| Nov 5, 2013
| 7:00 AM
While basking in the glow of a new car purchase, few of us are already thinking about reselling it. Yet the resale value of your vehicle down the line is important, as depreciation is a major factor in its true cost of ownership.
According to Irvine-...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 6:48 PM
For most of this year, Tesla Motors has looked like the next Google or Apple.
Its stock soared about 470% as Wall Street analysts characterized the business as a small but revolutionary automaker that acted like a tech company — disrupting the...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 5:49 PM
The government shutdown didn't stall Americans' demand for new cars and trucks.
The 16-day shutdown slowed U.S. auto sales in the first two weeks of October, but they picked up speed in the last two weeks. Sales rose 11% to 1.2 million.
| Oct 30, 2013
| 8:07 AM
General Motors Co. said its profit fell in the third quarter, but the automaker’s results also demonstrated that its troubled European operations are improving.
GM’s profit fell 53% to $698 million in the quarter compared with the same...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 4:47 PM
Count on coal this Christmas.
That's what researchers at Morgan Stanley are saying in the first major forecast of a decidedly dour holiday season. Retailers hoping for a respite from a year of so-so shopping can instead expect the worst Thanksgiving-to-...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 1:06 PM
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If ever there's a time for the government to track how many miles individual Americans drive, now isn't it.
My colleague Evan Halper reported Monday that state and...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 1:22 PM
Officials in Midland, Texas, and organizers of a weekend celebration honoring military veterans bear some responsibility for a deadly crash between a freight train and a float carrying veterans and their loved ones, according to the National...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 6:38 PM
It didn't matter that consumer confidence slumped or that retail sales were weak.
The stock market barreled to new highs anyway.
The nation's two closely watched stock barometers — the Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor's 500 index...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 10:00 PM
Los Angeles police officials are seeking to fire two officers after an internal investigation determined that they pressured women to engage in sex acts with them in their car while on duty, sources said.
The officers, James Nichols and Luis Valenzuela,...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 7:59 AM
Retailers had a shaky September, as lukewarm back-to-school shopping and a plunge in car purchases caused sales to slide from August, according to the government.
Retail sales last month amounted to $425.9 billion, down 0.1% from August, the U.S. Census...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 6:46 AM
Ford Motor Co. posted strong third-quarter earnings, helped by growing sales and improvements in Europe and South America, troubled regions for the auto industry in recent years.
Ford said Thursday that it earned $1.3 billion, down 22% from $1.6 billion...