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Fri Apr 28, 2017 5:45 am
General Motors said its earnings jumped 34 percent in the first quarter, defying a slowdown in the U.S. market with stronger retail sales of SUVs and crossovers and growth at its financing arm. GM's net income of $2.
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Fri Apr 28, 2017 4:26 am
Did Fiat Chrysler's CEO just say he's about to sell off the company's iconic Jeep and Ram brands?
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Fri Apr 28, 2017 4:20 am
Mazda's operating profit tumbled 56 percent in the latest quarter, as a deteriorating sales mix, foreign exchange rate losses and recall costs undermined results.
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Thu Apr 27, 2017 10:01 pm
Toyota Connected, the automaker's global data-science hub, is expanding staff and operations near the company's new North American headquarters in Texas.
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Thu Apr 27, 2017 4:05 pm
Anthony Levandowski is recusing himself from some of his responsibilities as Uber remains locked in a legal battle with his former employer, Waymo.
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Thu Apr 27, 2017 2:05 pm

Slain trooper's young sons in court as killer gets deathMILFORD, Pa. (AP) — With his victim's two young sons in court for the first time, a gunman who shot and killed a Pennsylvania trooper was formally sentenced to death Thursday, one day after a jury determined he should receive a lethal injection for the ambush at a state police barracks.

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Thu Apr 27, 2017 1:27 pm

Cops Hunting for Getaway Driver Who Helped 'Bachelor' Flee Scene of Fatal CrashWitnesses said Chris Soules was picked up in a red truck after walking away from the scene.

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Thu Apr 27, 2017 1:00 pm
Toyota Motor North America is recalling about 228,000 2016 and 2017 Toyota Tacoma midsize pickups in the U.S. because their rear differentials may leak oil.
Thu Apr 27, 2017 12:32 pm
2018 Volkswagen Atlas, Boerne, TexasSaving money by buying the base engine in the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas won't be as easy as it looks on paper. That's because VW is making the base engine, which runs $1,400 to $1,730 less than the optional V-6 an order-only item for all but the very base model of the Atlas, its long-anticipated three-row crossover SUV. So if you visit a dealer lot to...
Thu Apr 27, 2017 12:26 pm
2016 Toyota TacomaToyota has announced a recall of 2016 and 2017 Toyota Tacoma pickups. The automaker says that some of those vehicles could experience oil leaks, reduced acceleration, and in extreme cases, the truck's drivetrain could seize. The Tacoma's problem is rooted in its rear differential, which may suffer from a loose gasket. If that's the case, the...
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Thu Apr 27, 2017 12:00 pm
Visteon reported that its first-quarter net income more than tripled, reflecting higher electronics production volume and new business, as well as income from discontinued operations.
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Thu Apr 27, 2017 12:00 pm
BorgWarner delivered strong first-quarter earnings driven by organic revenue growth, and the supplier said it is confident in continued market-share expansion.
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Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:35 am

Spicer says WH didn’t review Flynn’s security clearance issued during Obama administrationDuring the daily White House press briefing, press secretary Sean Spicer said that the Trump White House did not review former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s security clearance that was issued during the Obama administration.

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Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:30 am
Kia -- on the cusp of launching its critical Stinger performance sedan -- has hired former Chrysler advertising whiz Saad Chehab as its new marketing chief.
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Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:24 am

'Enormous progress' in U.S.-Mexico ties: Mexican foreign ministerRelations between the United States and Mexico have seen "enormous progress" during the first months of the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump, Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray said on Thursday. Videgaray said the call, which was initiated by Pena Nieto and lasted about 20 minutes, focused exclusively on the looming talks over NAFTA's "renegotiation and modernization.” He noted that Trump wanted to see the talks accelerated.
Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:50 am
Highway sign: 'Expect delays'Infrastructure isn't a sexy topic. When many people hear the word, their eyes glaze over and they begin thinking about to-do lists or vacation plans or anything other than the state of our highways and byways. But ignore it all you want, the fact remains that America's infrastructure has been rode hard and put up wet. Now, there's a documentary on...
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Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:46 am
Ford's loss on its aborted Mexico plant in San Luis Potosi totaled $153 million, 23 percent less than it had originally booked.
Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:30 am
Concept drawing for Uber Elevate flying taxi serviceUber to launch flying autonomous taxis in Dallas and Dubai within 10 years (or less) Flying cars are April's flavor of the month. Aeromobile recently showed off an awkward prototype in Monaco, clips of a Larry Page-backed levitating jet ski have gone viral, and studies have even been published about the things, even though serious talk about...
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Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:16 am
Asbury Automotive Group's first-quarter net income climbed 9.7 percent to $34 million on parts and service and finance and insurance gains, as revenue held flat.
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Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:46 am

ACLU defends Coulter after Berkeley speech cancellation“For the future of our democracy, we must protect bigoted speech from government censorship,” stated David Cole, head of the ACLU, in Coulter's defense.

