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John Boehner, Volkswagen and the Role of Government

Sidney Shapiro | Posted 10.01.2015 | Politics
Sidney Shapiro

Those politicians celebrating Boehner's ouster, however, are not interested in debate about what is an appropriate balance; they instead elevate ideology over sensible policy insights. In the meantime, the rest of us are held captive to their ignorance and intransigence.

Could Electric Cars Save Volkswagen?

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 10.01.2015 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

VW made its Beetle wildly successful as "the car of the hippie movement." And ever since, VWs have been to a more or less extent the cars of the counter culture.

Volkswagon: Polluting the American Psyche

Bob Deutsch | Posted 09.30.2015 | Business
Bob Deutsch

The VW emissions charade is not a potential car accident issue, but a more pervasive health issue. With this cover up VW evaporated all the good will it has built over the years.

VW Case Shows Need for More and Bigger Government

Dave Johnson | Posted 09.25.2015 | Business
Dave Johnson

Wouldn't it be great if there were some entity that was more powerful than these corporations, whose purpose is to protect us, reign these corporations in, make and enforce rules, prosecute offenders and put a stop to this stuff?

Hope and Redemption

Michael Brune | Posted 09.24.2015 | Green
Michael Brune

The same week that brought us the pope's inspiring message of hope also uncovered the worst kind of cynicism.

Fraud, 'Defeat,' and the Pain and Suffering of Bamboozled VW Consumers

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 09.24.2015 | Business
Lorraine Devon Wilke

But while we bamboozled drivers are advised to "wait to see what happens," no one is specifically addressing the emotional pain and suffering of discovering our unwitting collaboration in this environmental fraud, we who paid a premium to buy green vehicles while essentially operating as superfund sites.

Common vs. Corporate Criminals

Pat Choate | Posted 09.23.2015 | Politics
Pat Choate

"Little crime" carries a personal liability while "big crime" does not. Any reform of the U.S. criminal justice system needs to correct this inequity.

EPA 'Slug Bug' Of VW Highlights Need For Crisis Prevention

Mark R. Kennedy | Posted 09.23.2015 | Business
Mark R. Kennedy

While VW's crisis management technique of immediately expressing regret and committing to finding answers is a textbook perfect response, the company would have been far better off investing a bit more in crisis prevention instead.

What the VW Scandal Teaches Us About Climate Action

Frances Beinecke | Posted 09.22.2015 | Green
Frances Beinecke

This shocking way of doing business has revealed an important truth in the fight against climate change: the value of government safeguards and government oversight in protecting public health and reducing dangerous pollution.

Marketing to Women... Some Advice for the Auto Industry

Jenny Darroch | Posted 11.25.2014 | Business
Jenny Darroch

When marketing to women, don't assume all women have the same needs. Look for differences between women and develop products and marketing approaches to suit a greater variety of needs.

Let's Sue the GOP

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 10.04.2014 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Senate Republicans last week prevented repair of a law that 99.99 percent of Americans hate and condemn and would vote 50 times to repeal, given the chance. The GOP blocked a bill that would have ended tax breaks bestowed on corporations for offshoring factories and jobs.

GM Apologizes For Sending Recall Notices To Families Of Those Killed By Defective Models

Reuters | Posted 08.03.2014 | Business

By Marilyn Thompson and Paul Lienert June 3 (Reuters) - General Motors on Tuesday apologized to families of accident victims who have ...

Americans Aren't Fazed By GM Recalls, Apparently

Reuters | Posted 08.03.2014 | Business

(Adds monthly results by Ford, Toyota, VW) By Ben Klayman and Paul Lienert DETROIT, June 3 (Reuters) - Top automakers on...

Turns Out Anti-Union Volkswagen Workers May Have Screwed Themselves And The South

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 02.20.2014 | Politics

Volkswagen employees may have made a huge mistake when they rejected union membership on Friday. Employees at VW's Chattanooga plant voted against ...

Here's How Controversy and Engagement Are Shaping This Year's Social Super Bowl Ads

Beverly Macy | Posted 04.04.2013 | Sports
Beverly Macy

Two things are happening in this year's race to Super Bowl advertising greatness: 1. Early social buzz and engagement are critical. Nearly everyone'...

Sharon Silke Carty

Three Automakers See Surprising Win | Sharon Silke Carty | Posted 07.09.2012 | Business

Things are looking up for the auto industry: Just three years after the car industry's future seemed bleak and unredeemable, signs of a comeback are a...

Automaker Dodges $1.1 Billion In Taxes With One Easy Move

The Huffington Post | Sharon Silke Carty | Posted 07.25.2012 | Business

Volkswagen is proving yet again that automakers are absolute geniuses at avoiding paying taxes. The German automaker paid $5.58 billion to take ov...

Major Car Companies Finalizing Merger

AP | Posted 09.03.2012 | Business

BERLIN — German carmaker Volkswagen says it is on track to finalize the full takeover of sports car manufacturer Porsche by the end of the month...

#vanlife: Home Is Where You Park It

Foster Huntington | Posted 01.23.2012 | Travel
Foster Huntington

Not until experiencing something for myself can I really appreciate it. Call me thick headed, but it's been true about autumn in New England, sex and, most recently, camper vehicles.

Six Brands That Have Come Back From The Dead

24/7 Wall St. | Posted 12.14.2011 | Business

From 24/7 Wall St.: It is not unusual for brands to disappear. It is unusual to see major brands resurrected. Scores of brands like New Coke, Circuit ...

Music and Magic in Moritzburg 2011

Laurence Vittes | Posted 10.14.2011 | Arts
Laurence Vittes

With the annual August presence of Jan Vogler's Moritzburg Festival and Academy, Moritzburg has become a place for music lovers to refresh their souls.

Auto Union Grows For First Time In Years

Reuters | Posted 05.31.2011 | Business

DETROIT - United Auto Workers membership rose for the first time in six years in 2010, helped by a recovering U.S. auto industry and expanding to ...

The Safest Cars 2011 -- See Which Models Made The List

AP | KEN THOMAS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — South Korean automakers Hyundai and Kia and German car maker Volkswagen lead the insurance industry's annual list of the safest new...

Car Porn

Pavel Somov, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Pavel Somov, Ph.D.

As a civilization we still want our presents wrapped up in shiny paper with a pretty bow on top. Will there ever be a day when we buy a car blind, not worrying about how it looks to us and others?

The Buzz on Green Business in China

Andrew Winston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Winston

I visited Beijing a couple weeks ago to speak to a group of Chinese corporate executives. They were brought together by a major environmental NGO to discuss climate change.