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Detroit Mayor Throws First Brick In Glass-Breaking Ceremony For New Slum

The Onion | The Onion | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

DETROIT—After three years of construction and nearly $23,000 in public funds, the rat-infested, crime-ridden development will provide unendurable li...

Obama Administation Allowing GM, Chrysler to Blackmail Their Dealers

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Obama could still encourage the bankruptcies for GM and Chrysler, but should also order bankruptcy judges to not let the companies avoid their responsibilities to their franchised dealers.

Nissan Celebrates Earth Day With EV Prototype; Announces Partnership With Oak Ridge National Laboratory | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Nissan plans to begin selling a full-electric vehicle to fleet customers in the U.S. in 2010, and the Renault-Nissan Alliance has started pilot progra...

SAE 2009: Raser Unveils 100 Mpg ER-EV Hummer H3 Prototype | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

While we wait to see if General Motors will go banko come June 1, Raser Technologies is hoping to change our minds about one of GM's most iconic offer...

Michigan's Tax Credits Lure 4 Advanced Battery Makers, 6,700 Jobs | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

This week, the state announced that a set of new tax breaks totaling $543.5 million had lured four manufacturers of hybrid and electric car batteries....

SAE 2009: FEV Will Bring Dodge Caliber Plug-in Hybrid Concept to Cobo | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

We're looking forward to seeing Raser's plug-in 100 mpge HUMMER at the SAE World Congress next week. This gives 41kW of power in extended-range mode (...

Is What is Good for General Motors Actually Good for America?

Jonathan A. Schein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jonathan A. Schein

What is the message here? Put out a mediocre car, close in on bankruptcy, and then the federal government will buy your products without even asking you to compete with other manufacturers.

Knucklehead Politicians Want to Tear Down Beautiful Train Station

Infrastructurist | Infrastructurist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

When your city is in the midst of a slow-motion extinction, what's the best course of action? According to Detroit's city council, due prudence requir...

Detroit Plans To Close 23 Schools (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Due to increasing deficits and shrinking enrollment, Detroit is planning on closing 23 schools. The report has sent shock waves through the community...

Government to Buy 17,600 U.S. Cars: Obama | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

As part of the Obama administration's $787 billion stimulus package, the federal government plans to spend $300 million to replace its current fleet o...

Obama To Buy Over 17,000 Fuel-Efficient Cars And Hybrids For Government Fleet

Washington Post | Kendra Marr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

President Obama yesterday announced plans to buy 17,600 American-made, fuel-efficient cars and hybrids for the government fleet, the White House's lat...

Ellis Gets Sales Promotion at AOL's Platform-A [BoomTown] | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The Time Warner (TWX) online unit will announce today that Mark Ellis has been promoted to EVP of sales at the advertising division. He will lead Plat...

Segway and GM Debut 2-Wheeled 'PUMA' Vehicle | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

General Motors is under a lot of pressure to come up with green transportation solutions, and they have apparently decided that the way of the future ...

The Past and Future of General Motors

Clayton M. Christensen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Clayton M. Christensen

Washington has cast aside a remarkable executive who already has presided successfully over many of the most difficult elements of the rescue of GM in a way that is rare in the history of business.

Obama Asks Michigan State Spartan Coach to Step Down

The Sportsman's Daily | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
The Sportsman's Daily

Tom Izzo to announce his resignation early Wednesday, as the administration gives team failing grades for their feeble fourth quarter turnaround efforts.

Detroit Pillow Fight | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

DETROIT (AP) — Police in Detroit have ruffled some feathers after they cracked down on an organized pillow fight at a downtown park. The Detro...

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 ...

'Detroit' Country Song Could Mean Rehab For Republicans

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Why should the president and Congress take note of a hit country song? Because music can be a glimpse into the national psyche, even in this age of prefabricated pop and country.

Will Detroit Budget Cuts Doom US in World EV Market?

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

The perfect financial storm decimating the US auto sector could result in the nation's largest manufacturing industry falling even farther behind overseas competitors when it comes to EVs.

Two by Earth, Three by Fire: Detroit Revisited

Lester Sloan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lester Sloan

Ironically, it is still Detroit that gives the suburbs a sense of place and America a reason to hope.

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.

Honda Pulls Out of Frankfurt to Save Costs, Starts Testing FCX in Germany | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

It's looking like all auto shows are going to be feeling the pinch of a shrinking auto market going forward, including the mighty Frankfurt Show. Earl...

Bank Of America CEO Ken Lewis: Don't Compare Me To EX-GM CEO Rick Wagoner

McClatchy | Christina Rexrode | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Bank of America Corp. chief executive Ken Lewis bristled at comparisons between himself and Rick Wagoner, the ousted CEO of General Motors Corp., in a...

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.

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?