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EV-Builder Tesla's IPO Raises $226 Million in One Day

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Tesla, the electric car company that counts Daimler and Toyota among its shareholders, raised $226 million selling shares Monday above its forecast price range.

Who's Responsible for Your Company's Reputation?

Ron Ashkenas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ron Ashkenas

A number of years ago some enterprising deal makers at GE Capital proposed a series of transactions that would provide financing for a chain of funera...

Beijing Auto Show: Automakers Flock To World's Leading Car Market (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Forget the United States -- for many huge companies the most important car market in the world is now China. As the Wall Street Journal noted recent...

President Obama, Mr. Feinberg: How Much of BP's Billions Are Going to the Lawyers?

Lawrence W. Schonbrun | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lawrence W. Schonbrun

There is no question about guilt and BP has already said it is going to pay all legitimate damages claimed. How many lawyers are necessary? The answer, unfortunately, is whatever the judge allows.

Toyota Still Covering Up

Philip G. Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Philip G. Baker

NASA scientists and engineers will conduct their own investigation of Toyota's sudden acceleration problem. In spite of Toyota's efforts to suppress it, the truth will come out.

Recall It Like a Toyota: 1-5

The DC Damsel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
The DC Damsel

It seems every time I turn on the news an anchor is espousing a horror story about how some suburban soccer mom with a car full of honor roll students...

How the Civil Justice System Spurs Auto Safety Innovation

Anthony Tarricone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anthony Tarricone

Though Toyota's sudden acceleration fiasco is front-and-center today, similar scenarios have unfortunately been repeating themselves for decades. But ...

China Faces Growing Labor Unrest Amid Wave of Strikes

Sheldon Filger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Sheldon Filger

Strikes are breaking out throughout China; in virtually every case that has become publicly exposed, the employers have been forced to provide large pay rises as the price of ending the labor dispute.

The Hybrid Hype

Alanna Zabel | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alanna Zabel

With my car lease due to expire, I had been searching for a new car for the last five to six months. I test drove a vehicle from almost every automake...

Wait a Second! Part I: Toyota Fined?

Mark Axelrod | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mark Axelrod

If LaHood were serious about fining Toyota, then he would've put a bite into the fine. But $16.4 million is the equivalent of brushing away a gnat in the humidity of an August morning.

The Post-Recession Brand Reshuffle

Jenny Darroch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jenny Darroch

I think we could find a reshuffle among brand leaders in the next 12-24 months with some historically strong brands finding that they are no longer relevant to the market.

The Shrimp Has Hit the Fan

Douglas Forbes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Douglas Forbes

Lots of folks are dissecting Obama's Oval Office speech and delivering diatribes on what's right and wrong with him and the oil world. So I figured I might as well join the fracas since it's the thing to do.

Weekend Auto; Auto Racing Shows

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Join us for The Car Nut Show and the World Racing Roundup.

Toyota -- The Latest Lawyer Feeding Frenzy

Lawrence W. Schonbrun | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Lawrence W. Schonbrun

The Toyota lawsuit spectacle continues with hundreds of ambulance-chasing plaintiff's lawyers traveling to San Diego to get the court system to award ...

Mechanical Morons Unite!

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Michael Sigman

Penetrating the packaging of modern products has precipitated many an emergency-room visit.

Conference on World Affairs 2010: The Challenge of Renewable Energy

HuffPost Citizen Reporting | SUZANNE CORE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Produced by HuffPost's Citizen Reporting Team Boulder, CO - There is a need for substantial and consistent long-term investment in R&D, in both the p...

Technology Doesn't Stop with Toyota

Bobbie Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Bobbie Wasserman

I have discovered that I'm basically driving a laptop. The Toyota Prius that I own and love(d) is so technologically advanced that problems with acceleration are hard-pressed to be duplicated.

Weekend auto, racing radio shows

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Join us Saturday at 11 a.m. PST, (or 2 p.m. EST) for "THE CAR NUT SHOW" and Sunday at 5 p.m. PST (or 8 p.m. Eastern) for WORLD RACING ROUNDUP on www....

Celebrities Take to the Streets of Long Beach (Video)

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Charles Karel Bouley

Celebrities such as Patrick Dempsey and Keanu Reeves took to the streets of Long Beach today in practice sessions for the Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race, officially kicking off the 36th Annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.

BP Consulting With Toyota About Making Things Stop

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

In what the embattled oil company is hailing as a major step forward towards plugging the oil leak in the Gulf, BP announced today that it was consulting with Toyota about "how to make things stop."

Shadow Elite: BP And Government's Titanic Failure -- Outsourcing Its Talent (And Power)

Linda Keenan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Keenan

Today upwards of three-quarters of the work of federal government, measured in terms of jobs, is contracted out. This has been part of a fundamental redesign of governing towards privatization and industry self-regulation.

America Wakes Up to the Importance of Liability and the Stupidity of "Caps"

Joanne Doroshow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joanne Doroshow

Teachable moments can come almost anytime, from anywhere. The recent history of corporate and professional breakdowns and mess-ups should provide a n...

10 Reasons To Believe That The World Actually Did End When Health Care Passed

Michael B. Laskoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Michael B. Laskoff

If you listen to the god-fearing, unreconstructed defenders of American exceptionalism, then you already know that world ended when health care reform passed. But why do things seem the same?

Bin Laden Says He's 'Professionally Envious' of BP

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

"There are times in an evildoer's life when one has to stand back and admire a job well done," Mr. bin Laden says in his latest video. "BP, you blow me away."

Indy 500 weekend brings out special radio show guests

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Join us Saturday at 11am Pacific /2pm Eastern for THE CAR NUT SHOW and Sunday at 5pm Pacific/8pm Eastern for WORLD RACING ROUNDUP on www.TalkRadioOne....