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Senators Ask Why Gov't Allows Regional Car Recalls

By Tom Krisher | Oct 21
Two U.S. senators are questioning why auto safety regulators are letting car companies recall vehicles only in limited regions when a safety problem could happen anywhere.

US Retail Sales Fell in September on Autos and Gas

By Josh Boak | Oct 20
U.S. retail sales retreated in September as purchases of autos, gasoline, furniture and clothing slowed, a sign that recent job gains have yet to significantly boost consumer spending.

Video Shows Indiana Officer Breaking Car Window

Oct 9
A cellphone video shows police in Indiana breaking a car window and using a stun gun on a passenger. The video was recorded by someone in the car who's suing Hammond police over a Sept. 24 confrontation.

Bianchi Critical After Accident at Japanese GP

By Jim Armstrong | Oct 7
Marussia Formula One driver Jules Bianchi is in critical condition after crashing at the Japanese Grand Prix.

GM Looks to New Vehicles, China to Boost Profit

By Tom Krisher | Oct 6
General Motors CEO Mary Barra told investors that GM plans a raft of new models and a big push to sell more cars in China to drive profits in coming years, trying to shift the spotlight from a mishandled recall of older small cars.

Oil, Rail Industries Want 7 Years to Fix Tank Cars

By Joan Lowy | Oct 2
The oil and railroad industries are urging federal regulators to allow them as long as seven years to upgrade existing tank cars that transport highly volatile crude oil, a top oil industry official said.

Teen Crash Victims' Families Drop Suit Against GM

By Tom Krisher, Amy Forliti | Sep 30
The families of two Wisconsin teenagers killed in a car crash involving a faulty General Motors ignition switch have dropped their lawsuit against the company and are seeking a settlement with the automaker.

Pentagon Wants Tighter Soldier Loan Protections

By Jim Kuhnhenn | Sep 29
Aiming to restrict lenders who prey on members of the military, the Obama administration on Friday moved to close legal loopholes that have placed hundreds of thousands of service members at risk of excessive payday and other short-term loan fees.

5 Findings from Congress's Report on Safety Agency

By Dee-Ann Durbin | Sep 19
Republicans on the House Commerce Committee released a report critical of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and its handling of General Motors' delayed recall of 2.6 million cars with defective ignition switches.

House Panel: Safety Agency Mishandled GM Recall

By Joan Lowy, Tom Krisher | Sep 18
A House committee has determined that the government's auto safety agency should have discovered General Motors' faulty ignition switches seven years before the company recalled 2.6 million cars to fix the deadly problem.