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PHOTOS: 2011 World Debuts At The LA Auto Show

Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

It's electrifying: the 2010 LA Auto Show boasts twenty world debuts, more than thirty North American debuts, a bevy of new hybrids and electric cars, ...

Everyone Deserves a Second Chance

Alexandra Paul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Alexandra Paul

Whaaaa? I'm is helping market the Volt for GM, a company I so vehemently protested in 2005 that I ended up in jail? Has the world turned upside down? In the world of electric vehicles, it sort of has.

GM Recalls 322,000 Chevrolet Impalas Due To Faulty Seat Belts

Yahoo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

General Motors on Friday announced the recall of 322.409 Chevrolet Impalas due to faulty seat belts. ...

The Newtiness of Newt

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Sigman

A newt is a slimy amphibian with an uncanny ability to reinvent itself by regenerating limbs. Living up to his name, Newt Gingrich has metamorphosed from disgraced former House Speaker to a preeminent position on the Right.

If Only Journalism Could Be Franchised

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Faisal J. Abbas

Given recent events in the Arab World, I seriously doubt we will be seeing a Washington Post style "Top Secret Middle East" project coming out any time soon.

GM's Volt Electric Car Costs $41K, Lease For $350 A Month

AP | TOM KRISHER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DETROIT — Just over a decade ago, electric cars were expensive niche vehicles for gadget lovers and celebrities. Now, Nissan and General Motors ...

American Car Reputation Moves Ahead Of Asian Autos

AP | DAN SEWELL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

CINCINNATI — Buy American? That's suddenly a good idea again to more car buyers. Toyota's safety problems and a buffed-up lineup of offerings fr...

WORST Corporate Rebrandings (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Sara Yin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

General Motors may have backed off a "poorly worded" memo demanding employees call Chevy by its more refined name, Chevrolet, but the company's market...

Road Test -- 2010 Buick LaCrosse

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

LaCrosse is a car which could make the quality argument for consumers and the money argument for GM to keep the Buick division right where it is.

GM's February Sales Up Big, Rising 11.5 Percent

AP | DEE-ANN DURBIN and DAN STRUMPF | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DETROIT — Automakers plowed through a snowy February to better-than-expected sales, and new incentives led by beleaguered Toyota will keep the m...

Why Turn to Mobile Marketing in a Down Economy?

Chris Brassington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Chris Brassington

Mobile marketing offers an interactive experience for consumers and allows them to interact with a brand or advertiser at their convenience, with urgency and spontaneity.

Detroit Needs Housing Rebound To Spur Pickup Sales

AP | TOM KRISHER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DETROIT — At Kevin Haner's construction company in Las Vegas, three of the four Dodge Ram pickup trucks are starting to get a little old. He may...

Worst Cars Of The Decade

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Though the vaunted "cash for clunkers" program only lasted a few short months, the decade's worst lemons are likely still out on the road. And many of...

Green LEAF, Shocking VOLT -- GM Doesn't Get It, Again

Jonathan A. Schein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jonathan A. Schein

The Nissan LEAF is bringing the next generation of low- and zero-emission vehicles to market. The Chevy VOLT still runs on gasoline, and goes less than half the distance of a fully charged LEAF.

Anxious but Excited, GM Employees Hope for a Revival

Jane Devin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jane Devin

How are the people at GM taking the changes? Underneath the anxiety, they are hopeful. They feel that they are participating in the birth of an automotive zenith that will turn GM's fortunes, and their own, around.

GM Recalls 1.3 Million Cars for 'Acting Like Toyotas'

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

With recent recalls of everything from cars to Girl Scout cookies, a new poll shows that Americans "no longer feel safe doing anything."

Tesla: Mechanics Will Make House Calls

The Associated Press | Dan Strumpf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

NEW YORK - Taking a cue from house-call services like Best Buy's Geek Squad, electric carmaker Tesla Motors is launching a maintenance plan where mech...

What Really Happened? Penske Drops Saturn bid; GM Says Division Doomed

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Roger Penske's failure will almost certainly result in Saturn's demise, and publicly, officially and finally ends the Roger Smith era at GM.

GM's "60-day Buy Back" plan - more gimmicks or smart sales move?

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Another "Hail Mary" from GM? Or the real thing? Starting today and running through November, General Motors is offering buyers of their Core Four bra...

How to Fix the U.S. Auto Industry

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Andy Ostroy

Disappearing ingenuity, poor design and dreadful marketing is to blame for Detroit's troubles, not the poor schlep who toils on the assembly-line for eight hours a day.

Exclusive! Venice (CA) Car Show Photo Album - Summer Fun!

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Summer is car show season, no doubt about it.

Tell Bob Lutz What GM Must Do Now

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

GM doesn't have the kind of partnership and help which Chrysler will be getting from Fiat and Washington is on-hand only to protect the public's huge investment in the company.

What!?! Bob Lutz back at GM!

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Is it possible for a 77-year old to do a complete 180-degree turn from his life experience and philosophy? After all, among Lutz's major claims to fame are green-lighting the Dodge Viper and the Plymouth Prowler faux hot rod.

Peugeot Diesels Win 24 Hours of LeMans

Steve Parker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Steve Parker

Peugeot broke Audi's five-year domination at the 24 hours of LeMans this weekend, winning the overall victory of the world's most important sports car race for the first time in 16 years.

GM Must Cut Buick, GMC Now

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

General Motors must drop their Buick and GMC divisions. And do it now. The number of people already put out of work by the Amazingly-Shrinking Genera...