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Unable to afford retirement, Tampa Bay seniors turn to Uber

Jan. 15, 2022 03:11 AM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Donna Durham spent her life in motion. A career truck driver, she found herself craving the open road when she retired, and missed camaraderie with others. But there’s another reason she became a driver for Uber. “I needed the extra...

Ex-Insurance Commissioner Goodwin is NC's next DMV chief

Jan. 14, 2022 17:51 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Wayne Goodwin, a longtime leader in North Carolina government and state Democratic Party politics, was named the next Division of Motor Vehicles commissioner on Friday. Goodwin, the elected state insurance commissioner from 2009 to 2017 and a former state...

Edmunds: Shopping for a car this year will not be the same

Jan. 12, 2022 06:18 AM EST

2021 was an unusual year for the automotive industry. While customer demand for new cars rebounded from the economic uncertainty of 2020, automakers found themselves unable to meet that demand because of semiconductor chip shortages and supply chain problems. So what should car shoppers expect for...

Ford Maverick, Bronco win truck, utility of the year awards

Jan. 11, 2022 12:48 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — For the second year in a row, vehicles from Ford Motor Co. took two of the three North American Car, Truck and Utility of the Year awards. The company's Maverick compact pickup won truck of the year, while its Bronco off-road SUV earned the utility of the year....

Grand Theft Auto maker buys FarmVille company in $12.7B deal

Jan. 10, 2022 09:08 AM EST

Take-Two Interactive, maker of “Grand Theft Auto” and “Red Dead Redemption,” is buying Zynga, maker of “FarmVille” and “Words With Friends,” in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $12.7 billion. The acquisition announced Monday would wed a powerhouse in console...

Indiana's Studebaker museum to restore ‘Muppet Movie’ car

Jan. 08, 2022 00:20 AM EST

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The Studebaker National Museum harbors a bullet-nosed car that Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem — that woolly-headed band of textile rockers in “The Muppet Movie” — once gave a psychedelic paint job. In the 1979 film, Fozzie Bear drives off in his...

New GM electric truck faces competition and skeptical buyers

Jan. 05, 2022 14:57 PM EST

PITTSFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — The competition among U.S. automakers for a still-small pool of consumers seeking electric vehicles is quickly intensifying. General Motors, normally the top-selling U.S. automaker, officially unveiled the Chevrolet Silverado EV Wednesday with a...

$29,000 for an average used car? Would-be buyers are aghast

Jan. 03, 2022 15:33 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A couple of months ago, a woman paid a visit to Jeff Schrier's used car lot in Omaha, Nebraska. She was on a tight budget, she said, and was desperate for a vehicle to commute to work. She was shown three cars priced at her limit, roughly $7,500. Schrier said the...

Police: Minivan hit deer before crash that killed girl

Dec. 29, 2021 10:47 AM EST

FABER, Va. (AP) — A deer strike on a Virginia highway led to a Christmas Eve crash that killed an 8-year-old North Carolina girl and injured two other children, state police said. Virginia State Police said the crash occurred Saturday on U.S. 29 in Nelson County after a northbound...

Edmunds: Understanding new car trim levels and options

Dec. 29, 2021 07:21 AM EST

A key part of the car buying process is familiarizing yourself with some of the key terms you’ll encounter on automaker websites or on the dealership lot. You want to ensure that you’re getting the right features in your new vehicle. But if you’re new to buying cars or aren’t familiar with...