| Mar 30, 2014
| 4:51 PM
WASHINGTON -- Despite concerns that airbags failed to deploy in some General Motors Co. cars, federal regulators twice declined to open formal investigations to determine the cause, according to a congressional investigation into delays in recalling the...
| May 1, 2014
| 8:10 AM
Ford Motor Co. said its Chief Executive Alan Mulally will retire July 1. The automaker chief operating officer Mark Fields will be named Ford president and chief executive and join Ford’s board of directors.
The transition was expected since...
| Mar 30, 2014
| 10:24 PM
WASHINGTON — Federal regulators twice declined to investigate faulty ignition switches in General Motors Co. cars that led to 13 deaths — even though one official found "a pattern" of problems, according to a new congressional report.
| Apr 2, 2014
| 5:36 PM
For just a few million dollars, General Motors Co. could have replaced a defective ignition switch that ultimately has been linked to 13 deaths and is expected to cost the automaker billions in repairs, fines and litigation.
GM need only have spent an...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 1:37 PM
General Motors CEO Mary Barra said Tuesday she wants to find out if GM engineering employees executed a coverup or were merely incompetent in failing to recall a defective part linked to 13 deaths.
In testimony before a House Energy and Commerce...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 10:02 AM
The CTA has released the list of nearly 20 buildings in the Lakeview neighborhood it says must be torn down as part of a $320 million project to build an elevated bypass and untangle trains on the Red, Purple and Brown lines.
Many of the buildings are...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 3:16 PM
David Hirsch knows what it's like not to have access to favorite snacks or to run out of everyday health care items while working at sea.
That dilemma led Hirsch, 43, and his wife Ashley to launch Crew Concierge in November 2005 to fill a void he'd...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 3:54 PM
Federal regulators have fined General Motors Co. $28,000 for missing a deadline to turn over key information about a faulty ignition switch linked to 13 deaths and the recall of 2.6 million vehicles globally.
Regulators will continue to fine the...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 10:35 AM
Most people won't disagree that serving in military or being a lumberjack are far more dangerous jobs than being a newspaper reporter.
But that didn't stop the career of newspaper reporting ranking in the bottom three of the 200 best and worst jobs...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 11:26 AM
MILAN (Reuters) - As Fiat Chrysler moves to reinvent its small Maserati brand as a serious rival to the world's luxury car makers, the pressure to succeed is all the greater for the startling success of Germany's Porsche.
The German sportscar maker has...
| May 2, 2014
| 1:46 PM
HAMPTON — When Spencer Saunders says everything in his life is scheduled around stock car racing, he's not kidding. Whether he's at school or at work or simply having fun, racing is always a part.
Saunders, 24, works up to 50 hours a week in...