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Auto bill clears House; Should it pass the Senate, too?

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

And now, it's on to the Senate! The House today passed, 237 to 170, HR 7321, the automotive loan bailout bill, and has sent it on to the Senate. H...

Detroit's Next Step; Analysis of Rescue Proposal Here

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

It's always nice to own part of any failing automotive giant from the last century, if the companies are still not viable three, six or even twelve months from now, what will taxpayers' ownership be worth?

Lee Iacocca: US Auto Execs Shouldn't Be Ousted

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DETROIT — Lee Iacocca, the man who led Chrysler through a government bailout in the late 1970s, says the CEOs of Detroit's automakers should not...

The Auto Bailout and Post-Partisanship?

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

This is a mess. Everybody in the auto industry is staring into the abyss - the automakers, the unions, the suppliers, the dealers - not to mention the government and the taxpayers.

Let Big Oil Bail Out the Auto Industry

Robbie Gennet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robbie Gennet

Seems like such a simple solution, doesn't it? After all, who has influenced the US Auto Industry (USAI) to keep MPG low and fight CAFE standards? Why...

Automotive Chiefs Announce Further Restructuring, Closing Ohio

Aemilia Scott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Aemilia Scott

Over the last few years, sustaining Ohio has become less profitable for automakers. When the state began to run at a loss, the Big Three began selling off pieces to Germany and Japan.

General Motor's VP Bob Lutz's Green Pose

James Hoggan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
James Hoggan

I think the U.S. legislators contemplating this auto industry bailout package should demand Bob Lutz's resignation before dribbling a single dollar into GM's leaky pockets.

Detroit Drives to DC and Dr. Deming Invents Japan

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

We've had enough threats from our sworn enemies -- we don't need them from Detroit executives. These CEOs and their boards of directors must go, whether by car or jet or skateboard, they must go.

80% Of Consumers Won't Buy A Car From A Company That Files Bankruptcy

Jane Hamsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane Hamsher

Nobody on cable news seems to think that consumers will have any problem buying cars from a company that has filed for bankruptcy.

Bailout? Detroit on His Mind

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Rick Horowitz

On their last visit, the auto execs asked Congress for $25 billion in bailout loans. A nice round number. So nice and round that it sounded like it had been plucked from thin air.

What Would Moses Do?

Francine Hardaway | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Francine Hardaway

We should be selling cars like clothes: big family? You need a big car. Small family? You don't get to drive a Hummer for one person.

Car Sales Tank; Detroit Visits DC, Pt. II

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Now that they have our attention, the Detroit Three, in plans submitted to Congress Tuesday, increased their appeals for federal loans from $25 billion to $34 billion.

Out of Line: Auto Makers

Mort Gerberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mort Gerberg

Should the Government Bail Out the Big Three U.S. Automakers? HuffPost Bloggers Weigh In...

Dec. 1, 2008 News Update

Richard Valeriani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Valeriani

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

Los Angeles Auto Show - It's a wrap!

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

How anxious are the Detroit Three carmakers to make sales? My wife and I were at the Los Angeles Auto Show last night, "Black Friday," at the Los Ang...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Europe's, China's carmakers ask for help; Waxman wins key Congressional post

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

In a major win for all consumers, Democrats in the House of Representatives voted Thursday to put Rep. Henry Waxman of California in charge of a key p...

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."

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.