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How Three Consumer Brands Helped Dads and Kids Score a Touchdown on Super Bowl Sunday

Christopher A. Brown | Posted 02.02.2015 | Business
Christopher A. Brown

Three consumer brands helped dads and kids score a touchdown on Super Bowl Sunday. Nissan, Toyota, and Dove Men+Care focused their annual Super Bowl campaigns on celebrating dads.

How Local Auto Shows Can Save You Money

Brian Moody | Posted 01.25.2015 | Business
Brian Moody

If you're primarily concerned with getting a bargain, wait until the all-new model is about to hit, then look for a low-mileage 2013 or 2014 model. Those cars tend to be worth a little less when a newer, fresher version is introduced.

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...

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.

8 Things We Bet You Didn't Know About Electric Cars

Posted 10.15.2014 | Green

Fifteen years ago, the idea of an electric vehicle would have conjured images of futuristic machines that were both electric and could somehow fly. ...

Is Buying American-made Important?

Brian Moody | Posted 11.12.2014 | Business
Brian Moody

It turns out that phrase isn't as simple as it sounds. I think what's most important is that the car you're considering is actually built in the U.S., even if the automaker is based elsewhere. Here's why.

Mississippi Cuts $1.3 Billion From Schools, Gives $1.3 Billion to Nissan

Carl Gibson | Posted 09.22.2014 | Politics
Carl Gibson

Mississippi has proved to us all that austerity, or the political ideology of "government living within its means," is a farce. Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant and the GOP-led legislature illustrated that perfectly in two ways.

Nissan Plants Almost 17,000 Red Spruces For Surprise Reddit Gift

Posted 06.17.2014 | Green

Sometimes the best gift is one that keeps on growing. For a Secret Santa-style gift exchange on Reddit, automaker Nissan donated the price of a LEA...

In the Future Will Shopping Be a Thing of the Past?

Mike Cassidy | Posted 08.16.2014 | Technology
Mike Cassidy

When you read about our inevitable march to a world dominated by connected devices, you start to get the idea that when it comes to the Internet of Things, actual shopping might become a thing of the past.

This Reinvented Rearview Mirror Can't Be Blocked By Passengers

Gregory Fink | Posted 03.03.2014 | Technology

Keeping an eye on tailgaters just got a whole lot easier with Nissan’s Smart rearview mirror. Whereas traditional rearview mirrors use reflective...

Not Your Father's Ride: Fuel Economy Standards Upgrade Consumer Choices

Mark Cooper | Posted 04.07.2014 | Green
Mark Cooper

Thanks in large part to fuel economy standards on the federal level and clean car standards in California, the average fuel economy of new cars hit an all-time high of 24.8 mpg in 2013.

Paul Walker's 'Fast & Furious' Car Up For Sale

Posted 01.25.2014 | Celebrity

Days after Paul Walker’s burial, a car collector in Germany is selling the blue Nissan Skyline GT-R the actor drove in the 2009 film "Fast & Furious...

A Craptastic Car Never Looked So Fancy

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 12.16.2013 | Comedy

If you were an Orlando-based filmmaker named Luke Aker, and needed to sell your 1996 Maxima GLE Sport Sedan, what would you do? 1. Put an ad on Cr...

Paris And George Share A Strange Affection...

Posted 11.12.2013 | Celebrity

Despite the common saying, it's hard to believe that celebrities really ARE just like us. Let's just say that the last time we checked, we didn't have...

Wait ... Is THIS Really A Thing?!

Posted 10.28.2013 | Comedy

Thanks to social media, it's become almost too easy to maintain your friendships. You can log on, like your friends' statuses on Facebook, follow them...

Five Cars Americans Would Buy... But Can't

Brian Moody | Posted 12.14.2013 | Business
Brian Moody

Following a recent trip to the Frankfurt Auto Show, I couldn't help but ask myself: "Why can't we buy those cars here in the U.S.?" In some cases, th...

Bloomberg's 'Taxi of Tomorrow' Rejected For Overstepping Boundaries

The Huffington Post | Jane Janeczko | Posted 10.11.2013 | New York

Mayor Bloomberg's "Taxi of Tomorrow" plan was rejected by the New York State Supreme Court on Tuesday due to an "overreach of executive authority," ma...

Nissan Recalls 908,900 Vehicles

AP | Posted 09.26.2013 | Business

TOKYO -- Nissan Motor Co. recalled 908,900 vehicles around the world Thursday for defective accelerator sensors that could cause the engine to stall. ... A Thriving Social Network Before "Social Networking"

Zubin Menon | Posted 11.08.2013 | Hawaii
Zubin Menon

We've seen some politicians trash their careers just by getting on Twitter. But participating in a social network can provide genuine results and help when you need it.

Putting An Audi Into A Video Game Isn't Cheap

Reuters | Christiaan Hetzner and Harro Ten Wolde | Posted 10.22.2013 | Technology

By Christiaan Hetzner and Harro Ten Wolde COLOGNE, Germany (Reuters) - The spoiler popped up automatically when the speedometer of the ...

Poorest State Hands Out Richest Auto Subsidy, Yet Winds Up With Lots Of Low-Pay Temp Jobs

Roger Bybee | Posted 10.09.2013 | Politics
Roger Bybee

With this prevalence of low-wage jobs, Mississippi taxpayers are hardly getting a good deal relative to their massive giveaway to Nissan. To secure Nissan's $2 billion investment and the promise of thousands of high-paying jobs, Mississippi provided a variety of subsidies worth fully 65% of what Nissan itself has shelled out for the plant and equipment. This is a stunningly high ratio even by corporate-cozy Southern standards.

5 New Features That Could Be On Your Next Car

AP | By DEE-ANN DURBIN and TOM KRISHER | Posted 09.04.2013 | Technology

DETROIT (AP) — Cameras that check around the car for pedestrians. Radar that stops you from drifting out of your lane. An engine able to turn off au...

The Next Mobile Frontier: The 'iCar'?

Joseph Farrell | Posted 08.17.2013 | Technology
Joseph Farrell

Last week, the newest frontier in mobility and application development dawned: the "iCar." During its annual World Wide Developer's Conference (WWDC), Apple announced plans to bring the iOS experience in 2014 to at least 12 different car markers.

Americans Turn to South Africa for Aid

Danny Glover | Posted 08.04.2013 | Business
Danny Glover

The workers of South Africa have more freedom than the workers of Mississippi. As long as powerful corporations such as Nissan can use fear and threats to keep workers weak and without a voice, we will not be a land of opportunity for all.

Automakers Recall Millions Of Vehicles Over Airbag Issue

Reuters | Posted 06.10.2013 | Business

* Recall affects vehicles in N. America, Japan, Europe * Supplier learned of issue in October 2011 * Biggest-ever recall...