Volkswagen Settles Emissions-Cheating Cases For $14.7BVolkswagen is agreeing to settle consumer lawsuits and government allegations that it cheated on emissions tests by taking steps that will cost the company $14.7 billion.
Texas Gas Prices Down 1 Cent To $2.13 Per GallonRetail gasoline prices across Texas have dropped a penny this week to settle at an average $2.13 per gallon. AAA Texas on Thursday reported that the national price at the pump also declined.
VW To Pay Nearly $10.2 Billion To Settle Emissions ClaimsVolkswagen has agreed to take a series of steps with a total cost of about $10.2 billion to settle claims from its unprecedented diesel emissions cheating scandal, two people briefed on the matter said Thursday.
Fiat Chrysler Speeds Up Confusing Gear Shifter RecallFiat Chrysler is speeding up the recall of 1.1 million vehicles with confusing gear shifters, like one in the SUV that crushed and killed "Star Trek" actor Anton Yelchin this past weekend.
SUV That Killed "Star Trek" Actor Was Under RecallThe SUV that rolled down a driveway and killed "Star Trek" actor Anton Yelchin was being recalled because the gear shifters have confused drivers, causing the vehicles to roll away unexpectedly, government records show.
Gas Prices Down 1 Cent Across TexasTexas retail gasoline prices have slipped a penny this week to settle at an average of $2.14 per gallon. AAA Texas on Thursday reported that the nationwide price at the pump held steady at $2.36 per gallon.
Volkswagen To Launch More Electric VehiclesGerman automaker Volkswagen plans to ramp up its offerings of electric vehicles as it fights to bounce back from a scandal over diesel cars rigged to cheat on emissions tests.
Toyota Gets Bullish On Plug-In Hybrids With New PriusA top engineer at Toyota said that the Japanese automaker plans to get as bullish as its rivals in pushing plug-in hybrids, which switch between a gas engine and an electric motor, with the introduction of its new Prius Prime.
Gas Prices Up 3 Cents Across Texas & NationwideRetail gasoline prices in Texas and nationwide are up 3 cents this week. AAA Texas on Thursday reported that the average price at the pump across the state was $2.15 per gallon. The nationwide average reached $2.36 per gallon.
Workers Rescue Baby Raccoons From Car Engine Under RepairLate last week during the heavy rains, four baby raccoons were rescued from inside the engine of a car at Park Place Motorcars Grapevine.
Gas Prices Across Texas Up 4 CentsRetail gasoline prices have climbed another 4 cents across Texas this week to an average of $2.12 per gallon. Dallas and Fort Worth have the most expensive gasoline in the state.
7 Automakers Add 4.4 Million Vehicles To Takata RecallSeven automakers are adding nearly 4.4 million vehicles in the U.S. to the massive Takata air bag inflator recall. Of the new recalls announced Thursday morning, General Motors had the largest total at 1.9 million vehicles.

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