| Mar 11, 2014
| 7:45 PM
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...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 7:37 PM
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...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 3:05 PM
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...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 9:07 AM
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...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 7:43 AM
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...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 1:13 PM
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...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 6:27 PM
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...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 4:55 PM
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...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 8:10 AM
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...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 3:56 PM
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...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 3:53 AM
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...