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Fast Track: Cars and Food

Rozanne Gold | Posted 01.11.2012 | Home
Rozanne Gold

In my 35 years as a professional chef, I have come to know a lot about food. But I know nothing about cars and so was especially interested in the riveting juxtaposition of great chefs and great cars at a dinner celebrating the 125th anniversary of the automobile.

More Jobs -- Steve and Small Business

Nelson Davis | Posted 12.11.2011 | Business
Nelson Davis

From the beginning, the creator and the creation were a single bonded brand. It is an exceptional business achievement if people think of you when they see the product and the product when they see you.

Death Panels Real and Imagined

Wendell Potter | Posted 09.06.2011 | Politics
Wendell Potter

The closest thing to real death panels that operate in this country are not run by a bunch of government bureaucrats but by a bunch of corporate bureaucrats who work deep inside U.S. insurance companies.

Tailgating, Mercedes-Benz Style

Melissa Berkelhammer | Posted 08.26.2011 | New York
Melissa Berkelhammer

"On behalf of Mayor Bloomberg, and the City of New York, today is Mercedes-Benz Day!" announced City Council Speaker Christine Quinn at the opening pa...

Taking A Joy Ride With Chairman Of The Board Of Mercedes, Dr. Dieter Zetsche

Wendy Diamond | Posted 08.22.2011 | Travel
Wendy Diamond

Everyone knows that Lucky Diamond only travels in style, so it should come as no surprise to anyone that on Tuesday, June 21 she was the first to be...

Fame-Seeking Commodities Trader Sued For Fraud

Posted 07.12.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Matthew Goldstein) - Tyrone L. Gilliams Jr., a commodities trader, part-time online preacher and hip hop event promoter, is not one for ...

Mercedes Recall 2010: Steering Problems Prompt Recall Of 85,000 Vehicles

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Mercedes-Benz is recalling about 85,000 of its 2010 and 2011 cars because of potential steering problems. The luxury automaker say...

Let Fashion Week Begin

Alex Geana | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Alex Geana

Fashion, like every other industry, has been compromised by the recession. The big difference is fashion is highly organized, mobilized, ready to fight and shout from the rooftops!

Newt Gingrich's Fight for the Luxury Industry Is Laughable

Georges Ugeux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Georges Ugeux

Should we really believe that 20 million people purchasing luxury goods such as jewels, fashion, yachts, private planes and lavish international travel will be a major boost to the U.S. economy! Come, on.

American Car Quality Tops Foreign Car Quality, Finds J.D. Power And Associates

AP | STEPHEN MANNING | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — U.S. automakers have surpassed foreign brands for the first time in a survey that measures the quality of new cars and trucks. J.D...

Toyota - Why It's all Happening Now

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Toyota pioneered the "Q circle" system, which involved workers at all levels tackling problems in small groups. The "Toyota Way" became almost a religion within the car business.

Mercedes Hydrogen Fuel Cell Coming Next Spring

wired.com | Tony Borroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Fuel cells are highly interesting bits of tech. Literally moon shot technology brought to earth, they've been the darling of some green energy types a...

January Car Sales -- a Final Reckoning Begins in Earnest ?

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Until the travel business picks up and businesses in general start replacing their vehicle fleets, Detroit will be outside looking in.

Car sales, 2008; even worse than we thought

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Monday brought three conference calls, each about an hour, with executives from each of the Detroit Three announcing, dissecting and, most of all, spi...

Ten most significant import cars, 2008 and beyond

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Happy New Year! We've had the pleasure of helping to create and now write and and moderate this automotive blog beginning in June, 2008, and so far i...

Toyota Projects First-Ever Annual Loss; Congress Disses Detroit

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Congress took a perverse pleasure in giving Detroit's CEOs and the UAW president the third degree -- unnecessary theater while our country suffers this economic decline.

Toyota Republicans Should Cut Their Own Pay

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Clearly the allegiance of the Republicans who opposed the loan to save GM and Chrysler is not with the US, which would lose 900,000 jobs if just GM closed, and more than 2.1 million if the Big Three did.

"Transplant" Automakers Get Over $3.6 Billion in Subsidies; More Unions, Ralph Nader Comment

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

This post has the latest news on the billions in subsidies which off-shore transplant carmakers have received from state and local governments.

Republicans Kill any Help for Detroit

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Late last night, Senate Republicans derailed a bill, passed the day before by the House, to loan $15 billion to the Detroit Three, with 10 Republicans joining 40 Democrats and two Independents in favor.

Auto bill clears House; Should it pass the Senate, too?

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

And now, it's on to the Senate! The House today passed, 237 to 170, HR 7321, the automotive loan bailout bill, and has sent it on to the Senate. H...

Los Angeles Auto Show - It's a wrap!

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

How anxious are the Detroit Three carmakers to make sales? My wife and I were at the Los Angeles Auto Show last night, "Black Friday," at the Los Ang...

Congress Bails out Those Who Shower Before Work, but not Those who Shower After Work

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Detroit is a place where workers are unionized; Wall Street is not. And right-wing Republicans and conservative pundits have made it clear they want the union workers to suffer.

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.

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...

Car Industry Group to Public: It's Not All Our Fault, It's Yours Too

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

It's the same story we've been hearing from car-makers, especially those in Detroit, for the past 30 years: "Just wait a little longer and we'll have those new cars and trucks you've been hoping for."