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Toyota is the New Tiger Woods

Nathan Harden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Nathan Harden

America sits shaken, stirred and -- once again -- overwhelmed by obsessive news consumption as it watches the perfect golden boy fall from its perch as the world's number one.

Toyota Has Pattern of Slow Response on Safety Issues: NYT

nytimes.com | JAMES KANTER, MICHELINE MAYNARD and HIROKO TABUCHI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Toyota's recalls and disclosures in recent months are part of a lengthy pattern in which the automaker has often reacted slowly to safety concerns, in...

Toyota Prius Fix To Be Announced Next Week

AP | DEE-ANN DURBIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DETROIT — Toyota has told dealers it's preparing a plan to repair the brakes on thousands of hybrid Prius cars in the U.S. In a message sent Fr...

Toyota Hearings: Congressional Committees Gearing Up

latimes.com | Ralph Vartabedian and Ken Bensinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Reporting from Los Angeles and Washington - Congressional investigators opening hearings this week on Toyota's sudden-acceleration troubles say they w...

Toyota's Green Goodwill Will Save Its Reputation

Richard Seireeni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Richard Seireeni

This confidence that Toyota will get it right in the end is due, in large part, to goodwill -- and Toyota enjoys two types of enduring goodwill.

Toyota To Recall Priuses: Vehicles Recalled In U.S., Japan Over Brake Problems

AP | SHINO YUASA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

TOKYO — Toyota will recall 270,000 Prius hybrid vehicles over brake problems in the United States and Japan, a report said Friday, while the bel...

Steve Wozniak's Prius Problems: Apple Co-Founder Thinks Software Is To Blame For Toyota Problem

Huffington Post / AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Steve Wozniak's Toyota Prius has an acceleration problem, according to the Apple co-founder. And Wozniak believes it has something to do with the vehi...

Communications Expert Calls Toyota's Recall 'The Worst-Handled Auto Recall In History'

newsweek.com | Matthew Philips | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

If you Google Toyota, among the first things that pop up is an ad slugged "Toyota Recall News." That's accompanied by links to Toyota.com and a Web si...

Toyota: Prius Brakes Have Design Problems

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

TOKYO (Associated Press) - Toyota admitted design problems with the brakes in its prized Prius, adding to the catalog of woes for the world's No. 1 au...

Rounding GM's Square Wheels

Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang

Moving belatedly into the 21st century, General Motors now has an opportunity to find a permanent chief who understands the new business environment, as well as the environment itself.

Is Toyota's Prius the New Buick?

Anne Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Anne Hill

Prius owners are turning into the elderly, erratic drivers we used to see in Oldsmobiles and Buicks. They drive slowly, even in the fast lane. They brake for stoplights 500 yards away.

Hybrid Cars: Fake Engine Noises May Be Added By Manufacturers

nytimes.com | JIM MOTAVALLI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

For decades, automakers have been on a quest to make cars quieter: an auto that purrs, and glides almost silently in traffic....

Japan's Top Selling Car Is A Hybrid: Toyota Prius

AP | YURI KAGEYAMA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

TOKYO — The Toyota Prius is so sought after in Japan it is the first gasoline-electric hybrid vehicle to top annual sales, with buyers willing t...

Chamber Businesses Pressured To Take A Stand On Climate Change

The Huffington Post | Jenna Staul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Politico reports that businesses which make up the ranks of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce are taking the heat for the business association's controvers...

Toyota Creates Its Own Flower Species to Gobble Harmful Gases

Fast Company | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Toyota is upping the green stakes with a strange, yet ingenious initiative--the company has developed two new flower species that offset CO2 emissions...

Early Odds for Green Car of the Year

Scott Burgess | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Scott Burgess

For the 2010 model year consumers have lots to choose from, but my odds on favorite for this year's award, which will be handed out Dec. 3 at the Los Angeles Auto Show is the Toyota Prius.

Toyota Gas Pedal Replacement Details: 3.8 MILLION Cars Affected

AP | KEN THOMAS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Toyota plans to replace the gas pedals on 4 million vehicles in the United States because the pedals can get stuck in the floor mat...

A Hybrid for Everyone

Scott Burgess | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Scott Burgess

Hybrids may not hit high volume numbers for years, but in terms of quality there has never been a better time to be a green car consumer.

Village Green: Is Going Car-Free the New Prius?

F. Kaid Benfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
F. Kaid Benfield

Those of us who do own a Prius, like Larry David, may now have to yield our hipness credentials to the latest trend, which is owning no car at all.

NY Democrats Offer Governor All-Expenses-Paid Trip to SeaWorld

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

In a surprising show of support for their embattled standard-bearer, the New York State Democratic Party today offered Gov. David Paterson an all-expenses-paid trip to SeaWorld.

Toyota Chief Overshoots Congressional Hearings by 150 Miles

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

Toyota president Akio Toyoda said he was having difficulties with the brakes on his 2010 Toyota Prius, which finally came to rest after crashing into a blacksmith's shop in Colonial Williamsburg.

Toyota Unveils New Slogan: "Drive a Toyota. You'll Never Stop."

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

Hoping to reverse a series of public relations setbacks, Toyota today unveiled a new slogan, "Drive a Toyota. You'll Never Stop."

Toyota Says Cup Holders Still Working Great

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

"Feel free to enjoy the beverage of your choice and know that you can rest it in one of our cup holders with confidence," said Tokyo spokesman Hiroshi Kyosuke. "Our cup holders are world-class."

Plug-In Hybrid Prius in US in 2012, Says Toyota

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

"Toyota Motor Corp. has joined the growing ranks of automakers planning to bring advanced battery-powered vehicles to consumers in the next few years."

Seven Ways Americans Are Kicking Their Gas-Guzzling Habit

Tara Lohan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Tara Lohan

With gas mileage near the bottom of the heap -- 15 miles per gallon in the city and around 20 on the highway -- trucks are icons of America's suicidal obsession with gas guzzlers.