Monday is the big day for Detroit auto show with awards, unveilings and more

Monday is the big day for Detroit auto show with awards, unveilings and more

CLOSE The annual North American International Auto Show, one of the largest such events in the U.S., starts its engines this weekend with dozens of new production vehicles and experimental concept cars. (Jan. 12) AP The 2019 Ram 1500 will be unveiled Monday at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.(Photo: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) CONNECT 1 COMMENTEMAILMORE The buildup to the North American International Auto Show has been under […]

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2019 Toyota Avalon’s aggressive new style pairs with safety and efficiency

2019 Toyota Avalon’s aggressive new style pairs with safety and efficiency

CLOSE The annual North American International Auto Show, one of the largest such events in the U.S., starts its engines this weekend with dozens of new production vehicles and experimental concept cars. (Jan. 12) AP 2019 Toyota Avalon Touring(Photo: Toyota) CONNECTCOMMENTEMAILMORE Toyota’s Avalon full-size sedan gets an aggressive new look, new engines and xxxxxx for 2019. Designed, developed and built in the U.S., the Avalon competes with cars like the […]

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Detroit Auto Show: Volkswagen reveals cheaper, bigger 2019 Jetta

Detroit Auto Show: Volkswagen reveals cheaper, bigger 2019 Jetta

Buy Photo Members of the media check out a 2019 Volkswagen Jetta at the Garden Theater in Detroit on Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018.(Photo: Junfu Han, Detroit Free Press)Buy Photo CONNECTCOMMENTEMAILMORE Volkswagen introduced a redesigned Jetta on Sunday at the Detroit auto show, aiming to renew interest in the compact sedan after it was tarnished in the company‘s global emissions scandal. One thing that might help: more car for less money. VW revealed […]

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2019 Mercedes AMG performance hybrids aim for electrifying performance

2019 Mercedes AMG performance hybrids aim for electrifying performance

CONNECTCOMMENTEMAILMORE Mercedes’ celebrated AMG performance brand will make a big bet on electrification and efficiency with three new cars debuting at the auto show: The AMG CLS 53 four-door, and AMG E53 coupe and convertible. All three cars use combine Mercedes’s new 3.0L straight-six engine with a 48-volt starter-alternator. The starter uses the extra power provided by 48v – conventional automotive systems have just 12 volts – to boost the […]

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2019 Ram 1500 adds features, loses weight, links Hemi V8 to mild-hybrid system

2019 Ram 1500 adds features, loses weight, links Hemi V8 to mild-hybrid system

CLOSE The Gallery showcases luxury cars for high-end buyers at Cobo Center in Detroit, Jan. 13, 2018. Junfu Han, Detroit Free Press 2019 Ram 1500(Photo: FCA US) CONNECT 1 COMMENTEMAILMORE   The all-new Ram 1500 pickup features hybrid powertrains and a new design to save weight and reduce fuel consumption. The crew cab model grew four inches longer, with a 4.0-inch increase in wheelbase and 0.5-inch increase in width. The […]

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Cranberries singer Dolores O‘Riordan dead at 46

Cranberries singer Dolores O‘Riordan dead at 46

Dolores O‘Riordan, lead singer of Irish band The Cranberries, has died. She was 46. Publicist Lindsey Holmes says O‘Riordan died suddenly Monday in London, where she was recording. The cause of death wasn‘t immediately available. Holmes says the singer‘s family is “devastated” by the news. The Limerick band became international stars in the 1990s with hits including “Zombie” and “Linger.” The band split up in 2003 but reunited several years […]

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And the North American Car of the Year is …

And the North American Car of the Year is …

The Honda Accord was named the North American Car of Year at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit on Monday. The Accord shared the award with the Volvo XC60 and Lincoln Navigator, which were named Utility of the Year and Truck of the Year, respectively. Honda appears to have pulled off a “magic trick” with the Accord, which is appealing even in its less expensive trim levels, said […]

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Steve Jobs changed the future of laptops 10 years ago today

Steve Jobs changed the future of laptops 10 years ago today

“It‘s the world‘s thinnest notebook,” said as he introduced the MacBook Air 10 years ago today. ‘s Macworld 2008 was a special one, taking place just days after the annual Consumer Electronics Show had ended and bid farewell to . Jobs introduced the MacBook Air by removing it from a tiny paper office envelope, and the crowd was audibly shocked at just how small and thin it was. We‘d never […]

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Citigroup plans to boost pay this year to address inequality among female and minority workers

Citigroup plans to boost pay this year to address inequality among female and minority workers

will increase compensation for women and minorities to bridge pay gaps in the , the , and , as part of its annual pay process this year, the Wall Street bank said on Monday. Citi said it had conducted a survey in the three countries, where it found that women and minorities are paid slightly less than men and non-minorities, respectively. Compensation would be raised based on the pay gaps […]

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Pope Francis warns the world is at the brink of nuclear war

Pope Francis warns the world is at the brink of nuclear war

said on Monday he was really afraid about the danger of nuclear war and that the world now stood at “the very limit.” His comment, made as he flew off for a visit to and , came after issued a false missile alert that provoked panic in the U.S. state and highlighted the risk of possible unintended nuclear war with North Korea. Asked if he was worried about the possibility […]

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