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  • 2014 New York Auto Show Winners and Losers

    2014 New York Auto Show Winners and Losers
    This year's New York auto show is packed with redesigns and updates to some of the best-selling cars on the market. However, it was hard not to notice the lack of flash that normally accompanies an auto show. Despite a slew of introductions, there was...
  • Is Tesla planning another electric car factory in California?

    Is Tesla going to be manufacturing more cars or car parts at a new facility? The electric car company won't comment specifically, but city officials in tiny Lathrop, Calif., say work is underway converting a 431,000-square-foot facility that once housed...
  • GM recalls could turn into a windfall for dealers

    General Motors' giant recall scandal looks to have a silver lining for GM dealers — millions of dollars in lucrative repair bills that their service departments can charge back to the nation's biggest automaker. The car company will pay dealers...
  • Massive recall expenses slash General Motors' first-quarter profit

    Massive recall expenses slash General Motors' first-quarter profit
    Heavy spending to repair more than 6 million vehicles in the first quarter triggered an 88% plunge in General Motors Co. earnings for the period, compared to a year earlier. The nation’s largest automaker said it earned just $108 million, or 8...
  • Hyundai to debut all-new Sonata at April's New York Auto Show

    Hyundai to debut all-new Sonata at April's New York Auto Show
    Hyundai will launch an all-new version of its game-changing Sonata sedan at the New York Auto Show, the automaker has announced. The South Korean company said it will debut a global version of the midsize family sedan on home soil later this month, with...
  • Toyota to move jobs and marketing headquarters from Torrance to Texas

    Toyota to move jobs and marketing headquarters from Torrance to Texas
    Toyota Motor Corp. plans to move large numbers of jobs from its sales and marketing headquarters in Torrance to suburban Dallas, according to a person familiar with the automaker's plans. The move, creating a new North American headquarters, would put...
  • First Drive: Redesigned 2015 Honda Fit is less fun to drive

    First Drive: Redesigned 2015 Honda Fit is less fun to drive
    The Honda Fit was easily the best subcompact on the market — great fun to drive and a deft mix of efficiency, interior space and value. Then Honda discovered that fun doesn't sell. The newly redesigned 2015 Fit is still spacious, frugal and...
  • Car reliability worsens in J.D. Power study after years of gains

    Car reliability worsens in J.D. Power study after years of gains
    After years of improving car reliability, automakers have taken a step backward while trying to exact better fuel economy out of engines and transmissions, according to the J.D. Power 2014 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study issued Wednesday. Owners of 3-...
  • Susan Straight on learning to write without a room of one's own

    What does it take to be a writer: A room of one’s own? A weakness for words? To celebrate the Festival of Books, we asked five celebrated authors to recall a turning point in their evolution as writers. First up is Susan Straight, recipient of the...
  • Making potholes into art

    Making potholes into art
    It's officially spring. We're deep into pothole season, which, like other holiday seasons, seems to grow longer every year. This pothole season could be the longest yet. Potholes are out of control. The Chicago Department of Transportation said last month...
  • Tesla charges into top 5 brands in Consumer Reports survey

    Tesla, the California-based electric brand behind the Model S, stormed into the top five automotive brands in a recent survey by Consumer Reports, the organization announced Wednesday. The company rounds out a group led by Toyota, Ford, Honda, and...