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Richard Valeriani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Valeriani

This was the first Thanksgiving ever where the turkey pardoned the President.

Chicago's Economic Ties To Detroit

Crain's Chicago Business | Bob Tita And Monée Fields-White | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The collapse of a Detroit automaker would send shock waves through Chicago, from South Side manufacturers to northwest suburban dealerships to downtow...

New York Times Still Pushing $70-an-hour Autoworker Myth

Art Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Art Levine

What will it take for the mainstream media to accurately report on the actual labor costs in Detroit while Congress is considering whether to give the Big Three a bailout?

Slump May Limit Moves on Clean Energy

New York Times | Elisabeth Rosenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Just as the world seemed poised to combat global warming more aggressively, the economic slump and plunging prices of coal and oil are upending plans ...

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.

Applying Mitt-o-nomics To The Citigroup Bailout

Bill Scher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Bill Scher

Obviously, Citigroup must have kept secret its unionized workforce. Otherwise, how could it be suffering from such outrageous labor costs! These insidious underground unions must be rooted out and destroyed.

Congress Bails out Those Who Shower Before Work, but not Those who Shower After Work

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Detroit is a place where workers are unionized; Wall Street is not. And right-wing Republicans and conservative pundits have made it clear they want the union workers to suffer.

Hypocrisy and Arrogance-A Lesson From the Car Industry on Why Health Care Reform Must Not Fail

Miles J. Zaremski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles J. Zaremski

The American auto CEOs came hat-in-hand to Washington, DC last week, to bail out their companies, and yet they came without a plan. Instead, they wanted $25 billion.

Changing the Whole Auto Industry, Seriously?

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Craig Newmark

Entrenched power and mindset within Detroit leadership make it really tough for the auto industry, as a whole, to innovate.

Memo to Automakers Wagoner, Mulally & Nardelli: Fire Your PR People

Pam Atherton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Pam Atherton

How these three CEO's have acted is a classic teachable moment. They've practically written the curriculum for the class on how to alienate the American public by their actions.

Woolsey: Any Detroit Bailout Must Break US Oil Dependence

Nathan Gardels | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Nathan Gardels

Woolsey: We need to make it easier for people to buy flex fuels and electric hybrid cars. There is already a $7,500 tax credit available.

Bailout GM, But Here's What to Demand

David Blume | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Blume

When Sweden mandated that most fuel stations carry alcohol at the pump, GM's Saab division quickly engineered the model 9-5 to be an advanced flexible-fuel vehicle.

Smart Ways to a Bailout -- Step 1: Stop Demonizing the UAW

Art Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Art Levine

You've probably heard claims about those inefficient UAW members supposedly making $70 an hour, including benefits, making unions the prime culprit in the failures of the Big 3 automakers. But it's all a big lie.

General Motors Board: Bankruptcy An Option

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The board of directors of embattled U.S. automaker General Motors Corp is considering "all options" including bankruptcy, according to a report on the...

A Kid from Car Country

James Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
James Moore

Once this grim place was the most alluring in America. The engine of the world was built here in Michigan. And it is hard to believe we are simply going to let it run out of gas.

The Hits Just Keep Coming

Lance Simmens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lance Simmens

We have been rudderless for some time, and it shows. The call to public service is now more urgent than at any time in our nation's history.

Dear NASCAR: Get a Clue!

Patricia Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Patricia Martin

It's time for NASCAR to pull a U-turn. Leadership needs to get on board the green express and point NASCAR in the direction of sustainable, renewable auto sports.

American Cars

Max and the Marginalized | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Max and the Marginalized

We wanted to make a song describing the inseparability of our inflated notion of American glory associated with our automotive industry in the very style of the 70's power-pop songs that helped create the notion itself.

Will We Let Detroit Go and the Recession Deepen Out of Disgust Over Financial Bailout?

David Paul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Paul

We have watched one bailout unfold, and we have not been impressed. We heeded the Wise Men, and now we feel violated. But how do we now hold failing auto companies to a higher standard?

What to Do With Detroit?

The Real News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Real News

"Governments around the world have always been proactive in growing and nurturing industries like the auto industry. In North America for the last couple of decades, we haven't done that."

A Universal Bailout

Ben Yarrow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ben Yarrow

It's true that the Big Three have earned their hard-fought demise, after years of lobbying against CAFE standards and resisting reform. That's why if we bail out the autos, they should bail us out, too.

Senator Durbin Rips Big Three Automakers

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Sen. Dick Durbin is ripping into auto industry leaders, calling them out of touch with ordinary people. But he indicated there's still a chance for th...

How to Create a Successful Auto Manufacturer Bailout Plan

Grant Cardone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Grant Cardone

I was recently asked to participate on a forum with the LA Business Journal whereby six CEO's weigh in with their opinions of the Government Bail Out of the Automotive Companies.

The Neo-Cons Are Not Gone, Nor Forgotten

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Ross

Much of the economic crisis is also being engineered by our sweet neo-cons to create an untenable situation for the Dems coming into power.

Do It For Me, Matchbox Man

Logan Nakyanzi Pollard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Logan Nakyanzi Pollard

From the fireworks in DC this week, you might think the auto crisis is out of your hands, but we're all complicit: government, CEOs, autoworkers, the public.