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Aug. US jobs data could drive Fed bond-buying move

WASHINGTON (AP) — Signs of improvement in the U.S. economy emerged this week, and the jobs report the government will issue Friday will show whether that strength is fueling consistent hiring gains. The August employment […]

09/05/2013

Scott Garberding, senior vice president of manufacturing for Chrysler Group LLC stands between a 1992 Grand Cherokee, right, and the automaker's 5,000,000th vehicle produced at the Jefferson North Assembly Plant in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

Automakers report sales up double-digits in August

DETROIT (AP) — The major U.S. and Japanese automakers all posted double-digit U.S. sales gains last month as car buyers snapped up pickup trucks and small cars to lead the industry toward its best month […]

09/04/2013

Lexus International Executive Vice President Mark Templin poses with a Lexus LF-CC concept car at a Lexus showroom in Tokyo, Aug. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)

Toyota freshens Lexus image to woo young

TOKYO (AP) — Toyota’s luxury brand Lexus is trying to shake off its stodgy image. So it’s opening a cafe. The special lounges, the first of which is opening next week in Tokyo’s fashionable Aoyama […]

08/23/2013

This Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010 file photo shows Jeffrey Uno, right, and his father, Peter Uno, the son and husband of Noriko Uno, seen in framed photo, after a news conference in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

First Toyota sudden acceleration case set to begin

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Noriko Uno was afraid of driving fast, often avoiding the freeway and taking the same route every day from her Upland home to and from her family’s sushi restaurant. She had […]

07/21/2013

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US investigates Honda minivans for air bag trouble

DETROIT (AP) — U.S. safety regulators have added about 320,000 older model Honda Odyssey minivans to a widening probe of faulty air bags that affects at least three automakers and more than 2 million vehicles. […]

06/10/2013

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Sporty new Corolla aimed at youthful buyers

DETROIT (AP) – The Toyota Corolla, an aging, stodgy but reliable economy car, is getting a radical new look. The world’s largest automaker rolled out a new version of the compact Thursday night at a […]

06/07/2013

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Calif. DA says Toyota to pay $16M settlement

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A $16 million settlement over the safety recall of Toyota vehicles that were at risk for unintended acceleration and braking issues was announced Friday by Orange County prosecutors and Toyota Motor Corp.

04/06/2013

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A look at top-selling US vehicles January

(AP) — Automakers said Friday that U.S. new car and trucks sales rose 14 percent to just over 1 million vehicles in January. Here were the top-selling cars and trucks for the month and the percent change in sales from January of 2012.

02/01/2013

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Toyota recalls vehicles for air bags, wipers

TOKYO (AP) – Toyota is recalling 907,000 vehicles, mostly Corolla models, around the world for faulty air bags and another 385,000 Lexus IS luxury cars for defective wipers.

01/30/2013

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Carmakers let app developers drive innovation

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Googling the nearest gas station, sending email from your smartphone, booking a table at a restaurant: all things you shouldn’t do while driving. But automakers are trying help you pull it off with both hands on the wheel and both eyes on the road.

01/10/2013

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L.A. Auto Show opens Friday at Convention Center

  LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The Los Angeles Auto Show begins its 10-day run at the Los Angeles Convention Center Friday, with more than 1,000 vehicles on display, highlighted by fuel-efficient, hybrid, electric and alternative […]

11/29/2012

Toyota on top in latest Consumer Reports survey (audio)

DETROIT (AP) – Japanese brands are the top performers in Consumer Reports’ annual rankings of vehicle reliability. The magazine says Toyota Motor Co.’s Scion, Lexus and Toyota brands took the top three spots. Mazda, Subaru […]

10/29/2012

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