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French gas shortages fuel interest in electric cars

When's the best time to advertise electric cars? The middle of a gas shortage.

Indianapolis 500 history - Roger Penske

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Penske the standard of excellence at Indy after 50 years

It was 1951 when Jay Penske scored a pair of tickets to the Indianapolis 500. He was an executive for a metal fabrication company in Cleveland that was sponsoring a few laps in…

Gas station in Paris

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French workers step up protests, hit fuel supply

Burning tires, tear gas and clashes with riot police -- the ugly scenes that come with workers' strikes are all too familiar in France, a country constantly trying to balance its…

Google self-driving car

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Google is taking its self-driving cars to Detroit

Google has tested its self-driving cars in states like Nevada, Washington and Arizona. Locals near its home base in Mountain View, California, have become accustomed to seeing…

Gas station in France

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1 in 3 gas stations in France is running dry

Gas stations across France are running out of fuel.

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Volkswagen invests $300 million in Uber competitor Gett

You may not have heard of Gett, but don't discount it. The Uber and Lyft competitor just got a major boost from Volkswagen.

Gett, an Uber-like service that's popular in Europe,…

Cameron to discuss trade issues with Chris Christie

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UK PM buys used car for wife

When used car dealer Iain Harris took a call saying the prime minister was on his way to buy a modestly-priced motor, he assumed it was one of his friends playing a prank on him.

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Toyota adds 1.6 million cars to airbag recall

Toyota is recalling 1.6 million additional vehicles over concerns with airbag inflaters from the Japanese parts manufacturer Takata.

According to several news services, the…

Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang

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This self-driving car company is on fire

One of the hottest tech stocks of the past year and a half is helping to make driverless cars a reality.

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