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[SAN FRANCISCO] A federal judge on Tuesday granted class-action status to a suit filed by Uber drivers who argue they are treated like employees but paid as contractors who receive no benefits.

[WASHINGTON] Airlines should be able to decide whether passengers can make phone calls during flights, a committee told US regulators weighing the issue.

[NEW YORK] US auto sales rose at a solid pace in August, boosted by continued robust demand for sport utility vehicles and pickups amid low gasoline prices and an improving jobs market.

[WASHINGTON] US regulators said Tuesday that US vehicles have more than 23.4 million defective airbags made by Japanese company Takata, less than the previous estimate of over 30 million.

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ONE of the biggest costs facing the global shipping industry is the installation of equipment to kill marine organisms present in the water used as ballast.

THE boxy yellow vehicle is a survivor. It won a competition to redesign New York City's taxi. It endured a pothole-marred course in Arizona meant to replicate the city's rugged streets. And...

FIAT Chrysler Automobiles is buying back some defective vehicles, giving US$1,000 credits and handing out US$100 gift cards to get more owners to come in for repairs after US regulators said the...

EVER since Henry Ford's mass-assembly line unleashed the relentless logic of scale on the modern auto industry, big automakers have always eaten the small. This Hobbesian dynamic has bred a race...

[RUESSELSHEIM, Germany] General Motors' European carmaker Opel will push into online retail banking in Germany and use consumer deposits to broaden the base of its financing operation...

[BEIJING] After a series of flight disruptions by angry or unruly passengers, Chinese media on Tuesday revealed a new menace to air travel in the country: fighting pilots.