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Italy's Fiat Becomes Global Titan After Downfall Of GM And Chrysler

Washington Post | Craig Whitlock and Steven Mufson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Almost overnight, Fiat Group has transformed itself from a bit player into a global titan in the auto industry, effectively taking over Chrysler and p...

The Rise and Fall of Detroit

Alec Baldwin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Alec Baldwin

There can be only one legitimate response to the auto crisis. Let energy conservation and fuel efficiency rule the day. Let the carmakers go under.

I Pledge to Buy a Made-in-US Car. If We All Buy American - and Obama and Congress Act - We Can Revive US Manufacturing

Roger Hickey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Roger Hickey

I want Barack Obama's plan to save the industry and revive manufacturing to succeed -- so I'm stepping up to do a small thing: I pledge that my next car will be made in the good old USA.

Auto Nightmare Makes for Good Listening

Wes Tyrell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Wes Tyrell


10 Cars That Sunk Detroit (SLIDESHOW) | Scott Reeves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Today's topic: All-American mutts - not the four-legged variety, but the clunkers that killed Detroit. Yup, Detroit's sheer incompetence in design,...

Auto Industry Teammates

Dan Dubno | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dubno

We all know that the car occupies a central position in our way of life, yet aside from adding DVD players and coffee cup holders, we've done little to integrate ideas from the rest of our society.

GM Bankruptcy Almost Inevitable, Experts Say

AP | TOM KRISHER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DETROIT — For General Motors Corp., the task at hand is so difficult that experts say a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing is all but inevitable. To ...

Green News Report - May 7, 2009 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

In Today's Audio Report: Fires and bats and bears -- Oh My!; Congress to offer Cash For Clunkers; Some Democrats side with Republicans in stalling cli...

Chrysler Won't Repay Bailout Funds

CNN Money | Chris Isidore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK ( -- Chrysler LLC will not repay U.S. taxpayers more than $7 billion in bailout money it received earlier this year and as part ...

"Too Big To Fail" Is Un-American

Eric Hippeau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Eric Hippeau

The "Too Big to Fail" doctrine inserts short-term expediency where ideals and entrepreneurship are called for. It protects the status-quo against new ways of thinking.

George Will Disses the Prius, Obama and the Facts

Alex Pasternack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Alex Pasternack

Contrary to what George Will said on This Week, Toyota and independent analysts say the Prius is a money maker for Toyota, and it has been since 2001. George has been on difficult terms with accuracy.

The Audacity of Souter's Successor

Dave Astor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Dave Astor

There are many American women qualified to succeed Souter on the way-too-male court, but Barack Obama has his eye on a guy -- namely, Barack Obama!

When Fiat Met Chrysler

Toby Barlow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Toby Barlow

The meetings occurred behind closed doors, there are no transcripts, and we'll never know exactly what transpired, but through the art of simple deduction we can logically piece together a likely scenario of Fiat and Chrysler's discussions.

Chrysler Vultures May Win Too

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Diane Francis

So here's what is next: Chrysler's hedge funds will make money on the deal because the courts will award something.

Obama's Stand In Auto Crisis Shows Early Resolve: CNBC

CNBC | Jim Rutenberg, Peter Baker and Bill Vlasic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

By the time he sat down in the Oval Office to brief Michigan's Congressional delegation, President Obama had made up his mind. Days earlier, he had de...

`Government Motors': Will Feds Take The Wheel At GM?

AP | STEPHEN MANNING | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON — If the government takes a majority stake in General Motors, will it end up taking the wheel, too? Under a restructuring plan put f...

"Auto Warriors": Ford Plants Compete To Keep Their Jobs (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

The Onion skewered both reality television and the auto industry this week with a segment on a new show called "Auto Warriors" in which two teams at o...

Wake Up Call for Business Owners and Managers

Grant Cardone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Grant Cardone

The ways in which most of you conducted business over the last years will not serve you in years going forward.

Lessons From a Junk Yard

Michelle Renee | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michelle Renee

If it wasn't for my allowing myself to let go of my previous programming about junk yards, I would never have done the research it took to find a glass guy that rocked and saved me hundreds of dollars.

Chrysler, GM Getting Billions More In Gov Bailout Funds

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DETROIT — General Motors Corp. could get as much as $5 billion more in federal loans, while Chrysler LLC could get $500 million as they race aga...

Warren Buffett's Chinese Electric Car Co.

Marc Gunther | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Marc Gunther

If you think the American auto industry is in trouble now, just wait until the Chinese learn how to make great cars.

136 Super-Efficient Cars Compete for the $10M Progressive Automotive X PRIZE... Get Ready for a New Generation of Automotive Options

Peter Diamandis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Peter Diamandis

This is the ultimate win-win for Detroit since this competition will essentially show the world a wide range of new designs, and provide actual physical demonstration of what works, and what the public desires.

Green News Report (AUDIO)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

Welcome aboard to our new partner/affiliate: Huffington Post GREEN! IN TODAY'S AUDIO REPORT: The electrical grid under cyber-attack; No salmon for C...

Five Billion Dollar Automaker Scheme | 1 Hr 16 Mins Ago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (AFP) -- The US Treasury Department Wednesday launched a five-billion-dollar scheme to guarantee product payments to embattled auto supplie...

New Chrysler SUV After Government Scolding Over Gas Guzzlers

AP | DAN STRUMPF | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Chrysler unveiled a new SUV at the New York International Auto Show on Wednesday, but a smaller vehicle grabbed a lot of attention: t...