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  • Spending bill is on track but jobless benefits stall in Congress

    Spending bill is on track but jobless benefits stall in Congress
    WASHINGTON — A $1-trillion spending bill was headed for swift approval in the House by Wednesday, but legislation to extend unemployment insurance stalled in the Senate amid partisan bickering, dashing hopes for a quick deal to resume jobless...
  • L.A. sues to block oil field near USC from reopening

    L.A. sues to block oil field near USC from reopening
    The Los Angeles city attorney filed a lawsuit Tuesday to stop Allenco Energy Inc. from reopening in South Los Angeles, accusing the company of ignoring years of evidence that fumes from its oil fields were sickening residents of the surrounding...
  • 2014 Detroit Auto Show: Mercedes unveils new midsized sedan

    2014 Detroit Auto Show: Mercedes unveils new midsized sedan
    Mercedes-Benz showed off the next-generation C-Class at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit on Monday. The 2015 C-Class will be roomier than the current model and offer more safety features and amenities. Mercedes is growing the car...
  • Detroit auto show: 2015 Mercedes-Benz C class is lighter and larger

    Detroit auto show: 2015 Mercedes-Benz C class is lighter and larger
    The C-class sports sedan from Mercedes-Benz is often called the “baby Benz” because it was the smallest and least expensive model the German automaker sold in the U.S. Baby has grown up. Mercedes revealed details Monday about the next...
  • Why are the Big Three resisting new mileage and emissions standards?

     Why are the Big Three resisting new mileage and emissions standards?
    One year after automakers began building cars to meet tough new mileage and emissions requirements, it is clear the new standards are working. An in-depth assessment by the Environmental Protection Agency found that manufacturers are on track to deliver a...
  • Hyundai, Kia reach $400-million settlement over inflated MPG claims

    Hyundai, Kia reach $400-million settlement over inflated MPG claims
    Hyundai Motor America and Kia Motors America, the U.S. sales arms of the sibling South Korean automakers, said Monday they have reached a settlement in class-action litigation over inflating the fuel economy claims for their vehicles. Hyundai will offer...
  • EPA report on fracking in Texas raises new concerns

    EPA report on fracking in Texas raises new concerns
    WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency was justified in intervening to examine possible risks of gas drilling to Texas drinking water, the agency's internal watchdog reported Tuesday. But environmentalists say the report raises fresh...
  • Soil contamination a hurdle for new Jordan Downs housing plan

    Soil contamination a hurdle for new Jordan Downs housing plan
    As if the task of transforming one of the city's most notorious housing projects into a new "urban village" wasn't daunting enough, Los Angeles has run into another hurdle in the redevelopment of Jordan Downs: concerns over contaminated land. City...
  • State agency slow to protect public from toxic waste

    State agency slow to protect public from toxic waste
    One summer Saturday in the Bay Area city of Richmond, nitric acid leaked from a tank at a metal plating company, forming a toxic cloud that floated over a neighborhood of small houses and stucco apartments. "People were coughing. They were gasping for...
  • Hyundai Motor America chief John Krafcik to step down

    Hyundai Motor America chief John Krafcik to step down
    John Krafcik, president and chief executive of Hyundai Motor America in Costa Mesa, will step down at the end of his contract Dec. 31, making way for successor David Zuchowski to take over both posts effective Jan. 1. Zuchowski joined Hyundai Motor...
  • Air quality officials say South L.A. oil field modifying operations

    Air quality officials say South L.A. oil field modifying operations
    Air quality regulators say that an urban oil field blamed for chronic respiratory illnesses and nosebleeds in a South Los Angeles neighborhood is modifying its operations to prevent leaks and upgrade air pollution controls. Allenco Energy Co., which...