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Fiero Is Italian for 'This Car Sucks'

Al DeLuise | Posted 03.04.2014 | Fifty
Al DeLuise

When I first met my wife Arlene, her sister Joanne had worked tirelessly for over a year to get her out of debt. Once free of the debt that so heavily weighed her down, what did Arlene do next? She bought a brand new red Pontiac Fiero.

Children in Distressed Schools Need a Viable Solution

Rep. Stacy Erwin Oakes | Posted 08.19.2013 | Detroit
Rep. Stacy Erwin Oakes

Last Tuesday, Gov. Snyder's school consolidation legislation applied to every school district in Michigan. The next day, it applied to nearly every school district. When it was passed the House late Thursday night, it only applied to two school districts in Michigan -- Buena Vista and Inkster.

How To Deal With Your Flooded Car

Reuters | Posted 01.02.2013 | Money

By Beth Pinsker Gladstone NEW YORK, Nov 2 (Reuters) - Without power in Manhattan since the storm Sandy hit, Doug Block is in denial ab...

Half A Million Cars Recalled

Reuters | Posted 11.21.2012 | Money

Sept 21 (Reuters) - General Motors Co is recalling 473,841 Chevrolet, Pontiac and Saturn sedans globally to fix a condition that cou...

This Might Be The Best Used Car Ad You'll Ever See

The Huffington Post | Sharon Silke Carty | Posted 04.26.2012 | Money

Take a unicorn, promises of fast-growing beards and a teal 1995 Pontiac Grand Am, and what do you get? Possibly the best used car ad you'll ever s...

More Teacher Layoffs Hit Pontiac Schools

Posted 03.29.2012 | Detroit

Pontiac schools will lay off 43 teachers and and 52 other employees before the end of the school year, the district announced Wednesday. The layoff...

Michigan's budget crisis puts democracy on the chopping block

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 04.16.2012 | Detroit
The Center for Public Integrity

By Paul Abowd, iWatch NewsWhen the city of Pontiac, Mich., ordered the closing of its fire department in December, Councilman Kermit Williams found ...

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Pontiac's Emergency Manager Could Have Lost the City $850,000

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 01.11.2012 | Detroit

U.S. Rep. Gary Peters came to Pontiac City Hall Wednesday morning to discuss his plan to combat an agreement between Pontiac Emergency Manager Lou Sch...

Deficit Soars For Pontiac Schools

www.theoaklandpress.com | Posted 11.17.2011 | Detroit

PONTIAC -- The budget deficit for Pontiac school district has increased to more than $24 million, more than double what it was two years ago. As a...

Why Was It So Hard To Say Goodbye To A Car?

Holly Robinson | Posted 01.01.2012 | Women
Holly Robinson

Yes, I know it sounds stupid, but I cried all afternoon over selling a car. There I stood, weeping as if someone had just dumped my new Porsche into a river.

Teen Makes Occupy Wall Street Trip With Grandmother

Turnstyle | Posted 12.05.2011 | Impact
Turnstyle

Originally published on Turnstylenews.com, a digital information service surfacing emerging stories in news, entertainment, art and culture; powere...

Scared Of 'Ghost Car' Sticker Price?

Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

One of only two "Ghost Cars" ever built will be up for grabs at the RM Auction in Michigan on July 30 and the plexiglas 139 Pontiac Deluxe Six could f...

19 Iconic Products That America Doesn't Make Anymore

Bussiness Insider | Anika Anand and Gus Lubin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Another American icon has bit the dust: Pontiac. GM is canceling the 84-year-old brand after winding down production over the past few years. Like ...

The New Normal in Manufacturing and Housing

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

Unemployment in Pontiac, Michigan is at 30 percent. And if housing needs to lead us out of the recession, the hard times will be with us quite a while longer. Welcome to the new normal in manufacturing and housing.

PHOTOS: The Brand Graveyard - 17 Household Names That Fell Victim To The Recession

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Here lies a leading big box electronics retailer, an iconic photography mainstay and a host of once ubiquitous consumer brands. In the interest o...

Another U.S. Car Division Bites the Dust: Mercury

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

A lesson other car-makers have learned the hard way is that buyers want a car that makes a definite statement, which knows its place in the market. A perpetual question mark like Mercury has absolutely no chance of survival.

GM's February Sales Up Big, Rising 11.5 Percent

AP | DEE-ANN DURBIN and DAN STRUMPF | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DETROIT — Automakers plowed through a snowy February to better-than-expected sales, and new incentives led by beleaguered Toyota will keep the m...

GM Discounts: Saturn, Pontiac Cars Get $7000 Rebate

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — General Motors Co. is offering deep discounts on its remaining Saturn and Pontiac vehicles as it looks to move the leftover inventory...

GM Recalls 1.3 Million Cars for 'Acting Like Toyotas'

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

With recent recalls of everything from cars to Girl Scout cookies, a new poll shows that Americans "no longer feel safe doing anything."

General Motors Pickup Truck Closes: Is this The End Of The Pickup?

nytimes.com | BILL VLASIC and NICK BUNKLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

PONTIAC, Mich. -- The closing of a big General Motors truck plant this week is another sign that America's love affair with pickup trucks is fading fa...

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...

GM Must Cut Buick, GMC Now

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

General Motors must drop their Buick and GMC divisions. And do it now. The number of people already put out of work by the Amazingly-Shrinking Genera...

Which GM Brands Will Last? (VOTE)

The Huffington Post | Ryan McCarthy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

When General Motors filed for bankruptcy earlier this week, the century-old automaker announced that it would quickly cut a number of brands. The new ...

GM to cut 21,000 US factory jobs, shed Pontiac

AP | TOM KRISHER and KIMBERLY S. JOHNSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DETROIT — General Motors Corp. could be majority owned by the federal government under a massive restructuring plan laid out Monday that will cu...

A Look Back At Pontiac's History (SLIDESHOW)

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Two people familiar with the latest developments in General Motors Corp.'s restructuring plan say the automaker will announce Monday that it is elimin...