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Angela Merkel's Criticism Raises Questions In VW Diesel Scandal Era

Five years ago, Angela Merkel said California's strict NOx emissions standards hurt sales of German cars.


EU Testing Standards Known To Have More Loopholes Than US

In 2011 meetings, regulatory officials worried about just the sort of thing that VW did to defeat European diesel emissions tests.


German Automaker Has About Six Weeks To Figure Things Out

The Golden State isn't giving Volkswagen a ton of time to address the automaker's well-publicized diesel-emissions issue.


In Italy, FCA and Ford are giving cash to VW owners looking to trade their cars in the wake of the diesel emissions fiasco.


German Automaker Adds That It Supports Better Emissions-Testing Improvements

Mercedes-Benz parent says its vehicles have never included emissions-manipulating software.


Governor Chris Christie's staff directed lane closures on George Washington Bridge

Evidence that lane closures on the New Jersey side of the George Washington Bridge this past September were politically motivated landed today in the form of communications between New Jersey Governor Chris Christies's office and officials loyal to him at The Port Authority.


Mini, never one to pass on a marketing opportunity, has pounced on the plight of embattled New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner, who seems to have an issue with sending pictures of his genitals to young women. Observers will notice that this is the second time the unfortunately named Mr. Weiner has been in the spotlight for his picture messages.


Carlos Ghosn at the Nissan Leaf battery plant groundbreaking – Click above for high-res image gallery


Canadian Mazda dealer responds to overpriced car sale – Click above to watch the video after the jump


Back in the summer of 2005 the headlines of international magazines and newspapers were peppered with a scandal that included bribery, sex, and corruption. No, Dallas wasn't making a comeback, it was automotive giant VW and the scandal involved 2.5 million dollars in payoffs to VW Works' Council Chief Klaus Volkert and another $500k to Volkert's Brazilian lover. Those payments were used between 1994 and 2005 to bankroll sexcapades and lavish trips to Brazil and Lisbon.


Hyundai Motor Co. chair Chung Mong-koo is looking to post bail. The Korean auto executive, currently incarcerated on embezzlement charges, appealed to the Seoul District Court on Friday to release him on bond.


An ex-government official in the growing Hyundai scandal was found dead Sunday of an apparent suicide. Park Seok-an, under suspicion for bribery in the Korean automaker corruption case was found dead in a lake-he had been slated to appear in the prosecutor's office the same morning, having already been questioned five times on suspicion of taking bribes in exchange for business favors while he was a director-general at a city hall housing division.


We'll grant you that most car dealers out there are good men and women, just trying to make a living. But as with any profession, the world of auto sales has a few questionable characters as well.  Witness 'Action Motors' of Prince George, British Columbia, and its oddball advertising technique that directly targets victims of parochial school sexual/physical abuse expecting compensation checks.


As part of an act of contrition for the bribery scandal rocking Hyundai Motor Group, the company is donating $1.05 billion dollars to charity. The word came Wednesday as Hyundai vice chairman Lee Jeon-kap issued a formal apology for the corporate malfeasance currently under investigation.


South Korean officials descended upon Hyundai's headquarters, carting off around 100 boxes of data from the companies southern Seoul offices. The move came as the latest development in a corruption probe surrounding a prominent business lobbyist.

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