| Jan 18, 2010
A two-alarm fire damages a car dealership in West Houston.
The fire broke out about 3 p.m. at West Point Buick Lincoln Mercury on the Katy Freeway at N. Kirkwood. The smoke could be seen for miles.
Fire officials say some employees heard some popping...
| Mar 11, 2010
| 7:24 AM
According to the latest U.S. Census data recorded in 2002, the state of Virginia had the ninth-largest minority-owned business population. Of all minority-owned businesses statewide, more than 40,000 were black-owned and accounted for roughly $3.7 billion...
| Feb 3, 2011
After a long period of rightsizing, rebuilding and, in the case of General Motors, repaying government loans, the auto industry is back on track. "Development and strategy are taking over from the firefighting of the past 18 to 24 months," says Jeff...
| Mar 29, 2011
| 4:40 PM
Pennsylvania Maple Festival Window Display winners are:
Commercial – 1. Anderson’s Floral Gift Shop, 2. MAEF, 3. Deer Valley YMCA Camp
Collector’s Hobby – 1. Connie Anderson, 2. Janet Susser, 3. Jane Shultz
Maple – 1....
| Mar 30, 2011
| 9:00 PM
Not long ago, carmakers were touting hydrogen as the silver bullet for energy independence and environmental redemption. But massive roadblocks to building the hydrogen highway forced automakers to follow detours to other green technologies. Just as no...
| Apr 4, 2011
| 9:29 AM
Major automakers are scrambling to strip hundreds of pounds off future pickup trucks to meet new U.S. standards for fuel economy without sacrificing strength or towing capability.
The new mandates take effect in 2016, giving automakers such as Ford and...
| May 6, 2011
| 12:20 PM
Well-equipped, affordable cars are muscling in on the luxury market's turf.
Or is it the other way around?
Today's new-car market offers a panorama of models priced between $20,000 and $30,000 that in many respects can compete with gleaming, leather-...
| Feb 7, 2011
| 8:29 AM
VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — William Gray was on a routine fishing trip to Arkansas' scenic Lake Chicot about three years ago when his bass boat needed a fill-up.
After a day's haul with co-workers in the Grand Gulf Bass Club, the avid duck hunter and...
| Sep 10, 2010
In 1990, Mazda got it right with the Miata, and it has not strayed far from the formula with the 2010 Mazda MX-5.
Both are reliable, affordable, fun sports cars that will remind customers of MGs, Triumphs, Fiats and Alfa Romeos, with one major exception:...
| Sep 27, 2010
| 9:55 AM
So long, Mercury, we hardly knew ye.
Well, actually we did – the Mercury automotive brand has been around since 1939, when it was created to build a brand that was slightly more upscale than Ford, slightly less than Lincoln. After 2010, Mercury...
| Aug 2, 2011
Mention concept cars to most people and they think of Buck Rogers' dream machines, like the 1951 Buick Le Sabre, with its rocket nose, fins and huge globs of chrome.
Perhaps the most interesting of these cars are two Pontiacs bodied in clear Plexiglass...