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Why Corporate Values Matter, even if Not All Consumers Care

Daniel Wagner | Posted 02.07.2017 | Business
Daniel Wagner

VW has paid a deservedly high price for its emission scandal, with more than $20 billion in total fines, having suffered severe damage to its reputati...

Climate Change This Week: Trump Blocks Climate Information, Resistance Grows, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.30.2017 | Green
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Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. And the chances of Donald Trump's family and fortune surviving climate change are s...

Toyota Is No Longer The World's Top-Selling Automaker

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 01.30.2017 | Business

TOKYO (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp’s four-year run as the world’s top-selling automaker has ended as the Japanese company said on Monday its glob...

Branding: The Secret Sauce for Driving Demand and Controlling Price

Ira Kalb | Posted 01.28.2017 | Business
Ira Kalb

In my last post, I talked about Corporate Image and how it forms the foundation of your brand. In this one, I add Positioning, which drives demand for...

Florida Mom Allegedly Threatens Day Care Worker With Machete

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 01.19.2017 | Crime

A woman in Sunrise, Florida, is facing numerous charges after police said she attempted to kidnap her children from a day care center and threatened a...

The first Toyota Century in the United States, ever!

Michael Berenis | Posted 11.15.2016 | Style
Michael Berenis

Just when you think your Bentley or Rolls-Royce is a rare luxury car, a very unique sedan from the far east makes its appearance in the collector's sc...

It's Time To Hold Corporate Carbon Producers Accountable

Elliott Negin | Posted 10.13.2016 | Green
Elliott Negin

90 companies accounted for 65 percent of worldwide carbon emissions between 1854 and 2013.

Paws on Wheels Presents: 2016 Prius Four

Brie Witherspoon | Posted 10.12.2016 | Business
Brie Witherspoon

Buying a car is an important decision and one that tends to be based on the answers to a multitude of questions. How well does the car handle while driving off road? What type of city and highway mileage can I expect? What is the size and performance capabilities of the engine?

Climate Change This Week: Breakthrough in Home Solar Power, Redefining Resiliency, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 10.05.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Saving BUB, Beautiful Unique Biodiversity, as in this Indian bullfrog, a denizen ...

How to Protect Your Business From Creative Disruption

Ira Kalb | Posted 07.23.2016 | Business
Ira Kalb

Depending on the year you start counting, the lifespan of a Fortune 500 company has gone from 75 years to just 15. In our fast-moving ever-changing wo...

New, Compact Models Drive up Auto Sales in India

AsiaToday | Posted 07.04.2016 | World

[Toyota's Innova Crysta] By Ha Man-joo, India correspondent, AsiaToday - It has been proved again that new models and compact cars are still popular ...

When Dealing With A Progressive Disease, Objective Thinking Will Keep You Moving Forward

Kyle Bryant | Posted 07.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Kyle Bryant

Though I was not happy to be forced into the decision, I have been driving a minivan for several years now and it is totally utilitarian. It may not be able to go tearing through the mud but it has room for my trike, chair, and everything I need. Don't tell anyone, I kinda like it.

Toyota Is Developing Cars That Can Anticipate Accidents And Avoid Them

Reuters | Casey Williams | Posted 06.20.2016 | Technology

TOKYO (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp is targeting developing in the next five years driver assistance systems that integrate artificial intelligence (A...

The Transportation Future Is Under Construction In Hartford

Shane M. Kite | Posted 04.23.2017 | Business
Shane M. Kite

The transportation future is underway on 6.2 acres of graded mud next to a capped landfill off I-91's exit 33 in Hartford, Conn. (photo by Jerry Holl...

Toyota Is Giving Cheap Uber Rides To Students Studying Late

The Huffington Post | Casey Williams | Posted 04.08.2016 | Business

When you're tired, getting behind the wheel can be nearly as dangerous as driving drunk. And yet every day, Americans with drooping eyelids and heavy ...

Flip Flopin' Thursday - Yellen, Bernanke, Greenspan and Volker Oh My!

Phil Davis | Posted 04.08.2017 | Business
Phil Davis

Get ready for a quote-fest. All 4 living Fed Chairs will be speaking tonight in New York, ostensibly "for the kids" but really to have an excuse ...

Google Is Getting Rid Of Its Creepy Humanoid Robots

Reuters | Casey Williams | Posted 03.18.2016 | Technology

(Reuters) - Alphabet Inc has put Boston Dynamics, part of its robotics division, up for sale for lack of revenue potential, Bloomberg reported, citing...

Toyota Introduces Wearable Device For The Blind

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 03.09.2016 | Technology

Toyota is exploring its catchphrase, “Let’s Go Places,” from an unexpected angle. The Japanese automaker has developed a wearable device aimed a...

Brazilian Man Hides In SUV's Gas Tank In Desperate Bid To Enter U.S.

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 12.20.2016 | Crime

A California man has been arrested on suspicion of trying to smuggle a Brazilian man into the U.S. from Mexico by hiding him inside an SUV's gas tank....

Committed Communities Making a Difference for Vets

Dakota Meyer | Posted 02.28.2017 | Impact
Dakota Meyer

Photo by Garth Milan One of the things I love most about America is our willingness to come together when it counts. Strong communities build strong ...

Is Apple Becoming More Like Toyota in Its Approach to Innovation?

Ira Kalb | Posted 01.26.2017 | Business
Ira Kalb

Apple executives explain the disappointing sales results on economic weakness around the world. Many believe the real reason is Apple's current inclination to make evolutionary rather than revolutionary products.

Hydrogen Fuels Cells Could Be In Your Next Car. Watch How They Work.

Reuters | Casey Williams | Posted 01.21.2016 | Technology

Toyota showcased its hydrogen fuel cell vehicle for the mass market, called the Mirai, at the 2016 San Francisco Auto Show last November. “Once we e...

Volkswagen Realizing the High Cost of Deception

Ira Kalb | Posted 12.26.2016 | Business
Ira Kalb

The most expensive problems are those that customers or interested third parties discover. If companies try to sweep them "under the rug," or invest resources to deliberately deceive the public, there is likely to be a big explosion as the pressure builds under that rug. This is what has happened to VW.

Bye-Bye, Blood

Susan Perloff | Posted 12.14.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Susan Perloff

I hate giving blood. They stick the needle in, it hurts. They twist the syringe before sucking the blood out, it burns. They pull the needle out, it s...

Refreshed RAV4 Hybrid in New York, Why Not?

Rita Cook | Posted 11.23.2016 | Travel
Rita Cook

On Wednesday, the folks at Toyota lifted the embargo and now I get to talk all about the just unveiled 2016 Toyota RAV4, which will be the eighth hybrid offered in the Toyota lineup. New on the RAV4 for 2016 is a refreshed exterior and updated interior across all of the trim levels.