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Obama to Blame for Hurricanes, Disease -- and Everything Else

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 12.21.2014 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

In spite of the intense, unyielding, never-ending opposition to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare, nobody can deny that Obama has tackled the problem of health care costs growing out of control when nobody before him would. And that's not all.

Designing Dream Cars of Immense Beauty and Desire

Soren Petersen | Posted 11.22.2014 | Los Angeles
Soren Petersen

Designing heart-stopping, beautiful objects requires a perfect cocktail of design, styling, expression and aesthetic function - and is not for the faint of heart. Design thinking, design process or a branding matrix, are not sufficient to infuse artifacts with a visceral experience of intense beauty and desire.

Watch Out for Third Party Auto Repair Scams

Gini Graham Scott | Posted 10.31.2014 | Business
Gini Graham Scott

Some advantages of the independent services is they can often inspect and fix cars at a lower cost than at a dealer's service bay. Additionally, they provide the convenience of a nearby location for a great many drivers, since there are fewer dealerships.

This Map Depicts The Staggering Highs And Lows Of The U.S. Economy Since 1999

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 10.30.2014 | Business

America has been through a roller coaster ride of job creation and job loss over the last 15 years. But sometimes it can be difficult to really grasp ...

Would You Buy a Car From Warren Buffett?

GOBankingRates | Posted 10.22.2014 | Money
GOBankingRates

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett recently announced his plans to purchase the Van Tuyl Group, the country's largest privately owned dealership network.

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.

Vehicle Innovations Serving Growing Global Markets

Daniel Burrus | Posted 11.24.2014 | Business
Daniel Burrus

In the most crowded cities of the world from China to India, many people rely on small motorcycles or mopeds for their primary transportation. With ov...

Clean Transportation Is Driving Us Toward a Low-Carbon Future

Mindy Lubber | Posted 11.16.2014 | Green
Mindy Lubber

In transportation, as in so many economic sectors, the needs of the planet and the demands of capitalism are pulling in the same direction. An investment in fast-growing clean transportation technology is an attractive business proposition.

A Warning About Warnings

Gini Graham Scott | Posted 10.31.2014 | Business
Gini Graham Scott

What kind of duty to warn should auto repair owners, managers, and salespeople have? And what kind of responsibilities should they have when damages due to their failure to warn occur for clients who come to them for their expertise and advice?

American Money: Are You Getting a Fair Auto Loan?

Dedrick Muhammad | Posted 10.27.2014 | Black Voices
Dedrick Muhammad

The majority of borrowers are unaware that auto dealers have the discretion to increase their interest rate for compensation, but it's far too common. According to a recent survey, 68 percent of all consumers did not know that car dealers could increase the interest rate. Of borrowers of color, 75 percent were unaware.

To Boost Clean Cars and Fight Global Warming, Let's See Ads That Reflect Mileage Reality

Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang | Posted 10.19.2014 | Green
Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang

The ads tell consumers only part of the gas mileage story, sowing confusion about which cars are clean and which are not -- and leaving buyers at risk of driving off in vehicles that get worse mileage than they expected.

How to Buy a Car on Craigslist Without Getting Scammed

Quora | Posted 10.04.2014 | Money
Quora

If you get a bad feeling about the way someone's acting, the way the vehicle drives, the story you're being told about the reason for the sale, the fact that the seller's a Raiders fan -- whatever -- listen to your gut. There are millions of cars in the world. You can always find another one.

The Truth Behind Your Gas Mileage

Sam Dillinger | Posted 09.29.2014 | Business
Sam Dillinger

Someone, somewhere, under the exact perfect conditions might be getting that advertised gas mileage. The rest of us will have to learn what it's going to be for us, and how to enhance it as best we can.

Know How to Recognize an Accurate Auto Repair Estimate

Sam Dillinger | Posted 09.23.2014 | Business
Sam Dillinger

Shop around. Take your vehicle to a few different repair shops (three is a good number), and get an estimate from all of them. If they all say the same thing and the prices are within the same range, you can feel confident

5 Things Your Mechanic Doesn't Want You To Know

Sam Dillinger | Posted 08.23.2014 | Business
Sam Dillinger

I've heard too many stories from disgruntled customers, treated poorly at the hands of an unscrupulous mechanic. So, I've decided to break the "code of silence" that exists in the field of mechanical repair.

Tesla Is Giving Away All Of Its Ideas For Free

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 06.13.2014 | Business

Tesla is giving away its special sauce. CEO Elon Musk pledged Thursday that the electric carmaker will not sue anyone who uses Tesla’s patented ...

Americans Are Moving On From Cars

AP | ADAM GELLER | Posted 05.31.2014 | Business

The '57 Chevy was still a year away when the launch of the interstate highway system kicked U.S. car culture into high gear. But six decades later, ch...

Finally Someone Is Sending Car Salesmen to the Junkyard: An Interview with Ale Resnik, Co-Founder of Beepi.

Adam Hanft | Posted 07.23.2014 | Business
Adam Hanft

Until now, buying and selling a car was the root canal of transactions. Every step is usually fraught with ugh, including the painful, ritualistic negotiation process.

Case of the Missing Car Gals at Geneva Motor Show

Pro Journo | Posted 07.07.2014 | Business
Pro Journo

An unusual sight greets visitors to the 84th Geneva Motor Show: Rather than the infamous motor show girls draped over the cars, there are more and more men working at the stalls. Dressed in elegant suits, they greet visitors with a smile, lead them to the cars and explain the technical details of the current series.

Hey, Auto Industry: Eyes Straight Ahead!

Jay Winsten | Posted 06.28.2014 | Impact
Jay Winsten

When it comes to distracted driving, the auto industry has an inherent conflict of interest, and cannot be the final arbiter of guidelines to curb the problem.

REPORT: Toyota Set To Pay $1 Billion In U.S. Probe

The Wall Street Journal | Posted 03.19.2014 | Business

The Justice Department is expected to announce a settlement with Toyota Motor Corp. as early as Wednesday that could cost the auto maker more than $1 ...

REPORT: 303 Died In G.M. Crashes While Company Failed To Fix Defect

The New York Times | Posted 03.13.2014 | Business

As lawmakers press General Motors and regulators over their decade-long failure to correct a defective ignition switch, a new review of federal crash ...

At Tennessee Volkswagen Plant, National Opposition to UAW Signals a New Normal

David Uberti | Posted 04.30.2014 | Politics
David Uberti

From billboards linking the UAW and Detroit to a state senator's warnings that unionization could threaten the plant's tax incentives, the battle lines between pro- and anti-union forces extended far past the Chattanooga factory floor where about 1,500 workers toil each day.

Dave Jamieson

Did Unions Suffer A Massive Loss Because Of GOP Meddling?

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Tennessee Volkswagen workers were voting last week on whether or not to have the United Auto Workers represent them, Sen. Bob Corker ...

Dave Jamieson

Biden: Right Wing Is 'Waging War' On Unions

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Speaking to a crowd of United Auto Workers union members on Wednesday, Vice President Joe Biden said business interests and the right wi...