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  • 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...
  • High-density housing doesn't have to lack a grand design

     High-density housing doesn't have to lack a grand design
    Not that many years ago, if you drove east toward downtown Los Angeles on Sunset Boulevard, you came to BBQ King at Figueroa Street. It looked more like an auto repair shop than a restaurant, and the food wasn't the best I've ever had. But the joint had...
  • Recall Alert: 2004-2008 Chevrolet Malibu and 2005-2008 Pontiac G6

     
    Vehicles Affected: Approximately 1.1 million model-year 2004-08 Chevrolet Malibu and model-year 2005-08 Pontiac G6 vehicles equipped with four-speed automatic transmissions. This is an expansion of an earlier recall of the 2007-08 Saturn Aura. The...
  • Why buy when you can borrow instead?

    How would you like to download the latest hit single by Justin Timberlake to play on your iPhone for free, or a read a best-seller by David Baldacci on your Kindle for free, or browse the latest digital issue of The Economist or Marie Claire on your...
  • Slayings of 3 fishermen raise new worry about militants in China

    Slayings of 3 fishermen raise new worry about militants in China
    The three men’s bodies were found bloodied on the banks of a lake where they had been fishing on a Sunday last month, one of them slashed in the neck so deeply he was almost decapitated. The April 27 triple slaying of three Chinese men in an...
  • U.S. wants to raise recall penalties

    U.S. wants to raise recall penalties
    The Obama administration's latest transportation bill aims to sharpen federal penalties for automakers that drag their feet on recalls, increasing fines to nearly nine times the current amount. That could change the way automakers issue recalls, as well...
  • Kevin Hunt: Credit-Card Insurance Covers Rental-Car Damage (Not This Time)

    Kevin Hunt: Credit-Card Insurance Covers Rental-Car Damage (Not This Time)
    When Janet and Bob Aronne of Rocky Hill asked Capital One Venture about their credit card's car-rental insurance coverage before a trip in February to St. Maarten, they say the response left no room for misunderstanding. To paraphrase: "We've got you...
  • Syrians return to rebuild lives in Homs' war-ravaged Old City

    Syrians return to rebuild lives in Homs' war-ravaged Old City
    Wary of looters and anxious to get back home, the displaced residents of the war-battered Old City have been filing back into their bombed-out neighborhoods. They push baby strollers and drag suitcases to be used in an epic salvage operation. At times,...
  • A Repeat for Platt Technical High School

    For high school students studying automotive technology, the annual Ford-AAA Auto Skills Contest is the equivalent of the World Series. Watching as a spectator might not have quite the excitement of a tied Game 7 in the bottom of the ninth inning, but the...
  • GM issues another big recall, will fix Saturn Aura shift defect

    GM issues another big recall, will fix Saturn Aura shift defect
    General Motors said Tuesday it will recall about 60,000 Saturn Auras from the 2007-2008 model years because of a transmission shift cable that could wear out and break. The problem can make the shift lever look like it is in one gear when it actually...
  • The reason for California's tax volatility: We soak the rich

    The numbers are in, and they're eye-catching: Gov. Jerry Brown's "soak the rich" tax increase really did drench them. And it made California's harmful tax volatility that the governor regularly rails about even worse. Tax volatility — the...