Automakers hire rocket firm to probe air bag problems

DETROIT - The auto industry, fed up with slow progress toward finding out why some air bags explode with too much force, has hired a Virginia rocket...

Auto recalls

DETROIT - General Motors is recalling about 67,000 Cadillac ATS compact sports sedans to fix a problem with the power sunroof controls.

Lexus tops auto dependability survey

DETROIT - Lexus is the most dependable car brand for the fourth consecutive year in rankings that increasingly hinge on high-tech features.

US automakers rise in magazine's top vehicle rankings, but Japanese, Germans dominate brand picks

...The rankings were unveiled Tuesday in the magazine's annual auto issue.Buick, made by General Motors, placed seventh in the...has recently tested. The rankings are closely watched in the auto industry, since shoppers consistently cite Consumer Reports...

TJ Maxx, Marshalls follow Wal-Mart in raising pay

...the average that hourly retail workers in a non-supervisory role earn is $14.65, but that includes people who work at auto dealers and other outlets that pay more than traditional retailers. The average hourly pay is $9.93 for cashiers and low-level...

Joey Logano gives Roger Penske another Daytona 500 win

...over the team's radio put him at ease: "Keep the focus out the window."Roger Penske, the most-formidable car owner in auto racing history, just wanted to remind his young driver to be positive. And to keep pushing forward.Logano's Ford was the...

Poll: Most Americans say their taxes too high, while the wealthy pay too little

...I think the more you make the more taxes you should pay," said Montgomery, who is retired after working 40 years at an auto dealership. "I can't see where a man makes $50,000 a year pays as much taxes as somebody that makes $300,000 a year...


...delays in building the velodrome and international broadcaster center. Brazil is spending about $14 billion on the Olympics. Auto RacingAlonso OK after crash in testingIn Montmelo, Spain, McLaren says Fernando Alonso is making a "solid recovery" after...

Kyle Busch out of Daytona 500 after injuring leg in Xfinity Series race crash

...NHRA: In Chandler, Ariz., Top Fuel season champion Tony Schumacher raced to the No. 1 qualifying position in the CARQUEST Auto Parts NHRA Nationals at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park.Schumacher claimed a category-best 77th No. 1 qualifying position...

Nearly 64 million vehicles recalled last year

DETROIT - For the U.S. auto industry, 2014 was the year of the recall.Automakers issued 803...starting the recall.Faulty air bags caused the most recalls of any auto part last year: 21.8 million, or 34 percent of the total, according...