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  • Automobile recalls are on pace to break recent highs

    Automobile recalls are on pace to break recent highs
    Automakers are on a torrid recall pace this year. Car companies have recalled about 11 million vehicles in the U.S. so far this year. General Motors Co. has called back the most: 6 million, including more than 2 million for an ignition switch issue...
  • Self-driving cars could keep seniors in the driver's seat

    Self-driving cars could keep seniors in the driver's seat
    My Grandma Bobbie is 93 and lives on her own, in a spotless condo decorated with enviable midcentury furnishings. The daughter of a General Motors millwright, she grew up in Detroit riding the streetcar, but one of her goals was to get to the promised...
  • Getting lost amid the magic of wolves

    Getting lost amid the magic of wolves
    I've been feeling out of sorts lately — cranky, anxious, insecure — and not sure what to blame. My youngest daughter thinks Mercury might still be in retrograde. Her sister blames the recent swarm of earthquakes for my angst. And my eldest...
  • L.A. County food-truck safety program leaves a bad taste in the mouth

    L.A. County food-truck safety program leaves a bad taste in the mouth
    If you've eaten from a food truck or cart in Los Angeles County, chew on this: About 40% of the roughly 3,200 food trucks and carts cooking up meals in the area have never been inspected in the field by health officials since letter grades were...
  • Engineer in NYC train crash had 'severe' sleep apnea, report says

    Engineer in NYC train crash had 'severe' sleep apnea, report says
    NEW YORK -- The engineer of a train that derailed after speeding into a tight curve, killing four passengers, suffered from a "severe" sleep disorder, investigators said Monday in a report after the train operator's admission that he "zoned out" shortly...
  • Jetta TDI Value Edition good for wallet, fuel economy

    Jetta TDI Value Edition good for wallet, fuel economy
    Diesel-powered cars save on fuel, but many of them won't save you any money. That's because they cost thousands more to buy in the first place, compared with similar gas-powered models. And many automakers usually offer diesel engines only in...
  • Car-shopping company TrueCar.com plans initial public stock offering

    Car-shopping company TrueCar.com plans initial public stock offering
    TrueCar.com, the Internet car-shopping company backed by Microsoft Corp. co-founder Paul Allen and insurance giant USAA, plans an initial public stock offering. The Santa Monica company has grown rapidly over the last year by offering a platform for...
  • How the other half commutes in Silicon Valley

     How the other half commutes in Silicon Valley
    SAN FRANCISCO — It's becoming a familiar scene in everybody's favorite city — luxury shuttles with Wi-Fi and plush seats barreling past sluggish, dilapidated city buses crammed with local residents standing elbow to elbow. The nerd convoy,...
  • How do the three cheapest cars for sale compare?

     How do the three cheapest cars for sale compare?
    Cars cost a lot of money. With an average sales price of about $32,000, we know a new car is out of reach for many. The automakers know this too, which is why they continue to roll out bottom-rung cars for buyers on way-below-average budgets. The...
  • GM adds 824,000 more vehicles to faulty ignition switch recall

    GM adds 824,000 more vehicles to faulty ignition switch recall
    General Motors Co. recalled an additional 824,000 vehicles in the U.S. as it continues to deal with the fallout of a faulty ignition switch linked to a series of crashes and at least 12 deaths. The automaker said it is calling back Chevrolet Cobalts,...
  • General Motors mysteriously halts sales of some Chevy Cruze models

    General Motors mysteriously halts sales of some Chevy Cruze models
    General Motors Co. told its dealers to stop selling any Chevrolet Cruze cars equipped with 1.4-liter turbo engines on their lots. The automaker did not provide any information why it issued the order. Automakers typically halt sales of a car if they...