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  • Oil jumps as wildfire ravages part of Canada

    Stocks ready to see a gain for the first time in three sessions. Also, we'll tell you the big promises Tesla is making after posting their quarterly results. Meanwhile, YouTube is working on a project …

    Stocks ready to see a gain for the first time in three sessions. Also, we'll tell you the big promises Tesla is making after posting their quarterly results. Meanwhile, YouTube is working on a project so big that execs are calling it a major priority. All that and more straight ahead.

  • A Lufthansa World shop inside the new satellite facility for Munich Airport's Terminal 2
    European airports battle to boost retail spend as attacks weigh

    By Victoria Bryan and Sarah Young BERLIN/LONDON (Reuters) - European airports are racing to redesign terminals and offer new services to pull more passengers into their stores, in the face of online competition …

    A Lufthansa World shop inside the new satellite facility for Munich Airport's Terminal 2

    By Victoria Bryan and Sarah Young BERLIN/LONDON (Reuters) - European airports are racing to redesign terminals and offer new services to pull more passengers into their stores, in the face of online competition and militant attacks that have kept away some big-spending Asian travelers. Seeking to boost the key measure …

  • China Railway High-speed Harmony bullet trains are seen at a high-speed train maintenance base in Wuhan
    U.S. bullet train proposals shun public funds, favor private cash

    High-speed rail advocates had hoped the line, supported by more than $13 billion in state and federal money, would inspire similar government-financed projects. Companies in Texas, Minnesota and Nevada …

    China Railway High-speed Harmony bullet trains are seen at a high-speed train maintenance base in Wuhan

    High-speed rail advocates had hoped the line, supported by more than $13 billion in state and federal money, would inspire similar government-financed projects. Companies in Texas, Minnesota and Nevada all plan to tap private cash from investors globally, with help from foreign train makers and governments eager to export …

  • Q1 2016 Tesla Motors Inc Earnings Call

  • Panama Canal expansion exposes U.S. infrastructure, shipper woes

    The Bayonne Bridge outside New York and New Jersey terminals is too low. Delayed port fixes, a freighter glut and a wobbly global economy mean that, in the short term, the benefits of the expanded waterway …

    Tugboats help a barge transporting the last rolling gate for the new locks on the Pacific side of the Panama Canal through the Miraflores locks in Panama City

    The Bayonne Bridge outside New York and New Jersey terminals is too low. Delayed port fixes, a freighter glut and a wobbly global economy mean that, in the short term, the benefits of the expanded waterway along the U.S. East Coast will be marginal at best, say shipping executives and analysts. Hopes were much higher …

  • Two Tesla executives leaving ahead of Model 3 ramp-up

    By Alexandria Sage SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Two top manufacturing executives are leaving Tesla Motors Inc as the Silicon Valley electric-car maker prepares to launch its first mass-market car, the Model …

    A Tesla Model 3 sedan, its first car aimed at the mass market, is displayed during its launch in Hawthorne

    By Alexandria Sage SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Two top manufacturing executives are leaving Tesla Motors Inc as the Silicon Valley electric-car maker prepares to launch its first mass-market car, the Model 3, and sharply ramp up production. The departures follow a rocky production start for the company's Model X sport utility …

  • China's car buyers seek more room, comfort; boost for 'minivans'

    By Norihiko Shirouzu BEIJING (Reuters) - Even as Chinese car buyers feed a boom in crossovers and sport utility vehicles (SUVs), automakers are looking ahead to the likely 'next big thing' and reckon …

    Visitors walk around a Toyota Alphard presented during the Auto China 2016 auto show in Beijing

    By Norihiko Shirouzu BEIJING (Reuters) - Even as Chinese car buyers feed a boom in crossovers and sport utility vehicles (SUVs), automakers are looking ahead to the likely 'next big thing' and reckon affordable people-carriers, or multi-purpose vehicles (MPVs), could be it. Chinese tend to live near their parents, and …

  • Tesla puts pedal to the metal, 500,000 cars planned in 2018

    Tesla Motors Inc said it was stepping up production plans for its upcoming Model 3 mass-market sedan and would build a total of 500,000 all-electric vehicles in 2018, two years ahead of schedule, but …

    Handout of Tesla Motors' mass-market Model 3 electric cars

    Tesla Motors Inc said it was stepping up production plans for its upcoming Model 3 mass-market sedan and would build a total of 500,000 all-electric vehicles in 2018, two years ahead of schedule, but warned that spending will ramp up in tandem. The company, which three months ago aimed to make a net profit in the final …

  • Set seat heaters to maximum! Check out Bentley’s Bentayga app for the Apple Watch

    If you’re going to spend $230,000 on a car, you expect it to go the extra mile. Not just in literal terms of course, but in the luxury sense as well, because for this amount of coin, your vehicle should …

    Set seat heaters to maximum! Check out Bentley’s Bentayga app for the Apple Watch

    If you’re going to spend $230,000 on a car, you expect it to go the extra mile. Not just in literal terms of course, but in the luxury sense as well, because for this amount of coin, your vehicle should basically act like a mechanized butler. It should come when you call, have everything you need in arm’s reach, and make …

  • First drive: 2017 Mercedes-AMG GLS63

    The GLS63 is so fast that its interior design is still catching up. Fast SUVs are a bit of a conundrum for me. The idea of a seven-passenger, 5,800-pound behemoth that can match …

    First drive: 2017 Mercedes-AMG GLS63

    The GLS63 is so fast that its interior design is still catching up. Fast SUVs are a bit of a conundrum for me. The idea of a seven-passenger, 5,800-pound behemoth that can match a Mustang GT’s 0 to 60 time has always seemed bizarre and unnecessary, but as I flew into Gateway, Colorado to drive …

  • Tesla pops 4% on results, production outlook

    Tesla met Wall Street's quarterly estimates and said it moved up its 500,000 unit build target by two years because of Model 3 demand.

