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Indy Officials Seek New Ways to Attract Fans

AUTO SHOWS | By Michael Marot | Thursday Jul 31, 2014
Indianapolis Motor Speedway president Doug Boles keeps looking for ways to fill seats. He has a full weekend of NASCAR and sports car races leading up to the Brickyard 400. He's kept motorcycles on the summer schedule at Indy and added races.

A worker assembles a vehicle on an assembly line at Ford factory in Chongqing, China.

US Companies Increasingly Fish for Growth Overseas

AUTO NEWS | By Michael Liedtke | Jul 30
Major U.S. companies are starting to reap their most rapid growth in fertile lands of opportunity far from home. Technology trendsetters and century-old companies such as Ford Motor Co. are hoping to make more money in countries including China and India.

Cops: Dealership Owner Beaten in Bad Car Deal Dies

TIPS & ADVICE | Jul 28
Police say a Rhode Island dealership owner who was struck with a two-by-four in a fight over a junk-car deal that went wrong has died. Providence police Maj. David A. Lapatin says I Buy Junk Cars owner Jonathan Stack died Saturday night.

2014 Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid

Accord's Latest is Most Fuel Efficient

VEHICLE SPOTLIGHT | By Ann M. Job | Jul 25
The 2014 Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid sedan doesn't amaze and daze with its mainstream looks, nice cloth seats and pleasant ride. Its "wow" factor is, simply, how few times a driver may need to stop at a gasoline station in a year.

An auto worker inspects finished SUVs coming off the assembly line at the General Motors auto plant in Arlington, Texas.

GM Profit 2Q Falls 85 Pct. on Recall Costs

AUTO NEWS | Jul 24
Recall expenses chopped $1.5 billion from General Motors' bottom line in the second quarter, as it added up the costs of repairs for nearly 30 million cars and set aside funds to compensate victims of small-car crashes.

2014 Land Rover LR4

LR4 is Updated for Fuel Efficiency

VEHICLE SPOTLIGHT | By Ann M. Job | Jul 23
Land Rover's capable and rugged LR4 mid-size sport utility vehicle is more fuel efficient for 2014 and has refreshed exterior front styling and new standard features such as rearview camera.

2014 Land Rover LR4

LR4 is Updated for Fuel Efficiency

VEHICLE SPOTLIGHT | By Ann M. Job | Jul 18
Land Rover's capable and rugged LR4 mid-size sport utility vehicle is more fuel efficient for 2014 and has refreshed exterior front styling and new standard features such as rearview camera.

Chinese Officials Will Buy More Electric Cars

AUTO NEWS | Jul 17
At least 30 percent of newly purchased government cars will be electric and other types of "new energy vehicles," China's official news agency reported Sunday, as the country attempts to tackle air pollution and encourage the electric car market.

A Chinese made vehicle passes in front of a mural of revolutionary hero Ernesto "Che" Guevara in Havana, Cuba.

Paltry Car Sales Seen as Sign of Cuba's Priorities

AUTO NEWS | By Andrea Rodriguez | Jul 16
Just steps from the Florida Straits, dozens of vehicles sit covered in grime and baking in the Caribbean sun. An elderly security guard slumps in a sleepy waiting area, and customers are nowhere to be seen.

Minor Injuries When People Rush from Car Show

AUTO SHOWS | Jul 15
About 10 people suffered minor injuries after a crowd began running to leave a car and bike show at the Georgia World Congress Center.

2014 Ford Fiesta sedan

Ford Wrings Mileage Out of Three-Cylinder Fiesta

VEHICLE SPOTLIGHT | By Ann M. Job | Jul 14
Added as an optional selection for Fiesta buyers during the model year, a new, three-cylinder, gasoline engine with turbocharger is so fuel thrifty, it makes the Fiesta the top gasoline-powered 2014 sedan in fuel mileage in the United States.