| May 4, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Trucks are the hottest segment of the U.S. auto industry this year, as housing and construction rebound and small businesses open the purse strings to replace aging equipment.
Sales are up 11% through the first four months of this year, far above the...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 11:50 AM
Honda Motor Co. hopes the redesigned Fit hatchback it introduced at the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit will finally match the sales of more popular subcompact car rivals.
The Fit has been a sales conundrum for Honda. It gets rave...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 6:05 PM
Fast cars and tough trucks took center stage over two days of model debuts at the Detroit Auto Show.
Luxury vehicles also made their presence known, most notably the larger Mercedes C-Class and the Hyundai Genesis, which held the line on a base price...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 11:46 AM
Universal Orlando officials have shared more details about the still-under-construction portions of its Springfield project, an area within Universal Studios theme park that brings to life the hometown of "The Simpsons" animated TV series.
| Aug 1, 2013
| 7:50 AM
Automakers reported strong July sales numbers as consumers, eager to replace aging cars and businesses buying trucks, pushed the industry to levels not seen since before the Great Recession.
General Motors Co., Ford Motor Co. and Chrysler Group all...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 12:05 PM
Japanese automakers had a big month in the U.S.
Toyota’s U.S sales rose 17.3% in July, to 193,394 vehicles, compared to the same month a year earlier.
Honda said its U.S. sales in July rose 20.9% to 141,439 vehicles. With sales of more than 32,...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 10:48 AM
Labor Day weekend marks the ninth annual Queen Mary Art Deco Festival in the Port of Long Beach.
From Aug. 30 through Sept. 2, more than 8,000 people are expected to board the Queen Mary to sample Art Deco, an eclectic design style that's been...
| Apr 22, 2013
| 11:13 AM
Southern rock royals The Allman Brothers Band will play at Farm Bureau Live amphitheater in Virginia Beach on Sept. 4, concert promoters announced on Monday. Tickets go on sale 10 a.m. Friday, April 26 through Ticketmaster.
What's the band been up to...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 3:54 PM
Aiming to boost the fledgling market for plug-in vehicles, Maryland and seven other states pledged Thursday to use their governments' tax and spending powers to get 3.3 million "zero-emission" cars, trucks and vans on the road in the next dozen years....
| Jul 2, 2013
| 12:59 PM
Rising consumer confidence combined with a rebounding construction industry pushed auto sales to near pre-recession levels in June.
Automakers sold about 1.4 million vehicles last month, a 9% gain from the same period a year earlier. The brisk sales...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 5:28 AM
Sef Gonzalez built his reputation as South Florida's most-discerning consumer of hamburgers and food-truck fare. The Burger Beast, as he's known, chronicles his eating adventures at BurgerBeast.com and organizes food-truck events from Homestead to Port...