Pope Francis urged governments to stand up to the wealthy and regulate markets, warning that weapons and modern surveillance systems won’t contain the violence engendered by income inequality and social exclusion.
Who said modesty and fun can’t go hand in hand? Mazda’s latest 3 sedan and hatchback start at a humble price of around $17,700, and top out at less than $30,000 with all the options. (Those $100 all-weather floor mats? Bring ‘em on.)
Honda Motor Co. said U.S. government tests of its electric Fit hatchback show the car’s battery range exceeds that of competing rechargeable models including Nissan Motor Co.’s Leaf and Ford Motor Co.’s electric Focus small car.
Faurecia SA, Europe’s largest maker of car interiors, is pushing for global supply contracts with customers such as Ford Motor Co. as the component manufacturer weans itself from relying on its recession-strapped home region.
Mike Sussman is one of the buyers helping General Motors Co. come back in the small-car business. The 45-year-old systems analyst just traded in a Toyota Prius for a Chevrolet Cruze, seeking both high mileage and more pep.