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Planes, Pains And Automobiles

Dwayne Raymond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dwayne Raymond

These overpaid, egomaniacal "players" should heed Romney's counsel and start playing sensibly, like honorable men. And their first ante in this new game should be their own prompt resignation.

Mitt Romney's Ye-Olde-Times Plan For Detroit

Jeffrey Feldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jeffrey Feldman

As a foray into the troubled waters of the biggest industry crisis of our time, Romney's plan epitomizes how Republicans think about the economy: by pretending we live in a Dickensian version of the Eisenhower era.

Detroit's Day of Reckoning (with Thanks to David Halberstam)

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

This week's bailout hearing signaled what looks like the ultimate day of reckoning for this country's once-great and world-dominating car making industry. All Americans are tired of the excuses.

The Case for Bailing out the Big Three

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Brian Ross

Apparently there is one thing that liberal and neo-con think-tanks can agree upon: Let Ford, General Motors, and Chrylser fail.

Should the Government Bail Out the Big Three U.S. Automakers? HuffPost Bloggers Weigh In

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Huffington Post

Huffington Post contributors weigh in on whether Congress should bail out the Big Three Detroit automakers. Keep checking back as the debate continues.

The Tear-Down (Detroit Edition)

Rev. Peter Laarman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Rev. Peter Laarman

The nation is said to be in need to some bottom-up economic stimulus. And now we're going to tear down what remains of the country's manufacturing core?

Chinese Want To Buy the Big 3 Automakers

Jane Hamsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jane Hamsher

All the Shock Doctrine fanatics cheering to drive the the Big 3 into bankruptcy "restructuring," like Mitt Romney, might want to think about the implications of this.

Congress Scraps a Good Car with Bad Steering

Dan Treul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Treul

No one - this Michigan resident included - is out to defend recent management of Ford, GM and Chrysler as "efficient." It doesn't take an industry analyst to determine the status quo broken.

Five Mistakes by DC and Detroit Hurt Detroit Three's Survival Shances

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Sen. Reid's new bailout bill for the Detroit Three does not set additional fuel-economy requirements, nor does it establish a government oversight board. That's two strikes against getting our money's worth.

Give GM Real Help, Not Guilt-Driven Charity

Bart Motes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Bart Motes

The government can use the bailout money to set up a new universal healthcare and pension plan, releasing the industry of this massive obligation and giving them the opportunity to be competitive and a strong force in the marketplace.

Objects in Mirror Seem More Relevant Than They Appear.

Aemilia Scott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Aemilia Scott

What should Washington do when the Motor City begs for oil? The question, it seems, is not "to bail out or not to bail out." The question is how to bailout.

Seeing Our Future In The American Car

Jeffrey Feldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jeffrey Feldman

The car as the dominant form of transportation is here to stay in American life -- and here to stay for some time to come. The American cars of the past, however, will not be a part of our future.

Just in: Dems, White House Agree on Detroit Three Bailout

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Almost shockingly, I agree with Alabama Sen. Shelby for his warning that this $15 billion is just the "down payment" on the amounts of cash Detroit really needs, and they may all fail, anyway.

2008 SEMA Show in Las Vegas -- Last Gasp for High-Performance Cars? SEMA photo album now available, too

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Many of the people and companies we saw at SEMA last week may very well be out of a job or out of business by next year's show.

Auto Industry Drops 32%; GM Plummets Over 45%

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Obama has consistently shown his support for an American car-making industry, a modern and green industry able to build the kinds of cars and trucks people will want to buy.

October car/truck sales reports - Fuel for Obama campaign

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Parker

This Monday, the new car and truck sales reports for the month of October will be announced, and are expected to be the worst in 25-or-more years. T...

GM/Chrysler merger: 200,000 unemployed, most Chrysler vehicles gone

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Yesterday we posted our analysis of the much-hyped GM/Chrysler merger, quoting sources which said as many as 70,000 Americans would be thrown out of w...

GM/Chrysler Merger - 70,000 Idled

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

It wasn't hard to predict the demise of the "Hemi hybrid," but the end came a lot faster than expected. They should have given them a full year of production before, literally, pulling the plug.

Preview! Las Vegas' High-Performance SEMA Show and the Los Angeles Auto Show; How Green Will They Be?

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

The LA Auto Show is now officially the first big extravaganza on the national car calendar. It opens Friday, November 21st and runs through Sunday, November 30th at the LA Convention Center.

Who is a Top Exec at Cerberus/Chrysler?!?!

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Whew! I thought Cerberus might really be in over their heads with their purchase of Chrysler from Daimler. Now that we know Dan Quayle is on the front lines, though, we can sleep a little sounder this evening.

EPA's 2009 Top Ten; Dodge's Hemi Hybrids Tout mpg; New Corvette "on Indefinite Hold"

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Steve Parker

How serious are the problems facing the Detroit Three? This serious: General Motors' Chevrolet Division has put the next-generation Corvette, the C7, on indefinite hold.

One American Carmaker -- Our Best Solution?

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

If the Detroit Three were to merge into one company, ownership shared with the American people, it could benefit everyone; the carmakers, their dealers and their customers

Hybrid, alt-fuel, clean-diesel taxis in NYC? Maybe not ...

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Steve Parker

Cleaning-up the air is always in everyone's best interest, and one big way to make an impact on air quality is for a community or city (or nation) to ...

Late Car Payments Now Total $25 Billion; US May Lose 700 Dealerships This Year

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

The number of people late on their monthly car and truck payments is huge, represented by nearly $25 billion worth of consumer auto loans that are delinquent.

Precipitous fifteen-year drop in US car sales; Need one? You probably can't get one

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

They say "start out bad news with a joke," so: In Peter Gent's "North Dallas Forty," a football coach is talking with the team owner's son about his f...