A CBS News poll suggests Americans are suddenly feeling much better about the economy. The optimism is tied to local job markets and the plummeting price of gas. Anthony Mason breaks down the numbers.
The world burns enough oil-derived fuels to drain an Olympic-sized swimming pool four times every minute. Global consumption has never been higher - and is rising.
Jean-Pierre Beltoise, a former Formula One driver who won the Monaco Grand Prix in 1972, has died after a double stroke. He was 77. The French automobile federation (FFSA) said Monday that Beltoise died at his vacation home in Dakar, Senegal.
Fiat Chrysler is recalling about 67,000 model year 2006 and 2007 pickups because of a problem that could allow the trucks to be started without the clutch being depressed. Chrysler said one death is associated with the problem.
The Memphis Grizzlies are showing their softer side for the holidays. The team spread some cheer for "personnel intern" Brendon Henderson by replacing his stolen car. Veteran guard Vince Carter handed over the keys, saying, "It's the holiday season..."
When it comes to making and selling cars, the auto industry thinks and acts globally: There is near-seamless coordination between parts suppliers, factories and dealerships.
The Senate confirmed a new administrator to lead the government's auto safety agency, which faces complaints that regulators bungled two high-profile recalls involving faulty ignition switches and exploding air bags.
Uber's low-cost ride ride-hailing service will be banned in France from the start of next year, the government said Monday as hundreds of taxi drivers blocked roads around Paris to protest what they claim are its unfair business practices.
When word spread that the explosively popular new smartphone app Waze was sending more cars through their neighborhood in a quest to shave five minutes off a daily rush-hour commute, residents were angry and ready to fight back.
The cab-hailing company Uber was promising free rides and refunds Monday for people fleeing central Sydney after coming under criticism for hiking prices during a hostage crisis that was unfolding there.