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    GM recalls 1.4 million cars for fire risk after previous fix failed

    NEW YORK — General Motors is recalling 1.4 million cars, most of which had previously been recalled, because of a risk they might catch fire. The recall is the third intended to fix the problem. But GM reported there were 1,345 cars that caught fire after they were previously fixed by dealers. So even car […]

  • Boeing says its new microlattice is the world's lightest metal ever created. (From Boeing)

    Boeing says it created lightest metal ever: 99.99% air

    Boeing says it’s created the lightest metal ever, a microlattice material which it describes as 99.99% air. Weight savings are crucially important in aircraft manufacturing, since a lighter aircraft requires less fuel, which is airlines’ largest operating expense. The Boeing 787 Dreamliner was a breakthrough commercial jet because it used light-weight composite carbon fiber material, […]

  • Seven years of relative labor peace in the auto industry may be about to end. Members of the United Auto Workers union are prepared to go on strike at noon Sunday, October 4, 2015 at a Ford plant outside of Kansas City that builds the best-selling F-150 pickup, if it can't reach a deal with management on working conditions there.

FILE -- Ford Motor Company's defunct Rouge factory in Dearborn, Michigan, has been refurbished to house the F-150 assembly line. Tours are $16 for adults.

    Auto workers and automakers on a collision course

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Seven years of relative labor peace in the auto industry may be about to end. Members of the United Auto Workers union are prepared to go on strike at noon Sunday at a Ford plant outside of Kansas City that builds the best-selling F-150 pickup, if it can’t reach a deal […]

  • Chinese President Xi Jinping

    What is China’s president doing in Seattle?

    Chinese President Xi Jinping is kicking off his first state visit to the U.S. with a stopover in Seattle to huddle with the biggest names in tech and aerospace. The visit, which begins on Tuesday, provides a rare opportunity for Xi to exchange views with American executives, many of whom are eager to expand their […]

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    Chrysler to pay $105 million for mishandling recalls

    Federal safety regulators said Sunday that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will pay a record $105 million for mishandling 23 recalls. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Chrysler admitted to violating federal safety law. The agency has been pressing the automaker over its handling of recalls for several years. NHTSA also announced that Chrysler has agreed […]

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    Flaw allows Chryslers to be hacked, controlled remotely over the Internet

    A flaw in several Chrysler models lets hackers remotely control them over the Internet, posing an unprecedented danger for American drivers. Hackers can cut the brakes, shut down the engine, drive it off the road, or make all the electronics go haywire. Jeep Cherokees, Chrysler 200s, Dodge Rams, and several other vehicles are vulnerable to […]

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    Ford Fusion recalled three times in a week

    NEW YORK — If you own a 2014 Ford Fusion, it may have been recalled three times in the last week alone for potentially serious safety problems. Ford Motor issued four recalls on Wednesday following an earlier recall on Friday and three of those included the 2014 Fusion, one of the more popular car models […]

  • From US Coast Guard

    VIDEO: Man rescued after 66 days at sea survived by catching fish with bare hands

    PORTSMOUTH, Va. — After 66 days at sea, a man was rescued from his disabled boat by a passing ship Thursday, authorities said. Louis Jordan, 37, was reported missing January 29. He was spotted Thursday afternoon by the Houston Express about 200 miles east of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. The ship’s crew took him aboard and […]

  • A publicity photograph showing the 2012 Chevrolet Volt.

    GM recalls 64,000 Chevy Volts for shut off problem

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — The Chevy Volt is so quiet that some people forget to to shut it off. That can be dangerous when the the hybrid’s gas engine kicks in and the car is parked in your garage. It doesn’t happen a lot, but General Motors is aware of two incidents when carbon monoxide […]

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    New electric car goes 200 miles on a single charge

    NEW YORK (CNN Money) You’ve heard of the Chevy Volt. How about the Chevy Bolt? General Motors is planning to unveil a concept electric vehicle on Monday that can go 200 miles on a single charge. It would be introduced in 2017 and cost about $30,000. News of the Chevy Bolt was reported late Friday […]