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Edmunds Compares: 2024 Chevrolet Colorado vs. 2024 Toyota Tacoma

Having undergone a complete redesign last year, the 2024 Chevrolet Colorado proves how transformative the midsize pickup truck market has become.

Chocolates, flowers and procrastination. For many Americans, Valentines Day is a last-minute affair

In a classic “Saturday Night Live” sketch, a young man hands his girlfriend a Valentine’s Day gift: a bear dressed in a bee costume that he picked up at the drugstore. “When did you get this?” she asks with a strained smile.

Last-minute love: Many Americans procrastinate when it comes to Valentine's gifts

In a classic “Saturday Night Live” sketch, a young man hands his girlfriend a Valentine’s Day gift: a bear dressed in a bee costume that he picked up at the drugstore. “When did you get this?” she asks with a strained smile.

2 suspected gang members arrested after 4 killed in Los Angeles-area shootings

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two suspected gang members were arrested in connection with a series of shootings in the Los Angeles area that killed four people, including a 14-year-old boy, authorities said Tuesday.
Auto parts company Magna International announces share buyback plan

Auto parts company Magna International announces share buyback plan

TORONTO — Magna International Inc. says it may buy back up to 300,000 of its common shares under its normal course issuer bid over the coming year. The auto parts company says the bid will start on Thursday and will end no later than Feb. 14, 2025.
Scandal-mired Toyota group automaker Daihatsu reshuffles leadership

Scandal-mired Toyota group automaker Daihatsu reshuffles leadership

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese automaker Daihatsu on Tuesday named a veteran at its parent company Toyota to replace its president as it tries to repair the damage from a scandal over cheating on vehicle safety tests. The troubles at Daihatsu Motor Co.

New Mexico Senate endorses budget bill emphasizing savings during oil sector windfall

SANTA FE, N.M.

Editorial Roundup: United States

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Feb. 6 The Washington Post on AM radio Contrary to the popular refrain, video never really did kill the radio star. Electric vehicles, however, might do the job.
Higher price tag, repair costs could drive up insurance premiums for EVs, report says

Higher price tag, repair costs could drive up insurance premiums for EVs, report says

TORONTO — Drivers may see higher premiums for their electric vehicles as the insurance industry adjusts to the shift from gas-powered cars to electric alternatives, a new report suggests.
US closes 7-year probe into Ford Fusion power steering failures without seeking further recalls

US closes 7-year probe into Ford Fusion power steering failures without seeking further recalls

U.S. auto safety regulators have closed a seven-year investigation into complaints about power-assisted steering failures in Ford Fusions without seeking additional recalls.