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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...

"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.

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...

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.

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...

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...

GM In "Intense" Preparations For Bankruptcy: Report

Reuters | Chelsea Emery and Soyoung Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

General Motors Corp is in "intense" and "earnest" preparations for a possible bankruptcy filing, a source familiar with the company's plans told Reute...

The "Daily Show"'s Guide To Fixing The Auto Industry (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Alex Leo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

There's no denying that the American auto industry is in serious trouble. The big three came to Congress asking for bailouts, and in return President ...

Steven Rattner, Obama's Top Auto Industry Troubleshooter

New York Times | LOUISE STORY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

After 26 years as one of the most politically connected investment bankers on Wall Street, Steven Rattner finally took a job in Washington -- only it ...

Getting Good Mileage from the GM Takeover Plan

Randall Amster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Randall Amster

Wouldn't it be fun to be lounging on crushed velvet seats in a little red Corvette -- um, I mean Prius -- instead of always being in the SUV breakdown lane spewing fumes during rush hour?

Incentivize Detroit to Get Efficient

Rep. Steve Israel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Steve Israel

I want the American auto industry to survive. But I don't want them to survive because of perpetual Congressional life support.

The Overhaul of the Domestic Auto Industry and Its Parallels with the Republicans' Problem

Michael Hais and Morley Winograd | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Hais and Morley Winograd

Detroit had an opportunity -- nearly 10 years ago to the date -- to change. To understand the globalizing world around it, to understand that consumers' priorities and values were changing.

Obama, NASCAR In April Fools Prank "Gone Too Far"

The Huffington Post | Megan Slack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Car and Driver magazine is now apologizing for a prank "gone too far," after they announced earlier Wednesday morning that President Obama had ordered...

Good News At Ford: Some Workers Getting Jobs Back To Build New SUV

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- There is a bit of good news amid all the bad surrounding the auto industry. Officials of the United Auto Workers union say Ford Motor...

Detroit: Obama Gets it Right

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

Customers want to have a relationship with a company they can take pride in. Are you proud of companies that fight mileage standards and who opposed every safety innovation since seatbelts?

The Bailout Double Standard And The Revival Of Reaganism

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sirota

Obama took some flack last year for seeming to idealize The Gipper. I think we're seeing that they previewed an effort to emulate Reagan's tactics -- in particular, when it comes to bailouts.

How Japan's Other Hybrid Can Save American Jobs

Sally Kohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Sally Kohn

The days of Japan as No. 1 are over. But it's worth noting the Toyota Way motto: "Base your management decisions on a long-term philosophy, even at the expense of short-term goals.

Hummer Dealers Impacted

New York Times | NICK BUNKLEY and BILL VLASIC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

CHESTERFIELD, Mo. -- In 2005, Jim Lynch placed a big bet on a big vehicle. He was already a successful Hummer dealer, but he spent $7.5 million on ...

A Solution for the American Auto Industry

Patrick Takahashi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Patrick Takahashi

Why don't we use some American ingenuity to develop a superior way for moving vehicles? Immediately scratch the ICE and lead acid batteries.

People of Detroit, to the Barricades!

Nathan Hegedus | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nathan Hegedus

It is not too late, though, Detroit. Who cares if the auto bailout is massively unpopular? Who cares if America likely does not need three big car companies?

Jason Linkins

Scritti Politti: March 31, 2009 | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Poetry of Glenn Beck: Somebody said let's make Swedish meatballs at the furniture store And somebody else said, that's a stupid idea; nobody's go...