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The U.S. Government as Venture Capitalist: Why Go There?

Jared Bernstein | Posted 06.25.2013 | Business
Jared Bernstein

Putting aside all the political BS, the case raises good questions: Why should the U.S. government provide venture capital? And if there's a rationale, how much should they provide, and on what terms?

GOP's New Solyndra?

The Huffington Post | Lucia Graves | Posted 04.24.2013 | Politics

Has the GOP found its new Solyndra? On Wednesday the House Oversight Committee held a hearing titled, "Green Energy Oversight: Examining the Departmen...

Sarah Palin Tesla Swipe Leaves CEO Elon Musk 'Deeply Wounded'

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 04.11.2013 | Small Business

Following his very public spat with a New York Times writer, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk has a new foe to face down: Sarah Palin. After the former ...

'Green' Car Maker Fires 75 Percent Of Its U.S. Workforce

Reuters | Posted 06.05.2013 | Green

* 160 layoffs latest symptom of cash crunch * Fisker: move necessary to "maximize value of core assets" * Raised $1.2 bl...

How Corruption Is Strangling US Innovation

James Allworth | Posted 02.13.2013 | Business
James Allworth

Netflix. Uber. Airbnb. Tesla. Fisker. Most economies would kill to have a set of innovators such as these. And yet at every turn, these companies are running headlong into regulation (or lack thereof) that seems designed to benefit incumbents.

Rachel Maddow Mocks Justin Bieber's Car

Posted 07.20.2012 | Media

Rachel Maddow kicked off a segment on her Thursday night MSNBC show by mocking Justin Bieber's fancy (and incredibly shiny) car. Bieber has been ph...

Obama Administration Bet Big On Risky Companies With Questionable Ties

iWatch News | Posted 12.21.2011 | Politics

An investigation by iWatch News and ABC News found that the DOE’s bet carries risks for taxpayers, triggering concern from industry observers and go...

Plug-In 2011: Rising Tide for Electric Cars

Michael Carmichael | Posted 09.20.2011 | Green
Michael Carmichael

Even in the midst of the worst recession since the 1930s, the trend to electric cars and plug-in hybrid is growing stronger. While the market is not yet flooded with plug-in electric cars, manufacturers are accelerating their design, development and production.

Gore-Backed Car Firm Gets Large U.S. Loan To Help Build A Hybrid Sports Car

Wall Street Journal | JOSH MITCHELL and STEPHEN POWER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A tiny car company backed by former Vice President Al Gore has just gotten a $529 million U.S. government loan to help build a hybrid sports car in Fi...