• Ohio gas prices down to start the work week

    Updated: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gas prices in Ohio are down to start the work week. The state's average price for a gallon of regular gas was $ 1.89 in Monday's survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and WEX Inc. That's 10 cents cheaper than a week ago and $1.39 per gallon...

  • New Jersey gas prices still falling sharply

    Updated: Sat, Jan 24, 2015

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Motorists continue to see sharply lower prices at the pumps in New Jersey. AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gas in the state on Friday was $1.94, down 9 cents from last week. That's also much lower than the price from a year ago, when...

  • Business Highlights

    Updated: Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    ___ ECB unleashes its most aggressive effort to revive economy FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Europe's ailing economy will get a major dose of stimulus from the European Central Bank — a bond buying program designed to make loans and exports cheaper so companies can hire and expand....

  • Excerpts from recent South Dakota editorials

    Updated: Wed, Jan 21, 2015

    Editors: Please note that The Associated Press welcomes editorial contributions from members for the weekly Editorial Roundup. Three editorials are selected every week. Contributions can be made by email at apsiouxfalls@ap.org. ___ The Public Opinion, Watertown, Jan. 20, 2015...

  • Hot cars at the Detroit auto show

    Updated: Tue, Jan 13, 2015

    DETROIT (AP) — The North American International Auto Show begins this week in Detroit with media and industry previews. It opens to the public Jan. 17. Here are some of the new cars and experimental concept vehicles unveiled at the show: — LINCOLN MKX: Ford's luxury Lincoln brand...

  • Fiat Chrysler CEO: No decision yet on Jeep Wrangler factory

    Updated: Mon, Jan 12, 2015

    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Keeping production of the Jeep Wrangler in the city where the original Jeeps began rolling off the assembly line during World War II will take a sizable investment, the head of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said Monday. A decision has not been made on whether the...

  • As cheap gas shifts car buyers' habits, automakers power on

    Updated: Mon, Jan 12, 2015

    DETROIT (AP) — Inside the auto show here, automakers are showing off electric and other vehicles designed to cut our dependence on fossil fuels. Outside, car buyers are paying the lowest prices in years for carbon-based fuels. That dichotomy has the industry scrambling to sell...

  • Volkswagen: 2014 deliveries topped 10 million, 4.2 pct rise

    Updated: Mon, Jan 12, 2015

    BERLIN (AP) — Volkswagen says it sold more than 10 million vehicles last year for the first time as strong performances in China and western Europe pushed deliveries 4.2 percent higher. Volkswagen AG announced Sunday night that it delivered 10.14 million cars and trucks in 2014, up...

  • China auto sales slow in 2014 but reach 19.7 mln vehicles

    Updated: Mon, Jan 12, 2015

    BEIJING (AP) — Growth in auto sales in China, the biggest market by number of vehicles sold, slowed last year but reached 19.7 million vehicles as domestic brands lost more market share to foreign competitors. Sales of passenger vehicles for the full year rose 9.9 percent, down 5.8...

  • Republican lawmaker in an electric car, and loving it

    Updated: Sun, Jan 11, 2015

    APPLE VALLEY, Minn. (AP) — State Rep. Pat Garofalo sings the praises of the nation's fracking revolution while he wipes down his electric car. Let that sink in for a bit. Nearly every day for the next five months, Garofalo will drive his jet black Tesla Model S from his home in...