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US Looking into Impala Air Bag Performance

By Tom Krisher | Aug 11
The U.S. government's highway safety agency is looking into air bag failures in some Chevrolet Impala full-size cars made by General Motors. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said it is informally checking out the problem.

Trial Begins in Train-Truck Crash that Killed 6

By Scott Sonner | Aug 7
Lawyers defending a Nevada trucking firm being sued for negligence in a fiery 2011 crash with an Amtrak train told jurors that Union Pacific Railroad officials manipulated or destroyed evidence that would have proved a malfunctioning crossing gate.

Top Selling Vehicles in the US in July

Aug 6
Automakers released July U.S. auto sales Friday. Here are the top selling vehicles, the number sold and the percent sales rose or fell compared with July 2013.

Companies meet with employment seekers during a job fair in Philadelphia.

Autos and Construction Fuel US Job Growth

Aug 5
Automakers helped drive hiring in July. In a month when auto plants usually shut down to retool for next year's models, the sector added a solid 14,600 jobs, according to the government's employment report.

GM Finance Subpoenaed Over Subprime Auto Loans

Aug 4
GM Finance says it has received a subpoena from the U.S. Department of Justice for documents related to subprime auto loans.

A worker assembles a vehicle on an assembly line at Ford factory in Chongqing, China.

US Companies Increasingly Fish for Growth Overseas

By Michael Liedtke | Jul 30
Major U.S. companies are starting to reap their most rapid growth in fertile lands of opportunity far from home. Technology trendsetters and century-old companies such as Ford Motor Co. are hoping to make more money in countries including China and India.

An auto worker inspects finished SUVs coming off the assembly line at the General Motors auto plant in Arlington, Texas.

GM Profit 2Q Falls 85 Pct. on Recall Costs

Jul 24
Recall expenses chopped $1.5 billion from General Motors' bottom line in the second quarter, as it added up the costs of repairs for nearly 30 million cars and set aside funds to compensate victims of small-car crashes.

Chinese Officials Will Buy More Electric Cars

Jul 17
At least 30 percent of newly purchased government cars will be electric and other types of "new energy vehicles," China's official news agency reported Sunday, as the country attempts to tackle air pollution and encourage the electric car market.

A Chinese made vehicle passes in front of a mural of revolutionary hero Ernesto "Che" Guevara in Havana, Cuba.

Paltry Car Sales Seen as Sign of Cuba's Priorities

By Andrea Rodriguez | Jul 16
Just steps from the Florida Straits, dozens of vehicles sit covered in grime and baking in the Caribbean sun. An elderly security guard slumps in a sleepy waiting area, and customers are nowhere to be seen.

GM to Recall 28,789 Saab Cars for Safety Defect

Jul 10
General Motors is recalling 28,789 Saab convertibles because the driver's seat belt retractor can break. The recall involves vehicles from the 2004-2011 model years.