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Audi A3 Cabrio provides drivers with low-priced luxury

Audi A3 Cabrio provides drivers with low-priced luxury

This undated photo made available by Audi shows the 2015 Audi A3 Cabriolet. It has a $36,525 starting retail price. (Audi via AP)

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Audi A3 Cabrio provides drivers with low-priced luxury

Audi A3 Cabrio provides drivers with low-priced luxury

Those looking for a luxury-branded convertible with a low price tag should turn toward Audi's A3 Cabriolet.

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US safety agency probes Honda Accord air bag failures

DETROIT (AP) — U.S. auto safety regulators are investigating reports that air bags on some older Honda Accords may not inflate in a crash.

August 21, 2015 10:20 amLoading…
U.S. safety agency probes Honda Accord air bag failures

U.S. safety agency probes Honda Accord air bag failures

The probe covers about 384,000 cars from the 2008 model year.

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2015 Volkswagen Golf still nimble, picks up power and space

2015 Volkswagen Golf still nimble, picks up power and space

This undated photo made available by Volkswagen shows the 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI. The new GTI shed up to 82 pounds from its predecessor's weight and now is just over 3,000 pounds. (Volkswagen via AP)

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2015 Volkswagen Golf still nimble, picks up power and space

2015 Volkswagen Golf still nimble, picks up power and space

The fun, nimble Volkswagen Golf GTI, Germany's original hot hatchback, has more power, new features, roomier seating and better fuel mileage for 2015. There's also sharp-looking plaid upholstery that makes the compact car look as special on the interior as it is on the road.

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Audi to unveil rival to Tesla X at Frankfurt Auto Show

BERLIN (AP) — German carmaker Audi says it's planning to unveil an electric sport SUV concept with a range of over 310 miles (500 kilometers) — well beyond the range of rival carmaker Tesla's Model S and soon-to-launch Model X.

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The Latest: Kerry speaks at residence of US mission chief

The Latest: Kerry speaks at residence of US mission chief

Cuban and U.S. flags hang from a resident's balcony on the day the U.S. opened its embassy in Havana, Cuba, Friday, Aug. 14, 2015. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his Cuban counterpart Bruno Rodriguez said their nations would continue to disagree over issues such as democracy and huma…

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The Latest: Kerry speaks at residence of US mission chief

The Latest: Kerry speaks at residence of US mission chief

HAVANA (AP) — The latest on ceremonies to raise the U.S. flag over the embassy in Havana after 54 years of broken diplomatic relations:

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Apple said to show interest in automotive testing facility

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Adding fuel to rumors that Apple is working on designs for a car, local officials say engineers for the giant tech company recently made inquiries about a former navy base that's been converted into a testing ground for self-driving cars and other cutting-edge vehicles.

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The Latest: Kerry visit gives Old Havana locals 'goosebumps'

The Latest: Kerry visit gives Old Havana locals 'goosebumps'

Accompanied by Havana City Historian Eusebio Leal, left, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, center walks along the San Francisco Plaza in Old Havana, Cuba, Friday, Aug. 14, 2015. Kerry walked in the historic plaza, stopping to look in shops and greet local residents and store owners. Kerry …

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The Latest: Kerry visit gives Old Havana locals 'goosebumps'

The Latest: Kerry visit gives Old Havana locals 'goosebumps'

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry looks into the interior of a classic American car parked in Old Havana, Cuba, Friday, Aug. 14, 2015. Kerry walked in the historic Plaza de San Francisco, stopping to look in shops and greet local residents and store owners. Kerry traveled to the Cuban capit…

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The Latest: Kerry visit gives Old Havana locals 'goosebumps'

The Latest: Kerry visit gives Old Havana locals 'goosebumps'

Secretary of State John Kerry tours the Casa de Gobierno y Palacio Municipal in Old Havana, Cuba, Friday, Aug. 14, 2015. Kerry traveled to the Cuban capital to raise the U.S. flag and formally reopen the long-closed U.S. Embassy. Cuba and U.S. officially restored diplomatic relations July 20…

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The Latest: Kerry visit gives Old Havana locals 'goosebumps'

The Latest: Kerry visit gives Old Havana locals 'goosebumps'

Bodyguards stand next to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry as he waves goodbye before getting on a car after a stroll in Old Havana, Cuba, Friday, Aug. 14, 2015. Kerry walked in the historic San Francisco plaza, stopping to look in shops and greet local residents and store owners. Kerry tra…

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The Latest: Kerry visit gives Old Havana locals 'goosebumps'

The Latest: Kerry visit gives Old Havana locals 'goosebumps'

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Havana City Historian Eusebio Leal, peer into the interior of a classic American car parked in Old Havana, Friday, Aug. 14, 2015. Kerry walked in the historic Plaza de San Francisco, accompanied by Leal, stopping to look in shops and greet local residen…

August 14, 2015 3:47 pmLoading…

US mortgage debt little changed even as sales, prices rise

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are buying more homes and at higher prices, yet new data shows that mortgage debt is little changed.

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Fuel economy for Ford C-Max Energi most apparent in city

Ford's first dedicated hybrid for North American consumers, the C-Max gasoline-electric hybrid hatchback, is turning out to be an acquired taste. Sales are declining for the second straight year, lower gas prices have led the C-Max and other hybrids to lose their luster and Consumer Reports …

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San Francisco sheriff says he has valid driver's license

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi says he now has a valid driver's license.

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Steady US job gains likely foretell a new era: Higher rates

Steady US job gains likely foretell a new era: Higher rates

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new era of higher rates on home and car loans, steeper borrowing costs for businesses and the government — maybe even a bit more return for savers — is about to arrive.

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Steady US job gains likely foretell a new era: Higher rates

Steady US job gains likely foretell a new era: Higher rates

FILE - In this July 16, 2015, file photo, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen prepares to testify before the Senate Banking Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Another solid U.S. jobs report all but assures the Fed will raise interest rates in September 2015, leading to costlier home and…

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