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  • The Latest: Christie says Amtrak fixes are what he sought
    The Latest: Christie says Amtrak fixes are what he sought

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he's satisfied with Amtrak's announcement that it is accelerating repair work at New York's Penn Station starting next month. Earlier this month, the term-limited Republican …

    The Latest: Christie says Amtrak fixes are what he sought

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he's satisfied with Amtrak's announcement that it is accelerating repair work at New York's Penn Station starting next month. Earlier this month, the term-limited Republican governor said the state would withhold payments to Amtrak until a study verified that the rails were in a state …

  • Hi-Power Cycles gives the Revolution M ebike a substantial revamp
    Hi-Power Cycles gives the Revolution M ebike a substantial revamp

    Hi-Power Cycles has unveiled an upgraded version of its Revolution M flagship ebike, increasing its range substantially, improving its handling on trails, and cutting 10 pounds of weight.

    Hi-Power Cycles gives the Revolution M ebike a substantial revamp

    Hi-Power Cycles has unveiled an upgraded version of its Revolution M flagship ebike, increasing its range substantially, improving its handling on trails, and cutting 10 pounds of weight.

  • United Airlines reaches settlement with David Dao after doctor was violently dragged off flight
    United Airlines reaches settlement with David Dao after doctor was violently dragged off flight

    United Airlines has a reached a settlement for an undisclosed sum with the passenger who was dragged from a Chicago flight earlier this month. Dr David Dao, a 69-year-old Vietnamese-American doctor, was …

    United Airlines reaches settlement with David Dao after doctor was violently dragged off flight

    United Airlines has a reached a settlement for an undisclosed sum with the passenger who was dragged from a Chicago flight earlier this month. Dr David Dao, a 69-year-old Vietnamese-American doctor, was taken to hospital after Chicago aviation police dragged him from the plane to make space for four crew members on the …

  • Ford 1Q profit down on recalls, lower sales, but tops Street

    Costly product recalls and lower sales took a bite out of Ford's first-quarter profit. Ford Motor Co.'s net income fell 35 per cent to $1.6 billion, or 40 cents per share, in the first quarter. Ford …

    Ford 1Q profit down on recalls, lower sales, but tops Street

    Costly product recalls and lower sales took a bite out of Ford's first-quarter profit. Ford Motor Co.'s net income fell 35 per cent to $1.6 billion, or 40 cents per share, in the first quarter. Ford earned a record pretax profit in the first quarter of 2016.

  • Toyota recalls 250K Tacoma pickups; rear wheels can lock up

    Toyota is recalling about 250,000 small pickup trucks mainly in North America because the rear wheels have the potential to lock up, causing drivers to lose control. Toyota says oil can leak from the …

    Toyota recalls 250K Tacoma pickups; rear wheels can lock up

    Toyota is recalling about 250,000 small pickup trucks mainly in North America because the rear wheels have the potential to lock up, causing drivers to lose control. Toyota says oil can leak from the rear differential. A differential allows the wheels to travel at different speeds while a vehicle is turning a corner.

  • Mazda MX-5 Miata RF: Open-air driving with structure

    Car shoppers looking for a Mazda Miata coupe have a new choice for 2017: the new Mazda MX-5 Miata RF, with a targa-looking, power hard top. The 2017 MX-5 RF — for Retractable Fastback — is the closest …

    Mazda MX-5 Miata RF: Open-air driving with structure

    Car shoppers looking for a Mazda Miata coupe have a new choice for 2017: the new Mazda MX-5 Miata RF, with a targa-looking, power hard top. The 2017 MX-5 RF — for Retractable Fastback — is the closest Mazda has come to a coupe version of its long-selling Miata roadster. The MX-5 RF also is quieter inside than a soft-top …

  • Train delays likely this summer over work at Penn Station

    Rail travellers who have endured major disruptions recently at the nation's busiest rail station are likely to see more delays this summer because New York's Penn Station is in dire need of repair work, …

    Train delays likely this summer over work at Penn Station

    Rail travellers who have endured major disruptions recently at the nation's busiest rail station are likely to see more delays this summer because New York's Penn Station is in dire need of repair work, Amtrak officials said Thursday. Work on tracks and signals will begin in May and continue through the summer, Amtrak …

  • How United selects passengers for involuntary bumping

    In a report issued Thursday about the April 9 dragging incident involving a passenger on an overcrowded United Express plane, United spelled out how it selects passengers for involuntary bumping. —Passengers …

    How United selects passengers for involuntary bumping

    In a report issued Thursday about the April 9 dragging incident involving a passenger on an overcrowded United Express plane, United spelled out how it selects passengers for involuntary bumping. —Passengers who paid the least for their ticket top the list for being bumped involuntarily. —Passengers who paid the same …

  • Think superyachts are impressive now? Check out these decked-out concepts

    As the superyacht market thrives, Boat International Media's bookazine, Futureyachts, showcases next-generation superyacht concepts. Thirteen concepts from major yacht designers show their directions …

    Think superyachts are impressive now? Check out these decked-out concepts

    As the superyacht market thrives, Boat International Media's bookazine, Futureyachts, showcases next-generation superyacht concepts. Thirteen concepts from major yacht designers show their directions past 2025.

