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  • U.S. is said to probe GM recall

    WASHINGTON — The Justice Department has launched a criminal investigation into whether General Motors purposely held back information about safety defects in some of its cars that were part of a recall last month, according to people familiar with...
  • GM sales in March up 4% despite recalls

    GM sales in March up 4% despite recalls
    Despite General Motors' recent recall of millions of its cars — and several investigations into the issue — buyers are still streaming into GM dealerships. The beleaguered automaker announced Tuesday that sales in March rose 4% compared with...
  • Cruise execs talk about industry's future

    Cruise execs talk about industry's future
    Cruise ship innovation, travel agent relationships and understanding consumers' vacation needs will be critical to the cruise industry's success in the next decade, CEOs of the world's leading cruise operators said Friday. Finding ways to attract new...
  • Car-shopping company TrueCar.com plans initial public stock offering

    Car-shopping company TrueCar.com plans initial public stock offering
    TrueCar.com, the Internet car-shopping company backed by Microsoft Corp. co-founder Paul Allen and insurance giant USAA, plans an initial public stock offering. The Santa Monica company has grown rapidly over the last year by offering a platform for...
  • Underinflated tires? 42% of drivers don't recognize warning light

    Underinflated tires? 42% of drivers don't recognize warning light
    Most drivers know that underinflated tires are a safety hazard. But many don’t recognize the dashboard warning light that signals a problem with a tire. A national survey by Schrader International, considered the inventor of the pneumatic tire...
  • Auto clubs back bill to give car owners control of their onboard data

    Auto clubs back bill to give car owners control of their onboard data
    SACRAMENTO -- California's two giant automobile clubs on Tuesday unveiled legislation that they said would give car owners control over a wide range data streaming from their vehicles. The bill, SB 994, was immediately attacked by auto manufacturers...
  • Toyota sudden-acceleration settlement is ratified

    Toyota sudden-acceleration settlement is ratified
    NEW YORK — A federal judge ratified the landmark deal in the criminal prosecution of Toyota Motor Corp. over safety defects in its vehicles, but not without a tongue-lashing about the "reprehensible picture" of corporate misconduct the automaker...
  • Toyota admits deceiving consumers; $1.2-billion penalty is record

    Toyota admits deceiving consumers; $1.2-billion penalty is record
    In a landmark settlement of criminal charges, Toyota Motor Corp. admitted deceiving regulators about deadly safety defects and agreed to pay $1.2 billion, the largest penalty ever imposed on an automaker. In the unprecedented deal with the U.S. Justice...
  • More drivers need to get recalled cars fixed, insurance group says

    More drivers need to get recalled cars fixed, insurance group says
    An insurance industry study found that repairing recalled vehicles can reduce dangerous incidents for drivers. The Highway Loss Data Institute – an arm of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety – looked at claims for car fires that were...
  • Graco expands recall to include 1.9 million infant car seats

    Under pressure from U.S. safety regulators, Graco Children's Products is recalling 1.9 million infant car seats in what is now the largest seat recall in American history.  Graco announced the recall Tuesday, ending a five-month battle between the...
  • Behind the numbers: Following Scott, Crist jobs and tax-cutting math

    Behind the numbers: Following Scott, Crist jobs and tax-cutting math
    TALLAHASSEE — Turn on a TV and you're going to hear Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Democratic challenger Charlie Crist trying to claim credit for stewarding the state’s tourism- and housing-dependent economy through the worst global crash...