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Clint Bowyer passes Kyle Busch en route to winning the NASCAR Cup Series race in Martinsville, Virginia, on Monday. It was Bowyer's first victory since Charlotte in October 2012. (Associated Press)

Clint Bowyer wins at Martinsville to snap 190-race losing streak

- Associated Press

Bowyer snapped a 190-race losing streak dating to 2012 with a dominating victory at Martinsville Speedway. Monday’s win continued the strong start to the NASCAR season for Stewart-Haas Racing, which has won four of the first six races to start the year.

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The Volkswagen Passat is displayed during a reveal event at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in New York on Sept. 21, 2015. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Pressure grows on Volkswagen as bad news piles up

- Associated Press

Investors and regulators put more pressure on Volkswagen on Wednesday after the company said it had understated the carbon dioxide emissions for 800,000 cars, widening its scandal over cheating on U.S. engine tests.

In this Nov. 19, 2014, file photo, BMW introduces the X6 M during the Los Angeles Auto Show in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)

Car hacker finds flaws in Mercedes, BMW, Chrysler systems

- The Washington Times

Two weeks after a security researcher revealed how he could remotely control upwards of millions of GM automobiles by exploiting a vulnerability with its OnStar navigation systems, the hacker now says that cars sold by Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Chrysler are similarly susceptible to attack.

Gigi Stetler (Miami Herald)

Female CEO proves her mettle in business

- The Washington Times

With fearless female CEOs like Gigi Stetler -- who was stabbed and left for dead early in her career -- it's not surprising that the most successful businesses tend to have women in charge.

In this Nov. 20, 2014, file photo, Rick Schostek, executive vice president of Honda North America, testifies before the Senate Commerce Committee hearing about defective airbags made by Takata of Japan, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Under pressure from federal regulators, Honda on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, said it will expand a recall of cars with Takata driver's side air bags to all 50 states. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Takata: Evidence doesn't support national recall

- Associated Press

A defiant Takata Corp. told a U.S. safety agency that its demand for a nationwide air bag recall isn't supported by evidence, and the government doesn't have authority to tell a parts maker to do a recall.

Senators call on GM CEO to fire top lawyer

- Associated Press

Lawmakers on Thursday demanded General Motors fire its chief lawyer and open its compensation plan to more potential victims as a Senate subcommittee delved deeper into GM's mishandling of the recall of small cars with defective ignition switches.