Q: I have a 2012 Honda CRV with a four-cylinder engine; the manufacturer recommends using 0W20 oil. Every time it starts (since the beginning) it makes sounds like noisy lifters for a few seconds and then settles down. I use synthetic oil and have had it changed per the manufacturer's recommendation for years. So, to satisfy my curiosity at one ...Read more
Business owners -- and their accountants -- can rest a bit easier: the IRS has given them the long-anticipated final word on how they can claim one of the biggest perks in the 2017 Republican tax overhaul.
The regulations detailing the new 20 percent deduction for pass-through business owners are of critical importance to the operators of such ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Two California Democrats filed legislation Thursday that would give undocumented immigrant farmworkers and their families a path to legal resident status and possibly U.S. citizenship.
The legislation by Sen. Dianne Feinstein and Rep. Zoe Lofgren is designed to ease agricultural worker shortages and protect undocumented workers ...Read more
Perdue Foods is recalling more than 68,000 pounds of chicken nuggets after consumers say they found wood in the product.
The 22 ounce packages of frozen "PERDUE SimplySmart ORGANICS BREADED CHICKEN BREAST NUGGETS GLUTEN FREE" with "Best By: Date 10/25/19" and UPC Bar Code "72745-80656" represented on the label were produced October 25, 2018.
A federal agency is preparing to take responsibility for Sears' pension plans, which cover more than 90,000 people.
The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. said in a new release Friday that it believes Hoffman Estates-based Sears Holdings Corp.'s "continuation of the plans is no longer possible" after the company filed for bankruptcy.
The agency ...Read more
Is it all right that I call you that? I feel a little weird about it, but would feel even weirder if I called you Mrs. Bezos, considering all that's going on.
There was last week's divorce announcement, via Twitter, in which you and your husband, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, announced your decision to split after 25 years and ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- Two years ago, Mike Saavedra moved to Southern California, equipped with a new high-paying healthcare job and a plan. The former Arizona resident would rent by the beach while becoming familiar with neighborhoods where he may want to purchase a house.
But a few months after starting his search, the Manhattan Beach renter cut it ...Read more
PHILADELPHIA -- Marshal Granor got the phone call a week ago, from a person expressing what so many have since a battle over a border wall thrust hundreds of thousands of federal workers into the middle of a political standoff and their own personal financial frenzy.
"My heart is breaking," were the words the real estate lawyer heard from the ...Read more
A good portion of the federal government may be shut down, but you can rest assured that the devoted Obamacare saboteurs at the Department of Health and Human Services are on the job.
Late Thursday, they released proposed rule changes for the 2020 health insurance year -- and requests for comments on further changes -- that will drive up ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- A federal judge in South Carolina on Friday blocked the Trump administration from processing seismic testing permits for offshore oil drilling, a setback for the administration's efforts to assist energy companies during the partial government shutdown.
U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel issued an injunction that stops the ...Read more
Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk stunned Tesla's employees when on Friday he said the electric carmaker will cut 7 percent of its workforce as it drives forward with its plans to produce a new, lower-priced version of its Model 3 sedan.
Musk made the announcement in a letter to Tesla employees that he posted on the company's blog Friday morning....Read more
DETROIT -- Ford Motor Co. recalled about 2,700 of its brand new 2019 Lincoln Nautilus luxury SUVs on Wednesday because steering control technology may not work, which could increase the risk of crash.
The company said that it is not aware of any accidents or injuries.
A strong selling point for the Lincoln Nautilus, which costs about $40,000, ...Read more
Tesla needs more cash. To help keep what it's got from flying out the door, Chief Executive Elon Musk on Wednesday announced the end of a customer referral program that offers free Supercharging to new buyers.
"It's adding too much cost to the cars, especially the Model 3," Musk said in a tweet late Wednesday. The referral program, originally ...Read more
DETROIT -- Ford Motor Co. confirmed plans to build a fully electric F-Series pickup, which industry observers called an unexpected move that protects the truck franchise against Tesla and other competitors.
"We're going to be electrifying the F-Series -- battery electric and hybrid," Jim Farley, Ford president of global markets, said this week ...Read more
The North American International Auto Show in Detroit will once again give car lovers reasons to brave the crowds and the cold, such as a chance to see the 2020 Ford Shelby GT 500 in the steel flesh.
But the auto show's backstory is clouded by potential economic stumbling blocks at every corner -- ranging from pinched pocketbooks to stormy ...Read more
The stock market is not the economy. And as the partial government shutdown drags on, that has never been more accurate.
In the week ahead, several regularly scheduled economic releases will be missing. The Commerce Department has been shuttered since Dec. 21. The department's Census Bureau is responsible for collecting and disseminating a ...Read more
Has Lexus lost its way? This is the question I kept coming back to in the redesigned 2019 Lexus ES 350 midsize sedan. The seventh-generation ES 350 is a quiet, sophisticated ride in the Lexus way, but the technology hasn't kept up with the modern competition.
It has grown longer (2.6 inches), wider (1.8 inches) and a bit lower; the wheelbase ...Read more
DETROIT -- If Ford Motor Co. is serious about planning its future around electric vehicles, it's hard to imagine a better curtain call for its gasoline performance cars than the 700-plus-horsepower 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500.
Exhaust pipes the size of paint cans -- literally; they're 5 inches across -- promise an engine note to wake the dead ...Read more
DETROIT -- Everyone has had one car in their life that holds a special place in their heart. For Akio Toyoda, grandson of Toyota founder Kiichiro Toyoda, that car is the Toyota Supra, a model last seen in the U.S. in 1998.
"Back in the day, my Supra and I spent countless hours together as I learned to become a master driver," Toyoda told the ...Read more
Kia's midsize Optima sedan got an exterior and interior "freshening" for 2019, the first key changes since the gasoline-only models moved into their fourth generation for 2016 and the hybrid versions arrived in their second generation for 2017.
There are four gasoline-only trim levels for 2019, starting with the LX 2.4 ($22,900, plus $920 ...Read more
- Economist: Auto industry could create the next recession
- Dear MacKenzie Bezos: You're rich. You're free. Now what?
- Some home shoppers are calling it quits, convinced that prices have peaked
- Auto review: 2019 Lexus ES 350 gets lost between the old and the new
- Mark Phelan: At 700-plus horsepower, 2020 Shelby GT500 is the ultimate Mustang
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