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Driving Long Distances in Powerful Vehicles: Gas Tax vs. Industry Regulation

Emily Erikson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Emily Erikson

The net result of a progressive tax structure in the US has been increased social mobility, which is a more important and durable part of American culture than, for example, owning driving long distances in SUVs.

Ford To Idle Michigan Factory After SUV Sales Plummet

AP | TOM KRISHER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DETROIT — Sagging demand for large sport utility vehicles has forced Ford Motor Co. to close a Michigan factory for nine weeks starting June 23....

Frustrated Car Owners Look To Ditch Their Gas-Guzzlers

Boston Globe | Jenn Abelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

After paying $75 to fill his black Dodge Ram pickup truck for the third time in a week, Douglas Chrystall couldn't take it anymore. Feeling pinched a...

Economize Your Ride

CNN/Money | Allan Chernoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Buyer's remorse fills the New York International Auto Show at Manhattan's Jacob K. Javitz Convention Center this week. Owners of gas-hungry Sport Util...

Hugging an Accountant is Smarter than Hugging a Tree

Eben Esterhuizen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Eben Esterhuizen

Financial accounting is probably the most powerful weapon we have to tackle short-termism, the cause of our environmental problems.

Is the Hybrid Escalade an Oxymoron?

Clint Wilder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Clint Wilder

Yes, it's good to see the mainstreaming of hybrid technology, but are hybrid Escalades, Tahoes, and Yukons really just the lipstick on a pig's philosophy at work - dressing up a bad thing to look a little better, ecologically speaking?

Automakers Suffer February Double Whammy

AP | DEE-ANN DURBIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DETROIT — Automakers got hit where it hurts in February, with U.S. sales of their most profitable vehicles _ trucks, sport utilities and large s...

CA Sues EPA Over Greenhouse Gas Limits On Autos

AP | Samantha Young | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

California sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday for denying its first-in-the-nation greenhouse gas limits on cars, trucks and SU...

Senate Passes Energy Bill To Raise Fuel Efficiency

AP | H. JOSEF HEBERT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Senate passed a trimmed-back energy bill Thursday that would bring higher-gas mileage cars and SUVs into showrooms in the coming decade and fill t...