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Aug 3, 2016

Rawlings-Blake sees opportunity with Urban League conference in Baltimore

Baltimore’s hosting of the National Urban League’s annual conference will allow for long-term community development, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Wednesday. “There will be a lot of activity in the local economy,” Rawlings-Blake said during an opening press conference with Urban League officials at the Convention Center. “It’s the right time to be in Baltimore. The […]

Feb 2, 2015

Jury deliberations resume in case alleging Camry defect

Jurors are back in a Minneapolis courthouse deliberating a case that alleges the 1996 Toyota Camry had a design defect that caused a crash that killed three people in 2006.

Oct 27, 2014

Toyota again tops reliability ratings

Toyota continues its winning streak atop Consumer Reports’ annual reliability rankings.

Mar 19, 2014

Toyota settles U.S. fraud charge, pays $1.2B penalty

The government announced a $1.2 billion settlement with Toyota Motor Corp. on Wednesday and filed a criminal charge alleging the company defrauded consumers by issuing misleading statements about safety issues in Toyota and Lexus vehicles.

Jan 6, 2014

Toyota moves up date for hydrogen-powered cars

LAS VEGAS — Toyota said Monday that a hydrogen-powered vehicle that emits only water vapor as exhaust will go on sale in the U.S. in 2015, a year earlier than it promised just two months ago. The Japanese automaker made the announcement Monday at the International CES, the technology industry’s annual gadget show. The shift […]

Dec 13, 2013

Toyota to enter settlement negotiations

SANTA ANA, Calif. — After a four-year legal battle, Toyota is entering settlement talks on nearly 400 state and federal lawsuits that allege sudden unintended acceleration problems with its vehicles led to deaths and injuries. Joint motions filed late Thursday in U.S. District Court in Santa Ana and Los Angeles County Superior Court indicated both […]

Oct 28, 2013

Non-Japanese cars make Consumer Reports’ top 10 reliability list

DETROIT — Japan’s lock on Consumer Reports’ vehicle reliability rankings is starting to ease. Three Japanese brands — Lexus, Toyota and Acura — took the top spots in this year’s survey, and seven of the top 10 brands are Japanese. But three non-Japanese brands — Audi, Volvo and GMC — cracked the top 10. And […]

Oct 22, 2013

Hands off the wheel: Self-driving cars could save money, lives

WASHINGTON — In some ways, computers make ideal drivers: They don’t drink and then climb behind the wheel. They don’t do drugs, get distracted, fall asleep, run red lights or tailgate. And their reaction times are quicker. They do such a good job, in fact, that a new study says self-driving cars and trucks hold […]

Oct 1, 2013

GM, Toyota, VW sales stall in September

DETROIT — Sales fell at General Motors, Toyota and Volkswagen in September, an odd month that appears likely to snap a 27-month streak of gains for the U.S. auto industry. GM posted an 11 percent decline compared with a year ago as the company even reported falling sales of its redesigned full-size pickup trucks. Pickup […]

Sep 4, 2013

Automakers report sales up double-digits in August

DETROIT — The major U.S. and Japanese automakers all posted double-digit U.S. sales gains last month as car buyers snapped up pickup trucks and small cars to lead the industry toward its best month in six years. Honda reported the biggest gain with sales up almost 27 percent over August of last year. Toyota sales […]

Jul 26, 2013

Toyota top-selling automaker despite China slump

TOKYO — Toyota shrugged off China sales woes to stay the world’s top selling automaker for the first half of this year, outpacing U.S. rival General Motors Co., which boasted such bragging rights for seven decades until 2008. Toyota Motor Corp. sold 4.91 million cars and trucks around the world for the January-June period, down […]

Jun 3, 2013

Auto sales see big gains in May

DETROIT — Price cuts at Nissan and strong demand for pickup trucks helped U.S. auto sales rebound in May after a slight dip in April. General Motors reported its strongest monthly sales since September of 2008. Chrysler, Ford, and Toyota also reported increases. Nissan Motor Co. notched its highest May sales ever after cutting prices […]

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