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Edmunds sizes up Ford F-150 and Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Homebuilders gloomy, asset managers relieved over tax plan

Proposed changes in the GOP tax plan could affect homeowners in more expensive neighborhoods and car buyers interested in electric vehicles. Investors in tech companies could see higher dividends. Future retirees and asset managers are happy about a change that didn't materialize. A look at how the GOP tax plan could impact certain industries:


Motormouth: Could rough road cause damage to car's battery?

motormouth bob weberQ: Can you settle a dispute I have with my husband? We have a very rough asphalted road I like to drive as…


Motormouth: Tree sap on your car? Try Offing it off

motormouth bob weberQ: I have a suggestion, not a question. I have evergreen trees hanging over my driveway and the tree sap on the vehicle…


Motormouth: It's best to have snow tires on all wheels

motormouth bob weberQ: I have a 2013 Hyundai Genesis coupe with rear-wheel drive. I would like to install two snow tires at the rear to…


Top selling cars and trucks in the US in October

Automakers reported U.S. sales of new vehicles in October on Wednesday. Here are the top sellers, the number of vehicles sold and the percent change…


Edmunds compares Honda Fit and Kia Rio

Driving a small hatchback offers many advantages. They're efficient, maneuverable, practical and, above all, affordable. Sometimes they're even fun to drive. Kia and Honda have…


Google-bred Waymo aims to shift robotic cars into next gear

Google's self-driving car spin-off is accelerating efforts to convince the public that its technology is almost ready to safely transport people without any human assistance at all.


Deer carcass believed to be to blame in deadly SUV-bus crash

Authorities say they believe an SUV driver swerved because of a deer carcass before crashing into a bus carrying a Pennsylvania high school football team, killing herself and injuring three other people.


Rent-to-own: Be informed before you sign

Imagine a store where you can pay as you go with no credit and get brand-name furniture, appliances and electronics for as little as $19.99…


GM settles California suit over alleged defects concealment

General Motors has agreed to a $13.9 million settlement with Orange County, California, after prosecutors accused the auto giant of concealing serious safety defects to avoid costly recalls and part replacements.


Insider Q&A: Pinterest CEO Ben Silbermann talks AI, rivals

Pinterest often gets lumped in with social media apps like Instagram, Snapchat or Facebook, but people don't use it to meet new people or to keep in touch with old classmates. It's designed more to let you get in touch with your own interests, tastes and hobbies.


Insider Q&A: Pinterest CEO Ben Silbermann talks AI, rivals

Pinterest often gets lumped in with social media apps like Instagram, Snapchat or Facebook, but people don't use it to meet new people or to keep in touch with old classmates. It's designed more to let you get in touch with your own interests, tastes and hobbies.


Edmunds sizes up Chevrolet Traverse versus Volkswagen Atlas

When it comes to finding a family vehicle that can do it all, a three-row midsize crossover SUV is a great place to start. You…


Motormouth: Follow owner's manual advice on changing brake fluid

motormouth bob weberQ: The maintenance guide in my 2015 Nissan Rogue calls for a brake fluid change at 10,000 miles under extreme conditions. Nissan considers…