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2030 May Be The Year They'll Take Your Driver's License Away

Jonathan Handel | Posted 08.18.2014 | Technology
Jonathan Handel

I was stuck in traffic yesterday, which I didn't really mind because I have a fun little yellow convertible, and I was thinking about Uber ($17 bi...

Ending the Era of Giveaway Trade

Rep. Louise Slaughter | Posted 05.15.2014 | Politics
Rep. Louise Slaughter

Two years ago today, a little-noticed, but profoundly important, trade agreement between the United States and South Korea took effect.

Sulfur, Sulfur, Toil and Trouble

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.03.2014 | Green
Jeff Schweitzer

The EPA, we are told, will unveil this week new regulations to remove sulfur from American gasoline blends. Rather than representing some radical move of aggressive government intervention, this action will only just bring the United States up to the existing standards of Europe, Japan and South Korea.

The Automatic Life: Billionaire Ernie Boch Jr.

Stacey Alcorn | Posted 02.14.2014 | Business
Stacey Alcorn

What kind of people run billion-dollar enterprises? You are about to find out. Not only that, you are about to learn 4 lessons on entrepreneurs...

GM Sold 9.7 Million Vehicles Last Year

AP | Posted 03.16.2014 | Business

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors says it sold 9.71 million cars and trucks last year. That's up 4 percent from a year ago, but probably not enough to b...

Chrysler Adding 300 New Jobs At Metro Detroit Plant

AP | Posted 08.07.2013 | Detroit

DETROIT -- Chrysler is investing $52 million at two Michigan plants to build more four-cylinder engines in anticipation of increased demand. The mone...

Our Skewed Political Landscape

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 08.19.2013 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

By today's standards my political views are considered liberal, perhaps even far to the left of center. Yet just a few decades ago I would have been (and was) labeled a moderate or even slightly right of center for holding the same positions I hold today.

Ford Probing Offensive Ad

AP | KAY JOHNSON | Posted 05.25.2013 | Business

MUMBAI, India -- The Indian unit of Ford Motor Co. has apologized for advertisements decried as demeaning to women, including one depicting Italy's fo...

Bailed-Out Automaker's Profit Soars

AP | DEE-ANN DURBIN and TOM KRISHER | Posted 04.01.2013 | Business

DETROIT — In just three years, Chrysler has gone from government ward to rising star. The No. 3 U.S. automaker made $1.7 billion last year than...

Electric Vehicles Rev Into the Future

Bill Chameides | Posted 03.31.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

It looks like the saga of the electric vehicle, which began way back in the 1830s, has a way to go. Let's take a look at what might be ahead.

Automaker Uses Circus Troupe To Hype New Sports Car

AP | JEFF KAROUB | Posted 03.16.2013 | Detroit

DETROIT — Cirque du Soleil helped Infiniti unveil a sports sedan Monday at the North American International Auto Show. The troupe's dancing, st...

The World's Most Popular Automaker Revealed

AP | By TOM KRISHER | Posted 03.16.2013 | Business

DETROIT (AP) — Toyota has once again dethroned General Motors as the world's top-selling automaker. The Japanese company sold 9.7 mil...

Automaker Has High Hopes For 2013

AP | TOM KRISHER | Posted 01.10.2013 | Detroit

DETROIT -- General Motors' CEO said Wednesday that he expects the company to steal sales from rivals in the U.S. this year as its new cars and trucks ...

Should Companies Care If Hurricane Sandy Was "Caused" By Climate Change?

Andrew Winston | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Andrew Winston

The scene around my Connecticut home is not pretty, with downed trees and power lines everywhere. It's a serious time, and a time for some serious questions. Why did this happen?

American Manufacturing Re-Energized

Krisztina 'Z' Holly | Posted 12.19.2012 | Los Angeles
Krisztina 'Z' Holly

Ten years ago, who would have thought that space exploration could be pioneered by a small upstart team and an energy drink company? This might be the most vivid sign yet that the game is about to change.

Is Canada a Foreign Country?

Carl Pope | Posted 12.18.2012 | Green
Carl Pope

Tuesday night's exchanges on energy between President Obama and Governor Romney never touched on that point -- but its oddly crucial in understanding the Romney "energy independence for North America" plan.

New Mini Car To Be The Cheapest Vehicle In America

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 10.16.2012 | Small Business

After a few years of admiration and curiosity from afar, it appears the U.S. will welcome another miniature car into the mix. Indian automaker Tata...

GM Losing As Much As $49,000 Per Volt Sold

Reuters | By Bernie Woodall and Paul Lienert and Ben Klayman | Posted 11.10.2012 | Business

(Reuters) - General Motors Co sold a record number of Chevrolet Volt sedans in August -- but that probably isn't a good thing for the automaker's bott...

Five Dirty Little Secrets Behind the U.S. New Vehicle Mileage Rules

Vera Pardee | Posted 10.30.2012 | Green
Vera Pardee

How many single drivers pull up for lattes in all-terrain, heavy-duty SUVs made for eight people? Slick marketing may have made gas-guzzlers sexy, but the situation was exacerbated by years of mileage rules that favored SUVs and trucks, creating what's known as the SUV loophole.

Obama Administration Makes History by Raising Fuel Standards to 54.5 MPG

Frances Beinecke | Posted 10.28.2012 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Today ushers in a new era for American drivers. Soon we will save thousands of dollars every year at the gas pump. Car buyers will be able to choose from hundreds of models that combine fuel-efficiency, high performance and safety. And workers will find half a million new jobs building the cars of future.

Volkswagen's U.S. Assembly Plant: Building the Passat, and VW's Future

Karl Brauer | Posted 10.06.2012 | Business
Karl Brauer

The commitment to build an all-new U.S. automotive factory reflects a much grander long-term goal for Volkswagen: sell 800,000 cars a year in the U.S. by 2018.

Automaker's Profit Plunges

AP | TOM KRISHER | Posted 10.02.2012 | Business

DETROIT (AP) — The engine that powers General Motors is running rough. And if the company doesn't tune it up soon, GM's comeback from bankruptcy is ...

Popular Cars May Be At Risk Of Catching On Fire

Reuters | Posted 09.22.2012 | Business

* Potential engine fires in 106,800 Grand Cherokees * NHTSA also explores rear differential failures in Dodge Ram * 230...

Topless Models on the Rise Again in 2012

Karl Brauer | Posted 08.19.2012 | Money
Karl Brauer

Oh, and that 1976 Eldorado that was supposed to represent the "last convertible" 36 years ago? They aren't worth a million bucks yet, but low-mileage examples can command upwards of $50,000.

Waiting for a Really Good Car to Buy? The Wait Is Over

Karl Brauer | Posted 08.18.2012 | Money
Karl Brauer

It may be too optimistic to call 2012 the year of recovery in the car world, but it's the strongest year since 2007, and one that sees the domestics doing quite well on every metric.