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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 6, 2004 | Gregory W. Griggs, Times Staff Writer
Citing environmental considerations and inclement weather, Caltrans officials said Monday that replacement of the Ventura Freeway's Santa Clara River bridge is expected to be delayed until 2007. Work on the massive $112-million bridge and road-widening project, which includes a redesign of the Ventura Freeway and Oxnard Boulevard interchange, was to be completed in 2006. Officials also said the interchange portion of the project could be finished ahead of schedule.
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BUSINESS
December 17, 2010 | By Jerry Hirsch, Los Angeles Times
Federal safety regulators have opened an investigation into steering problems with the Saturn Ion. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said it has received 633 complaints alleging sudden loss of power assist to the steering in Saturn Ion vehicles from the 2004-2007 model years. About a third of the complaints to NHTSA were filed in the last six months. The cars were manufactured and sold by General Motors Co. but the automaker scuttled the brand and closed its operations last year as part of its bankruptcy reorganization.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 4, 2012 | By Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times
A man who escaped a Florida prison in 1977 only to be recaptured three decades later in the Inland Empire is now suspected of killing at least four women in Southern California during his years on the run. Larry D. Hubbard was arrested by Ontario police on an outstanding Florida escape warrant in May 2007, and died following an attempted suicide after he was returned to Florida. But Los Angeles cold case homicide detectives say they have now linked Hubbard through DNA testing and other evidence to the slayings of four women, each found strangled and abandoned in open fields.
BUSINESS
June 5, 2010 | By Jerry Hirsch, Los Angeles Times
The speed with which Chrysler Group recalled 25,000 Dodge Caliber and Jeep Compass vehicles demonstrated how wary automakers have become of repeating the public relations debacle experienced by Toyota Motor Corp. over a series of large recalls and quality issues, analysts said. The recall, announced Friday, of the 2007 model-year vehicles follows a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration probe into problems that surfaced in late April after federal safety officials received five complaints of binding or sticky gas pedals.
BUSINESS
March 14, 2010 | By Carol J. Williams
On a summer day in 1911, Donald MacPherson was driving his Buick runabout to Sarasota Springs, N.Y., when the wooden spokes snapped on a rear wheel, flipping the open car and trapping him under the rear axle. MacPherson suffered a badly lacerated eye and a broken wrist so painful he couldn't grip the tools he needed to ply his craft as a stone cutter. He sued Buick Motor Co., alleging negligence in failing to ensure the wheel was roadworthy. In what would become a landmark ruling in product liability law, the New York Court of Appeals in 1916 awarded MacPherson $5,025 in compensation -- about $115,000 in today's dollars -- and established the automaker's "duty of care" to ensure customers are sold a safe product.
BUSINESS
August 29, 2007 | From the Associated Press
washington -- Many new sport utility vehicles, equipped with anti-rollover technology, are less of a risk for rollover crashes than their predecessors, the government said Tuesday. Rollover ratings issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for 2007 model year vehicles show SUVs making progress over older vehicles. The ratings give consumers information on the likelihood of rollovers, which kill more than 10,000 motorists a year in the U.S.
BUSINESS
April 2, 2008 | From Times Wire Services
Amgen Inc. Chief Executive Kevin Sharer's compensation fell sharply to $13.2 million in 2007, a year when shares in the world's largest biotechnology company plunged amid government warnings about its leading drugs. Sharer's pay dropped nearly 29% from his total 2006 compensation of $18.6 million, according to figures in an Amgen filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
BUSINESS
January 29, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
Toyota Motor Corp. said it would recall almost 1.3 million vehicles worldwide because of a defect that could cause a foam pad near the seat belt to ignite during collisions. The Japanese automaker said the recall included 134,900 2006 and 2007 model-year Yaris subcompacts sold in the U.S. Toyota Motor Sales USA said it was working with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to recall the vehicles.
BUSINESS
March 16, 2007 | From Reuters
General Motors Corp. said it would offer no-interest loans for a period of three years and $1,000 cash rebates on many 2006 and 2007 model-year vehicles. The automaker's new Silverado pickup trucks are included in the incentive program, which runs through April 3. GM, which swung to a profit in the fourth quarter, saw U.S. sales increase nearly 4% in February. The automaker said it had reduced incentives too much in January, leading to a 20% decline in U.S. sales.
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