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Departing US road safety chief says agency has the people and knowhow to regulate high-tech vehicles

Departing US road safety chief says agency has the people and knowhow to regulate high-tech vehicles

DETROIT (AP) — In the past 15 months, no one has been more responsible for safety on the nation's roads than Ann Carlson.
Toyota chief apologizes for cheating on testing at group company - again

Toyota chief apologizes for cheating on testing at group company - again

TOKYO (AP) — Toyota chief Koji Sato apologized Monday to customers, suppliers and dealers for flawed testing at a group company, following a series of similar problems in recent years.
US safety agency closes probe into Dodge and Ram rotary gear shifters without seeking a recall

US safety agency closes probe into Dodge and Ram rotary gear shifters without seeking a recall

DETROIT (AP) — U.S. auto safety regulators will not seek a recall after a seven-year investigation into complaints alleging that Dodge and Ram vehicles can roll away after being shifted into park.
Toyota urges owners of old Corolla, Matrix and RAV4 models to park them until air bags are replaced

Toyota urges owners of old Corolla, Matrix and RAV4 models to park them until air bags are replaced

DETROIT (AP) — Toyota is telling the owners of about 50,000 older Corolla, Corolla Matrix and RAV4 models to stop driving them because their Takata air bag inflators are at risk of exploding and hurling shrapnel.
Stock market today: Wall Street holds steady ahead of a monster week

Stock market today: Wall Street holds steady ahead of a monster week

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are drifting at the start of a week where Wall Street’s most influential stocks will show whether the huge expectations built up for them are justified.

A Rolex seller meets up with a Facebook Marketplace thief. It goes all wrong from there

Massapequa Park, N.Y. (AP) — An $8,000 Facebook Marketplace deal has gone bad on Long Island, with a man who was selling a Rolex watch jumping onto the hood of the thief's car in a quixotic attempt to keep from being robbed.
US regulators close investigation into Ford Escape door latches and will not seek a recall

US regulators close investigation into Ford Escape door latches and will not seek a recall

DETROIT (AP) — U.S. auto safety regulators have closed an investigation into complaints that the doors on some Ford Escapes can open while the SUVs are being driven, without seeking a recall.
Uber Canada rolls out changes for drivers, couriers two years after deal with union

Uber Canada rolls out changes for drivers, couriers two years after deal with union

TORONTO — Uber Canada is making several changes aimed at offering drivers and couriers more transparency about their earnings and better protection when they’re on the road. The changes include a pilot rolling out later this year that will provide B.
Inflation slowed further in December as an economic 'soft landing' moves into sharper focus

Inflation slowed further in December as an economic 'soft landing' moves into sharper focus

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve’s preferred inflation gauge cooled further last month even as the economy kept growing briskly , a trend sure to be welcomed at the White House as President Joe Biden seeks re-election in a race that could pivot
China confirms the 2022 conviction of a British businessperson on espionage charges

China confirms the 2022 conviction of a British businessperson on espionage charges

BEIJING (AP) — Beijing confirmed Friday that a longtime British businessperson in China was sentenced to five years in prison in 2022 on an espionage charge. Ian J.