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Oil back above $50 a barrel

So much for even cheaper gas!

World oil prices have charged higher this week, breaking back above the psychological barrier of $50 a barrel for the first time since July.

U.S. crude futures were trading two percent higher at $50.50 early on Friday.



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VW HQ raided by German police

German police raided the headquarters of Volkswagen on Thursday as part of an investigation into the automaker's diesel emissions scandal.

State prosecutors and police searched Volkswagen's offices in Wolfsburg in a bid to secure documents and databas...


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VW chief: Scandal is 'hard to believe'

Volkswagen's U.S. boss blamed unnamed engineers at the company for the deceptive software that cheated emissions testing, and denied that anyone in senior management made a decision to break the law.

"This was not a corporate decision. To my best know...


AAA: 1/3 of Americans ignore maintenance

A recent AAA survey revealed 35% of drivers skipped or delayed service or repairs that were recommended by a mechanic or listed in the vehicle's factory maintenance manual.



EPA sizing up penalties for Volkswagen

The Volkswagen emissions cheating scandal is about to take center stage before lawmakers on Capitol Hill.

Michael Horn, the head of Volkswagen in the U.S., will field questions Thursday from lawmakers demanding answers.

A House committee will also hear...


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US inquires about ISIS use of Toyota

The U.S. Treasury is seeking information from Toyota about how ISIS has gotten hold of the automaker's trucks, which have been shown in the terror group's propaganda videos.

In a statement, Toyota said it is part of a broader U.S. Treasury inquiry loo...


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Volkswagen recall to begin in Jan.

Volkswagen plans to recall 11 million vehicles worldwide to fix the faulty emissions software.


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UAW reaches tentative agreement with Fiat Chrysler

The United Auto Workers union bargaining committee reached a tentative agreement with Fiat Chrysler on Wednesday. The last-minute deal, at least for now, averts a strike by 40,000 workers.

The agreement "addresses our members' principal concerns about...


Driving simulator for young drivers

A first-of-its-kind driving simulator offers young drivers a chance to test their skills before getting behind the wheel of a real car.


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Volkswagen CEO warns of huge cuts over scandal

Volkswagen will have to make massive savings to cope with the huge cost of its emissions cheating scandal.


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UAW strike at Fiat Chrysler would affect 40,000 workers

The United Auto Workers union is prepared to strike Fiat Chrysler at 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, the union told the automaker Tuesday.


Consumer Reports reveals car loan pitfalls

Car sales are expected to hit a record high this year. Many people are taking out 6 or 7 or even 8-year loans to keep their payments low. Consumer Reports shows why extended loans aren’t a good deal.