New models for 2015

...two-row midsize SUV has been completely redesigned, with a leaner, sharper look and a new underbody that's shared with the Fusion sedan. In North America, it has a standard 2-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine with 245 horsepower and two other optional...

Automakers recall vehicles

...National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched an investigation into a potential steering defect in 2010-12 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ sedans.The inquiry covers about 940,000 cars, including the 2010-11 Mercury Milan.All of the vehicles...

$6 million changes planned for historic Partridge Inn in Augusta

The historic Partridge Inn is on the cusp of a $6 million facelift and possible fusion with a major international hotel brand.The $4.25 million sale of the boutique hotel at 2110 Walton Way became official Monday...

Feds probe power steering in Ford midsize cars

...models.The probe covers 938,000 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ cars from the 2010 through...a woman said she was driving her 2011 Fusion to work when she tried to turn right into...2013, the power steering of his 2012 Fusion failed as his wife was getting ready to...

Truck deals help boost US auto sales in September

...in seven months that Ford's monthly truck sales have dropped below 60,000.Ford Motor Co. saw a 9 percent increase in Fusion sedan sales, but otherwise its car sales were down. Sales of the Escape small SUV fell 4 percent; Ford blamed that on a sharp...

2013 Ford Fusion wows hybrid buyers

...designers at Ford Motor Co., whose 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid is arguably the prettiest hybrid...model as a relative of last year's Ford Fusion. Some sports car enthusiasts thought the test 2013 Fusion Hybrid had styling cues from an Aston Martin...

Fusion reactors remain decades off, experts say

BOSTON - Don't count on nuclear fusion - the much ballyhooed "energy of the...be 50 years before the first commercial fusion reactors start producing electricity...consensus of a panel of experts, who said fusion is more difficult to harness than anyone...

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New fusion reactor may provide clean energy

...it's not the $10 billion experimental fusion reactor community leaders in the Aiken-Augusta...proposal: a cheaper and much smaller fusion machine they claim will produce enough...designers of the so-called Colliding Beam Fusion Reactor. "They are absolutely clean...

Fusion is stylishly fuel-efficient

...Toyotas. That honor goes to the 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid and its nearly identical sibling...the newly revamped, five-passenger Fusion Hybrid at 41 miles per gallon in city...by Toyota's Lexus luxury brand. The Fusion Hybrid doesn't surpass the 51/48-mpg...

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Findings by physicists likely to pop 'bubble fusion'

...will likely burst the bubble on bubble fusion, according to two prominent Oak Ridge...physicist and former director of the lab's Fusion Energy Division, agreed. "I don't...research colleagues may have achieved nuclear fusion by collapsing bubbles in a beaker of deuterium-laden...

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