• Ford F-150 gets mixed crash test results

    Updated: 4 min ago

    DETROIT (AP) — Ford's new aluminum-sided F-150 pickup saw mixed results in new crash tests by the insurance industry, and the damaged trucks cost more to repair than steel-bodied ones. The four-door Super Crew version of the 2015 F-150 got top ratings in all five of the crash tests...

  • Average US vehicle age hits record 11.5 years

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    DETROIT (AP) — In the age of Apple's CarPlay, a lot of cars on the road still have tape decks. The average vehicle in the U.S. is now a record 11.5 years old, according to consulting firm IHS Automotive, a sign of the increased reliability of today's vehicles and the lingering impact...

  • Body shop owner challenges insurance commissioner

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Second-term Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney is being challenged in the Republican primary by John Mosley, a body shop owner who says insurance companies have gotten away with paying for less-than-perfect replacement parts to repair damaged vehicles....

  • Business Highlights

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    ___ Fed holds steady on rates, seeks further economic gains WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve appears on track to raise interest rates later this year but signaled Wednesday that it wants to see further economic gains and higher inflation before doing so. A statement from the...

  • Stocks end higher after Fed keeps interest rates unchanged

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks rose on Wednesday after Federal Reserve policymakers voted to keep interest rates unchanged and gave no indication that a rate rise was imminent. A modest rebound in Chinese stocks also helped push the market higher. The Dow Jones industrial average rose...

  • Tesla offers 1st incentive in owner referral program

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    DETROIT (AP) — Electric car maker Telsa Motors Inc. is offering its first incentive, $1,000 to new-car buyers who are referred by current Tesla owners. Owners who make a referral also will get $1,000 in their Tesla account that can be spent on a car purchase, service or accessories....

  • Zero-percent financing turns heads, but may not be best deal

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    DETROIT (AP) — When a car dealer offers to loan you the money to buy a car at zero interest, it gets your attention. Yet that cheap money might not be the best deal you can get. Dealers can offer zero-percent financing through automakers' finance companies because, unlike banks, they...

  • Fact sheet: 2015 Chevrolet Suburban

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    2015 Chevrolet Suburban 4WD LTZ BASE PRICE: $49,000 for RWD LS; $52,000 for 4WD LS; $54,204 for RWD LT; $57,205 for 4WD LT; $63,785 for RWD LTZ; $66,785 for 4WD LTZ. PRICE AS TESTED: $72,530. TYPE: Front-engine, four-wheel drive, seven-passenger, large sport utility vehicle....

  • Bigger is better in 2015 Chevrolet Suburban

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    Bigger is better this year in Chevrolet's largest sport utility vehicle, the Suburban. The expansive, 19-foot-long vehicle was refreshed for its 80th year on the market, with more engine power, best-in-class fuel economy, more features, a surprisingly quiet interior and more...

  • Portuguese government suggests employees start pedaling

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The Portuguese government is recommending its staff try cycling in an effort to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and save money on gas. The government has reduced its vehicle fleet from more than 28,000 in 2010 to fewer than 27,000 last year and now intends to...

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