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Bankrupt Automaker Finds A Buyer

Reuters | Posted 08.12.2012 | Business

* Bankrupt Saab finds buyer in Chinese-Japanese investment group * Investor to produce electric cars * First product in...

BMW Tops Mercedes As Most Popular Luxury Auto Brand

Posted 01.05.2012 | Business

BMW grabbed the top spot in the U.S. luxury auto market in 2011, edging out Daimler AG's Mercedes-Benz brand, as both German automakers took advantage...

Volvo's Social Media #Fail

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 06.03.2011 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

It used to be that in marketing, the brand with the most cash won. Hands down. You could 'carpet bomb' a market, you could 'own' the conversation, you...

'Road Train' Cars Drive Themselves While You Sleep

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Imagine you're driving down the highway, when you pass a column of cars cruising in tandem. You notice with awe that the steering wheel in each car mo...

Geely Buys Volvo: Goldman Gets The Upside, You Get The Downside

Simon Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Simon Johnson

Goldman Sachs' private equity owns a significant stake in Geely, with the explicit goal of helping that company expand internationally.

Toyota finds it's the cover-up, not the crime - McLaren Ferrari-fighter a bargain $229,000

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Toyota is finding out it's not the crime, but the cover-up, which screws you. They should have studied Richard Nixon's presidency.

Volvo: Geely Group Near Deal To Buy Volvo Brand From Ford

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

STOCKHOLM (AP -- LOUISE NORDSTROM) -- Ford Motor Co. moved closer Wednesday to selling its loss-making Volvo unit to China's Geely Group, saying a fin...

An Interview With Liam Gillick

Zefrey Throwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Zefrey Throwell

Find out what Liam Gillick's hobby is, hear him say the words, "unicorns, planets, and falling down" and much more in this audio interview.

Wikipedia Bans Volvo's IT Over Racist Rants

channelregister.co.uk | Cade Metz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Wikipedia has banned editing from machines inside Volvo Information Technology - the outfit that operates the Swedish auto maker's IT infrastructure -...

Ford, GM, IBM and China: A Match Made in the Han Dynasty

John Wagner Givens | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Wagner Givens

For cultural and historical reasons, China has relatively less experience in brand building, so the US currently seems to have a comparative advantage in internationally known brands.

Five Things Mr. Obama Must Say About Detroit -- and Fast

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

While GM and Chrysler both remain on life support (and Ford has also been talking with the government about a credit line or loan), the car and truck business around the world is not doing much better than Detroit.

Eleven Other Countries with Big Auto Industry Problems

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Here's some of what's happening, mostly with GM, in Europe and Asia, two markets outside the U.S. hit hardest by the slowing automobile business.

Precipitous fifteen-year drop in US car sales; Need one? You probably can't get one

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

They say "start out bad news with a joke," so: In Peter Gent's "North Dallas Forty," a football coach is talking with the team owner's son about his f...

THE LATEST: $25 BILLION FOR DETROIT; PRODUCTION CHEVY VOLT PLUG-IN HYBRID UNVEILED

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Steve Parker

Today's Detroit News newspaper reports that, because big investment banks such as Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase own huge amounts of GM and Ford cor...

$50 Billion for the Detroit Three: Yea or Nay?

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Should Chrysler, or two of the car-makers or even all three go bust, then, this time, the American people will pay the price, both literally and figuratively.

Is Your Car's Interior Killing You?

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Steve Parker

Ever wondered about that dreary film which builds-up inside the windshield of your car or truck? Not outside, which can be taken care of easily enough; inside.

Volvo's Vision For 2020: The Injury-Proof Car

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The destruction of the orange sedan with its slapdash paintwork may have been intentional but it was far from wanton. It was all part of Volvo's bid t...