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"Live a Big Life, and Let Your Voice Be Heard"

Carrie Yury | Posted 08.15.2014 | Technology
Carrie Yury

Rayner answered, "I want to be independent. I want to be able to make my own money. I want to have a nice car to drive. I want to own my own home. I want to be able to travel and do great things." Her mother replied, "If that's what you want, why don't you take an automotive class?"

Brothers On The Line: New Documentary Explores Dramatic Fight for Worker's Rights

Kristin McCracken | Posted 07.09.2014 | Entertainment
Kristin McCracken

After watching Sasha Reuther's riveting documentary Brothers on the Line, I realize that every education has a significant gap or two, and one of mine involved the fascinating and rich history of labor in America.

Which Automotive Brands are Getting it Right?

Brian Moody | Posted 06.28.2014 | Business
Brian Moody

A few weeks ago after enjoying some drinks at the bar, a friend asked me, "Which car companies are just totally getting it right these days?" At the time, I had trouble narrowing it down. But after returning from the action-packed press days of the New York Auto Show, I have my answer.

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...

By End of Decade, Your Car Will Be Your Chauffeur

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 03.25.2014 | Technology
Preetam Kaushik

A good 33,780 people lost lives in the United States involved in road accidents in 2012. This statistics is only of those who died. What's probably no...

Prosperity Knocks

Sir Peter Westmacott | Posted 02.10.2014 | Business
Sir Peter Westmacott

Growth is not as strong as we want it to be. Investment and exports are too low. To take on these issues, we need to keep bearing down on the deficit and making life easier for businesses -- both those already in the UK and international firms that want to invest.

A Fire Sale at Tesla

Mary Buffett | Posted 12.15.2013 | Business
Mary Buffett

Last week, I received an email from Tesla Motors that talked about an unfortunate event with one of its electric vehicles. As I read through it, it called to mind how Warren Buffett handled himself during "The Great American Express Salad Oil Scandal." While this story is almost 50 years old, it bears repeating.

No. 1 Lesson in Competitiveness: Get Back to Basics

Sarah A. Webster | Posted 02.13.2013 | Business
Sarah A. Webster

Any nation that can't provide the basics, such as an educated workforce, especially in STEM fields, surely stands to lose out in this globally competitive economy.

What the Government Doesn't Get About Fuel Economy

Brian Moody | Posted 01.20.2013 | Business
Brian Moody

Like most federal government mandated fixes, raising the CAFE standards seems short sighted in light of increasingly stringent safety requirements. They just can't have it both ways.

Why China Isn't Building Cars For America

Detroit News / Detroit Free Press | Alisa Priddle | Posted 01.06.2013 | Detroit

Making cars in China has been used to scare voters and even Chrysler workers in the presidential campaign's waning days, but the reality is Chinese-as...

Amphibious Vehicle Coming To U.S.

AP | DEE-ANN DURBIN | Posted 10.16.2012 | Money

DETROIT -- Amphibious vehicles could soon be zooming out of James Bond's garage – or pond – and into yours. The Quadski – a one-per...

Dude, Let It Go

Brian Moody | Posted 12.04.2012 | Business
Brian Moody

Holding on to an old car from the '80s or '90s isn't going to help you re-live your glory days; it just makes you look like Uncle Rico. Dude, let it go already.

America's Ten Disappearing Industries: Report

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 03.13.2012 | Business

In the recession's aftermath some of the nation's most prominent industries are going to be left behind. The automotive, restaurant and newspaper ...

Oil Industry: Electric Cars Are No Threat

Reuters | Posted 04.02.2012 | Green

By Tom Bergin LONDON, Jan 29 (Reuters) - The biggest oil companies in the world have calculated that few, if any, of today's drivers ...

How the iPhone Got Tail Fins -- Part 2

Steve Blank | Posted 12.21.2011 | Business
Steve Blank

In a stroke of genius, GM invented the annual model change. Sloan borrowed this idea from fashion where styles changed every year and applied it to automobiles starting in the 1920s.

How the iPhone Got Tail Fins -- Part 1

Steve Blank | Posted 12.18.2011 | Business
Steve Blank

First it was a craft business, then driven by relentless technology innovation and then a price war as economies of scale drove production. No, it's not Apple and the iPhone. It was General Motors and the auto industry.

WATCH: GM Shows How Wind Tunnel Testing Improves Fuel Economy

Posted 10.20.2011 | Green

In the video below, an engineer at the General Motors Tech Center in Michigan explains how wind tunnel testing helps improve aerodynamics and fuel eco...

America's Most Optimistic Industries

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 08.21.2011 | Business

Of all the turns taken by the U.S. economy this year, few of the have been for the better. But at the beginning of it, many were expecting big things....

Toyota Warns Dealers Of Summer Car Shortages

AP | By DEE-ANN DURBIN | Posted 06.11.2011 | Business

DETROIT -- Toyota Motor Corp. is telling U.S. dealers that new vehicles could be in short supply this summer. In a memo to dealers obtained Monday by...

Fuel Economy -- More Important Now Than Ever

Sue Cischke | Posted 05.28.2011 | Green
Sue Cischke

When gas prices go up, it's natural for consumers to start looking at their vehicle's fuel efficiency and ask what the auto industry is doing to impro...

Japan's Crisis Could Cut Global Auto Output By One-Third

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DETROIT (Reuters) - A shortage of auto parts stemming from Japan's earthquake may cut global vehicle output by 30 percent within six weeks in a wo...

San Francisco Partners With Shai Agassi's Electric Car Scheme, a $1 Billion Project

Karin Kloosterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Karin Kloosterman

The financial crisis is hurting Americans, but months before the hit fuel costs were already gouging into people's pockets. Some were forced to carpoo...

Congratulations to the Winners of the $10 Million Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE

Peter Diamandis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Peter Diamandis

This year's competition structure demanded breakthrough thinking that would literally disrupt the industry and produce an accelerated wave to push it ahead in leaps and bounds.

GM Bailout: Can American Taxpayers Get A Return On Their Investment?

DailyFinance | PETER COHAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

There's still a chance that the U.S. could get back the money it invested in saving General Motors from collapse during the recent financial crisis, b...

Toyota, Channeling James Bond, Makes Big Play For Sports Car Market

Bloomberg | Makiko Kitamura and Yuki Hagiwara | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As the world's largest carmaker tries to rebuild its reputation for quality following record recalls, President Akio Toyoda, a racing fan, has said he...