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Hybrids: Sales of gas-electric models like the Prius will triple by the end of the decade. But high prices will keep them from going mainstream.
Hybrid payback?
You want to buy a hybrid, but you’re concerned about the cost. Here’s what you need to know about buying some of the most popular hybrid vehicles.
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How hybrids work
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  Big Three on the Hill
Nov. 17: Facing the possibility of collapse, Detroit’s ‘Big Three’ automakers hope Congress will extend them some financial help this week. CNBC’s Phil LeBeau reports.

  Latest interest rates
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See today's average mortgage rates across the country.
Loan typeToday+/-Last week
30-year fixed
4.02%
4.03%
15-year fixed
3.38%
3.38%
30-year fixed jumbo
4.68%
4.66%
5/1 ARM
2.97%
2.99%
7/1 ARM
3.30%
3.33%
See today's average home equity rates across the country.
Loan typeToday+/-Last week
$30K HELOC
4.73%
4.74%
$30K home equity loan
5.98%
6.00%
$75K home equity loan
5.67%
5.70%
$50K home equity loan
5.70%
5.73%
$50K HELOC
4.36%
4.37%
See today's savings rates across the country.
Savings typeToday+/-Last week
Money market
.52%
.52%
$10K money market
.59%
.60%
Six-month CD
.46%
.46%
One-year CD
.73%
.73%
Five-year CD
1.50%
1.51%
See today's average auto rates across the country.
Loan typeToday+/-Last week
48-month new car loan
4.17%
4.16%
36-month used car loan
4.52%
4.51%
36-month new car loan
4.10%
4.09%
60-month new car loan
4.34%
4.34%
72-month new car loan
3.30%
3.30%
See today's average credit card rates across the country.
Card typeFixedVariable
Standard13.23% 14.86%
Platinum12.70% 15.95%
All13.02% 15.66%
Detroit auto show multimedia
Image: Mitsubishi's Concept-RA
  Take concept cars for a spin
See 360 degree views of new concept cars and listen to executives talk about the models.
Image: Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 Coupe
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High-def view of the Detroit auto show
Experience high-def interactive pictures of international and domestic cars
Image: Nissan Forum concept vehicle
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  Future shocks in Detroit
Check out images of cool concepts and mechanical marvels

“I’ve seen them and the design is really striking. But why would I want to drive one when my Ford Focus gets BETTER mileage and has a back seat and huge trunk?”

EM Waupaca on   Smart fortwo — is it for you?

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