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Biggest-ever Toyota Recall Announced; 3.8 Million Cars and Trucks

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Toyota's floor mat recall is a bit unusual because owners are being asked to "make the fix" right away and on their own; this tell us the government considers the problem an immediate and important safety risk.

Meat the Truth

Mikko Alanne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mikko Alanne

If people know about the massive global damage caused by meat production, why is making a change so difficult? Is it because people don't care? Is it because it's too difficult to give up meat? I'd argue it's neither.

Toyota Asks California For $2 Million For Employee Training -- But They're Closing Shop In 2010 | Marc Lifsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Reporting from Sacramento - Toyota Motor Corp. is closing California's last automobile plant, but that isn't keeping the factory from asking the stat...

GM's "60-day Buy Back" plan - more gimmicks or smart sales move?

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Another "Hail Mary" from GM? Or the real thing? Starting today and running through November, General Motors is offering buyers of their Core Four bra...

Could China Hold the World's Clean Technology Hostage?

Alex Pasternack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Alex Pasternack

China could tighten its control over metals essential for a wide array of green technologies, raising the specter of a unilateral OPEC for rare earth metals.

Toyota Developing Anti-Drunk Driving Gadget | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Toyota Motor said Monday it was developing anti-drunk driving equipment that would lock the ignition of a vehicle if high levels of alcohol are detect...

Toyota Accused Of Hiding Evidence In Hundreds Of Rollover Deaths (VIDEO)

CBS News | Font Size | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A former attorney for Toyota has accused the automaker of illegally withholding evidence in hundreds of rollover death and injury cases, in a "ruthles...

My GE Dishwasher Tragedy, Manufacturer Parts, Car Repairs and Doctor Visits: Let's Be Mad as Hell and Not Take it Anymore!

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Russnow

Manufacturing CEOs do very little to reduce the need for maintenance work and perhaps there should be legislative enforcement requiring them to do so.

Toyota Bets Against The Electric Car | Jay Yarow|Aug. 20, 2009, 9:39 AM|11 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

With Nissan pushing full steam into electric cars, and General Motors making a big splash with its plug-in hybrid, Hiroko Tabuchi at the New York Time...

Cash for Clunkers Rated an Economic Clunker

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

Like a glass of ice water in the scorching desert, it sure sounds enticing -- Uncle Sam giving you as much as $4,500 to trade in your old gas guzzler for a new and more fuel-efficient car.

'Clunker' Program Leads To Boost In Foreign Car Sales | Dana Hedgpeth and Sholnn Freeman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Four of the five top-selling cars in the government's "Cash for Clunkers" program are made by foreign automakers, according to new data released Tuesd...

Can We Trade in Our Republican Senate Clunkers?

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Republicans don't care about the unemployed, the uninsured, the economy and making this country financially healthy. To the contrary, it's in their political interest to root for failure.

Clunker Law: What You Need to Know

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Check the (current) status of your car, and if you're interested in the program and your vehicle is now eligible, get down to a new car dealer fast, before DC steps in again to "help" or "clarify."

How to Fix the U.S. Auto Industry

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Andy Ostroy

Disappearing ingenuity, poor design and dreadful marketing is to blame for Detroit's troubles, not the poor schlep who toils on the assembly-line for eight hours a day.

Auto Giants Reposition Globally

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Diane Francis

Cars are not longer just big business; companies have to build vehicles, but also be able to create multilateral partnerships which include workers, politicians, civil servants and investors.

Obama Drinks Friedman's Kool-Aid

Thom Hartmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Thom Hartmann

If President Obama and our Congress don't soon learn the lessons Alexander Hamilton taught us in 1791, we'll continue to see American industry slowly die.

Utah Buildings Deemed Eco-Friendly, Energy-Efficient

Salt Lake Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A year after its opening, the building housing the Mark Miller Toyota-Scion dealership in downtown Salt Lake City has received a Gold LEED certificati...

Fuel-Cell Toyota By 2015

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Toyota Motor, the world's top automaker, plans to roll out a fuel-cell car by 2015 in its push to stay ahead in the global race for green autos, vice ...

Hitler Praised by Formula 1 Chief

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

This isn't the first time Ecclestone and minion Max Mosley have been seen as cheerleaders of a sort for the Third Reich.

Hot Ticket Hybrids Bring Green To Carmakers

Yahoo! News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Toyota Motor Corp's Prius hybrid was Japan's best-selling car in June while Honda Motor Co's rival Insight ranked fourth, helping the two hybrid leade...

Mind-Controlled Wheelchair Invented By Toyota (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Nicholas Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Fox News had a fascinating interview with Michio Kaku, author of "Physics of the Impossible," in which they discussed Toyota's creation of a mind-con...

Toyota May Offer Prius Hybrid to GM | Alan Ohnsman and Kae Inoue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

June 30 (Bloomberg) -- Toyota Motor Corp. may offer to supply a version of its Prius hybrid car to General Motors Corp. during a meeting between the c...

Canada Greens Our Roads with Electric Vehicles

Jean Jerome Baudry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jean Jerome Baudry

It is time for society to really embrace electric vehicles into our everyday way of life and say good-bye to traditional gasoline vehicles.

Note to GM, Relevance is Good Business

Jonathan A. Schein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jonathan A. Schein

Toyota's long-term strategy for bringing energy-efficient vehicles to the market is apparently working.

GM Must Cut Buick, GMC Now

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

General Motors must drop their Buick and GMC divisions. And do it now. The number of people already put out of work by the Amazingly-Shrinking Genera...