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F1: Verstappen's title on hold after Perez wins in Singapore

Oct. 02, 2022 15:00 PM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Max Verstappen's Formula One title celebrations were put on hold after the Red Bull driver placed seventh at a chaotic Singapore Grand Prix, won by his teammate Sergio Perez on Sunday. Perez's second win of the season saw him crossing the line 7.6 seconds ahead of...

Elliott: NASCAR's new Next Gen car a step backward in safety

Oct. 01, 2022 14:31 PM EDT

NASCAR's most popular driver said Saturday the sport has taken an unacceptable step backward in safety with its new Next Gen car, a rare public offering of opinion by Chase Elliott. NASCAR's top drivers essentially have turned into an angry mob as they head into Sunday's playoff race...

California tells auto insurers to disclose pandemic profits

Sep. 29, 2022 18:48 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s insurance commissioner on Thursday ordered nearly 50 auto insurers to provide detailed information about their claim costs during the pandemic, his latest attempt to compensate consumers he says were overcharged as traffic virtually disappeared when the...

Michigan Supreme Court takes major car insurance case

Sep. 29, 2022 16:35 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Supreme Court agreed Thursday to decide whether major changes in car insurance law apply to people who were catastrophically injured before summer 2019. The case is being closely watched by insurers, health-care providers and long-term victims of...

Edmunds: Hyundai Elantra N vs Volkswagen Golf GTI

Sep. 28, 2022 07:26 AM EDT

Hyundai is one of just a few automakers that offer sporty performance-oriented versions of its small cars, and one of its newest is the 2022 Elantra N. Based on the redesigned and sharply styled Elantra small sedan, the N has a high-output engine, a sport-tuned suspension, upgraded brakes and other...

Insurers say California's inaction threatens auto policies

Sep. 26, 2022 09:34 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Top U.S. insurance companies and associations say California is risking a crisis in the nation’s largest automobile insurance market by refusing to approve any rate increases for more than two years, since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. The...

Revamped Detroit auto show now also features new flying tech

Sep. 23, 2022 05:53 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit auto show has returned after a three-year absence with a roar. And a soar. Visitors to the prestigious North American International Auto Show, which kicked off last week, can lay eyes on the latest offerings from some of the world's biggest automakers, as...

Fed attacks inflation with another big hike and expects more

Sep. 21, 2022 16:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Intensifying its fight against high inflation, the Federal Reserve raised its key interest rate Wednesday by a substantial three-quarters of a point for a third straight time and signaled more large rate hikes to come — an aggressive pace that will heighten the risk of an...

How steep Fed rate hikes affect your finances

Sep. 21, 2022 14:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Mortgage rates have jumped, home sales have slumped and credit cards and auto loans have gotten pricier. Savings rates are slightly juicier, though. As the Federal Reserve has rapidly increased interest rates, many economists say they fear that a recession is...

Edmunds: The pros and cons of vehicle touchscreens

Sep. 21, 2022 06:24 AM EDT

There’s no denying the impact that smartphones and tablets have had on modern vehicles. Look into just about any new car and you’ll find a touchscreen and maybe even a bank of capacitive touch buttons that seek to approximate the function of mechanical buttons. The appeal is obvious: A cabin...