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Mississippi mayor and wife indicted on federal fraud charges

Jul. 10, 2020 2:36 PM EDT

MOSS POINT, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi mayor and his wife have been indicted on federal fraud charges after prosecutors said the couple raised money for mental health programs in schools but spent it on themselves for expenses that included car payments and the purchase of a pet dog. Federal and state...

EU court: diesel customers can sue VW where they bought cars

Jul. 9, 2020 4:42 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The European Union's highest court ruled Thursday that buyers of Volkswagen cars fitted with software installed to cheat diesel emissions tests can sue the automaker in the country where they bought the car rather than seeking damages in Germany. The European Court of Justice was asked to...

FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2020 file photo a long row of unsold Charger sedans sits at a Dodge dealership in Littleton, Colo. Certified pre-owned vehicles present a great opportunity for used-car shoppers now.  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Edmunds: Now is time to shop for certified pre-owned vehicle

Jul. 8, 2020 6:00 AM EDT

Used cars have historically been a smart alternative for those in need of transportation during an economic downturn. They don’t depreciate as much as new cars and are less likely to overburden a buyer with a large loan at a time of uncertainty. Over the past four years, inventory of vehicles returned to...

FILE - In this June 10, 2020 file photo, Jovita Carranza, Administrator of the Small Business Administration, testifies during a Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship hearing to examine implementation of Title I of the CARES Act, on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Treasury Department said it is releasing on Monday, July 6 the names of more than 700,000 companies that received funds from the government’s small business lending program, a massive effort intended to support the economy as states shut down in April to contain the viral outbreak.  (Kevin Dietsch/Pool via AP, File)

The Latest: Financial firms among big relief fund recipients

Jul. 6, 2020 5:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Treasury decision to identify hundreds of thousands of businesses that received funding through the Paycheck Protection Program, created to preserve jobs at smaller businesses during the coronavirus pandemic: ___ The financial services industry received roughly $27 billion...

State Farm plans another car insurance rate cut in Louisiana

Jul. 6, 2020 4:25 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's largest auto insurer is slashing its rates again, as fewer drivers are on the road because of the coronavirus outbreak. State Farm, which covers nearly one-third of the private passenger car insurance market, will cut its auto rates in the state by 9.6%, a move approved...

This photo provided by Ford Motor Co. shows a 1967 Ford Bronco T67-515. Ford is reviving the Bronco SUV brand in an effort to cash in on the rugged U.S. off-road vehicle market now owned by Jeep. Ford believes the Bronco name will evoke good memories from its off-road heritage during a three-decade run that ended in 1996. (Courtesy of Ford Motor Co. via AP)

Ford revives Bronco brand, aims at Jeep's big off-road sales

Jul. 6, 2020 9:27 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — When it comes to rugged vehicles that go off the road, over rocks and into the mud to experience nature, Jeep for years has cornered the U.S. market. Now Ford is reviving the Bronco brand name in an effort to take a slice. Later this month the company will introduce two new off-road...

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas of Finland poses with his trophy and a bottle of champagne after winning the Austrian Formula One Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring racetrack in Spielberg, Austria, Sunday, July 5, 2020. (Mark Thompson/Pool via AP)

Bottas shows he can handle pressure in winning Austrian GP

Jul. 5, 2020 2:25 PM EDT

SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — Valtteri Bottas insisted before the season-opening Austrian Grand Prix on Sunday that he has what it takes to win the Formula One world championship. That’s a tall order with six-time F1 champion Lewis Hamilton as his teammate at Mercedes. Especially as Hamilton needs one...

This photo provided by Ford shows the 2020 Ford Fusion, a well-rounded midsize sedan with considerable Fourth of July discounts. It offers great value given its size and healthy features list. (Courtesy of Ford Motor Co. via AP)

Edmunds: 4th of July deals less generous but still solid

Jul. 1, 2020 6:00 AM EDT

With summer in full swing, we typically see car dealerships heavily discounting excess inventory for the Fourth of July holiday. But the novel coronavirus and its effects make this year different than most. Demand for new cars has rebounded over the last couple of months but vehicle production lines have not yet...

The Citroen e-C4 all electric hatchback is display during a media presentation in Paris, Tuesday, June 30, 2020. PSA Group's Citroen Brand is showing off a new version of its C4 compact hatchback, a model that will be key to the company's sales prospects as it faces a highly competitive European car market that faces severe headwinds from the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

Citroen unveils new hatchback as virus pushes event online

Jun. 30, 2020 4:59 PM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — PSA Group unveiled one of its most important new models Tuesday with 20 people physically present and 2,600 watching online - a marketing configuration that the coronavirus seems likely to accelerate across the industry now that next year's Geneva auto show was cancelled. The...

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Jun. 29, 2020 10:01 AM EDT

The Detroit News. June 23, 2020. Whitmer must answer for nursing home policy Evidence that Gov. Gretchen Whitmer was warned early on that her COVID-19 nursing home policy would put residents at risk lends support for much more transparency from the governor. The Detroit News reports that in the opening days of...