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Thu Apr 27, 2017 5:02 am
Daimler AG is finding itself in the crosshairs and wondering whether it could be the next target in a crackdown on diesel emissions scams.
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Thu Apr 27, 2017 5:00 am
Ford reported first-quarter net income of $1.6 billion, down $900 million from a year earlier, as revenue rose and profit margins shrank. Pretax earnings were $2.2 billion, down $1.
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Wed Apr 26, 2017 9:21 pm

United Airlines’ Munoz Explains David Dao Incident To SenatorsUnited CEO Oscar Munoz explained in a written statement to senators that the company is reviewing its policies to ensure that its passengers, employees and partners are not put in “impossible situations.”

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Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:00 pm
The number of Americans killed in car crashes in which drugs were later detected has eclipsed those where only alcohol was found, a new study says.
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Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:21 pm

Watergate journalist Carl Bernstein on Trump-Russia investigation: 'Oh my god, there's a cover-up going on'Famed Watergate journalist Carl Bernstein says that the investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn could end up revealing a “cover-up” of alleged connections between President Donald Trump's team and Russia. “There, he is central to what the FBI believes is a cover-up going on among people close to the president of the United States about what happened with the Trump campaign and Russia,” Mr Bernstein, who is now a CNN commentator, said.

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Wed Apr 26, 2017 11:21 am

White House Hypes 'OK' North Korea BriefingRachel Maddow looks at escalating tensions between the United States and North Korea and the peculiar, special all-senators briefing by the White House that left attendees underwhelmed.
Wed Apr 26, 2017 9:37 am
2017 Chrysler Pacifica - Best Car to Buy 2017Chrysler has added a little more meat to its 2017 Pacifica minivan with a new, feature-packed Touring Plus trim level. At $33,455, the Touring Plus adds a power tailgate, triple-zone automatic climate control, projector headlamps, LED tail lamps, a universal garage door opener, and sunshades for the second and third rows to the existing Pacifica...
Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:47 am
Concept drawing for Uber Elevate flying taxi serviceFlying cars are April's flavor of the month. Aeromobile recently showed off an awkward prototype in Monaco, clips of a Larry Page-backed levitating jet ski have gone viral, and studies have even been published about the things, even though serious talk about flying cars seems pretty premature. Now, Uber is getting into the flying-car game--well...
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Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:24 am

Fox’s Jesse Watters sparks controversy with suggestive Ivanka Trump remarkA former protégé of Bill O’Reilly is facing a backlash over an on-air comment about the first daughter.
Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:48 am
Waymo self-driving prototypeBack in December, just a few days after Google's self-driving car project became known as Waymo, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced that it was partnering with the new company to build a test fleet of autonomous vehicles. According to the agreement, FCA ponied up 100 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrids, and Waymo tricked out those minivans with...
Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:30 am
Uber CEO Travis KalanickUber sued for unleashing 'Hell' on Lyft drivers Uber has been experiencing its own brand of hell for the past several months. Complaints about mistreatment of female and LGBT employees, allegations of trade-secret theft, faulty self-driving software, its tone-deaf manchild CEO: headlines about these and other unsavory matters have fueled a...
Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:04 am
2018 Toyota SiennaThe 2018 Toyota Sienna has a familiar minivan shape and mission, but its new shape and unique features separate the van from the clan—maybe that's the plan? Last year, the Sienna's upgrades were largely confined to spaces you couldn't see: a new engine and transmission. This year's upgrades are all about what we can see: a new front bumper...
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Wed Apr 26, 2017 6:54 am

US warship fires warning flare at Iran vessel in GulfA US warship has fired a warning flare at an Iranian Revolutionary Guards vessel that refused to maintain distance in Gulf waters, a US spokesman said Wednesday. Guided-missile destroyer the USS Mahan had an "unprofessional interaction" with an Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy vessel on Monday in the international waters of the Gulf, US Navy spokesman Lieutenant Rick Chernitzer told AFP. Chernitzer said the Iranian vessel came within 1,100 yards (1,005 metres) of the destroyer, prompting the US Navy to issue warning messages, twice blast the internationally recognised five-whistle danger signal and deploy "a flare to determine the Iranian vessel's intentions".

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Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:26 pm
Flying cars have long been the stuff of science fiction, but Uber is just one of a number of companies developing flying taxi services.
Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:11 pm
2017 Nissan Rogue SportIt may be coincidental that the 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport will go on sale May 11, 2017, 197 years to the day that the HMS Beagle was launched to eventually carry Charles Darwin all over the globe to look at turtles—or maybe not. After all, the pint-sized Nissan crossover making its way to the U.S. as the Rogue Sport (around the world and in...
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Tue Apr 25, 2017 7:52 am
Google's autonomous vehicles are now available in Phoenix, Arizona, for those who want to try out the self-driving cars.
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Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:33 am
The federal judge's ruling now brings to around $30B the costs VW will incur after being caught rigging diesel engines to pass U.S. emissions tests.
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Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:36 am
Tesla is voluntarily recalling 53,000 Model S and Model X vehicles over a potential issue that could prevent the parking brake from releasing.
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Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:43 am
The seizure comes amid a deepening economic crisis in leftist-led Venezuela that has already roiled many U.S. companies.
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Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:05 am
A new study show that when it comes to autonomous vehicles, Americans' trust in the technology is declining.