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Automobiles: The Great Equalizer

Brian Moody | Posted 06.24.2015 | Business
Brian Moody

There's an inherent beauty in the way an automobile works. It's like the ultimate exercise in teamwork. The rapid succession of small explosions taking place under the hood, combined with speed and the required safety equipment, shouldn't add up to a pleasant experience, but it does.

How Hackable Are Cars?

Quora | Posted 06.23.2015 | Technology
Quora

Like a lot of computer/software security discussions, there's "the realm of possibility" and then there's the real world.

12 Road Trip Games to Keep Everyone in the Car Entertained

Quora | Posted 06.18.2015 | Travel
Quora

Let your imagination go wild. Try to pose dilemmas with equally good, or equally bad, alternatives, and make the other person's decision really difficult. They can be realistic or fantastic, sober or outlandish.

What Are the Biggest Myths About Car Dealerships and Salesmen?

Quora | Posted 06.18.2015 | Business
Quora

Having worked in dealerships for nearly a decade, I don't think auto dealers are half as bad as many consumers seem to think they are. Are dealerships perfect? Of course not. Are they paramount examples of ethical business practices? No. But are they any less ethical than most retail businesses?

Jonathan Cohn

Somebody Forgot To Tell Bush, Cruz And Rubio The GM Bailout Worked

HuffingtonPost.com | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 06.08.2015 | Politics

If you want to understand the temperaments and governing philosophies of the Republican presidential candidates, pay close attention to the way they t...

How Much Do Car Salesmen Really Make?

Quora | Posted 06.03.2015 | Business
Quora

The short answer is that most car salespeople don't earn a whole hell of a lot of money. Dealership salespeople average about 10 car sales per month, and earn an average of about $40k per year. If you do the math, that's about $330 per car.

Detroit South: What the South Is (and Isn't) Doing for Auto Manufacturing

Ronnie Musgrove | Posted 06.01.2015 | Education
Ronnie Musgrove

This fall, Volvo will bring its very first facility to North America. South Carolina has become a leader in the emerging auto manufacturing economy, and they're to be lauded for their success in attracting jobs to their state, including BMW and Boeing.

Mike Mihaylov: How to Drive Company's Sales Up by Delivering Peace of Mind

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 05.13.2015 | Small Business
Jonha Revesencio

Starting just as a small family owned auto transport broker in 2006, his company has grown into one of the largest vehicle shippers in the U.S.

13 Emotional Stages You Experience When Buying A Car

Posted 05.13.2015 | Money

We go through a full spectrum of emotions when making a big financial decision like buying a car. It’s an exhausting and financially draining roller...

Solving the Climate Crisis Will Strengthen Our Economy

Rep. John Conyers | Posted 05.10.2015 | Politics
Rep. John Conyers

Today, following decades of environmental action, I'm proud to advocate for federal climate legislation and support President Obama's efforts to act on climate knowing that the evidence is in: Smart environmental standards boost innovation and strengthen our economy.

What Are the Democrats Doing?

Gerry Myers | Posted 06.14.2015 | Politics
Gerry Myers

Democrats are on the side of the majority of Americans, but they need to vocalize their beliefs and goals. They need to tell America, we are listening to you. And we will fight for you. But you need to do something for us...You need to vote in 2016.

Truth IS Profitable!

Scott Painter | Posted 06.13.2015 | Business
Scott Painter

Automotive. Travel. Healthcare. Pharmaceutical. These are just some of the industrial engines being recalibrated for greater efficiency available by introducing transparency and big data. More are in the throes of disruption, or on the cusp of it.

Lexus RX300: A Classic Car

Elizabeth Sobieski | Posted 06.10.2015 | Technology
Elizabeth Sobieski

I test drove the RX300 and it was the quietest vehicle I had ever encountered. Its ride was so much smoother than the other luxury brands: the Mercedes, the Infiniti, and the larger Lexus SUV, the LX, all built on truck platforms.

How Does a Vehicle Get a Recall?

Sam Dillinger | Posted 06.07.2015 | Business
Sam Dillinger

Not every person or process is perfect, mistakes are bound to be made. A vehicle recall is the attempt on the part of a car manufacturer to right the mistake and keep you driving safely for years to come.

What Are Car Salesmen Really Doing When You're Left Waiting in a Dealership?

Quora | Posted 05.30.2015 | Business
Quora

Salespeople who are about to make a sale are often worried they're going to lose a sale, so their tendency is to say yes to whatever the customer asks. Obviously, that's not a profitable response, so a sales manager's job is to counsel the salesperson and keep them in the right frame of mind.

What Makes Luxury Cars So Expensive?

Quora | Posted 05.19.2015 | Money
Quora

A lot of people believe that luxury cars cost more than regular cars because of their superior quality parts, their bigger and better options, because they're made from more expensive materials, etc. This is only partially correct.

Millennials Love Cars And Detroit Doesn't Know It

Jane Nakagawa | Posted 05.02.2015 | Business
Jane Nakagawa

It's been easy to buy into the myth that young people dislike cars because they're young and poor. But for the approximately 80 million millennials in the U.S., there's a long way to go before they give up car ownership in favor of ride sharing and bikes alone.

5 DIY Home Auto Repairs

Sam Dillinger | Posted 03.24.2015 | Money
Sam Dillinger

There aren't enough sources, whether it's via the Internet or in person, that encourage people to attempt to make some of their own auto repairs.

The Best Techniques for Negotiating with Car Dealerships

Quora | Posted 03.22.2015 | Business
Quora

Don't negotiate. Tell the salesperson and sales manager that you'll sign the paperwork the minute they hit your target figure. Politely decline any counter-offers, give them your phone number, and leave.

The President Says Manufacturing Is Back, But Is It?

Scott Paul | Posted 03.21.2015 | Politics
Scott Paul

Unless the president gets trade policy right, and starts to tackle some uncomfortable truths about trading partners like China and Japan, America will be stuck with little more than a marketing campaign in place of serious manufacturing policy.

Radical Deregulation Won't Bring Real Growth

Rep. John Conyers | Posted 03.17.2015 | Politics
Rep. John Conyers

Throughout the 1920s, Congress was focused on slashing taxes on the wealthy and eliminating business regulations, arguing that a free market could govern itself and that a rising tide would lift all boats. The results were devastating. Fast-forward 90 years, and you'll wonder: Why haven't we learned our lesson?

The 5 Most Common Tools You'll Need for Home Auto Repair

Sam Dillinger | Posted 03.16.2015 | Business
Sam Dillinger

When you add it all up, it's becomes quite daunting, for non-professional mechanics, to maintain and repair a vehicle. None of that means that you can't, or more importantly that you shouldn't, do some of the minor repairs at home.

The 2,000 Pound Computer You're Driving

Sam Dillinger | Posted 03.14.2015 | Business
Sam Dillinger

The advancements in on board technology have truly been amazing, and continue to get better, seemingly every year. There's a catch though: the cost of having luxury isn't cheap. You say you didn't buy the luxury model? Actually, you did.

Edgy New Cars Roll Out At Massive Auto Show

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 01.12.2015 | Business

Newly emerged from bankruptcy, Detroit is retooling in hope of a brighter future, and this week the industry that used to define the city will also ta...

Friday Talking Points -- Nous Sommes Charlie Hebdo

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.11.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Je suis Charlie Hebdo. In fact, let's go even further: Nous sommes Charlie Hebdo. Because we are all Charlie, this week. However, most of the American media cravenly allowed the terrorists to dictate their editorial policy this week, which is truly disappointing.