  • Consumer Reports cuts Tesla ratings over automatic emergency braking

    The Tesla Model S and Model X lost points in Consumer Reports ratings due to the lack of standard autonomous emergency braking on newer cars. The feature was available on previous versions of both mod …

    Consumer Reports cuts Tesla ratings over automatic emergency braking

    The Tesla Model S and Model X lost points in Consumer Reports ratings due to the lack of standard autonomous emergency braking on newer cars. The feature was available on previous versions of both models.

  • Lufthansa plays down further M&A after first quarter profit since 2008

    By Victoria Bryan BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Lufthansa played down prospects of acquiring more airlines on Thursday and said it would work harder on costs after it swung to a first-quarter profit, …

    The tail of a Lufthansa airplane is seen outside a Lufthansa Technik maintenance hangar at Malta International Airport outside Valletta

    By Victoria Bryan BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Lufthansa played down prospects of acquiring more airlines on Thursday and said it would work harder on costs after it swung to a first-quarter profit, its first since 2008 in what is traditionally a weak quarter for airlines. With Alitalia reviewing its future after workers …

  • United passenger agrees to settlement over dragging incident

    David Dao's attorneys announce settlement with United Airlines, but terms were not disclosed

    United passenger agrees to settlement over dragging incident

    David Dao's attorneys announce settlement with United Airlines, but terms were not disclosed

  • Kia to invest $1.1 billion to build its first India factory

    Kia Motors Co. says it will invest $1.1 billion in India to build its first plant in the world's fifth-largest auto market. Kia said Friday that its factory in the state of Andhra Pradesh in India's southeast …

    Kia Motors Co. says it will invest $1.1 billion in India to build its first plant in the world's fifth-largest auto market. Kia said Friday that its factory in the state of Andhra Pradesh in India's southeast will be completed by late 2019 and produce up to 300,000 vehicles per year. Kia, South Korea's second-largest …

  • China, Europe pledge closer aviation ties ahead of landmark jet launch

    Chinese and European aviation regulators said on Thursday they will forge closer ties over aircraft manufacturing and certification as the global industry turns its eyes to China ahead of the maiden flight …

    A model of China's ARJ21 aircraft is seen at the CAAC - EASA Aviation Safety Conference in Shanghai

    Chinese and European aviation regulators said on Thursday they will forge closer ties over aircraft manufacturing and certification as the global industry turns its eyes to China ahead of the maiden flight of the Chinese-built C919 jet. The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) and European Aviation Safety Agency …

  • Britain's car plants hit 17-year production record 

    Figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders showed this was 7.3pc up on the same month last year, and takes first quarter production to 471,695, again the highest level since 2000 and up …

    Britain's car plants hit 17-year production record 

    Figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders showed this was 7.3pc up on the same month last year, and takes first quarter production to 471,695, again the highest level since 2000 and up 7.6pc on the same period in 2016. Export demand offset the UK dip, and in the quarter 77.9pc of cars built in Britain …

  • Grilling the guys behind the Lucid Air, the luxe EV that makes Teslas look tame

    Lucid Motors CTO Peter Rawlinson and design boss Derek Jenkins walk us through the Lucid Air electric car, and what they think makes this new, high-performance luxury sedan so disruptive.

    Grilling the guys behind the Lucid Air, the luxe EV that makes Teslas look tame

    Lucid Motors CTO Peter Rawlinson and design boss Derek Jenkins walk us through the Lucid Air electric car, and what they think makes this new, high-performance luxury sedan so disruptive.

  • Automakers to meet with U.S. transportation, EPA chiefs

    By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Major automakers are set to meet Thursday with the head of the U.S. Transportation Department and Environmental Protection Agency as the agencies begin a review …

    The logo of Volkswagen is seen during the 87th International Motor Show at Palexpo in Geneva

    By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Major automakers are set to meet Thursday with the head of the U.S. Transportation Department and Environmental Protection Agency as the agencies begin a review of federal fuel efficiency rules that are a major piece of the climate change policy enacted by the Obama administration. …

  • Everything you need to know about Waymo’s self-driving car project

    Waymo, an autonomous vehicle pioneering firm, has been making plenty of headlines lately. Owned by Google parent company Alphabet, Waymo is heavily invested into self-driving car research. Here's …

    Everything you need to know about Waymo’s self-driving car project

    Waymo, an autonomous vehicle pioneering firm, has been making plenty of headlines lately. Owned by Google parent company Alphabet, Waymo is heavily invested into self-driving car research. Here's everything you need to know.

  • Ford's China Sales Decline in March as Tax Cut Is Rolled Back

    Purchase tax increase eats into company’s small car sales

    Purchase tax increase eats into company’s small car sales

  • Fiat Chrysler may add more self-driving supplier partners - CEO

    By Agnieszka Flak and Paul Lienert MILAN/DETROIT (Reuters) - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles may seek more supplier partners to help it develop and build self-driving vehicles, Chief Executive Officer Sergio …

    A sign marks Clark Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram dealership in Methuen

    By Agnieszka Flak and Paul Lienert MILAN/DETROIT (Reuters) - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles may seek more supplier partners to help it develop and build self-driving vehicles, Chief Executive Officer Sergio Marchionne said on Wednesday. The Jeep and Ram brands are strong enough to exist as standalone entities outside FCA, …

 
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