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Ford begins testing first right-hand-drive Mustang

Ford has begun testing the first prototype of the right-hand-drive Mustang pony car. Ford said its engineers recently finished building the handmade prototype, which will be used in various developmental tests in coming months. ... Read More »

U.S. details plans for car-to-car safety communications

After more than a decade of research into car-to-car communications, federal auto safety regulators took a step forward today by unveiling their plan for requiring cars to have wireless gear that will enable them to warn drivers of danger. ... Read More »

Toyota makes stronger showing in J.D. Power seat quality study

Toyota made sizable gains in a JD Power seat quality study, with six of the 21 vehicles recognized for superior seating, two more than last year. ... Read More »

Plan and protect your finances with a my Social Security account

Whether you’re one of the millions of workers who pay Social Security taxes or the 50 million retired Americans and dependents who receive benefits, it’s good to keep track of your Social Security benefits. National My Social Security Week takes place August...

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A new school year, a new resource for parents and kids

Parents are the strongest influence on how kids learn and think about money, and the back-to-school shopping season is a great time for some major money lessons. This year, try thinking differently about back-to-school shopping. While you plan and shop, say what...

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Sensata to buy pressure-sensor maker Schrader in $1 billion deal

Sensata Technologies Holding NV plans to buy Schrader International Inc. from Madison Dearborn Partners LLC for an enterprise value of $1 billion to expand in sensors that warn against low tire pressure. ... Read More »

Russia may ban car imports if West applies new sanctions, report says

Russia may ban cars imports if the West applies additional sanctions on Moscow over its involvement in Ukraine, a daily newspaper reported. ... Read More »

China finds Mercedes guilty of price fixing, report says

Mercedes has been found guilty of manipulating prices for aftersales services in China, the official Xinhua news agency reported. Foreign automakers have been under scrutiny in China amid reports by state media that they are overcharging consumers. ... Read More »

Sonic details plans for used-car network

Sonic Automotive is naming its new used-vehicle business EchoPark and eventually aims to put the stand-alone stores in more than 50 markets across the country. ... Read More »

Dealership group’s chaplain connects with employees

The services of Chaplain Roy Inzunza is part of the spiritual and wellness benefits for employees of the 12-franchise dealership group. ... Read More »