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Laura Hart says that if she had gotten a five-year loan instead of a seven-year loan, she wouldn't have let the dealer talk her into buying an extended warranty, and maybe she would have bought a less expensive car. Courtesy of Laura Hart hide caption

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The 7-Year Car Loan: Watch Your Wallet

Americans are buying more expensive cars — nearly $38,000 for new cars, on average. And longer-term loans are enabling many people to make the payments, but at a cost.

Laura Hart says that if she had gotten a five-year loan instead of a seven-year loan, she wouldn't have let the dealer talk her into buying an extended warranty, and maybe she would have bought a less expensive car. Courtesy of Laura Hart hide caption

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The 7-Year Car Loan: Watch Your Wallet

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren speaks to reporters in Des Moines, Iowa, on Friday, after releasing her plan to pay for single-payer health care. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Here's How Warren Finds $20.5 Trillion To Pay For 'Medicare For All'

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As of Friday, Macmillan Publishers Ltd. is drastically restricting the sales of eBooks to libraries. Andrius Aleksandravicius/EyeEm/Getty Images hide caption

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You May Have To Wait To Borrow A New E-Book From The Library

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Edward Norton plays detective Lionel Essrog in Motherless Brooklyn, a movie he also directed and wrote. Glen Wilson/Warner Bros. Pictures hide caption

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Why Edward Norton Moved 'Motherless Brooklyn' To The New York Of Robert Moses

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