Thailand's floodwaters have already killed 269 people and submerged some 3.4 million acres of farmland to the north. And Bangkok's estimated 12 million residents are bracing for another storm.
It is not just the baby boomer generation that’s maturing, it’s their cars as well. The average age of a vehicle in the United States is a record 11 years. Moreover, the vast majority of car owners plan to hold onto their cars well past the 150,000-mile mark, according to a recent survey from AutoMD.com, and nearly 80 percent are racking up more miles (up to 50,000 or more) on their current vehicle than their previous one. If you’re driving something built before Facebook or the Y2K millennium bug, here are five tips to keep it humming well beyond the 100,000-mile mark:
The Toyota minicar is in high demand in Japan, where it is popular for short commutes. Minicars are taxed lower in Japan than other cars.
August auto sales in the US were up 7.5 percent from a year ago, but month-to-month, they've been stagnant through the summer. A second straight year of growth is in the balance.
Abu Salim prison, Muammar Qaddafi's most notorious dungeon for political opponents, was the brutal center of his efforts to retain power in Libya. One man helped dozens of prisoners escape.
Compact cars will be built in greater numbers this year as automakers cater to penny-pinching consumers. Companies also hope to eat into sales of Toyota, Honda compact cars.
Investment portfoliso can be managed without relying on a broker. Answer No. 6 in reader mailbag shows where to start reading for a do-it-yourself investment portfolios.
Honda recall involves transmission software in recent Accords, CR-Vs, and Elements. Honda recall notifications to begin Aug. 31.
Fuel economy is headed to an average 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025. But higher fuel economy standards won't force an end to the gasoline engine.
Electric cars have been getting more attention as power-saving becomes a the new buzzword in Japan.