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GM Adds More Than 400,000 Vehicles To Its Roster of Recalled Vehicles

General Motors added more than 400,000 U.S. vehicles to its list of recalled vehicles this year, including some of its most profitable offerings.<p>The Detroit-based automaker said the newest recall covers 392,459 full-size pickup trucks and sport-utility vehicles in the U.S., plus another 53,607 in …

How the NSA & FBI made Facebook the perfect mass surveillance tool

<i>Update May 15 at 3:11 PM ET: Facebook and Akamai responded to VentureBeat’s report. Read their responses here.</i><p>The National Security Agency and the FBI teamed up in October 2010 to develop techniques for turning Facebook into a surveillance tool.<p>Documents released alongside security journalist Glenn …

Jim Miklaszewski Confronts VA Chief Eric Shinseki

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Huge GM Recall: Chevrolet Corvette, Malibu, Silverado, Tahoe, Cadillac CTS, GMC Sierra, More

Early this morning, General Motors announced five separate recalls, affecting roughly 2.7 million Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Pontiac, and Saturn …

Dual-Carbon Battery: Same Energy Density, Safer, Longer Life Than Lithium-Ion, Says Power Japan Plus

In the search for better electric-car batteries, lots of lab research has to happen before anything can be announced.<p>Today, a company called Power …

GM board of directors opens its own ignition-switch recall probe

Members say they were never made fully aware of ignition-switch problem's extent.<p>General Motors, already reeling from its massive ignition-switch recall, is now being investigated by its own board of directors. The faulty ignition switches, which have been determined to be a factor in at least 13 …

Wall Street

White House urges Congress to shore up depleted Highway Trust Fund

The United States Highway Trust Fund is getting closer to running out, and the federal government is scrambling to find a way to keep it in the black. The fund pays for a significant portion of the upkeep for the country's interstates, bridge repairs and some public transportation projects. It's …

Toyota Drops Tesla, Full-Size GM SUV Safety, 2015 Ford Mustang: What’s New @ The Car Connection

In 2010, Toyota teamed up with Tesla to develop electric cars. According to Green Car Reports and the New York Times, that partnership will soon …

2015 Ford Focus EcoBoost Three-Cylinder: Manual Gearbox Only

Sales of the 1.0-liter three-cylinder version of the 2015 Ford Focus compact are likely to be dwarfed by those of the more powerful and familiar …

Car buyers upside down on auto loans

As new-vehicle sales continue to rise from the depths of 2009, so does the number of buyers who are upside down, owing more than their car is worth.<p>In the first quarter of 2014, 27 percent of new-vehicle buyers who traded in an old model owed more on the trade-in than it was worth, according to the …

Personal Finance

Former Treasury boss unaware auto task force fired GM's Wagoner

We dig a good political tell-all every once in a while (how else will we get our political fix while waiting for <i>House of Cards'</i> third season?). Today, we get just that from former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner's new book, "Stress Test," which details, among other parts of the 2009 financial …

Chrysler recalling 780k minivans over fire risk

Chrysler is recalling 780,000 of its Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan minivans from the 2010 to 2014 model years due to the possibility of circuits overheating, which can lead to a fire. Of the 780,000 total vans being recalled, Chrysler estimates that 644,850 are in the US, 106,980 are in …

Feds Say That GM Doesn't Have To Force Chevy, Pontiac, Saturn Owners To Park Recalled Cars

In early April, a federal judge heard from plaintiffs who wanted General Motors to tell owners of 2.59 million vehicles affected by the "Switchgate" …

2013-2014 Ford Escape, C-Max Hybrids Recalled For Two Flaws, 692,700 Vehicles Affected

Ford has issued not one, but <i>two</i> recalls affecting more than 692,700 vehicles registered in North America. The recalls are for 2013 and 2014 models of …

Audi Says It's First With Laser Headlights on R8 LMX

To drum up a little extra anticipation for the 2014 24 Hours of Le Mans and its R18 e-tron quattro race car, Audi pulled the cover off a …

Subaru Plant Axes Camry Production, Tribeca Replacement to Fill Hole

Automakers such as Porsche and Chrysler have been spilling the beans this week on their future plans, and now it’s Subaru‘s turn. The Japanese automaker has outlined its plans through 2020, which includes an all-new global platform, a seven-seat SUV, and a plug-in hybrid. The automaker has also …

Plug-in Hybrid EVs

Oil Price 'Deniers' Distort the Case for Alternatives

Predicting the price of oil is as difficult as predicting the Oscar winners before the movies are even made (unless you’re talking Meryl Streep). The global price of crude oil and gasoline is contingent on many factors that have nothing to do with the actual costs of extracting it from the ground, …

Recalls: Buick LaCrosse, Chevrolet Malibu Brakes Installed Incorrectly

644,850 U.S. Chrysler Minivans Recalled for Bad Window Switches<p>General Motors has announced a recall on certain 2014 Buick LaCrosse and Chevrolet Malibu sedans for improperly installed brakes. Meanwhile, Chrysler has announced two separate recalls affecting Fiat 500e EVs and Dodge and Chrysler …

Buick

Dover Air Force Base lockdown lifted, no shooter

DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. — An order for people at an Air Force base here to shelter in place was lifted Thursday, about 3½ hours after reports surfaced of a possible shooter.<p>Dover Air Force Base was on lockdown since 11 a.m. ET after someone reported seeing a person running toward a building on …

Texas Electric-Car Purchase Rebates Up To $2,500 To Start Soon

Texas will soon become the latest state to reward electric-car buyers with a check.<p>The Lone Star State will implement a rebate program, announced …

Pay-Per-Mile Road Taxes Coming To A State Near You?

Driving a fuel-efficient car might be great for the environment and even better for your wallet, but state and federal projects funded by gasoline …

DOT, GM tests say single key is safe for recalled vehicles [w/video]

Throughout General Motors' ignition switch recall, the embattled, Detroit-based manufacturer has maintained the mantra that some 2.6 million recalled vehicles were safe to drive, provided certain precautions were taken.<p>Now, GM has issued a video that it says is proof of that point. Starring Vice …

How Charlotte lost to Plano without even knowing it was dealing with Toyota

With Toyota set to relocate its North American headquarters to the Dallas, TX suburb of Plano following a top-secret, 100-city search, the cities that missed out can now begin asking themselves what happened during a process they apparently knew little about.<p>That's a particularly brutal task for …

Mayhem to Moab! Jeep TJ Build & Rock Crawl Adventure - Dirt Every Day Ep. 29

GM's ignition-recall video isn't reassuring, it's scary

Rigorous testing leads to an absurd conclusion.<p>GM wants you to know, without any shadow of a doubt, that the Chevy Cobalt and HHR, Pontiac G5 and Solstice, and Saturn Ion and Sky vehicles—all subject to recall for a faulty ignition switch problem that has already led to several deaths—are perfectly …

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