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Congress Passes 3-Month Highway, Transit Aid Patch

By Joan Lowy | Aug 3
Congress sent President Barack Obama a three-month bill to keep highway and transit money flowing to states, one day before the deadline for a cutoff of funds.

US Agency Denies Request for Fiat Chrysler Investigation

By Tom Krisher | Jul 30
U.S. auto safety regulators have rejected a request from an advocacy group to investigate power system failures in almost 5 million Fiat Chrysler vehicles that potentially could cause stalling and other problems.

Fiat Chrysler Settlement with Gov't Could Prove Costly

By Tom Krisher, Dee-Ann Durbin | Jul 29
Fiat Chrysler could be required to lay out hundreds of millions of dollars to get potentially defective Ram pickups and older Jeeps off the road under a deal with safety regulators to settle claims that the automaker mishandled nearly two dozen recalls.

Fiat Chrysler to Buy Back Defective Vehicles

Jul 29
As part of a record $105 million settlement, Fiat Chrysler has to buy back more than half a million pickup trucks and SUVs that have defective steering wheel parts.

Uber Debate Divides Democrats Over 'Sharing Economy,' GOP Moves In

By Nicholas Riccardi | Jul 28
The debate over ride-hailing firm Uber is laying bare divides in the Democratic Party and on the left about how to handle the new "sharing" economy. Republicans are hungry to exploit that ambivalence and make inroads into the wealthy tech sector.

Former Obama Adviser David Plouffe on Uber's Vision & Critics

Jul 23
The on-demand car app is taking to the airwaves in New York with a blunt message aimed at Mayor Bill de Blasio and the city's taxis.

35,000 Gallons of Oil Spills After Montana Train Derailment

By Matthew Brown, Matt Volz | Jul 22
Four tank cars leaked an estimated 35,000 gallons of oil after a train hauling fuel from North Dakota derailed in rural northeastern Montana, authorities said.

Google Self-Driving Car Involved in First Injury Accident

By Justin Pritchard | Jul 19
Google Inc. revealed Thursday that one of its self-driving car prototypes was involved in an injury accident for the first time.

GOP Bill would Undermine Auto, Rail Safety Regulations

By Joan Lowy, Tom Krisher | Jul 17
At a time of record auto recalls and high-profile train wrecks, Republicans are working on legislation to roll back safety regulation of the auto and railroad industries.

Honda Settles Discrimination Claims with Justice Department

By Amanda Lee Myers | Jul 16
Honda reached a settlement to resolve allegations that the company discriminated against minority car buyers by marking up interest rates on loans, a practice industry experts describe as common because of the discretion given to individual dealerships.

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