| May 7, 2012
| 9:33 PM
Sonos, a Santa Barbara company that makes wireless home audio systems, on Monday announced a deal with Tencent Holdings, a Chinese company whose QQ instant messaging platform is used by 721 million people....
| Mar 30, 2012
| 11:52 AM
David Novak calls himself a “pretty informal guy.” He used to hand out employee recognition awards in the form of rubber chickens. He loves to teach. He’s also the multimillionaire chief executive of Yum Brands Inc., the fast food...
| Apr 6, 2012
Ferdinand Alexander Porsche, who designed the first 911 sports car and went on to found a consumer products design firm that also carried the Porsche name, died Thursday in Salzburg, Austria. He was 76.
Born Dec. 11, 1935, in Stuttgart, Germany, he was...
| May 12, 2012
Carroll Shelby, the charismatic Texan who parlayed a short-lived racing career into a specialized business building high-performance, street-legal cars, died Thursday. He was 89.
Shelby died at Baylor Hospital in Dallas, according to an announcement by...
| May 16, 2012
Harold A. "Red" Poling, a former Ford Motor Co. chairman and chief executive officer who helped lead the automaker through two recessions, has died. He was 86.
Poling died Saturday at his home in Pacific Grove, on the Monterey Peninsula, the Dearborn,...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 10:16 AM
Americans' penny-pinching is over, as the tightwad ways of the economic downturn make way for big-spender behavior, according to a new report from Santa Monica-based research group IBISWorld.
Nearly five years after the recession began, consumers are...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Ford Motor Co. had some good news for California drivers Thursday: Its Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid had been approved for use in the state's carpool lanes.
The Fusion plug-in is the third Ford vehicle currently sold that is eligible for the much-...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 4:54 PM
The national economy remains sluggish — but don't tell the auto industry.
Auto sales showed surprising strength in January, with all three domestic manufacturers — General Motors Co., Ford Motor Co. and Chrysler Group — reporting...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 6:00 AM
While most of the country will head routinely to work Friday, workers at General Motors Co., Ford Motor Co. and Chrysler Group will get the day off.
Why? It's the start of deer-hunting season, a peculiar benefits quirk stemming from collective...
| Nov 30, 2011
| 9:37 PM
Researchers at MIT say they have developed an algorithm that can predict when a car is about to run a red light....
| Dec 1, 2011
| 4:34 PM
Toyota and Honda November auto sales lagged rest of the industry....