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  • DETROIT— A certified pre-owned vehicle costs more than a regular used car, but it can give buyers some peace of mind in an often murky market. "If I want a car that hasn't been abused, this is one of the best ways to avoid all that guesswork," says Matt Jones, senior editor of consumer advice for the car shopping site Edmunds.com. U.S. certified pre-owned sales grew by 61...

  • DETROIT— Graco Children's Products is recalling more than 25,000 car seats because the harness webbing can break in a crash and may not keep children restrained. The recall affects certain My Ride 65 convertible seats with model numbers 1871689, 1908152, 1813074, 1872691, 1853478, 1877535, 1813015, and 1794334. Documents posted Wednesday by the National...

  • ROMULUS, Mich.— A $32 million maintenance hangar at Detroit Metropolitan Airport has opened as part of efforts to ensure safety among Spirit Airlines' fleet. Plans for the Spirit Airlines hangar at the airport in the Detroit suburb of Romulus were announced in 2015. It opened this month and Kirk Thornburg, vice president of technical operations, tells The Detroit...

  • WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump's proposal to slash food stamps by a third will be a hard sell in Congress, even as Republicans have tried repeatedly to scale back the program's $70 billion annual cost. Known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, the program now serves 44 million people and cost $70 billion last year.

  • WASHINGTON, May 23- The U.S. government filed a civil lawsuit on Tuesday accusing Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV of illegally using software to bypass emission controls in 104,000 diesel vehicles sold since 2014.. It said on Tuesday it was disappointed the Justice Department filed suit and would vigorously defend itself against claims "it engaged in any...

  • WASHINGTON, May 23- The U.S. government filed a civil lawsuit Tuesday accusing Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV of illegally using software to bypass emission controls in 104,000 diesel vehicles sold since 2014.. The U.S. Justice Department lawsuit, filed in U.S. It said Tuesday it was disappointed the Justice Department filed suit and would vigorously defend...

  • WASHINGTON, May 23- The U.S. government filed a civil lawsuit Tuesday accusing Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV of using software to bypass emission controls in 104,000 diesel vehicles sold since 2014.. The U.S. Justice Department lawsuit, filed in U.S. It said Tuesday it was disappointed the Justice Department filed suit and would vigorously defend itself...

  • WASHINGTON, May 23- The U.S. government has filed a civil lawsuit accusing Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV of using software to bypass emission controls in diesel vehicles. The U.S. Justice Department suit, filed in U.S. Reuters reported last week the Justice Department and EPA have obtained internal emails and other documents written in Italian that look at...

  • The 3- liter FCA diesels emit nitrogen oxide at a much higher rate than allowed under federal laws when on the road, the EPA said in a statement. The company failed to disclose the software during the process to become certified so the vehicles can be sold, according to the EPA. "Each of these vehicles differs materially from the specifications provided to EPA in the...

  • WASHINGTON, May 23- The U.S. government plans to file a civil lawsuit on Tuesday accusing Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV of using software to bypass emission controls in diesel vehicles, two sources briefed on the matter said. The U.S. Justice Department lawsuit, expected to be filed in Detroit, will say the Italian-American automaker placed undeclared "defeat...

  • May 23- Two proxy advisory firms threw their weight behind Land and Buildings Investment Management LLC on Tuesday, supporting the real estate-focused hedge fund in its effort to obtain two seats on the board of Taubman Centers Inc. Taubman, based in Bloomfield, Michigan, is a $3.7 billion U.S. mall operator that also has an Asia subsidiary. Proxy adviser...

  • The Borgata said MGM Resorts' "M life" program will replace the My Borgata Rewards program on June 7. He said the "timing couldn't be more ideal," with the recent opening MGM Resorts' new casino in Oxon Hill, Maryland, and another planned for next year in Springfield, Massachusetts. It will enable members to earn credits at 17 MGM properties in Las Vegas, Mississippi,...

  • WASHINGTON— The Latest on President Donald Trump's budget for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1:. President Donald Trump's $4.1 trillion budget plan is drawing rebukes, even from some Republican allies, for its politically unrealistic cuts to the social safety net and a broad swath of other domestic programs. Congressional Democrats are harshly criticizing...

  • DETROIT— If you want a car with 840 horsepower that can go from zero to 60 in 2.3 seconds, it'll cost you $84,995. But for $1, you get a crate of parts that set it up for the drag strip. The Demon's price includes a $1,700 federal gas-guzzler tax but does not include shipping.

  • Ford needs to communicate its strategies better so that people are aware of what the company is doing, says Karl Brauer of Kelley Blue Book.

  • Why Ford is replacing CEO Mark Fields

    Jamie Albertine of Consumer Edge Research says replacing Fields with Jim Hackett is a signal to investors on the direction Ford is heading.

  • Ford Motor Co. announced Monday that President and CEO Mark Fields was retiring from the company and will be replaced by Ford board member Jim Hackett. July 1, 2014: Ford President and CEO Alan Mulally retires. Mark Fields, who has been Ford's chief operating officer since 2012, becomes president and CEO.

  • WASHINGTON/ DEARBORN, Mich., May 22- Ford Motor Co abruptly named James Hackett as chief executive on Monday, responding to investors' growing unease about the U.S. automaker's slumping stock price and its ability to counter threats from longtime rivals and Silicon Valley. Ford Chairman Bill Ford Jr., whose family effectively controls the U.S.

  • WASHINGTON/ DEARBORN, Mich., May 22- Ford Motor Co abruptly named James Hackett as chief executive on Monday, responding to investors' growing unease about the U.S. automaker's slumping stock price and its ability to counter threats from longtime rivals and Silicon Valley. Ford, once the most financially secure of the' Big Three' Detroit automakers, and the only one...

  • Industrialist Henry Ford founded the Ford Motor company in 1903. A titan of industry, Henry Ford was the first to adapt assembly line techniques to the auto industry with the Model T, and for the first time brought car ownership into the realm of possibilities for middle-class Americans. Edsel Ford unexpectedly died in 1943, at the height of World War II, forcing...