| Apr 7, 2014
| 1:40 PM
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...
| Apr 6, 2014
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...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 9:07 AM
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...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 8:25 PM
William Clay Ford, a billionaire who owned the Detroit Lions and was an heir to the automotive dynasty started by his grandfather Henry Ford, died Sunday at his home in Grosse Pointe, Mich. He was 88.
The cause of death was pneumonia, according to a...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 5:59 PM
LAS VEGAS — Just as predicted, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his team took a big gamble Sunday in hopes of winning another race.
This time they lost.
Earnhardt was leading on the last lap of the Kobalt 400 because his team opted not to bring his No. 88...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 1:09 PM
Looking for an upwardly mobile set of wheels that won’t drain your bank account? A certified pre-owned vehicle might be the answer. CPO programs make aspirational autos attainable while still offering you a ride that’s near-new both...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 12:10 PM
The strategy of Tesla Motors to sell its electric Model S sports sedan through company-owned stores took a hit this week when New Jersey required that autos sold in the state have to move through a middleman, namely a dealer.
At the urging of auto...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 2:05 PM
We can’t say goodbye to awards season without spotlighting the 15th annual IntelliChoice Certified Pre-Owed Car Awards, the premier event in the glamorous, head-spinning world of prestige CPO programs.
OK, maybe the IntelliChoice CPO awards aren&...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 5:39 PM
Tesla Motors Inc. has announced plans to reinforce the undercarriage of about 16,000 cars with high-strength shields to reduce the risk of damage from a crash starting a fire.
Elon Musk, the electric car company's chief executive, outlined the...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 7:45 PM
In its latest reaction to a mounting safety scandal, General Motors Co. recalled 1.5 million more vehicles and set aside $300 million to pay for repairs.
The move follows the automaker's apologies over delays in fixing a deadly ignition switch problem....
| Mar 18, 2014
| 6:05 PM
SACRAMENTO — California's two giant automobile clubs proposed legislation Tuesday that would give car owners more control over computer and Internet data streaming from their vehicles.
About 1 in 5 new cars already collect and transmit to...