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Coal Is Dying: So What Should Sen. McConnell Really Do for Miners

Andrew Winston | Posted 03.13.2015 | Green
Andrew Winston

The end of coal as an important global commodity is coming - not in the next few years, but it's coming fast. So the Senator is wasting his energies trying to stop progress and should instead help those who will be hurt by the shift.

Why High Gas Prices Are a Good Thing

Brian Moody | Posted 03.12.2015 | Business
Brian Moody

I know it sounds counterintuitive to say that high gas prices are a good thing. Why would high prices on anything be good? The reason is simple: Prices help shape consumer behavior in lots of areas, including clothing, food and housing. Is there any doubt that high real estate prices are partially responsible for the tiny house movement?

Honda Ousts President Following Air Bag Scandal

AP | ELAINE KURTENBACH | Posted 02.23.2015 | Business

TOKYO (AP) — Honda Motor Co. — hurt by falling sales and embroiled in a crisis over defective air bags — is replacing its CEO. The Japanese aut...

Week to Week News Quiz for 1/9/15

John Zipperer | Posted 03.11.2015 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

It's crisis to crisis this week; catch your breath by taking our latest Week to Week news quiz. Here are some random but real hints: Bavaria on the c...

Internet of Things, The Game Changer

Paul Mashegoane | Posted 01.31.2015 | Technology
Paul Mashegoane

The world has never seen something like this, not even science fiction movies did not exactly predict this. We have seen a drop in the ocean of what's about to happen, approaching us at a lightning speed.

The Brand Idea: From Unity, Strength

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 01.25.2015 | Business
Tom Doctoroff

Carefully crafted ideas -- and adherence to the ABCs of brand building -- must remain our lighthouse. As brand pioneers, we must explore the shoals of a new digital landscape. But let's not become stranded by algorithmic trendiness. Timeless can be new.

We All Have a Role to Play in Stopping Bullying

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 12.29.2014 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

We rightly pride ourselves for our tolerance and diversity. Yet there is still a minority that not only refuses to accommodate others who look, think, and act differently than they do, but also makes the deplorable decision to act upon their prejudice. Bullies are still among us.

U.S. Consumers Sue Over Potentially Defective Airbags

Reuters | Posted 12.27.2014 | Business

(Adds detail on lawsuit) Oct 27 (Reuters) - Takata Corp, the Japanese company whose potentially defective airbags have led to the rec...

U.S. Expands Massive Vehicle Recall Because Air Bags Shouldn't Spray Shrapnel At Drivers

Reuters | Posted 12.23.2014 | Business

NEW YORK, Oct 22 (Reuters) - U.S. federal prosecutors are trying to determine whether Japanese auto parts maker Takata Corp misled U.S. regulators abo...

How to Pay Less for a New Car

Jason Alderman | Posted 12.08.2014 | Money
Jason Alderman

Because December -- and great year-end deals -- will be here before you know it, I want to share some of the strategies I learned in case you're planning to buy a new car in the next few months.

Marketing to Women... Some Advice for the Auto Industry

Jenny Darroch | Posted 11.25.2014 | Business
Jenny Darroch

When marketing to women, don't assume all women have the same needs. Look for differences between women and develop products and marketing approaches to suit a greater variety of needs.

The 2014 Red Honda Civic Takes Louisiana's Lafayette

Rita Cook | Posted 10.15.2014 | Travel
Rita Cook

First of all, the Civic has been totally restyled front and back and there are some upgrades in the interior too. On the five-speed, automatic transmission in years past has now been changed to a continuously variable transmission (CVT) and there is also a larger touch screen display in keeping with the times.

Climate Change Education Works for Students

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 09.28.2014 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

While some members of Congress debate the scientific facts of climate change, students are weighing the evidence and deciding for themselves.

The Fastest Launch of Any Company, Part One

Steve Mariotti | Posted 08.13.2014 | Business
Steve Mariotti

J.D. Power, or Dave, the founder of J.D. Power and Associates has spent decades not only building a successful global company, but also revolutionizing how consumers access information about product quality.

Violence Against Women Must Be Recognized and Stopped Around the World

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

On this Father's Day, and every day for that matter, we must engage boys and men as partners in the eradication of gender-based violence, once and for all. The cycle of violence begins with men -- men who would say "no more, not ever."

Can Fuel Economy Targets Survive All the Loopholes?

Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang | Posted 08.10.2014 | Green
Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang

The loopholes let the companies undercut the rules' strong targets and turn out cars and light trucks that increase pollution. It's akin to a doctor telling you: "Go ahead and smoke, as long as you go on a diet."

This GIF Will Make You Never Text While Driving Again

The Huffington Post | Lauren Zupkus | Posted 04.17.2014 | Technology

Can't wait to get home to your loved one so you can give him or her a squeeze? If you're the one behind the wheel, this is yet another reminder: Do. N...

Honda Recalls Over 800,000 Odyssey Minivans

AP | Posted 03.15.2014 | Business

DETROIT (AP) — Honda Motor Co. is recalling 886,815 Odyssey minivans in the U.S. because a fuel pump cover can deteriorate and cause a fuel leak. O...

Why I Will Not Buy Another Honda

Ira Israel | Posted 05.14.2014 | Business
Ira Israel

Brand loyalty is a commodity; making customers feel valued is an integral part of doing business in the new economy (in most economies, really) -- particularly when it is always possible to find competitive prices on the Internet.

The Stupidity of 'Smart' Cars

Stewart Wolpin | Posted 05.05.2014 | Technology
Stewart Wolpin

Driving is the most death-defying activity the average American embarks upon. According to the CDC, "unintentional injury" (of which "unintentional ...

China's Militant Workers Embrace Collective Action

Michelle Chen | Posted 05.02.2014 | World
Michelle Chen

China is the big business story of the 21st century, but is it also the big labor story? A new report on China's labor movement, covering about 1,170...

California's Drought Foreshadows Lasting Change in Climate System

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 04.27.2014 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

Californians are looking out their windows and seeing dry lakes, dead grass, and empty reservoirs. Towns are restricting water use. Some have less than 100 days of water left. The environmental and personal effects of our current drought are everywhere.

Why Are the Detroit Three Resisting New Mileage and Emissions Rules?

Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang | Posted 02.19.2014 | Business
Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang

The biggest single step any nation has taken to fight global warming is working. Now if the auto industry -- finally selling cleaner cars and making real profits -- would just stop fighting it.

Hydrogen EVs All the Rage at Auto Shows

Steve Parker | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business
Steve Parker

Honda, Hyundai and Toyota all announced they will have hydrogen-powered cars for sale by 2015. The news was made during media days for the Los Angeles and Tokyo auto shows, both of which open to the public this weekend.

My First Motorcycle: The Honda Hawk GT

Frank H. Wu | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Frank H. Wu

You never get over your first motorcycle. I still love my little Honda Hawk GT. It was introduced to the market a quarter century ago this year. I a...