With car sales suffering worldwide, the marketing and advertising budgets, where many companies keep their racing dollars, are often the first budgets to be trimmed.
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This post has the latest news on the billions in subsidies which off-shore transplant carmakers have received from state and local governments.
The Big Three management is stuck with a petrified top-down mentality that's unable to provide the vision and leadership necessary for American auto manufacturing to succeed.
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.
As Congress closes in a "short term," bailout of the Big Three Detroit Automakers, it's time to ask what their product plans for the future are going to be, if they survive.
It's always nice to own part of any failing automotive giant from the last century, if the companies are still not viable three, six or even twelve months from now, what will taxpayers' ownership be worth?
In his prepared remarks before the Senate Banking Committee on Thursday, General Motors CEO Rick Wagoner Jr. spoke of the urgent need for federal assi...
Now that they have our attention, the Detroit Three, in plans submitted to Congress Tuesday, increased their appeals for federal loans from $25 billion to $34 billion.
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.
We're seeing an amazing act of willful ignorance here. The predicament that Detroit has found itself in is an American business tragedy. Let's not make it worse by lying to ourselves.
Apparently there is one thing that liberal and neo-con think-tanks can agree upon: Let Ford, General Motors, and Chrylser fail.
Surprise: the most eco-friendly car sold in America isn't the Toyota Prius. It's the Honda Civic GX, which runs on compressed natural gas, according t...
"People who say the U.S. doesn't innovate are woefully out of touch with Detroit's standing in this business."
Rosario Dawson took home the Futures Award and remembered her days as a child when she had no choice but to compost.
Assuming a federal bailout, it makes sense that, over the next few years, American carmakers will be re-engaging with the small-car market.
India's Tata Motors represents a modern-day version of what Detroit could have become if it had begun to adjust its products to obviously impending future needs back in the 1970s.
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.
Lewis Hamilton, 23 and the first Black driver in the history of Grand Prix racing, won the World Driving Championship on Sunday, the most coveted title in all of motorsports.
The de facto Depression underway worldwide will trigger consolidations. Strong will eat weak; cash-rich will eat debt-laden and consumer spending will shrink along with economies.
There's good news, bad news and -- finally -- some smart, encouraging news by and for American drivers.
If the Detroit Three were to merge into one company, ownership shared with the American people, it could benefit everyone; the carmakers, their dealers and their customers
Cleaning-up the air is always in everyone's best interest, and one big way to make an impact on air quality is for a community or city (or nation) to ...
The number of people late on their monthly car and truck payments is huge, represented by nearly $25 billion worth of consumer auto loans that are delinquent.
Honda issued its challenge to the Toyota Prius on Thursday, introducing the Insight hybrid at the Paris Motor Show.
"Honda is committed to taking a l...
A higher-than-rated mpg is quite achievable. On one occasion, I got 42 mpg on the highway, simply by maintaining a speed of 55 mph and using the cruise control.
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