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Texting and Driving

By donar | Related entries in Cars, Cartoons, Political Graffiti

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July 31st, 2009 | Permalink| 4 Comments »

The New G.M. Begins

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Cars, Economy

It’ll be a while before we know if this arrangement will work or not, but I can’t help but think a new G.M. that builds better, greener autos will be competitive in the future. From NY Times: “We deeply appreciate the support we’ve received during this historic transformation and will work hard to repay the […]

July 10th, 2009 | Permalink| 26 Comments »

Bankrupt GM Begins Slashing Jobs

By American News Project | Related entries in Cars, Economy, Jobs, Video

Hello this is Mike Fritz from the American News Project. We have a new story out that focuses on those most affected by the bailout of General Motors: laid off autoworkers. It examines one of the central tensions in the public takeover of the company: Should federal dollars be spent building a lean, mean business […]

June 20th, 2009 | Permalink| 30 Comments »

New GM logo

By donar | Related entries in Barack, Cars, Cartoons, Obama, Political Graffiti, Polls

Interesting link to new corporate logos… Tweet

June 5th, 2009 | Permalink| 6 Comments »

Looking for a Silver Lining in Government-Owned GM

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in Bailouts, Business, Cars

Not too many people are dancing over the news of GM’s bankruptcy, but opinions are decidedly mixed on what the government ownership of the car company will mean. Lee Cary, of American Thinker sees the era of Government Motors dawning with coercive attempts to force a Green fleet onto American consumers. This, in Cary’s opinion, […]

June 1st, 2009 | Permalink| 4 Comments »

GM Files for Bankruptcy

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in Bailouts, Business, Cars

All the kings horses and all the bond deals couldn’t keep GM from cracking. As feared, the car giant has filed for bankruptcy. Now what? The plan is for the federal government to take a 60 percent ownership stake in the new GM. The Canadian government would take a 12.5 percent stake, with the United […]

June 1st, 2009 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

VW’s CAFE Standards: 235 MPG

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Cars, Energy, Environment

This is an extreme example, but I can’t help but think car companies can easily hit the 35 MPG mileage standards Obama is about to lay out if the following is possible for a street ready car. From Green Car: Volkswagen’s CEO, Martin Winterkorn recently confirmed the company is working on a car that will […]

May 18th, 2009 | Permalink| 58 Comments »

Obama To Announce Tougher Fuel Standards

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, California, Cars, Energy, Gas, Obama

This is a pretty big stake in the ground, because they’ll be using California’s standards…the toughest in the nation. No doubt you’ll be hearing that this is bad for business, but that’s what they said about seat belts, airbags and every other time CAFE standards were raised. And I think we’re all fairly aware that […]

May 18th, 2009 | Permalink| 5 Comments »

Chrysler Closing Almost 800 Dealerships

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in Business, Cars, Economy, Jobs

In a bid to survive bankruptcy, Chrsyler is closing nearly 800 dealerships, a full quarter of the company’s dealers. The dealers themselves had no say. While bankruptcy may be a better long-term solution for Chrysler than continued government bailouts, the short-term will not be pretty. Car dealerships provide a lot of jobs and a lot […]

May 15th, 2009 | Permalink| 5 Comments »

GM Lost $6 Billion Last Quarter

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in Bailouts, Business, Cars

Despite all the government assistance and talk of providing more, GM lost $6 billion last quarter with earnings dropping by 47%. GM executives say car buyers are turning away from GM out of concern the company will end up in bankruptcy and won’t honor its warranties. Could the prospect of bankruptcy help force bankruptcy? To […]

May 7th, 2009 | Permalink| 12 Comments »