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    These SUVs have lousy headlights

    If you’re driving a small SUV, chances are that your headlights are pretty crummy. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety tested the headlights on 21 small SUVs, and not one earned the top rating of Good for lighting performance. Only four were even rated Acceptable. Headlight performance is critical because, according the Institute, about half […]

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    The longest-produced American car models

    The United States just celebrated its 240th birthday, and for nearly half that time, the modern automobile has held a special place in American history. With the help of automotive pioneers like Henry Ford or William Durant, cars as we know and drive them have become engrained in U.S. culture. Today, the “Big Three” Detroit […]

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    Volkswagen agrees to record $14.7 billion settlement over emissions cheating

    NEW YORK — Volkswagen’s deliberate cheating on emissions tests will cost it a record $14.7 billion. That’s far more than any other automaker has paid for wrongdoing. Owners of the nearly 500,000 affected diesel cars will share in up to $10 billion in payments for their cars, according to documents filed in federal court in […]

  • Volkswagen has agreed to pay a fine of up to $15 billion for selling cars with software designed to cheat on emissions tests, according to a source familiar with the settlement.

    VW expected to announce $15 billion settlement in emissions-cheating scandal

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Volkswagen has agreed to pay up to $15 billion for selling cars with software designed to cheat on emissions tests, according to a source familiar with the settlement. Details are expected at a press conference at 9:30 am ET on Tuesday, the company confirmed. Volkswagen originally faced up to $18 billion […]

  • You may not have heard of Gett, but don't discount it. The Uber and Lyft competitor just got a major boost from Volkswagen.
Gett, an Uber-like service that's popular in Europe, announced that it has formed a strategic partnership with the Volkswagen Group. It's getting a $300 million investment as part of the deal.

    Volkswagen invests $300 million in Uber competitor Gett

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — You may not have heard of Gett, but don’t discount it. The Uber and Lyft competitor just got a major boost from Volkswagen. Gett, an Uber-like service that’s popular in Europe, announced that it has formed a strategic partnership with the Volkswagen Group. It’s getting a $300 million investment as part […]

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    Mitsubishi Motors president quitting amid fuel economy scandal

    HONG KONG — Top executives at Mitsubishi Motors are resigning, weeks after the company admitted it falsified fuel economy tests affecting hundreds of thousands of cars. President Tetsuo Aikawa and Vice President Ryugo Nakao will step down from their posts on June 24 at a general shareholder’s meeting, the company announced Wednesday. Mitsubishi said last […]

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    How to avoid the ‘Energizer Bunny’ scam this tax season

    MoneyTips The ongoing IRS telephone tax scam just keeps going, and going and going … and going, like some kind of evil battery mascot out to steal your money. In this rip-off, imposters call, pretending to be from the IRS, claiming you owe tax and must pay immediately or lose your driver’s license, your business […]

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    GM to recall over 1 million pickups to fix seat belt problem

    DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is recalling more than a million Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup trucks worldwide because the seat belts may not hold people in a crash. The recall covers certain model 1500 pickups from the 2014 and 2015 model years. GM says a steel cable that connects the belts to the […]

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    The 30 most common jobs in America

    As the needs of industry change, so too does the commonality of U.S. jobs. In certain sectors of the labor force, millions of Americans work the same positions. However, just because a job is common doesn’t mean there isn’t continued demand. Many of these positions are essential parts in the machinery of the U.S. economy. […]

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    Ford Mustang, Germany’s favorite sports car

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — In Germany, the land of the Autobahn, where speed is regarded as a national right, the best-selling sports car last month wasn’t the locally-built Porsche 911. It was the Ford Mustang. The Mustang, built in Flat Rock, Mich., is still a novelty in Europe, where it went on sale for the […]