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American Airlines and USAirways Merger Announcement Likely Thursday

American Airlines and USAirways Merger Announcement Likely Thursday

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — They’ve been dating for a year, and now it looks as though the marriage of American Airlines and USAirways will be announced Thursday, according to a source close to the negotiations.The source tells ABC News that d…

Tesla Calls Electric Car Review a ‘Fake’

Tesla Calls Electric Car Review a ‘Fake’

Tesla Motors(NEW YORK) — Elon Musk, the billionaire CEO of electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc., lashed out at a New York Times reviewer who wrote about a nail-biting tale of woes trying to take one of the $100,000 vehicles on an extended motor trip.O…

Millions of Recalled Cars Are Sold Without Needed Repairs

Millions of Recalled Cars Are Sold Without Needed Repairs

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Every year millions of recalled cars are sold to unsuspecting buyers without the needed repairs.  Vehicle history website Carfax just completed a study that shows that in 2012 just over two million unrepaired re…

Thousands of Flights Grounded Ahead of Northeast Blizzard

Thousands of Flights Grounded Ahead of Northeast Blizzard

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The 2013 winter storm expected to pound areas of the Northeast with as much as two feet of snow this weekend is snarling travel in the Northeast. As of early Friday evening, 4,740 U.S. flights had been cancelled thro…

Tips for Saving Money on Airfare

Tips for Saving Money on Airfare

Digital Vision/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Looking for a deal on airfare?A lot of people are wondering what the potential merger between American and US Airways would mean for their pocketbook. With this in mind, here are some tips on booking airfare you c…

Merger Between American Airlines, US Airways Near

Merger Between American Airlines, US Airways Near

PRNewsFoto/American Airlines(NEW YORK) — American Airlines unveiled a whole new look last month.  And now, it appears the carrier is about to get a whole lot bigger.Sources tell ABC News affiliate WFAA-TV in Dallas that a merger between American …

“Top Gear” Host Debuts P45, Smallest Car

“Top Gear” Host Debuts P45, Smallest Car

BBC(NEW YORK) — For those who think a Smart car is the most diminutive vehicle on the road, Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson has a surprise up his sleeve: the P45.The vehicle was designed by Clarkson — who began hosting the U.K. television show about ca…

Toyota Issues Two Recalls Affecting over One Million Vehicles

Toyota Issues Two Recalls Affecting over One Million Vehicles

TED ALJIBE/AFP/Getty Images(TORRANCE, Calif.) — Toyota announced on Wednesday two separate recalls affecting more than one million vehicles in the U.S.The first recall involves approximately 752,000 Corolla sedans and Corolla Matrix hatchbacks, model …

World’s Worst Cities for Hotels

World’s Worst Cities for Hotels

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Bad news for London travelers: Not only are London hotels expensive, they’re also reportedly among the world’s worst.At least, that’s according to data from Trivago, a price-comparison hotel search …

Toyota Retakes Title of World’s Top-Selling Automaker from GM

Toyota Retakes Title of World’s Top-Selling Automaker from GM

TED ALJIBE/AFP/Getty Images(TOKYO) — Toyota is once again the leading automaker in the world.The Japanese company announced on Monday that it sold 9.748 million cars last year, beating General Motors for the top spot.  In comparison, GM sold 9.29…

Hybrid Air Car Could Get 117 mpg, Says Peugeot Citroen

Hybrid Air Car Could Get 117 mpg, Says Peugeot Citroen

PSA Peugeot Citroen(NEW YORK) — With gas in the United States averaging $3.31 per gallon this week and the average car getting about 27 mpg in regular driving, it may feel like you’re handing over your life savings every time you go fill up the tank.S…

Probe into Boeing’s 787 Dreamliners Grows

Probe into Boeing’s 787 Dreamliners Grows

Matt Hosford/ABC News(TOKYO) — The investigation into Boeing’s troubled 787 Dreamliners now spans three countries.Japan’s transport ministry is investigating a British company that makes the plane’s valve actuators.  The National Transportation S…

Dow Snagged by Weak Boeing Stock

Dow Snagged by Weak Boeing Stock

Stephen Morton/Bloomberg via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — A drop in a global aircraft manufacturer’s stock kept the Dow from taking off Wednesday. The Dow closed down 24 points at 13,511.23. However, the Nasdaq Composite gained seven points, helped b…

Gas Prices Remain Steady

Gas Prices Remain Steady

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Across the country, the weekly average price of a gallon of regular gas hasn’t budged in three weeks. It’s remained at $3.30, up less than a penny from the previous week, according to the Department of Energy.&nb…

United Airlines, American Airlines Accused of Running ‘Sham Offices’ to Dodge Taxes

United Airlines, American Airlines Accused of Running ‘Sham Offices’ to Dodge Taxes

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images(CHICAGO) — Chicago’s Regional Transportation Authority is accusing United Airlines and American Airlines of operating “sham offices” in a suburban Illinois town and “dodging” millions of dollars in state sales …

General Motors Unveils 2014 Corvette Stingray

General Motors Unveils 2014 Corvette Stingray

© General Motors(DETROIT) — General Motors unveiled its newly designed 2014 Corvette Stingray in Detroit on Sunday, on the eve of the North American International Auto Show.The Corvette features a 6.2-liter small-block V-8 engine with 450 horsepo…

CES 2013: Audi Car Parks Itself and Picks You Up with a Tap of an App

CES 2013: Audi Car Parks Itself and Picks You Up with a Tap of an App

Joanna Stern / ABC News(LAS VEGAS) — Forget valet parking. The car of the future can find a spot for you and then pick you up.And the future has driven to CES 2013. Audi’s Connect car not only drives and parks itself but the iPhone is its k…

Gas Prices Remain Flat

Gas Prices Remain Flat

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The government reports the average price of gas has remained steady across the country in the past week — but not everywhere.While the national prices for regular unleaded remains at $3.30 per gallon — the same…

‘Las Vegasdotcom’ Star of New Sin City Campaign

‘Las Vegasdotcom’ Star of New Sin City Campaign

LasVegas.com(LAS VEGAS) — For a city that’s known for the fast life, choosing an average Joe to represent it in a new marketing campaign may seem an odd choice.He’s 45 years old. He sells insurance. And his name is Las. Las Vegasdotcom. Ev…

US Auto Sales Reach Five-Year High

US Auto Sales Reach Five-Year High

KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — U.S. auto manufacturers, as it turns out, did quite well in 2012.  Sales climbed 13.4 percent to 14.5 million cars and light trucks sold — a five-year high.It was a big year for Chrysler — the company i…

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