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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.

'Green News Report' - October 20, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 10.20.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Obama Administration shuts down Arctic oil drilling; Accountability ma...

VW Built Several Devices That Evaded Emissions Tests

Reuters | Jenny Che | Posted 10.19.2015 | Business

* VW changed cheat software for new engine types - sources * VW used different defeat devices in Europe, United States * VW declines to comment, citi...

Brand Failure: How Volkswagen Can Reinvent Itself in 3 Steps

Ian Khan | Posted 10.16.2015 | Business
Ian Khan

One of the biggest problems VW has at this moment in time is the journey to rebuild the trust and what better way to do it than to tell where it all started. Tell the story again but the meaning it was created.

Volkswagen's Lies Show Need for Real Emissions Tests

Aaron Gray-Block | Posted 10.15.2015 | Green
Aaron Gray-Block

Caught red-handed for cheating on diesel emissions tests, German carmaker Volkswagen's actions in putting profits before public health have underscored the need for urgent reforms of car industry pollution laws.

Germany Orders Recall Of 2.4 Million Volkswagen Cars

Reuters | Marina Fang | Posted 10.15.2015 | Business

HAMBURG/BERLIN, Oct 15 (Reuters) - Germany ordered Volkswagen on Thursday to recall and refit 2.4 million diesel vehicles next year, following the com...

Volkswagen Discloses More Rigged Car Software

AP | Adam Goldberg | Posted 10.14.2015 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — Volkswagen has disclosed to U.S. regulators that there is additional suspect software in its 2016 diesel models that would po...

Volkswagen Scandal Reveals Design Flaws: The Need for Value Conscious Design

Behnam Taebi | Posted 10.13.2015 | Technology
Behnam Taebi

The fallout from the Volkswagen scandal continues to reverberate, with China being the latest country to launch an investigation into the car giant's behavior. In the midst of a global recall of some 11 million cars, the firm's share price has fallen by around 40%.

Lessons From Volkswagen (and Other) Scandals

Bill George | Posted 10.13.2015 | Business
Bill George

The Volkswagen scandal hit new lows this week when German-born Michael Horn, CEO of Volkswagen America, refused to acknowledge the people responsible for falsifying emissions tests on 11 million vehicles or to release essential documents.

Volkswagen's Dumb Culture

Mark Pastin | Posted 10.12.2015 | Business
Mark Pastin

The most striking fact about the scandal in which Volkswagen is currently embroiled is how hopelessly dumb the whole plot was. If the dumbness of this scheme is obvious, how did Volkswagen, a company known for its technical prowess, come to implement it?

Regulators Open 2nd Investigation Into VW Emissions Software

The New York Times | Jenny Che | Posted 10.09.2015 | Business

WASHINGTON — Federal and California regulators have begun an investigation into a second computer program in Volkswagen’s diesel cars that...

Tainted Fahrvergnügen: What the Volkswagen Scandal Tells Us About Achieving Climate and Clean Air Goals

Stefan Bößner | Posted 10.09.2015 | Politics
Stefan Bößner

Public brouhaha aside, from a climate change policy perspective, what is most troubling about this scandal is not what the company did, but the vulnerabilities it exposed in environmental policy.