Good day for: The Ford family, as Ford Motor Co. reported a 2 percent increase in auto sales in July, snapping a streak of 19 consecutive monthly declines. Ford -- the first big automaker to report July results -- got a boost from the "cash for clunkers" economic stimlus programs, which offers rebates of $3,500 to $4,500 to people who trade in some old gas guzzlers for more fuel efficient new cars. (Los Angeles Times)
Bad day for: Customer satisfaction, after a New York woman sued the college where she earned her bachelor's degree. Trina Thompson is asking to get back the $70,000 she paid Monroe College in tuition because she has been unable to find a job since graduation. (AOL News)
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