUDERDALE ó Mike Jackson is stepping down after almost two decades leading AutoNation, the nationís largest dealership chain. Jackson, 69, steered AutoNation through the economic crisis and shares have increased fourfold since h...
Updated: 2 months ago
Pasco County Tax Collector warns businesses about Marlin Financial

Pasco County Tax Collector warns businesses about Marlin Financial

The Pasco County Tax Collectorís office is issuing a warning to local auto dealers: Beware of Marlin Financial. The office will begin circulating a letter Thursday to auto dealers it does business urging them to "think long and hard" before interacti...
Updated: 2 months ago
Electric cars could save Tampa Bay residents $115 per year in fuel

Electric cars could save Tampa Bay residents $115 per year in fuel

Tampa Bay residents commuting with electric cars save an average of $115.38 compared to those with gas-fueled cars, according to a study by Crescent Electric Supply Co. That puts the bay area at No. 3 for electric savings compared to other metro area...
Updated: 2 months ago
VW to stop making iconic Beetle next summer

VW to stop making iconic Beetle next summer

DETROIT ó After selling it on and off in the U.S. for nearly seven decades, Volkswagen has decided to squash its iconic Beetle.The companyís American unit announced Thursday that it would end global production of the third-generation bulbous bug in J...
Updated: 2 months ago

Florida gas prices drop despite impending Hurricane Florence

Gas prices are usually one of the first things to be affected when a named storm threatens the U.S., but Hurricane Florence hasnít touched the Sunshine Stateís fuel prices ó yet. Unleaded gas was selling at $2.76 per gallon on average statewide Monda...
Updated: 2 months ago