Crews Battling 40+ Acre Fire Along Highway 33 in Ventura County

Firefighters are battling a brush fire that broke out along Highway 33 just after 2 p.m. south of Casitas Springs in Ventura County.

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Volkswagen's former boss gets $8.2 million payout

Volkswagen's former boss took home $8.2 million in 2015, while the company struggled with its biggest loss in its history.

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Ford reports record earnings

Ford Motor's profits more than doubled during the first three months of the year, giving the 113-year old automaker its best first quarter in its history.

Germany is giving electric cars a big push.

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Germany's $1.4 billion boost for electric cars

Germany is giving electric cars a big push.

The government has joined forces with three of the country's biggest automakers to launch an incentive program to boost sales of electric and hybrid vehicles.

Buyers will get rebates of 4,000 euros on elect...

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Uber testing 2 minute wait time before it starts charging you

Uber wants passengers to show up or pay up.

The on-demand car service app says it's testing a new program in certain locations where customers will be charged a fee if the driver is still waiting two minutes after the arriving at the pickup location. ...

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BMW is building tricked-out wheelchairs for Paralympics

In 2014, BMW made something rather unusual for a car company. It designed a two-man bobsled for the U.S. Olympic team to use in the Sochi games.

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Mitsubishi's fuel test scandal draws attention of U.S. regulators

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has ordered the automaker to conduct new fuel efficiency tests after it admitted to fudging its numbers in Japan for the past quarter century.

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Hillary Clinton's old car sells for $60K

A man who bought Hillary Clinton's old car for $2,000 turned a nice profit, selling the 1986 Oldsmobile 16 years later for $60,100.

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Gear shift confusion causes Chrysler recall

Fiat Chrysler is recalling 1.1 million cars and SUVs worldwide because the gear selector makes it too easy for drivers to forget to put the vehicle in "Park" before getting out. Doing this could allow the vehicle to roll away.

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Mitsubishi: We've been cheating on fuel tests for 25 years

The situation at Mitsubishi Motors just went from bad to much, much worse.

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Why Mercedes isn't worried about China

Economic growth in China may be the weakest in seven years, but the country's appetite for premium autos is bigger than ever.

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Emission cheating costs VW $18 billion

Volkswagen's huge emission cheating scandal has already cost the carmaker about 16 billion euros. It's also costing its executives a big chunk of their pay.

The company released its full year earnings on Friday, reporting a net loss of 5.5 billion eu...

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GM CEO Mary Barra's pay jumps 77% to $29 million

Both General Motors and CEO Mary Barra had a good year in 2015 and it shows: Her total pay package jumped 77%.

Her total pay for 2015 reached $28.6 million, up from $16.2 million she received in 2014, according to a GM filing Friday.

Most of the gain w...

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Ouch. Oil companies lose whopping $67 billion

American oil companies are drowning in a sea of red ink.

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Saudi Arabia tries to break 'dangerous' addiction to oil

Saudi Arabia has finally revealed what life after oil may look like.

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The world's top oil producers walked away from a marathon negotiating session on…

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Mexico forced to rescue drowning oil giant Pemex

Mexico's state-owned oil company is drowning in a sea of cheap oil.

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US oil boom not slowing enough to solve epic glut

The American oil boom is proving far harder to kill than OPEC expected.

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Crews Battling 40+ Acre Fire Along Highway 33 in Ventura County

Firefighters are battling a brush fire that broke out along Highway 33 just after 2…

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Act of Kindness by Angels Lifts Spirits of Ventura Family

Heavenly Gesture: Angels Host Ventura Family in Mourning for Batting Practice & Game

Angels fan Jason Rutkowski died from an aggressive form of MS at the age of 32.

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Fork & Cork Classic Helps Foodbank with Funding in 2016

Using local restaurants, wineries and breweries, the 3rd annual Fork & Cork Classic…

Santa Barbara County Shelter Cats, Dogs Fly to Washington to Find Permanent Home

Several cats and dogs from Santa Barbara County Animal Services are heading to…

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Chefs Help Cook Up Dreams In Santa Barbara County

More than $110,000 was raised to benefit kids and families across Santa Barbara…

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The principle of Vieja Valley Elementary school in Hope Ranch had his head shaved in…

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