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Weekend automotive radio shows line-up

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Join us Saturday at 11am Pacific /2pm Eastern for THE CAR NUT SHOW and Sunday at 5pm Pacific/8pm Eastern for WORLD RACING ROUNDUP on www.TalkRadioOne....

Why The END Of Cheap Chinese Labor Is Near

Huffington Post | Nathaniel Cahners Hindman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Last month, nearly 2,000 Chinese workers went on strike at a Honda transmission factory in southern China. The strike eventually spread across the mai...

Road Test -- 2010 Buick LaCrosse

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

LaCrosse is a car which could make the quality argument for consumers and the money argument for GM to keep the Buick division right where it is.

China Labor Troubles

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jeff Danziger


China Labor Troubles

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jeff Danziger


Honda Strike: The End of Cheap Chinese Labor? | KEITH BRADSHER and DAVID BARBOZA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A strike at an auto-parts factory owned by Honda in southern China has unexpectedly become a cause célèbre in the nation's struggle with income ineq...

Honda Recall: 410,00 Vehicles Have Unsafe Braking Systems and Could Crash

Huffington Post | Ryan McCarthy / AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Honda has recalled more than 400,000 vehicles over concerns of brake failure, according to several news reports today. While Honda's announcement pa...

Honda CR-Z Sports Hybrid Launches

AP | MALCOLM FOSTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

TOKYO — Honda launched its sporty new hybrid CR-Z on Thursday, vowing to uphold quality amid spectacular safety woes at its archrival Toyota. J...

Toyota Recall: Two Toyota Employees, Former NHTSA Regulators, Got US To Stop Accelerator Probes

Bloomberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Feb. 12 (Bloomberg) -- Former regulators hired by Toyota Motor Corp. helped end at least four U.S. investigations of unintended acceleration by compa...

Toyota Recall: : Corporate Culture's Role in Epic Breakdown

TIME | Robert Galbraith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Not only is Toyota producing more flawed cars than in the past, but an organization known for its unrivaled ability to suss out problems, fix them and...

Toyota Recall: More Recalls Likely As Cautious Automakers Seek To Avoid Toyota Woes

AP | MALCOLM FOSTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

TOKYO — Honda's expansion of its global recall for faulty air bags suggests automakers are turning cautious amid consumer scrutiny of Toyota's s...

Honda Recall 2010: Airbag Problems Add Another 437,000 Vehicles To Recall

AP | SHINO YUASA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

TOKYO — Honda Motor Co. is adding 437,000 vehicles to its 15-month old global recall for faulty airbags in the latest quality problem to hit a J...

Super Bowl Spending

Robbie Vorhaus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Robbie Vorhaus

With almost 100 million viewers expected to view the Super Bowl, CBS has sold every available commercial spot. But at close to $3 million for a 30-second ad, advertisers have plenty of alternatives.

Honda Recall 2010: Thousands Of Cars Recalled For Window Defect

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A Honda recall has been announced today, Jan. 29, 2010, just days after a massive 2010 Toyota recall affected 2.3 million vehicles. The 2010 Hoyota...

Green News Report -- January 28, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

IN TODAY'S AUDIO REPORT: The State of the Union: Obama does not back off the push for clean energy -- but will the Senate listen?; Big new funding f...

Hyundai and Kia Gain During Recession

Oct. 20, 2009 | Chris Isidore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK ( -- In a year of unprecedented turmoil for the U.S. auto industry, one major car maker has emerged as a winner. And that compan...

Now Toyota Doesn't Get It

Robert Slayton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Slayton

Now its Toyota's turn to be stupid. The excuse that floormats made their cars suddenly and uncontrollably accelerate always seemed rather thin. The bloom is off the rose for this brand.

WATCH: Honda Unveils Electric Unicycle U3-X (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

**See photos and video below** Honda Motor Co. has just unveiled the U3-X electric unicycle, a silver, futuristic device that looks like a cross be...

GM's New TV Commercials -- Do They Grab You?

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

I like the fact that GM, having suffered from a terrible inferiority complex for the past 20 years (often based, in truth, on some pretty bad product) seems, at least for its latest commercial, to have gotten some guts back.

Harley Davidson Hits India's Potholed Streets

GlobalPost | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BANGALORE �" Imagine a motorcycle designed for cruising on U.S. highways traversing through potholed roads while dodging quick-footed street vendors...

Clunkers Boosts Ford, Toyota sales; GM, Chrysle's Sales fall

AP | Kimberly S. Johnson and Dan Strumpf, AP Auto Writers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DETROIT (AP) -- The Cash for Clunkers program boosted sales at Ford, Toyota and Honda in August as consumers snapped up their fuel-efficient offerings...

Cash For Clunkers Data: Top-sellers, Top-Trade-ins

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Auto dealers reported 690,114 sales under the federal government's $3 billion Cash for Clunkers rebate program, according to final data released Wedne...

690,000 Clunkers Sold

AP | KEN THOMAS and STEPHEN MANNING | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The popular Cash for Clunkers program generated nearly 700,000 new car sales during the past month, giving the U.S. auto industry a...

Honda Recalls 440,000 Cars Over Potentially Lethal Airbag Defect

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DETROIT (Reuters) - Honda Motor Co said on Friday that it is recalling another 440,000 vehicles -- including some of its best-selling Accord and Civic...

This Weekend's Radio Show Line-ups

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

This weekend on Steve Parker's, The Car Nut Show, we'll cover road test week, big shake-ups in GM's executive suites -- and at Porsche, too.