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'We Are Truly Sorry': The 10 Most Famous Corporate Apologies

The Huffington Post | James Sunshine | Posted 07.17.2012 | Business

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but a solid apology is pretty good too. Most recently, Barclays posted an apology to its Facebook page, t...

(R)evolution in San Francisco: Ana Castillo Seizes the Reigns of Feminist Spirituality for 2012

Lisa Paul Streitfeld | Posted 05.17.2012 | Arts
Lisa Paul Streitfeld

It was clear to many in the room that she was providing the missing feminine voice capable of renewing the Goddess Movement on a global level after it disappeared underground following the backlash of its New Age commercialization in the '80s.

GM a Winner, But Dangers Still Lurk

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

While today is surely a time to celebrate GM, it's also critical to take a quick look at the 11 ways GM could find itself in the same bankruptcy boat which nearly destroyed forever the American auto business as we'd known it for 100 years.

Toyota, Channeling James Bond, Makes Big Play For Sports Car Market

Bloomberg | Makiko Kitamura and Yuki Hagiwara | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As the world's largest carmaker tries to rebuild its reputation for quality following record recalls, President Akio Toyoda, a racing fan, has said he...

Has Toyota Been Right All Along?

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

News came this week that the "black boxes" in Toyota and Lexus cars and trucks, are showing overwhelmingly that the vehicles involved in "unintended acceleration" accidents were wrecked because drivers were stepping on the gas pedal, not the brake.

Toyota Recall: How Much Will It End Up Costing The Automaker?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

TOKYO -- (By TOMOKO A. HOSAKA, AP) A massive global recall, mounting legal bills and a battered reputation add up to a very expensive problem for Toyo...

Toyota Camrys: Cars That Weren't Recalled Also Had Speed Problems, Says NYT | BILL VLASIC, HIROKO TABUCHI and JO CRAVEN McGINTY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Toyota has recalled six million cars in the United States over concerns about sudden acceleration. But an analysis of government documents shows that ...

Automotive/Auto racing shows this weekend

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

STEVE PARKER'S THE CAR NUT SHOW Saturday, 2/27, LIVE @ 11am Pacific/2pm Eastern on An amazing spectacle in congress this past we...

Toyoda, Toyota, Congress and the FBI

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

I've often joked that Japanese businessmen have 100 ways to say "I don't know" and 1,000 ways to not take responsibility. Those watching the hearings yesterday got about a four-hour example of all that live.

Akio Toyoda: Toyota President Faces 'Crucial Test' Before Congress Today

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Malcolm Foster of the AP reports this morning: "TOKYO - Toyota President Akio Toyoda faces increased pressure to win back consumer trust in his cong...

China Is the Next Toyota

Adam Hanft | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Adam Hanft

China's remarkable economic surge over the last two decades -- and the pride, if not hubris, embodied in that rise -- is a national narrative-in-the-making that parallels Toyota's corporate story.

Mr. Toyoda in the Spotlight

Bill George | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Bill George

Mr. Toyoda: You are the definitive leader of one of the largest and (once-) most trusted brands in the world. People expect you to act like it today. This is a prime opportunity to right the ship.

Why SoCal Residents Should Feel Betrayed By Both Toyota and Southwest Airlines

Charles Feldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Charles Feldman

Both Toyota and Southwest are companies that gained customers based, in large measure, on the good will they created over many years. That is why many SoCal customers feel so betrayed.

More Apologies! Now!

Stanley Bing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stanley Bing

Other guys who haven't apologized enough: John Edwards, Eliot Spitzer, Richard Fuld, Tiberius Caesar, Alan Greenspan, and the guys from the cable company who told me they were going to be there between 8 AM and noon.

What Toyota Needs To Do

Philip G. Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Philip G. Baker

It's now time for Mr. Toyoda to move aside the marketing, PR, and damage control people that just obfuscate the issue, and do what's in the best interests of his customers,

Updated - House Subpoenas Toyota Documents; Akio Toyoda to Testify

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Toyoda begged off the original invite, saying US Toyota employees would be better-suited for the job. But the recalls are not just in the US -- they are worldwide. Toyoda has now been requested in writing to appear.

Toyota is a Challenge for Japan as a Whole

Georges Ugeux | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georges Ugeux

There is much more at stake here than the reputation of a company or even an industry -- it is the fundamental revision of Japan as a nation.

Toyota Six Feet Under

Warren Holstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Warren Holstein

It's ridiculous! First the accelerator sticks and now the brakes don't work. Enough with the hollow apologies and hokey whoopsie-doo-baby-made-a boom...

Toyota - Why It's all Happening Now

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Toyota pioneered the "Q circle" system, which involved workers at all levels tackling problems in small groups. The "Toyota Way" became almost a religion within the car business.

Akio Toyoda, Toyota President: How We'll Fix Our Image - Washington Post Op-Ed

Akio Toyoda | Akio Toyoda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Two weeks ago, I pulled the andon cord for our company. I ordered production of eight models in five plants across North America temporarily stopped s...

Toyota Chief Overshoots Congressional Hearings by 150 Miles

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

Toyota president Akio Toyoda said he was having difficulties with the brakes on his 2010 Toyota Prius, which finally came to rest after crashing into a blacksmith's shop in Colonial Williamsburg.