| Nov 27, 2013
| 2:21 PM
Alongside the glitzy, glamorous mega-exhibits from the world’s established major automakers, one of the joys of the L.A. Auto Show is the more obscure and newer brands that also take part. Smaller manufacturers and modifiers offer extreme...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 11:27 AM
Most of the cars on display at the Los Angeles Auto Show through Dec. 1 have all the basic tech functionality you’d expect, including radios, voice command capability and Bluetooth to connect phones.
Many cars have audio jacks and USB ports....
| Nov 14, 2013
| 8:04 AM
Traffic deaths are on the rise for the first time in many years, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The agency said Thursday that highway deaths rose by 1,082, or 3.3%, to 33,561 in 2012, compared with the previous year....
| Sep 23, 2013
| 3:18 PM
Can’t wait to respond to the latest text from your BFF?
NBD -- no big deal.
At least if you're driving through New York, where Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced measures aimed at drivers haunted by the sound of unanswered cellphone rings and...
| Oct 19, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Acura made its name on upscale sedans and coupes, but its MDX crossover has quietly become the meal ticket for Honda's luxury division.
Last year, the MDX made up about a third of Acura's sales in the U.S., and it has been the brand's biggest seller...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 2:24 PM
Despite being completely redesigned for 2014, Toyota’s new Corolla still has some catching up to do in terms of safety.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety announced Thursday that the Corolla earned only a “marginal” rating in...
| 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
| 5:08 PM
An Oklahoma City jury has found that electronic defects in a Toyota Motor Corp. vehicle caused it to accelerate out of control and crash into a wall, killing a passenger and seriously injuring the driver.
The verdict, handed down late Thursday, requires...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 11:57 AM
Why hasn’t anyone on Wall Street gone to prison for the 2008 financial crisis? Perhaps because the FBI is recommending far fewer white-collar prosecutions.
The FBI has recommended only 2,001 white-collar cases for criminal prosecution so far...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 11:10 AM
J.C. Penney publicly defended its trajectory Thursday after watching its stock plunge amid speculation that it needed another financing boost.
In a statement, the retailer said it is “pleased with its progress thus far in the company’s...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 10:42 AM
It’s not just Macy’s turning Black Friday this year into Black Thursday – J.C. Penney also plans to open its doors before the turkey’s cold on Thanksgiving Day.
The retailer will admit holiday shoppers starting at 8 p.m. on Nov....