| Mar 24, 2014
| 8:44 AM
Local and federal officials will investigate what caused a Chicago commuter train to derail Monday morning, run over a platform and scale an escalator at O’Hare International Airport, injuring as many as 32 people.
No fatalities were reported,...
| Mar 22, 2014
| 6:17 PM
The season-opening Daytona 500 was less than an hour old when Barney Visser saw his latest $1-million NASCAR investment literally go up in smoke.
Visser owns Furniture Row Racing, which fields one car — the black No. 78 Chevrolet — driven by...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 1:30 PM
Like young bucks at a county fair kissing booth, states are lining up for a chance to court Tesla Motors and its planned $5-billion battery factory. But fair warning, fellas: The intoxicating fragrance of Musk and his money masks a cold business heart....
| Mar 6, 2014
| 6:14 PM
The day started with a possible answer to one of the digital era's greatest mysteries: Who created the bitcoin virtual currency that has become a multibillion-dollar global phenomenon?
From there, with the unlikely revelation by Newsweek magazine that...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 5:45 PM
LAS VEGAS — The USA Today headline about a NASCAR exhibition race said it all.
“Tony Stewart, Danica Patrick, boyfriend crash at Daytona,” the headline declared last month. Who’s the “boyfriend”? Ricky Stenhouse Jr....
| Mar 18, 2014
| 8:55 AM
Beset by criticism that it did not move quickly enough to fix an ignition switch problem linked to 12 fatal crashes, General Motors on Tuesday named a vehicle safety chief charged with identifying and resolving product safety issues.
Jeff Boyer, who has...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Its resume reads like an overachieving supercar.
A twin-turbocharged V-8 unleashes 577 horsepower to all four wheels, it takes 3.6 seconds to go from zero to 60 mph, the sticker price passes $100,000 even quicker than that, and it’s a station...
| Mar 17, 2014
The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission last week voted to prohibit Tesla from selling its electric vehicles directly to consumers, a decision endorsed by the New Jersey Coalition of Automotive Retailers and Gov. Chris Christie. New Jersey is the third...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 7:02 PM
Bill Elwell doesn't want any more customers, but they just keep coming.
"Is McDonald's closed today?" he likes to grunt to those lined up outside his tiny burger stand in an industrial pocket of the San Fernando Valley. "Why is everyone here? Go down...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 4:01 PM
Apparel company Vans and Austin, Texas, club the Mohawk have announced they will make donations to the victims and families affected when a car plowed through a crowd of revelers at the South by Southwest music festival.
The Thursday incident, which...
| 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...