    Tesla pops 4% on results, production outlook

    Tesla met Wall Street's quarterly estimates and said it moved up its 500,000 unit build target by two years because of Model 3 demand.

  • Q3 2016 Malibu Boats Inc Earnings Call

  • New app promises to solve the problem of texting while driving

    “Don’t text and drive” has become so common a message in our smartphone-obsessed era that too often, it seems to go ignored. Indeed, when an insurance agency filmed 20 minutes of rush hour traffic in Florida, …

    New app promises to solve the problem of texting while driving

    “Don’t text and drive” has become so common a message in our smartphone-obsessed era that too often, it seems to go ignored. Indeed, when an insurance agency filmed 20 minutes of rush hour traffic in Florida, they found that eight percent of drivers were attempting to multitask in the car, mostly involving their mobile …

  • Tesla lost money, but not that much money

    An update from the electric car maker.

    An update from the electric car maker.

  • U.S., Takata confirm recall of 35 million-40 million Takata air bag inflators

    Previously, 14 automakers had recalled 24 million vehicles with 28.8 million inflators linked to at least 11 deaths and more than 100 injuries. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) officials …

    A sign with the Takata logo is seen outside the Takata Corporation building in Auburn Hills, Michigan

    Previously, 14 automakers had recalled 24 million vehicles with 28.8 million inflators linked to at least 11 deaths and more than 100 injuries. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) officials said Tesla Motors Inc , Fisker Automotive and Jaguar Land Rover will recall Takata air bag inflators, bringing …

  • Electric car-charging network ChargePoint gets $50 million in funding

    Electric vehicle charging network ChargePoint said on Tuesday it had received an additional $50 million in funding to allow the Silicon Valley company to expand beyond its more than 28,000 public charging …

    Electric vehicle charging network ChargePoint said on Tuesday it had received an additional $50 million in funding to allow the Silicon Valley company to expand beyond its more than 28,000 public charging stations. The new round of funding, led by Linse Capital, brings total funding ChargePoint has raised from investors …

  • A more miniature MINI could arrive with an electric drivetrain

    The tiny Rocketman concept that MINI presented during the 2011 edition of the Geneva Auto Show hasn’t spawned a production model yet, but that doesn’t mean it’s been deep-sixed. Company executives have …

    A more miniature MINI could arrive with an electric drivetrain

    The tiny Rocketman concept that MINI presented during the 2011 edition of the Geneva Auto Show hasn’t spawned a production model yet, but that doesn’t mean it’s been deep-sixed. Company executives have recently revealed that they’re still looking at ways the design study can make the jump from the show floor to the showroom …

  • This classic Ferrari is fast, silent, green, and maintenance-free

    Outspoken Ferrari boss Sergio Marchionne has previously called the idea of an all-electric model “obscene.” A California-based enthusiast begs to differ, and he’s electrified a classic 1978 308 to prove …

    This classic Ferrari is fast, silent, green, and maintenance-free

    Outspoken Ferrari boss Sergio Marchionne has previously called the idea of an all-electric model “obscene.” A California-based enthusiast begs to differ, and he’s electrified a classic 1978 308 to prove his point. Eric Hutchinson began his project by spending about $10,000 on a salvaged 308 destroyed by an engine fire, …

  • Ford’s 2017 F-150 gets 10-speed automatic, upgraded EcoBoost V6

    A four-speed transmission was once considered something of a luxury, but times have certainly changed. The 2017 Ford F-150 pickup truck will go on sale later this year with a 10-speed automatic, marking …

    Ford’s 2017 F-150 gets 10-speed automatic, upgraded EcoBoost V6

    A four-speed transmission was once considered something of a luxury, but times have certainly changed. The 2017 Ford F-150 pickup truck will go on sale later this year with a 10-speed automatic, marking the first time a transmission with a double-digit number of gears will be sold in a mass-market vehicle. The new transmission …

  • Google, Fiat Chrysler team up on self-driving minivans

    By Bernie Woodall and Edward Taylor DETROIT/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV have agreed to work together to build a fleet of 100 self-driving minivans, marking …

    A Lexus version of a Google Self Driving car is shown in Moutain View

    By Bernie Woodall and Edward Taylor DETROIT/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV have agreed to work together to build a fleet of 100 self-driving minivans, marking the first time that a Silicon Valley firm has teamed up with a traditional carmaker to develop an autonomous vehicle. …

 
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