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How far in advance should I book a car rental for the best price? 

The received wisdom is that it’s better to book as early as possible to book a rental car, between three to six months is optimal. There’s no real advantage booking any further out, and prices increase the closer to your trip you leave it. 

Are some days cheaper than others for picking up a vehicle? 

Weekend pick-ups tend to be slightly cheaper, with Monday and Tuesday pick-ups usually slightly more expensive. Compare airport pick-ups versus locations in the

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Dennis Sidorski, ‘American Supremacist’ Rioter, Charged After Ex-Employee Contacts FBI

A Virginia man allegedly seen wearing a sweatshirt featuring the words “American Supremacist” inside the U.S. Capitol has been charged over the January 6 riot.



a close up of a man wearing glasses and looking at the camera: Investigators said they located Dennis Sidorski through the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and found a photograph of Sidorski which appeared consistent with the man in the screenshots circulating online.


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Investigators said they located Dennis Sidorski through the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and found a photograph of Sidorski which appeared consistent with the man in the screenshots circulating online.

Court documents state that Dennis Sidorski, 46, was identified by two former employees from video footage taken in the building, where some Trump supporters violently protested the congressional certification of Joe Biden’s presidential election victory.

U.S. Capitol Hill Riots In Pictures

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Apple on track to top $3 trillion valuation with autonomous car push

Apple could hit a $3 trillion (£2.17 trillion) valuation for the first time should it finalise a deal to build its own car.

 


Apple chief Tim Cook could steer Apple to a $3 trillion value if plans to build a car go ahead - Getty Images 


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Apple chief Tim Cook could steer Apple to a $3 trillion value if plans to build a car go ahead – Getty Images 

The Cupertino-based giant, which became the first US company to surpass a market capitalisation of $2 trillion in August, is believed to be in talks with Hyundai-Kia to manufacture an Apple-branded autonomous electric vehicle.

It took Apple 42 years to reach a $1 trillion valuation but just two more years

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Apple Extends Gains as Investors Test-Drive Apple Car Concept

Apple shares marched higher on Thursday as investors and analysts re-rated the iPhone maker’s long-term growth prospects following reports that it will partner with South Korean automaker Hyundai-Kia to build a so-called Apple Car.



a person in a car: Apple Extends Gains as Investors Test-Drive Apple Car Concept


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Apple Extends Gains as Investors Test-Drive Apple Car Concept

Shares of Apple were up 1.11% at $135.43 in trading Thursday following reports that it was close to reaching an agreement with Hyundai-Kia to build autonomous electric vehicles beginning in 2024.

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Apple ended the trading day Thursday down 0.78% at $133.94.

Apple and Kia both got a boost on Wednesday following a report

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Ford’s Surprise Profit Paves Way for Electric-Car Investment

(Bloomberg) — Ford Motor Co.’s gas-powered SUVs and trucks helped haul in an unexpected fourth-quarter profit, providing a down payment on the $29 billion the automaker plans to spend developing electric and autonomous next-generation vehicles.

The manufacturer almost doubled its planned spending on EVs Thursday to $22 billion through 2025, a response to the bold initiative outlined by General Motors Co., which aims to go to all zero-emission models by 2035. Dearborn, Michigan-based Ford also plans to spend $7 billion on driverless-car technology.



a man standing in front of a building: Inside The 2018 Consumer Electronics Show


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Inside The 2018 Consumer Electronics Show

James Farley

Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Chief Executive Officer

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U.K. Car Sales Start Year at 51-Year Low With Dealers Shut

(Bloomberg) — U.K. car sales got off to the slowest start in half a century as dealerships were among the businesses forced to shut their doors to contain the resurgent coronavirus.

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Registrations plunged 40% in January to 90,249 cars, the lowest for the month since 1970, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders. Battery-electric models remained a rare bright spot with sales growing 54%, though they still represent just 6.9% of the market.

The U.K.’s auto lobby group cut its 2021 sales forecast by 5% to less than 1.9 million cars and called for showrooms

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