Video: The White House Perspective on Bali and the Energy Independence and Security Act
, 2007-12-20 12:01:02
James Connaughton, Chairman, White House Council on Environmental
Quality, describes successes in international climate negotiations in Bali, and the role new energy legislation will play in reducing U.S. greenhouse gas emissions.
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Video: Bush Defends California EPA Decision, Touts Nuclear Power
, 2007-12-21 11:00:46
Bush discusses enactment of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. He also describes the reasons why the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency declined California's request for a clean-air waiver to combat climate change. ...Bookmark tags: us-news, bush, congress, video, global-warming, climate-change, nuclear, cars, energy, california
How to Fix a Flat: Problems with the Auto Industry Bailout
, 2008-11-15 00:00:24
Last September, I was in a hotel room watching CNBC early one morning. They were interviewing Bob Nardelli, the C.E.O. of Chrysler, and he was explaining why the auto industry, at that time, needed $25 billion in loan guarantees. It wasn't a bailout, he said. ...Bookmark tags: business, congress, government, cars, bailout, automobiles, chrysler, auto-industry, detroid
Obama's Car Puzzle
, 2008-11-15 00:00:26
The media have been terrible in explaining how the homegrown car companies landed in their present fix, when other U.S. manufacturers (Boeing, GE, Caterpillar) manage to survive and thrive in global competition. ...Bookmark tags: business, obama, congress, cars, bailout, ford, general-motors, auto-industry, detriot, financial-rescue
The Ford Story: A different route - Ford on the credit crunch, recession and more fuel efficient vehicles | Ford Vehicles
, 2008-12-02 15:00:03
Coinciding with the business plan they submitted to Congress this morning, Ford Motor Company has launched "The Ford Story," a new online resource that helps explain Ford's importance to the overall U.S. economy. ...Bookmark tags: business, congress, cars, michigan, ford, detroit, auto-industry, big-three, ford-motor-company, big-3
Seeking $34 billion from Congress, automakers promise electric cars | csmonitor.com
, 2008-12-04 01:00:05
Excellent summary of the US Auto Makers request to congress for over 34 Billion $US. Emphasizes the plans that Ford, GM and Chrysler have to make more eco-friendly cars in the next 1-3 years. ...Bookmark tags: business, congress, cars, ford, gm, automobiles, chrysler, bail-out
Auto-Industry's Declining Political Influence: Timeline
, 2009-02-04 14:00:03
For decades, advocates such as Dingell protected the industry from demands for more fuel-efficient vehicles, while sophisticated and expensive lobbying and legal strategies -- some taxpayer-funded -- also helped the carmakers fight off challenges. ...Bookmark tags: us-news, congress, cars, bailout, auto, pelosi, detroit, efficiency, waxman, dingell
Stimulus: Republicans Screw Car Makers And Buyers.
, 2009-02-14 16:00:03
Well, there they go again.
Republicans took aim at two parts of the now-passed stimulus and recovery bill which would have helped the entire US auto industry, new car buyers and our nation's air quality, while lowering our reliance on foreign oil. ...Bookmark tags: us-news, congress, republicans, japan, wall-street, senate, cars, maryland, joe-biden, toyota
A 'Free-Market Capitalist' loves "Cash for Clunkers" Plan
, 2009-08-06 09:20:03
As a free-market capitalist who does not believe in artificial spending and pump-priming from Uncle Sam, I'm going to eat a little crow with the following statement: At this moment in history, if we're going to use fiscal stimulus as Washington insists, I favor extending the cash … ...Bookmark tags: business, economy, congress, cars, autos, bailouts, auto-industry
Clunker Health Care
, 2009-08-22 08:20:03
Now consider health care.
The car program involved all of just $3 billion. Health care is a $2.4 trillion business, about 800 times bigger.
And, let's be honest, ObamaCare aims to control as much of that as possible -- with or without the "public option." ...Bookmark tags: politics, barack-obama, congress, government, cars, taxes, socialism, socialized-medicine, obamacare, bureaucracy
BBC News - Brazil slaps trade sanctions on US over cotton dispute
, 2010-03-09 02:20:07
The Brazilian government has announced trade sanctions against a variety of American goods in retaliation for illegal US subsidies to cotton farmers.
The World Trade Organization (WTO) approved the sanctions in a rare move. ...Bookmark tags: world-news, us, congress, cars, Brazil, trade, sanctions, wto, us-congress, pressure
FOXNews.com - Vera Zvonareva beats top-seeded Caroline Wozniacki 6-4, 6-3 to reach 1st US Open final
, 2010-09-10 18:20:14
NEW YORK – Vera Zvonareva reached her second straight Grand Slam final, defeating top-seeded Caroline Wozniacki 6-4, 6-3 at the U.S. Open on Friday. ...Bookmark tags: us, bush, new, notre, vikings, sports?category=sports, congress, tuesday, tv, market