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Business Accountability: Is it time for 'Because We Said We Would?'

John Friedman | Posted 06.14.2014 | Business
John Friedman

Why provide safe work places, reduce negative environmental impacts and in other ways act in a manner in accordance with their articulated values? Perhaps there can be no better reason than -- because we said we would.

Blind Insight: Mr. Iacocca- Stand up Now or Watch Your Legacy Burn

Monique Zimmerman-Stein | Posted 01.02.2013 | Detroit
Monique Zimmerman-Stein

I grew up a daughter of a Chrysler engineer, and a proud resident of Detroit. I was also proud of Lee Iacocca. Chrysler, GM and the Detroit News have come out and denounced the lies in the Obama Jeep ad. It's time Iacocca stands up for the truth too.

Carroll Shelby Dies at 89

Steve Parker | Posted 07.15.2012 | Business
Steve Parker

Carroll Shelby, who directed the effort in which Ford beat Ferrari at LeMans in 1965 and shocked the automotive world has died at 89. Shelby was one of the world's longest-living heart transplant patients and there's a transplant foundation for kids in hs name.

10 CEOs Making A Dollar Or Less

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 02.02.2012 | Business

Along with official launch of Facebook's IPO Wednesday came the news that CEO Mark Zuckerberg would be reducing his annual salary to just one dollar b...

2011 Ellis Island Family Heritage Awards

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 06.15.2011 | Entertainment
Megan Smolenyak

I had the privilege of attending the 2011 Ellis Island Family Heritage Awards in this, a particularly special year -- the 125th anniversary of the Statue of Liberty's dedication as a gift to the people of America from France.

Can Marchionne be the New Iacocca at Chrysler?

Barry D. Wood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Barry D. Wood

More than Italian heritage links Sergio Marchionne, the Fiat chief who also heads Chrysler, with his illustrious predecessor Lee Iacocca.

What Really Happened? Penske Drops Saturn bid; GM Says Division Doomed

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Roger Penske's failure will almost certainly result in Saturn's demise, and publicly, officially and finally ends the Roger Smith era at GM.

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.

GM's "60-day Buy Back" plan - more gimmicks or smart sales move?

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Another "Hail Mary" from GM? Or the real thing? Starting today and running through November, General Motors is offering buyers of their Core Four bra...

"Clunker" Program Over, but Private Versions Sprout

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

The CARS law is officially over, but dealers are offering their own versions of the "clunker" program.

Tell Bob Lutz What GM Must Do Now

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

GM doesn't have the kind of partnership and help which Chrysler will be getting from Fiat and Washington is on-hand only to protect the public's huge investment in the company.

Iacocca: GM, Chrysler Should Repay US Loans Fast

AP | TOM KRISHER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DETROIT — Former Chrysler CEO Lee Iacocca has some advice for the people who are running his old company, and those who will lead the new Genera...

Chrysler Bankruptcy: Lee Iacocca Losing Pension, Car

Yahoo! News | Emily Chasan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Reuters) -- Lee Iacocca, the car executive credited with saving Chrysler from bankruptcy in the 1980s, is to lose a big chunk of his pension...

Not So Fast: Don't Write Off Canada's Single-Payer Health System

Mitchell Beer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mitchell Beer

When free-market alarmists who oppose U.S. health care reform storm Congress with their horror stories about Canada's public health insurance system, I don't know which system they're talking about.

Obama: "Ich bin ein Chrysler!"

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Obama talked his usual great game of absolute confidence at the end of his announcement this morning, telling the country, "If you're going to buy a new car, buy an American car."

Paging Lee Iacocca!

Christine Pelosi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

Is there really no way to ensure a single standard for Wall Street and Main Street? Are there really no CEOs willing to serve as Lee Iacocca did?

Steve Rattner, Car Czar Candidate, Is No Lee Iacocca: Auto Analysts

Bloomberg | John Hughes and Katie Merx | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Jan. 14 (Bloomberg) -- Steven Rattner, who may become the U.S. car czar, would bring with him the financial savvy amassed during almost 25 years of d...

AUTO CZAR: Who Will Be The Car Czar?

The Huffington Post | Nour Akkad | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

President Bush and the Congressional democrats have reached an agreement to send $14 million in emergency loans to the struggling auto manufacturers b...

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...

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...

NHTSA: Ford's Chinese Tire Troubles; Kerkorian Selling Ford; Unsafe Knock-Offs; Americans Driving Less

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

There's good news, bad news and -- finally -- some smart, encouraging news by and for American drivers.

Major car-maker haps: Detroit gets their bailout, Daimler selling their last 20% of Chrysler, world's largest Chevrolet dealer group closes

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Three major events involving the world of cars, politics and finance, both in the US and abroad. First, Automotive News reports, "Automakers and supp...

Iacocca: "There's Something Wrong Philosophically With How Bush's Brain Works"

Page Six | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Lee Iacocca is no fan of President Bush. "I campaigned for him because I knew his mother and dad for 30 years, and I figured he was from pretty good s...