| Jan 22, 2014
| 10:30 AM
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...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 6:55 AM
(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...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 4:55 PM
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...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 6:00 AM
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...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 7:56 AM
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...
| Mar 22, 2014
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...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 10:30 AM
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...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 11:59 AM
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...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 5:00 AM
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...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 6:27 AM
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...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 6:27 PM
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...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 5:53 PM
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...