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This Time, The Big 3 Are Ready For Big Gas

AP | By DEE-ANN DURBIN and TOM KRISHER | Posted 03.02.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT -- Gas prices are spiking. But this time, Detroit is ready. When prices soared in 2008, the city's three U.S. automakers were caught flat-foo...

Now Hiring: Big 3 Detroit Automakers Rebuild Workforce To Keep Up With Demand

AP | TOM KRISHER | Posted 04.28.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT — Auto sales are growing so fast that Detroit can barely keep up. Three years after the U.S. auto industry nearly collapsed, sales of c...

Economic Stimulus: Biodiesels as Giveaways Could Build Community, Consumer Awareness

Josh Tickell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Josh Tickell

How many biodiesels could we put on the road with the $15-30 billion the Big 3 Auto Monsters are going to receive? Let's tell Congress how many!

GOP Blames Unions for Detroit's Ills

Mike Papantonio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mike Papantonio

The failures of the "Big 3" had nothing to do with union workers, as the GOP has been saying. It had to do with the fact that these industries didn't adapt to the times

Make Wall Street Take The Same Deal The Autoworkers Get

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Chris Weigant

If we're going to minutely examine autoworkers' wages, and dictate the travel plans of one industry we are bailing out, then it seems eminently reasonable to do the same for the banking industry.

Friday Talking Points [58] -- [Expletive Deleted] Blagojevich

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The history of profanity in American political discourse is an untold story out there just waiting for someone to research and write about -- although...

Big 3 Failure Would Cost Taxpayers Billions, Too

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The U.S. auto industry's problems will cost taxpayers plenty whether or not the government helps Detroit. Just walking away and le...

Rebuilding Our Economy From the Ground Up

Scott Kurashige and Grace Lee Boggs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Kurashige and Grace Lee Boggs

In one of the great events in our nation's history, the United Auto Workers brought GM to its knees with the Flint sit-down strike of 1936-37. For six...

The Automobile Bailout Solution: Unique and Simple

John R. Price | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
John R. Price

It makes more sense for Congress to tell ExxonMobil, ARCO, Chevron, ConocoPhillips and their fellow travelers that they should lend the automobile industry $25 billion

What Detroit Needs

Aram Khayatpour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Aram Khayatpour

We all make jokes about how lazy and lobby-driven Congress is, and as sad as the truths behind those jokes are, when times are good, we can afford to have government operate like that.

How To Save A Major Automobile Company

Neil Young | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Neil Young

The Big 3 are looking for a bailout. They should only get it if they agree to stop building autos that contribute to global warming now.

Turning Purple: Michigan Voters Indecisive, Overlooked and Just Plain Unaware

Dan Treul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dan Treul

A little more than two weeks away from this state's January 15 primary, I have yet to hear a single person mention his or her intention to vote.