| May 17, 2012
| 7:15 AM
Here are some notes from the past week in the automotive world, courtesy of auto expert Jim MacPherson:
-Tesla, a maker of electrically powered cars, has vowed to start repaying federal loans by the end of the year. Regulatory filings at the end of March...
| May 23, 2012
| 7:43 AM
By Jim MacPherson
It only takes a short drive in the completely redesigned 2013 Chevrolet Malibu to realize that this car is aimed at families.
The styling is bold, yet pleasingly handsome, the suspension swallows bumps effortlessly and the cabin is...
| Mar 7, 2012
| 7:17 AM
Why 2012 is a good year to buy
By Jim Gorzelany
New-vehicle sales could rise by as much as six to seven percent during 2012 according to Automotive News, due largely to the effects of a stabilizing economy and pent-up consumer demand....
| Mar 21, 2012
| 7:07 AM
California regulators recently voted to require that major automakers substantially increase the numbers of electric, plug-in hybrid and hydrogen fuel cell-powered models for the coming years, eventually accounting for 15.4 percent of all vehicles sold in...
| Mar 29, 2012
| 10:37 AM
With trade-in values peaking, now may be the time to trade up to a new model.
By Jim Gorzelany
A severely depleted inventory of used vehicles is boosting the values of late-model cars to record highs these days. While this means sky-high...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 5:26 PM
Los Angeles County officials and business leaders rose to the defense of a Japanese company Monday that has all but given up plans to build a $60-million manufacturing facility in the Antelope Valley because of a dispute with local labor leaders.
| Oct 19, 2014
| 6:08 AM
| Jul 24, 2014
| 11:34 AM
Not long ago, there was little warfare in the ultimate luxury marketplace where automakers seemed content to ride the prestige of their heritage. So steeped in marketing hubris was Rolls-Royce, despite being out-engineered by the decade-old Mercedes S-...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 1:18 PM
General Motors has expanded its ignition switch recall to encompass 7.6 million more U.S. vehicles made from 1997 to 2014.
GM, the world’s second largest automaker, has now recalled 29 million vehicles this year. More than half of them were...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 1:32 PM
Growing, blooming and fruiting in the heat of summer, enduring the cold of winter and the fury of hurricanes, mangoes have made this land their home — the warm, southern extreme of South Florida between the ocean and the great expanse of the...
| Jul 13, 2014
| 7:36 PM
U.S. Rep. Steny Hoyer of Maryland, the No. 2 Democrat in Congress, expects his party will avoid electoral disaster in November.
During a brief interview on the sidelines of a Fort Lauderdale fundraiser Sunday, Hoyer acknowledged that the climate doesn&...