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    • 6:22 PM, Sep. 17, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • Autos Insider

    U.S. wants to regulate large non-bank auto lending

    Washington The Obama administration on Wednesday proposed federal oversight of larger auto finance companies for the first time, after it uncovered discrimination against minority buyers who have taken out loans for cars at major banks.

    • 10:11 AM, Sep. 18, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • DRIVE

    Roarin' RC-F coupe wakes up staid Lexus

    The immediate descendant of the LF-A supercar, the RC-F is the wildest looking luxury coupe this side of the Jetsons' ride.

  1. GM recall problems won't go away soon

    Back-channel word from General Motors Co. is that the ignition-switch scandal responsible for 19 deaths, the firing of 15 company insiders and four rounds of congressional thrashings is in the rear-view mirror now.

    • 9:58 PM, Sep. 17, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • DRIVE

    Henry Payne: In the saddle of the transformed, new Mustang

    The new Mustang's beauty isn't just skin deep. Since the much-ballyhooed international announcement of a re-made, stunning 2015 pony car last winter, Ford has promised that the car's transformed, sports car-like exterior was also a harbinger for a sportier chassis.

    • 9:45 PM, Sep. 17, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • Autos Insider

    ZF, TRW merger could mean more Mich. jobs

    A $12.4 billion acquisition of Livonia-based TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. by German auto supplier ZF Friedrichshafen could mean more jobs and investments in Michigan, according to executives.

    • 10:14 PM, Sep. 17, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • DRIVE

    Honda, Chevrolet give natural gas a push for U.S. drivers

    Two automakers are making another run at selling compressed natural gas, or CNG, cars in the U.S., eyeing a market in commuters and efficiency-minded drivers.

    • 10:20 PM, Sep. 17, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • DRIVE

    Trailers help put Montrose on map for car racers, collectors

    Back in 1971, Gary Palinsky Sr. was looking for a utility trailer but he couldn't find one that met his needs. So he decided just to build one himself.

    • 10:12 PM, Sep. 17, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • DRIVE

    Range Rover masters the climb

    At 10,000 feet and above the air becomes thin and saps the energy of both humans and vehicles. Stepping out of my Range Rover at the 13,188-foot-high Mosquito Pass in Colorado, I try jogging ahead on the trail to take some photos and quickly feel breathless. But in the flagship sport utility vehicle from Land Rover, the effect of mastering high altitude passes is less obvious.

    • 3:36 PM, Sep. 17, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • Autos Insider

    NHTSA approves Michigan request to buy foreign-made motorcycles

    Washington The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has approved a request by the state of Michigan to buy 20 foreign-made motorcycles using government grants, waiving federal rules that require U.S. vehicle purchases.

  2. GM compensation fund death claims hit 131

    The victim compensation fund has seen a sharp increase in claims since Friday, including six additional death claims.

  3. House Dems defend NHTSA: 'The fault here lies squarely with GM'

    Two House Democrats criticized a Republican report that harshly criticized the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for failing to discover defects in General Motors cars linked to at least 19 deaths and 54 crashes.

    • 5:35 PM, Sep. 16, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • Autos Insider

    NHTSA faces harsh criticism in Senate hearing

    Washington The highest-ranking official at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration came under withering criticism Tuesday from senators of both parties, but refused to accept blame for failing to discover defects in now-recalled General Motors cars that h

    • 4:00 PM, Sep. 16, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • Autos Insider

    U.S. working to fill NHTSA chief job quickly

    Washington U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said in a Detroit News interview the White House is getting closer to naming a new chief to run the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

  4. GM to add 750 jobs at Missouri plant

    General Motors Co. said Tuesday it will add about 750 new jobs and a third shift early next year at its Wentzville Assembly Plant in Missouri to help meet demand for the new 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon pickups.

    • 10:17 AM, Sep. 16, 2014

    House report blasts NHTSA for failing to spot GM ignition defect

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration made a series of critical mistakes and had 'ample information' that should have allowed the agency to ...

  5. GM's Opel scales back Russian production as car market shrinks

    General Motors Co.'s European division Opel is cutting jobs in Russia as the country's car market shrinks amid political turmoil and a weakening currency.

    • 4:05 PM, Sep. 16, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • Autos Insider

    Google's vision of driverless future at odds with automakers

    Google Inc., with its vision for a future where cars drive themselves, is putting itself at odds with an auto industry that shares its desire for safer, less- ...

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