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2014-06-05 16:21:07

AAA Reaction to General Motors Internal Investigation Report ORLANDO, Fla., June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "The complete Valukas report examining General Motors' failures related to its ignition switch recall describes at least 11 instances in which GM was negligent in addressing the issue, and documents consistent patterns of misconduct and poor judgment by GM employees that put consumers unknowingly at risk for more than a decade....

2014-05-22 23:03:23

Steady Prices and Rise in Multigenerational Travel Among Drivers for Busy Leisure Travel Outlook New York (PRWEB) May 22, 2014 American travelers will hit the road, skies and seas in larger numbers this summer than last year according to senior travel executives at the ninth annual Leisure Travel Summit in New York last week. The four Summit panelists from Best Western International, U.S. Travel Association, AAA, and Digital DNA Infusion all observed that despite the leisure travel market...

2014-05-20 16:20:52

GM Recall Reinforces Disturbing Level of Risk for Motorists Behind the Wheel ORLANDO, Fla., May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "AAA acknowledges the step taken by General Motors (GM) today to recall 2.42 million more U.S. vehicles with safety failures that could put motorists in harm's way. However, today's action also highlights the disturbing number of potential hazards to drivers behind the wheel that have come to light this year. It is distressing to note that GM has so...

2014-05-16 12:20:46

Illinois/Indiana air and auto travelers on the rise AURORA, Ill., May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AAA Travel projects 36.1 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Memorial Day holiday weekend, a 1.5 percent increase from the 35.5 million people who traveled last year. Kicking off the summer driving season, more than eight in ten travelers will be driving to their destinations. The Memorial Day holiday travel period is defined as Thursday, May 22 to Monday, May 26....

2014-05-09 16:20:49

Fueled by a drop in fourth quarter gas prices and increased fuel economy, average cost for sedans decreases 2.7 percent to 59.2 cents per mile ORLANDO, Fla., May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AAA released the results of its annual 'Your Driving Costs' study today, revealing a 2.7 percent decrease in the cost to own and operate a sedan in the U.S. The average cost fell 1.64 cents to 59.2 cents per mile, or $8,876 per year, based upon 15,000 miles of annual driving....

2014-05-08 00:20:35

New report from AAA Foundation reveals increase in driving years, habits and medication use. WASHINGTON, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to a new report from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, older Americans are extending their time behind the wheel compared to previous generations. For example, 84 percent of Americans 65 and older held a driver's license in 2010 compared to barely half in the early 1970s. Today, one in six drivers on U.S. roads are ages 65 and older...

2014-05-02 12:20:52

New study reveals that lack of experience with advanced systems could put motorists at risk. ORLANDO, May 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) offer a significant opportunity to reduce collisions, improve traffic flow and enhance driver convenience. However, motorists may not fully understand the operation and limitations of these technologies. AAA's research found that the assumptive gap poses a risk for distracted drivers. Although the adaptive cruise...

2014-03-20 08:20:16

New study conducted by the AAA Automotive Research Center shows electric vehicle driving range can be nearly 60 percent lower in extreme cold and 33 percent lower in extreme heat. ORLANDO, Fla., March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Electric Vehicles (EVs) are energy efficient and environmentally-friendly with the added benefit of reducing fuel costs for motorists. But, just as motorists need to know how far the gas in their tank will take them, EV drivers need to be aware of how...

2014-03-04 08:31:27

SAINT-GENIS-POUILLY, France, March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Advanced Accelerator Applications (AAA), a fast growing international player in Molecular Nuclear Medicine (MNM), announced today that they have received orphan drug designation status for their radiopharmaceutical, Gallium-68 DOTATATE. The orphan drug designation has been granted by both the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the European Medicines Agency (EMA) for use of Gallium-68 DOTATATE as a diagnostic...

2014-03-04 08:31:24

AAA to acquire 100% of IEL in newly issued AAA shares SAINT-GENIS-POUILLY, France, March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- - The acquisition gives AAA its first direct sales presence in the UK and Ireland, expands its specialist nuclear medicine capabilities and gives it the rights to IEL's licensed SPECT radiopharmaceutical diagnostic product, IELMAG3 - IEL generated sales of almost GBP6.77 million for the year ended 31 December...


Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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