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After 6 months of recall costs, GM making money again

General Motors is back making money again, after six months in which recall costs essentially wiped out its profit.

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Obese dummies key to preventing road deaths?

Car safety testing has come a long way since the days of dropping cadavers down unused elevator shafts in the 1930s.

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Mercedes parent unplugs its Tesla investment

Daimler AG announced Tuesday that it has sold its stake in Tesla for $780 million.

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GM ignition switch death toll climbs to 29

Claims of deaths and injuries tied to General Motors' faulty ignition switch continue to rise, and two more deaths have been linked to the problem.

The number of deaths has climbed by two and now stands at 29, according to numbers released by attorne...

Honda

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Stepped-up effort to replace exploding airbags

Federal safety regulators and Toyota Motor are stepping up efforts to get car owners to bring in cars whose airbags might explode, sending metal fragments into the driver and other passengers.

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Porsche rents Sistine Chapel for Pope's charity

For its fans, getting into a Porsche can be like a religious experience, but it's probably no substitute for getting into the Sistine Chapel.

For the first time ever, the Apostolic Palace in the Vatican -- one of the world's most celebrated example o...

Audi self-driving car

From Audi

Audi driverless car hits 140 mph

An Audi RS7 performance car reached 140 miles per hour on a racetrack Sunday -- with no one behind the wheel.

The RS7 Piloted Driving Concept successfully lapped the Hockenheimring racetrack in Germany at high speeds using only computers and sensors ...

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee

From Chrysler

One in every five U.S. cars recalled this year

There have been 52 million car and truck recalls in the United States so far this year.

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Toyota recalls another 1.75 million cars

Toyota has issued three new recalls covering more than 1.75 million vehicles, the latest in a string of safety setbacks for the automaker.

2015 Honda CR-V

From Honda

Honda CR-V named SUV of the Year

Motor Trend magazine has named the revamped 2015 Honda CR-V its SUV of the year, beating out 18 other all-new or redesigned SUVs.

The CR-V wasn't completely redesigned for 2015. But Honda made significant improvements that put it over the top, Motor T...

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee

From Chrysler

Chrysler recalls 184,000 SUVs with airbag problem

Fiat Chrysler is recalling 184,000 SUVs for a problem that could prevent the airbags from deploying.

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William Walker/CNN

Chrysler finally returns to US stock market

Columbus Day seems like a fitting debut for Fiat Chrysler on the New York Stock Exchange, don't you think? This is an Italian-American success story after all.

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