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Ferrari to split with parent company, Fiat Chrysler

Ferrari will split with its parent company, Fiat Chrysler, and investors will soon be able to buy shares in the iconic sports car maker.

Fiat Chrysler announced the news Wednesday, saying Ferrari will be listed in the U.S. and possibly on a European e...

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566,000 Dodges and Jeeps recalled

Potential for a fuel leak and fire, as well as a separate issue impacting vehicle stability systems, are behind two Dodge and Jeep recalls Wednesday morning.

Fiat Chrysler said the fuel heater assembly used in certain 2010-2014 model year Dodge Ram d...

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GM's new Volt to be faster, more efficient

General Motors' second-generation Volt will have more electric range, better performance and, GM promises, it will be even more enjoyable to drive.

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Save up to 25% on a Tesla lease

You can now lease a Tesla for less -- as much as 25 percent less.

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Toyota cuts stake in Tesla

Toyota has sold some of its stake in Tesla, joining Daimler in unloading shares of the electric car maker.

A Toyota spokesman said the company would not be releasing further details about the transaction, including how much it made on the sale and the...

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Ferrari's invitation-only supercar

Gather round and get ready to drool at one of the most exclusive vehicles in the world.

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Airbag recall could expand

More cars could soon join the list of recalls over exploding airbags, a senior administration official told CNN Friday.

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Honda CEO takes $47,000 pay cut over recalls

Honda's CEO is taking a 20% pay cut for three months amid the company's a growing recall problem.

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Air bag Recall Impacts Many Automakers

Air bags made by Takada are being recalled in 7.8 million cars made by nearly a dozen automakers including Honda, Toyota, Nissan, BMW and Chrysler.

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Obese dummies key to preventing road deaths?

Car safety testing has come a long way since the days of dropping cadavers down unused elevator shafts in the 1930s.

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After 6 months of recall costs, GM making money again

General Motors is back making money again, after six months in which recall costs essentially wiped out its profit.

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Mercedes parent unplugs its Tesla investment

Daimler AG announced Tuesday that it has sold its stake in Tesla for $780 million.

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Gas prices dip below $3

Gas for less than $3 a gallon is coming to a station near you, if it's not there…

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Kia Soul now plugs in

On the outside, it looks much like the conventional Kia Soul. However, this version…

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Nevada driver charged $975 for gas

Imagine you put $10 worth of gas in your car using your debit card and got billed…

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Glitch leads to 1-cent gas at Illinois station

An Illinois gas station caused traffic jams over the weekend when it accidentally…

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Company creates robotic gas pumps

If you don`t like getting out of your car to pump gas, then the future looks bright…

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Tipline Exclusive: SoCal Edison Accused Of Delaying Solar Applications

A nasty feud is brewing between many solar companies and Southern California Edison.

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UCSB Students Warned About Sexual Violence

University police issued alerts warning students about sexual assaults on and off…

Isla Vista Businesses Beef Up Security for Halloween

To keep stores safe and secure during the madness, many Isla Vista business owners…

DUI Suspect Pleads Not Guilty To Murder

DUI Suspect Pleads Not Guilty to Murder

Kevin Hogrefe entered not guilty pleas to murder, and felony-hit and-run charges…

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Comedian Using Jokes in Fundraising Effort after Tenants Split Without Paying

It was not a joking matter for comedian Andrey Belikov who found his rental home…

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Survivors of Domestic Violence Hope to End the Cycle of Abuse

It's been making national headlines in the past few months, football players, even…

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Tipline Exclusive: SoCal Edison Accused Of Delaying Solar Applications

A nasty feud is brewing between many solar companies and Southern California Edison.

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Father of Los Osos Woman Found Dead in Nevada Speaks Out

"Margay touched so many lives, and was so outgoing and gregarious", says Jeff…

Plea for Help from Family of Murdered Santa Maria Man

As Javier Limon Jr. stares at a collection of photographs of his late father Javier…

NewsChannel 3 Tipline Helps Pismo Man Get New Teeth

NewsChannel 3 Tipline Helps Pismo Man Get New Teeth

In this Tipline story, we help a man battered by life. A series of tragic events…

Woman Featured In Tipline Story Gets $25,000

NewsChannel 3 has a nice surprise for a woman who battled the City of Santa Barbara…

Six Year Fight To Save Historic Beach Cabana Is Over

Santa Barbara County Historic Landmark #49, also known as the Irene and Frances…

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Garden Court Halloween Sweets Help a Friend Living with Cancer

The Garden Court Independent Living Center in Santa Barbara has been raising money…

Rescue Mission Needs 800 Turkeys for Holiday Season

Thanksgiving may be five weeks away, but the Santa Barbara Rescue Mission is in…

Goleta Woman Raises Thousands For Friend

Goleta Woman Raises Over $22,000 For Friend With Stage 4 Breast Cancer

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a Goleta woman decided to raise…

Students Learn About Agriculture In Kinderpatch

Students Learn About Agriculture in ‘Kinderpatch’

In the spirit of the fall season, hundreds of kids from Orcutt and Santa Maria…

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Media Center Now Open at Bishop Diego High School

Bishop Diego High School unveiled a brand new media center Thursday night. The…

Community Walk in the Eastside

Community Walk in the Eastside

The Coalition for Sustainable Transportation, hosted a community walk on the…

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