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Automaker discounts are bigger heading into the Labor Day weekend sales push. How to snag a deal

Automaker discounts are bigger heading into the Labor Day weekend sales push. How to snag a deal

Finance
If you're in the market for a new car, there's a good chance you'll find some decent deals during the long Labor Day weekend sales push.With vehicles sitting on lots longer and dealerships eager to make room for next year's models, automakers have boosted their discounts ahead of the three-day weekend. The average incentive is $ 4,177 for August, compared with an estimated $ 4,074 in July and $ 3,878 a year ago, according to the latest data from J.D. Power and LMC Automotive. "Consumers should see some pretty good deals," said Kelsey Mays, senior editor at Cars.com. "This is one of the marquee weekends, especially when it wraps in August sales like it will this time."The Key Auto Mall car dealership in Moline, Illinois.Daniel Acker | Bloomberg | Getty ImagesIn fact, if you're prepared to p...
Woodford leads push to oust Kier chiefs

Woodford leads push to oust Kier chiefs

Business
Leading shareholders in Kier Group, one of Britain's largest construction firms,‎ are pushing for a shake-up of its executive team weeks after it raised £250m in a surprise rights issue. Sky News has learnt that Woodford Investment Management, which holds a 16% stake in Kier, is among a group of investors questioning the future of Haydn Mursell, its chief executive, and finance director Bev Dew.Neil Woodford, the prominent fund manager who runs the firm, is said to have expressed a desire to see one or both of Mr Mursell and Mr Dew replaced in the coming months.Other big Kier shareholders‎ are said to be supportive of Mr Woodford's desire for management changes.They are likely to intensify a campaign for the construction company's bosses to be replaced unles...
Government may push RBI to lift lending curbs on some banks

Government may push RBI to lift lending curbs on some banks

Finance
By Vrishti Beniwal and Shruti SrivastavaThe Indian government will push its central bank to ease lending restrictions for some weak banks and review rules governing its functioning at a board meeting next month, people with knowledge of the matter said. The members, including government nominees, will press for some of the weak banks to be removed from the so-called prompt corrective action list, particularly those ones that have been consistent in recovering outstanding debt, the people said, asking not to be identified as the plan is not public. There are 11 state-run lenders on the list, which curbs their ability to lend. The proposals suggest another potentially tense board meeting on Dec. 14 amid an ongoing dispute between the Finance Ministry and the central bank over a number of iss...