| Apr 25, 2013
| 11:35 AM
Ford Motor Co. will offer a $25,000 first prize for whoever makes the best phone app for fuel efficiency.
The Ford Personalized Efficiency Challenge runs through July 24. Anyone entering has to work through the automaker's OpenXC research platform....
| 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,...
| 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....
| 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...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 8:14 AM
Once the icon of stodgy sensibility, the Volvo station wagon went out of production after the 2011 model year.
Now its back, as a “sports wagon” variant of the existing S60 sedan, the automaker announced at the 2013 New York International...
| Feb 2, 2012
Mike Kelley, an influential Los Angeles artist whose physically messy and psychologically complex projects laid the groundwork for present-day installation art, has died. He was 57.
He was found dead Tuesday evening at his home in South Pasadena in...
| Dec 25, 2011
Jacob E. Goldman, the former Xerox chief scientist who created the company's famed Palo Alto Research Center, whose scientists and engineers invented the modern personal computer in the 1970s and developed an array of other pioneering computing...