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Audi 6: Another winner in long line of success

We have always maintained the product is king in the car business, and automakers turning out the best products have the best chance of winning. Audi has certainly been a good example of that rule of thumb in recent years producing a stable of outstanding new vehicles with names like R8, TT, A3, A4, A7, A8, Q7 and the market has rewarded Audi with significant sales increases. The most recent addition to that first-rate lineup is the new mid-level A6 sedan.

March 07, 2012 | By BARBARA & BILL SCHAFFER Auto Digest | BUSINESS

San Francisco loaded with family attractions

While San Francisco sometimes likes to tweak the more conservative parts of the country with local politicians' unusual views on the military and the city's edgy reputation on social issues, this venerable and beautiful city has a surprising package to offer vacationing families.

March 07, 2012 | By CARY ORDWAY | BUSINESS

Austerity brings smaller cars to Geneva auto show

GENEVA (AP) - Automakers are thinking small - in size, not ambition.

March 07, 2012 | | BUSINESS

Automakers show off unique designs at Geneva

GENEVA (AP) - Some people go to auto shows because they're looking to buy a new car.

March 07, 2012 | | BUSINESS

More natural gas vehicles hitting the market

DETROIT (AP) - More natural gas-powered vehicles will hit the market soon, as rising gasoline prices, booming natural gas production and proposed tax credits make them a more attractive option. But they're a long way from being a common sight in U.S. driveways.

March 07, 2012 | | BUSINESS

Spider-Man ride reopening at Universal Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - As Universal Orlando theme park prepares to open a new and technologically eye-popping version of its iconic 3-D Spider-Man ride this week, creator Stan Lee says it's sort of a fluke that the costumed web-slinger ever came into existence at all.

March 07, 2012 | | BUSINESS

Fiat may shift Dodge Dart launch off April Fool's

GENEVA (AP) - Fiat and Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne says he may shift the date of the Dodge Dart's production launch off of April 1 to "to avoid being jinxed" by an April Fool's Day launch.

March 07, 2012 | | BUSINESS

Fiat makes family version of popular 500 city car

GENEVA (AP) - Italian carmaker Fiat has introduced the 500L family car to expand on the popularity of its two-door 500 city car.

March 07, 2012 | | BUSINESS

Radical redesign for Mercedes A Class

GENEVA (AP) - Mercedes-Benz unveiled a radical redesign of its A-Class vehicles Tuesday, the first in a series of facelifts for the German luxury automaker's fleet.

March 07, 2012 | | BUSINESS

Sleek silk: Mercedes-Benz SLK Is 2 cars in 1 — without compromise

Mmmmm, Airscarf. I left Santa Barbara, Calif., southbound for San Diego at 9 a.m. It was 60 degrees, and the sky was clear blue.

March 07, 2012 | By MARK MAYNARD Autoword | BUSINESS

Cadillac Escalade Platinum: It has everything

There's a good reason the black Chevy Tahoe, GMC Denali and Cadillac Escalade are the cars of choice of so many of the good guys and bad guys on television and we would presume in real life, or at least in Washington D.C. …they are spacious comfortable and remarkably utilitarian. Tint the windows dark, and these vehicles take on a look that ranges from prominence to sinister, stirring the imagination of anyone on the outside.

March 07, 2012 | By BARBARA & BILL SCHAFFER Auto Digest | BUSINESS

Sonoma offers world class wine & scenery

The California wine country in and near Sonoma County is known for its world-class wines, but you don't have to be a wine aficionado to marvel at this area's scenic backroads and the abundance of historical attractions all within a short drive. Case in point: a drive up the central part of the county that begins in the historic city of Petaluma.

February 29, 2012 | By CARY ORDWAY | BUSINESS

Chevrolet Sonic: Totally satisfying

We've seen many small Chevys over the years with names like Vega, Geo, Cavalier and Aveo come and go but like a diet meal, they just didn't satisfy.

February 29, 2012 | By BARBARA & BILL SCHAFFER Auto Digest | BUSINESS

Roaring into sun and sea on 2 wheels

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) - Lots of Northerners shake off the last of the cold weather with a trip south this time of year. We decided to head into the Florida sunshine on two wheels, on a motorcycle trip from Miami down through the Keys, where the flat lanes seem to skim you over the blue-and-aquamarine, coral-lined sea before you're vaulted skyward bound up a causeway and on to another island.

February 29, 2012 | | BUSINESS

Burning Man regulars lament ticket 'fiasco'

RENO, Nev. (AP) - The biggest prior threats to the annual Burning Man gathering in the Nevada desert were U.S. land-use laws, undercover cops and the perception that the largest outdoor arts festival in North America is really just an excuse to get naked and do drugs.

February 29, 2012 | | BUSINESS

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Cabela’s says Bass Pro deal faces new regulatory hurdles

SIDNEY, Neb. (AP) - Cabela's say Bass Pro Shops' $4.5 billion deal to buy Nebraska-based the outfitter faces some new hurdles.

December 30, 2016 | | BUSINESS

Ryan, Larkin, Ortiz among private equity investors

NEW YORK (AP) - Hall of Famers Nolan Ryan and Barry Larkin along with recently retired David Ortiz are among the investors in Dugout Ventures, a ...

November 30, 2016 | | BUSINESS

Caesars to phase out free parking at 8 Las Vegas resorts

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Ten hotel-casinos on the Las Vegas strip announced this week they're joining Sin City's largest hotel-casino operator by ending free ...

November 30, 2016 | | BUSINESS

Mexico disappointed at Carrier agreement to keep jobs in US

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Officials in the Mexican state of Nuevo Leon expressed disappointment Wednesday at Carrier Corp.'s announcement it will keep hundreds of jobs ...

November 30, 2016 | | BUSINESS

United Airlines 747 returns to SF after engine failure

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A United Airlines Boeing 747 has returned to San Francisco after one of its four engines failed shortly after takeoff.

November 28, 2016 | | BUSINESS

Several more Kmart stores to close in Michigan next month

DETROIT (AP) - Several Kmart stores in Michigan are preparing to close next month, following dozens of others that have shuttered in the state since the ...

November 28, 2016 | | BUSINESS

DirecTV wants to be next online substitute for cable

NEW YORK (AP) - There are already a few online services that aim to replace cable, but they haven't attracted many users yet. AT&T ...

November 28, 2016 | | BUSINESS

Samsung to boost dividends, review corporate structure

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Samsung Electronics said Tuesday it will increase shareholder returns and review its corporate structure as investors step up pressure to reform ...

November 28, 2016 | | BUSINESS

No national TV exposure for Atlantic City on New Year’s Eve

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - When the new year arrives in Atlantic City, the eyes of the nation will be elsewhere.

November 28, 2016 | | BUSINESS

Cyber Monday transforms as shoppers are more connected

NEW YORK (AP) - The Monday after Thanksgiving is still a time when millions of Americans pause to check out online deals and check off items ...

November 28, 2016 | | BUSINESS


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