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Tesla to lay off 9 percent of its workers

Tesla to lay off 9 percent of its workers

Tesla announced Tuesday it planned to lay off up to nine percent of its workforce, a move that could eliminate roughly 3,700 employees.In a company-wide email, chief executive Elon Musk described the decision as "restructuring" and said it would affe...
Published: 06/12/18
Most people expect driverless cars to become common, and they worry about it

Most people expect driverless cars to become common, and they worry about it

Most Americans think autonomous cars will be quite common within 15 years, though 74 percent of people say they don’t expect to have one and two-thirds say they wouldn’t want to walk or ride a bicycle anywhere near one.Confusing? That’s in part becau...
Published: 06/04/18
GM’s stock surges, fueled by $2.25 billion investment in its self-driving business

GM’s stock surges, fueled by $2.25 billion investment in its self-driving business

The Washington PostGeneral Motors announced Thursday that Japan’s SoftBank will pour $2.25 billion in the automaker’s self-driving business, in a significant deal experts say boosts GM’s chances to be the first company to deploy autonomous cars natio...
Updated one month ago
Fiat Chrysler recalls 4.8 million cars, warning owners: Don’t use the cruise control

Fiat Chrysler recalls 4.8 million cars, warning owners: Don’t use the cruise control

Associated PressDETROIT — Fiat Chrysler is recalling 4.8 million vehicles in the U.S. because in rare but terrifying circumstances, drivers may not be able to turn off the cruise control. The company is warning owners not to use cruise control until...
Updated one month ago
GasBuddy predicts plunge in summer travel, blames gas prices

GasBuddy predicts plunge in summer travel, blames gas prices

At least one gas price tracker expects rising fuel prices to sharply curtail summer travel. "For all those that have said summer travel will be unaffected by high gas prices, we offer thousands of respondents who have strongly indicated that’s not tr...
Updated one month ago
High gas prices won’t dampen Floridians’ Memorial Day driving plans

High gas prices won’t dampen Floridians’ Memorial Day driving plans

A spike of 16 cents a gallon in Tampa Bay gas prices in just one week doesn’t typically inspire motorists to hit the road. But soaring pump prices aren’t expected to deter some 2 million Floridians that AAA, The Auto Club Group, forecasts will travel...
Updated one month ago
Recall of dangerous Takata airbags leaves too many drivers asking ‘when’s my turn’

Recall of dangerous Takata airbags leaves too many drivers asking ‘when’s my turn’

APOLLO BEACHDon Paugh splurged a little on the 2011 Lincoln MKZ, thinking it would be his last car.Now 87, he still easily slides his lanky frame into the driver’s seat. He enjoys the smooth ride and extra cool AC.Seven years old, and still only one ...
Updated one month ago
Get ready for the most expensive driving season in years

Get ready for the most expensive driving season in years

LOS ANGELES — Get ready for a little bit more pain at the pump this summer. Crude oil prices are at the highest level in more than three years and expected to climb higher, pushing up gasoline prices along the way. The U.S. daily national average for...
Updated: 2 months ago
Focus crossover and Mustang will be only Ford cars sold in North American dealerships

Focus crossover and Mustang will be only Ford cars sold in North American dealerships

DEARBORN, Mich. — Ford Motor Co. said Wednesday it will shed most of its North American car lineup as part of broad plan to save money and make the company more competitive in a fast-changing marketplace. The changes include getting rid of all...
Updated: 2 months ago
Circle K launching own gas at eight Hillsborough locations

Circle K launching own gas at eight Hillsborough locations

TAMPA — Circle K is converting the gas station portion of eight of its Hillsborough locations to Circle K fuel. Previously, the fuel was provided by other brands, such as Shell. The new Circle K branding also brings with it the Canadian-owned conveni...
Updated: 2 months ago