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Hybrids' Surprising Problem: So-So MPG

The soaring price of gas in recent years has made hybrid cars more attractive with each trip to the pump. But before you drive a hybrid off the lot, consider new findings from the Union of Concerned Scientists, which show that many hybrid models don't save consumers as much money or fuel as they might expect.

For Carmakers, 40 MPG Is the New 30

Toughened fuel economy standards and engineering know-how are making 40 miles per gallon on the highway the new 30. It wasn't so long ago that...