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  • The Muppets Catch a Cheaper Ride to the Super Bowl with Toyota

    The Muppets have hitched a ride to the Super Bowl in a Toyota. In a partnership that shows that studios don't always have to spend $4 million on a 30-second ad during the Big Game to promote a movie, Disney has offered Kermit the Frog and his felt...
  • Most midsize SUVs fail tough U.S. crash tests

    Most midsize SUVs fail tough U.S. crash tests
    (Reuters) - Most of the midsize SUVs did not fare well in a new small overlap front-crash test conducted by an influential U.S. safety group, in yet another jolt to the industry already shaken by safety concerns. Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain from...
  • Toyota admits deceiving consumers; $1.2-billion penalty is record

    Toyota admits deceiving consumers; $1.2-billion penalty is record
    In a landmark settlement of criminal charges, Toyota Motor Corp. admitted deceiving regulators about deadly safety defects and agreed to pay $1.2 billion, the largest penalty ever imposed on an automaker. In the unprecedented deal with the U.S. Justice...
  • L.A. is a key destination for shooting Super Bowl ads

    L.A. is a key destination for shooting Super Bowl ads
    The project took five months of planning, 11 days to film and a specially rigged SUV to conceal six puppeteers. A crew of 100 people shot some scenes in Malibu, Pico Canyon, Stevenson Ranch, Playa del Rey and Universal City. This wasn't for a movie or...
  • Toyota admits misleading regulators, pays $1.2-billion federal fine

    Toyota admits misleading regulators, pays $1.2-billion federal fine
    Toyota Motor Corp. agreed to pay a $1.2-billion fine to settle a four-year federal criminal investigation into whether it properly reported safety complaints about the sudden acceleration of its vehicles to regulators. It is the largest penalty of its...
  • For the record

    Toyota settlement: An article in the March 21 Business section about a federal judge's ratification of a landmark settlement by Toyota Motor Corp. over safety defects attributed the following quote to U.S. Atty. Gen. Eric Holder: "The rules of evidence...
  • Oprah Winfrey To Tackle Inspirational Tour Backed By WME

    After years of using her talk show and recently-launched cable network to provide inspiration and guidance to fans, Oprah Winfrey will come out from behind the camera. Winfrey is marshaling her entire portfolio of media outlets - her magazine, her...
  • Tesla to install high-strength battery shields to reduce fire risk

    Tesla Motors Inc. has announced plans to reinforce the undercarriage of about 16,000 cars with high-strength shields to reduce the risk of damage from a crash starting a fire. Elon Musk, the electric car company’s chief executive, outlined the...
  • GM liability in fatal crash faces key test

    Margie Beskau would seem to have a strong lawsuit against General Motors for millions in damages. Eight years ago, her 15-year-old daughter, Amy Rademaker, died in a Chevrolet Cobalt — one of the cars the automaker has now admitted had a deadly...
  • Vehicle safety agency NHTSA underfunded, under fire

    Vehicle safety agency NHTSA underfunded, under fire
    WASHINGTON — The U.S. office responsible for monitoring safety defects in cars has had its budget stagnate and its staff cut by one-fifth from highs more than a decade ago, when Congress tried to strengthen it. While no one has connected cuts to...
  • Toyota sudden-acceleration settlement is ratified

    Toyota sudden-acceleration settlement is ratified
    NEW YORK — A federal judge ratified the landmark deal in the criminal prosecution of Toyota Motor Corp. over safety defects in its vehicles, but not without a tongue-lashing about the "reprehensible picture" of corporate misconduct the automaker...
  • Automobile recalls are on pace to break recent highs

    Automobile recalls are on pace to break recent highs
    Automakers are on a torrid recall pace this year. Car companies have recalled about 11 million vehicles in the U.S. so far this year. General Motors Co. has called back the most: 6 million, including more than 2 million for an ignition switch issue...