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John Edwards Among Lawyers Vying For Lead Role In Volkswagen Suit

Reuters | Igor Bobic | Posted 01.12.2016 | Politics

Among the more than 140 plaintiffs' lawyers competing to lead private litigation against Volkswagen over its emissions cheating scandal is former U.S...

How to Avoid Another VW Scandal: The Right Mix of Carrots and Sticks?

Pro Journo | Posted 01.09.2016 | Green
Pro Journo

Looking at why and how VW committed the fraud is also an opportunity to examine practices related to environmental monitoring in the automotive industry and whether the reaction to the scandal is really likely to prevent another one from occurring.

'Green News Report' - January 7, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 01.08.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Britain's new flood defenses already overwhelmed; Record extreme we...

Republicans Are Pushing A Bill That Could Make It Much Harder To Sue Volkswagen

Mother Jones | Paige Lavender | Posted 01.06.2016 | Politics

This story first appeared on Mother Jones and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Volkswagen will likely be spending a lot ...

U.S. Authorities Sue Volkswagen Over Emissions-Cheating Software

AP | Adam Goldberg | Posted 01.05.2016 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department sued Volkswagen on Monday over emissions-cheating software found in nearly 600,000 vehicles so...

'Green News Report' - December 29, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 12.29.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: 'Green News Report' Special Coverage 2015 Year In Review: Before 2015 ...

Top 10 Most Cringeworthy PR Blunders Of 2015

Rich Robinson | Posted 12.28.2015 | Media
Rich Robinson

Attention all schadenfreude enthusiasts, it's time to take a look back and see who really shined in this year's public relations blunders, bloopers and boners (trademark pending).

Volkswagen Realizing the High Cost of Deception

Ira Kalb | Posted 12.26.2015 | 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.

The Season of Giving and the Ethics of Capitalism

JD Beltran | Posted 12.16.2015 | Arts
JD Beltran

Some call this the season of Giving. It's not too late--have you donated to your favorite arts resource or charity yet? (And there's a tax deductio...

VW To Start Testing All Vehicles' Emissions

AP | Jade Walker | Posted 12.10.2015 | Business

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A Brand Driving Lesson for Volkswagen

Stephen Rosa | Posted 12.14.2015 | Business
Stephen Rosa

VW, a top-selling automaker known for its German engineering, clean-diesel technology and strong market share since 1937, cheated emissions testing using software in 11 million vehicles with small diesel engines worldwide. By recognizing when the vehicles were undergoing emissions testing, performance was modified by the software.

Volkswagen's Emissions Scandal Is Getting Even Bigger

AP | Lorenzo Ligato | Posted 11.20.2015 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — Volkswagen's emissions cheating scandal widened Friday after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said the German automak...

The Follower Revolt: What's Eating Leaders for Breakfast?

Robert Hall | Posted 11.18.2015 | Business
Robert Hall

While there is much talk about developing stronger leaders, what seems a more present reality is that followers have become much more empowered to actively - and sometimes passively - reject leaders they no longer are willing to follow.

VW Sales Increases Shows Limits of 'Think Globally, Act Locally'

John Friedman | Posted 11.12.2015 | Business
John Friedman

The news that deep discounts offered by Volkswagen were enough to increase sales of their products despite the diesel emissions scandal was met with i...

Americans Ignore Emissions Scandal And Buy Even More Volkswagens

The Verge | Jade Walker | Posted 11.09.2015 | Business

There is a world in which consumers swiftly punish Volkswagen where it counts — the coffers — for its massive, systematic deception of th...

Volkswagen May Offer Cash to Ease Owners’ Ire

The New York Times | Benjamin Hart | Posted 11.07.2015 | Business

FRANKFURT — Volkswagen is expected to offer cash to the owners of diesel cars this coming week as it steps up an effort to recover some of the g...

'Green News Report' - November 5, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.05.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Koch Brothers claim they are environmental stewards; New legislation to...

Volkswagen's Emissions Scandal Just Got So Much Worse

AP | Lorenzo Ligato | Posted 11.04.2015 | Business

BERLIN (AP) -- Germany's Volkswagen, already reeling from the fallout of cheating on U.S. emissions tests for nitrogen oxide, said Tuesday that an in...

VW: More Recalls!

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 11.04.2015 | Business

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Only a Bold Move Will Save VW

Jack Hidary | Posted 11.03.2015 | Business
Jack Hidary

The VW scandal points not only to issues at the company, but a deeper problem with all combustion cars. The real fix is not to monkey around with software, but to take a bold new path for the company.

U.S. Expands Investigation Of Volkswagen For Evading Emissions Tests

Reuters | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.02.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Nov 2 (Reuters) - U.S. environmental regulators on Monday said Volkswagen AG had installed emissions-control cheats in diesel Porsche and...

Volkswagen's Emissions Cheat Could Kill 59 People In The U.S.

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 10.30.2015 | Business

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Making the Chattanooga-German Connection

Deborah J. Levine | Posted 10.29.2015 | Business
Deborah J. Levine

Will Chattanooga impact Volkswagen's future path? Only time will tell. In the meantime, we continue to Go Global.

Volkswagen Diesel Scandal Is Starting To Hit Company Where It Hurts

Reuters | Lorenzo Ligato | Posted 10.28.2015 | Business

Volkswagen posted its first quarterly loss in at least 15 years on Wednesday and said the 6.7 billion euros ($7.4 billion) set aside to cover the cos...

Corporate 'Talent' Must Imagine Worst-Case Scenario, i.e., Ruination: VW, GM, Peanut Corporation

Carla Seaquist | Posted 10.27.2015 | Business
Carla Seaquist

You would think a corporation with high-priced "talent" in its executive suites could imagine the risks -- to the corporation if not to consumers or their own employees -- if it crossed the legal line.