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  • Robert Shogan dies at 83; Times' Washington political correspondent

     Robert Shogan dies at 83; Times' Washington political correspondent
    Robert Shogan, a former Los Angeles Times national political correspondent who covered Washington for more than 30 years and wrote more than a dozen books on topics as diverse as the New Deal, violence in West Virginia's coal fields and the nature of...
  • Warren Buffett says Detroit ripe for investors, including himself

    Warren Buffett says Detroit ripe for investors, including himself
    The Oracle of Omaha said Wednesday he'd be willing to invest in Detroit if he found a suitable company. Warren Buffett was on hand at a Goldman Sachs Group Inc. event to announce a program that will provide up to $15 million in loans to small business...
  • No, we don't have a right to pry into the private lives of celebrities

    What do we, the public, have the right to know about celebrities? This past week, Prince Fielder, the Tigers' superstar, was defended by a teammate, Torii Hunter, during a radio interview. Hunter suggested that Fielder, who has struggled at the plate,...
  • Original gearhead's start-stop quiz is pass-fail

    Original gearhead's start-stop quiz is pass-fail
    My old man loves cars. He doesn’t like technology. A tried and true gearhead who tinkers with his ’68 Ford Mustang while dreaming of carburetors and cubic inch displacement, he is an internal combustion engine (I.C.E.) guy living in an...
  • Corolla tries to catch up with younger buyers

    Corolla tries to catch up with younger buyers
    Toyota has sold 40 million Corollas, but the company is neither satisfied nor comfortable. Looking over its shoulder at stylish challengers like the Honda Civic, Hyundai Elantra and Ford Focus, Toyota set out to broaden the Corolla's appeal for 2014. The...
  • 2014 Chevrolet Silverado: GM sets new benchmarks for fuel economy, towing, looks

    2014 Chevrolet Silverado: GM sets new benchmarks for fuel economy, towing, looks
    It's hard not to feel like a possum about to go SPLAT! when you stand in front of the grille of the new 2014 Chevrolet Silverado. The full-size pickup has that kind of visual, um, impact. Plenty of competing pickups will share the flat possum's pain...
  • Time to cross over, Cadillac

    Time to cross over, Cadillac
    Dozens of promising and intriguing vehicles debuted at the Frankfurt, Germany, auto show in September. One should have been there, but wasn't. Where is Cadillac's small crossover SUV, its sporty and efficient little competitor for new models like the BMW...
  • Ex-Detroit Mayor Kilpatrick: 'I really, really, really messed up'

    Ex-Detroit Mayor Kilpatrick: 'I really, really, really messed up'
    Former Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, who turned Detroit into his personal wallet, was sentenced Monday to 28 years in prison for corruption in the city that has become the modern face of municipal bankruptcy. The city’s chief executive from 2002 to...
  • Lincoln MKZ hybrid achieves balance of features, price

    Lincoln MKZ hybrid achieves balance of features, price
    Call me Goldilocks. Keep your hands to yourself, sailor. This ain't Fleet Week. It's the week I drove the 2013 Lincoln MKZ hybrid luxury sedan. The MKZ hybrid's fuel economy, technology, features and price are just right. It's the car to beat for...
  • GM's new vehicles dominate short list of award contenders

    GM's new vehicles dominate short list of award contenders
    It's early October, but that's not too soon to say this has been a very good year for General Motors. All six of the new vehicles GM has introduced so far in 2013 made the short list of contenders for the 2014 North American Car and Truck/Utility Awards....
  • 2014 Stingray brings back memories as Chevy launches next generation

    2014 Stingray brings back memories as Chevy launches next generation
    The Chevrolet Corvette was anything but a performance car when the first one rolled out of a GM factory in 1953, recalls Werner Meier, owner of Masterworks Automotive Services in Madison Heights, Mich., a restoration shop that specializes in Corvettes....
  • Detroit's decline didn't have to happen

    U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes has ruled that Detroit, Mich., may seek to protect itself from its creditors under Chapter 9 municipal bankruptcy protection, thus making this once proud city the largest municipality in American history to go bust....