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Volkswagen Looks To Settle Criminal Probe With Fines Up To $1.2 Billion

Reuters | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 08.15.2016 | Business

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Volkswagen AG and the U.S. Justice Department have held preliminary settlement talks about resolving a criminal probe into the ...

Expats and Their Families - Chattanooga Style

Deborah J. Levine | Posted 08.02.2016 | Business
Deborah J. Levine

The attendees at the International Business Council (IBC) of the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce were a diverse mix of nationalities, professions, expats, and industries. The annual meeting of the IBC, the Chamber's newest council, attracted students, family members, colleagues, and executives.

A Strong EPA Delivers Protection, Justice, And Pathways To A Cleaner Future

Gina McCarthy | Posted 06.29.2016 | Green
Gina McCarthy

In one of the most creative and ambitious environmental enforcement settlements in U.S. history, we are addressing the immediate pollution issue VW caused and, at the same time, setting a new precedent for long term benefits that can be achieved under the Clean Air Act.

'Green News Report' - June 28, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.28.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: More deadly floods, this time in West Virginia; Raging wildfire kills two...

Why Diesels Were About to be Obsolete Anyway

Brian Moody | Posted 06.28.2016 | Business
Brian Moody

As Volkswagen reaches a settlement for US owners, something occurred to me. Have you ever had a really great idea in the shower? I haven't. My epiphan...

Learning From Volkswagen's $10 Billion Sustainability Mistake

Steven Cohen | Posted 06.27.2016 | Green
Steven Cohen

As Volkswagen continues to struggle in the aftermath of their deceptive emissions reporting scheme, they are starting to pay for some of the costs of their mistake.

When Healing What Ails the Market, Start With Your Own Wallet

Toni Johnson | Posted 06.14.2016 | Business
Toni Johnson

Philanthropy cannot be expected to solve the problem of global inequity We have managed as a global society to reduce extreme poverty among millions ...

Volkswagen Jetta offers variety of trim and engine choices in 2016

Rita Cook | Posted 06.09.2016 | Travel
Rita Cook

photo courtesy Volkswagen If you are looking for a compact sedan that plays nice with others, but still stands out from the crowd the 2016 Volkswagen...

6 Automakers To Recall Nearly 2.5 Million U.S. Vehicles Over Defective Airbags

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 06.02.2016 | Business

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Six automakers said Thursday they are recalling nearly 2.5 million U.S. vehicles with defective Takata air bag inflators, docum...

Risk Agility and Decision Making in the 21st Century

Daniel Wagner | Posted 05.24.2016 | Business
Daniel Wagner

As risks have evolved from being phenomenological occurrences in the natural world, the twenty-first century is in many ways the era of man-made risk and man-stoked fires.

Behind the Wheel: My Love Affair With the Open Road

K.C. Wilder | Posted 05.11.2016 | Travel
K.C. Wilder

When you're a teenager and the oldest of five kids, trust me, there is nothing better than getting out of the house alone. Rolling on back roads in my clunky little wagon, a boom box on the passenger seat playing mix tapes oozing teen angst... Man, that was the coolest.

'Green News Report' - April 28, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.28.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: 'Presumptive' GOP Presidential nominee Donald Trump goes nuclear over cli...

VW Reportedly Reaches Deal With U.S. To Buy Back Nearly 500,000 Diesel Cars

Reuters | Adam Goldberg | Posted 04.20.2016 | Business

By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Volkswagen AG and U.S. officials have reached a framework deal under which the automaker would offer to buy...

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 weathe...

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 o...

'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 an...

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 deduction i...

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.

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 the Environ...