January 29, 2014 |
The newly merged Chrysler and Fiat auto companies reported profitable fourth quarters Wednesday and announced a series of transactions that will combine control of the carmakers into a Netherlands-based holding company. The creation of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles -- the name of the combined company -- demonstrates the increasingly global nature of the auto business. While the headquarters, essentially the administrative function of the business -- will be based in the Netherlands, shares of the automaker will trade on the New York Stock Exchange.
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January 18, 2014 |
As crazy as it sounds, you may one day get into your car and head to the coffee shop, to work, to the gym or the beach without ever putting your foot on the brake or the gas pedal. No, you're not going to have a chauffeur. Your car is going to drive itself. Impossible? Not at all. The design and production of self-driving cars has already begun. Google has a fleet of them cruising Bay Area roads, and in 2012 the company ran a demonstration in which a local resident got behind the wheel of a Prius, went to lunch and picked up his dry cleaning without having to touch the controls.
November 26, 2013 |
Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Nov. 24 - 30, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies SERIES The X Factor In this performance episode, the acts perform with a live band. 8 p.m. Fox Saturday Night Live This special episode airing in prime time is a compilation of memorable bits on the themes of Thanksgiving in particular and family gatherings in general.
November 17, 2013 |
Opinions about Mercury General Corp. often depend on whether they're coming from investors or consumers. The Los Angeles automobile and homeowner insurance company has been at the center of repeated attempts to amend California's landmark Proposition 103, which made automobile insurance a more regulated industry. For more than a decade, Mercury's founder and chairman, George Joseph, has clashed repeatedly with consumer advocate Harvey Rosenfield, author of the landmark proposition, before the California Department of Insurance, the courts, the Legislature and on the ballot.
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September 28, 2013 |
Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck on Friday evening quietly rescinded the department's car impound policy, a controversial set of rules Beck put in place last year to be more lenient on immigrants in the country illegally, but which had come under fire from his own officers and a judge who found the policy violated state law. The surprise move marked a stark reversal for Beck, who just days earlier had reiterated in an interview with the Los...
May 23, 2013 |
About 1 million customers of the Automobile Club of Southern California will get an average $65 reduction in their annual car insurance bills, the auto club and the state Insurance Department announced. The total rate cut for all motorists came to $70 million, or 4.1%, for policies that start or renew after July 1. It was the fourth such reduction in the last nine years that collectively saved policyholders more than $380 million, Auto Club Chief Executive Robert T. Bouttier said Wednesday.