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The Hidden Costs of Rental Cars

You're renting a vehicle, not buying it, but many consumers have likely looked at their bill and wondered if that's really the case.

Hertz Moves Headquarters to Florida

Hertz is moving its headquarters to Florida from New Jersey, trimming corporate expenses after its $2.3 billion buyout of former rival Dollar Thrifty.

Be Rental Car Smart: Saving Tips for When You Fly and Drive

When you fly anywhere for the holidays, you're probably vigilant about getting the best deal you can on airfare. But don't stop being money-smart when you get off the plane: There are plenty of ways to waste money and time by not taking enough care on your rental car choices.

How AutoSlash Games the Rental Car System for You

Here's the loophole behind AutoSlash's clever new approach to getting you the best deal on a rental car: Rental companies don't penalize you for canceling. That means AutoSlash can book you the best price it can find today -- and then keep looking for a better one.

5 Things to Watch Next Week on Wall Street

News items to watch next week include Groupon's long-awaited IPO, the release of Take-Two Interactive's Grand Theft Auto V, Dunkin' Brands second-ever quarterly report, and more from car rental companies to satellite radio.

Car Rental Stocks Will Drive You Off the Road

After 18 months of letting potential buyers kick its tires, Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group announced that it's no longer for sale. This is bad news for Hertz, which seemed to be the last bidder standing after Avis Budget dropped out. The operators' loss is naturally the consumers' gain, and trends look ominous for this industry going forward.

Hertz Announces Online Marketplace for Used Cars

Hertz Corporation (HTZ) announced the launch of an online marketplace to help used-car dealers purchase vehicles from its fleet. The Dealer Direct program will provide dealers with real-time information on available vehicles, Hertz said in a statement. Dealers can purchase the cars directly from Hertz, resulting in lower prices, the company said.

Avis Raises Its Bid for Dollar: Do 'Jumpers' Have an M&A Edge?

Avis Budget has increased its offer for Dollar Thrifty, firing the latest salvo in its bidding war for Dollar with archrival Hertz. It's a familiar pattern in the world of mergers and acquisitions, and the data shows that interlopers like Avis often a better chance of taking home the prize.

Avis Will Fight Hertz for Dollar Thrifty

After rental car giant Hertz announced plans to buy Dollar Thrifty, Avis Budget announced its plan to crash the merger. Avis aims to buy Dollar, and it's bringing a higher acquisition offer (and some hired guns) to the table.

Hertz Buying Dollar Thrifty for $1.2B

Hertz Global Holdings announced Monday plans to acquire rival Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group in a deal valued at $1.2 billion, as the world's largest airport car rental company aims to increase its presence among European vacationers.