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  • Honda introduces self-driving car Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 4:08 PM ET

    DETROIT— Honda shared its vision of the hands-free highway commute Tuesday, a car that can safely drive itself on the freeway while the driver's hands are off the wheel. While the car is just a prototype, Honda says the technology could start appearing on Honda cars in 2020 and beyond.

  • NEW YORK/ WILMINGTON, DELAWARE, Sept 9- Puerto Rico's indebted power authority better get used to some tough love from its new chief restructuring officer, Lisa Donahue, who has earned a reputation for decisiveness, hard work and a cold-blooded devotion to cutting costs.

  • DETROIT, Sept 9- Detroit reached a deal with three Michigan counties over regional water and sewer services that could drop the counties as objectors to the city's plan to adjust its debt and exit bankruptcy, officials announced on Tuesday.

  • Delphi also said Praxair Inc executive Mark Murphy would join the company in October, succeeding Clark as CFO. Delphi started out as a subsidiary of General Motors Co before being spun off in 1999, but continues to be closely associated with the Detroit automaker.

  • Deal reached to overhaul Detroit water agency Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 10:45 AM ET

    DETROIT— The Detroit water department would be turned into a regional agency with a 10- year limit on annual rate increases and an infusion of millions of dollars from the suburbs, under a deal the mayor and other officials announced Tuesday.

  • Sept 9- Auto parts maker Delphi Automotive Plc said Chief Executive Officer Rodney O'Neal would retire in March and that Chief Financial Officer Kevin Clark would succeed him. Delphi also said Praxair Inc executive Mark Murphy would join the company in October, succeeding Clark as CFO.

  • Delphi CEO O'Neal to retire next year Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 9:48 AM ET

    DETROIT— Auto parts maker Delphi Automotive says CEO Rodney O'Neal will retire on March 1 of next year. The company says O'Neal will stay on as an adviser through 2015. Chief Financial Officer Kevin Clark will become chief operating officer Oct. 1 and succeed O'Neal as CEO next year.

  • Complaint leads to probe of minivan stalling issue Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 9:15 AM ET

    DETROIT— A man's complaint that his Chrysler minivan stalled unexpectedly after refueling has brought an inquiry from U.S. safety regulators.

  • How to handle an auto recall if parts aren't ready Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 9:00 AM ET

    DETROIT— In July, two scary notices arrived in Amaris McGee's mailbox. They came from General Motors, and each told her the gray 2005 Chevy Malibu she drives to work every day is being recalled for safety problems. Like millions of others caught in GM's massive recall crisis, the 25- year-old corporate chef in Dallas can't afford to rent or buy another car.

  • Letting your car find a spot and park itself Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 3:01 AM ET

    DETROIT— With a thumb swipe on a smartphone, your car one day will be able to drive into a parking deck, find an open spot and back into a space— all by itself. Technology being honed by French auto parts maker Valeo uses a dozen ultrasonic sound-wave sensors, 360- degree cameras and a laser scanner to safely park within a few centimeters of other vehicles.

  • The supplemental report adds $3 million in fees and nearly $83,000 in expenses billed in March by Jones Day, the former law firm of Detroit's state-appointed emergency manager, Kevyn Orr. The addition of the March numbers brings Jones Day's total billing from July 2013 to March 2014 to $25.1 million in fees and $1 million in expenses.

  • DETROIT, Sept 8- Detroit relies on antiquated and dilapidated information technology for basic city administration, which puts citizens' safety at risk, makes simple administrative tasks impossible, and creates opportunities for security breaches, the city's information officer testified at a bankruptcy hearing on Monday.

  • Detroit bankruptcy trial turns to poor technology Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 4:02 AM ET

    DETROIT— Detroit's computer system is "beyond fundamentally broken" and years behind the latest software, the city's new technology chief told a bankruptcy judge Monday. Beth Niblock said she turned down the job twice before agreeing to move to Detroit from Louisville, Kentucky, at the urging of new Mayor Mike Duggan.

  • AAA Michigan: Gas prices rise 2 cents in past week Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 2:00 AM ET

    DEARBORN, Mich.— AAA Michigan says gasoline prices in the state rose about 2 cents in the last week. Dearborn- based AAA Michigan surveys fuel costs at 2,800 Michigan gas stations daily. It says the cheapest price was $3.42 a gallon in the Traverse City area, and the most expensive was $3.68 in the Jackson area.

  • GM to offer car that will almost drive itself Sunday, 7 Sep 2014 | 5:17 PM ET

    DETROIT— Cars that can talk to each other and almost drive themselves at freeway speeds are just two years away from the showroom, according to General Motors executives. The announcements were made Sunday at the opening of the Intelligent Transportation Society World Congress being held in Detroit this week.

  • DETROIT, Sept 7- General Motors Co will introduce in two years its first car that can communicate with other vehicles to help avoid accidents and ease traffic congestion, Chief Executive Mary Barra said on Sunday. Meanwhile, Internet search company Google Inc is working to develop fully autonomous vehicles.

  • DETROIT, Sept 5- Detroit could not afford to undertake a series of necessary improvements without a court-approved plan to shed a chunk of its debt, a city consultant testified on Friday at a U.S. Bankruptcy Court hearing.

  • DETROIT, Sept 5- Detroit could not afford to undertake a series of necessary improvements without a court-approved plan to shed a chunk of its debt, a city consultant testified on Friday at a U.S. Bankruptcy Court hearing.

  • GM wins dismissal of lawsuit over its IPO Friday, 5 Sep 2014 | 12:17 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Sept 5- General Motors Co has won dismissal of a shareholder lawsuit accusing it of padding sales around the time of its November 2010 initial public offering by quietly unloading vehicle inventory on its dealers.

  • DETROIT, Sept 5- A group of companies, including several large automakers, have joined a public-private research initiative to lay the groundwork for a system that wirelessly connects vehicles and helps smooth the flow of traffic, the University on Michigan said on Friday.