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Buffalo dealers dig out while Ford restarts stamping plant

Auto dealers in the Buffalo region are reopening this week after digging out from the massive snowstorm that dumped up to 7 feet of snow in some areas. ... Read More »

Conviction of Saturn Ion driver thrown out after 10 years

A Texas judge today overturned a 7-year-old negligent homicide conviction against a woman whose boyfriend died when her Saturn Ion -- now known to have had a defective ignition switch -- crashed, her lawyer said. ... Read More »

Food for thought at your Thanksgiving table

It’s almost Thanksgiving, and like most Americans, I’m looking forward to eating all my favorite holiday dishes and spending some quality time with my family. This year I’ve got it easy. I’ll be spending my holiday going to see the latest blockbuster movie...

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Fiat takes on ‘Fix It Again, Tony’ in commercial for the 500X

Fiat global brand head Olivier Francois calls Tony 'the elephant in the room.' And for more than five years, Fiat has tried to run away from him, even though Tony does not exist, but no more. ... Read More »

The 2014 annual report from the CFPB Ombudsman’s Office

Today, I want to share with you the CFPB Ombudsman’s third annual report, which I delivered to Director Cordray. For those people not familiar with our role, we are an independent, impartial, and confidential resource that assists consumers and companies in informally...

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Korean buyout fund considers buying Halla Visteon Climate Control stake

South Korean buyout fund Hahn and Co. is considering purchasing shares in Halla Visteon Climate Control Corp. from Visteon Corp., a person familiar with the matter said. ... Read More »

Ford F-150 rivals: Let’s rumble

Ford Motor Co. began shipping finished 2015 F-150 pickups to dealers last week as it announced the new aluminum-body truck will get up to 29 percent better fuel economy than the outgoing steel-body F-150. ... Read More »

M-B exec: S class ‘is now our flagship platform’

Mercedes-Benz thinks there's a new, hot niche in the global auto industry: $100,000-plus cars. ... Read More »

JLR speaks up for voice recognition with startup’s tech

Voice-recognition systems have fallen far short of their promise. Android Auto and CarPlay both use voice recognition, but CloudCar wants to go even further with JustDrive. ... Read More »

Tesla, BMW in talks over batteries, light-weight parts, Musk says

Tesla Motors is in talks with BMW over a possible alliance in battery technology and light-weight components, Tesla CEO Elon Musk told a German weekly magazine. ... Read More »