Thieves Targeting School Buses
, 2008-06-03 12:30:28
As gasoline and heating oil prices rise to record levels, police say theft reports are also on the rise of gas being siphoned from cars, construction equipment and even school buses, and oil being drained out of heating fuel tanks. ...Bookmark tags: odd-news, economy, oil, cars, gas, fuel, bus, transportation, autos, gas-prices
Some Economists Predict $7-Per-Gallon Gas
, 2008-06-26 15:30:22
Americans struggling with $4 per gallon gas today will have to gird themselves soon for a $3 spike, according to a new report by economists at CIBC World Markets.
A new report predicts Americans will see $7 gas within two years. ...Bookmark tags: business, economists, poor, money, economy, americans, gas, gas-prices, jeff-rubin, workers
When pickup sales dived, automakers changed plans - Yahoo! News
, 2008-06-29 23:00:37
DEARBORN, Mich. - Every morning, just after getting coffee, Mark Fields fires up his laptop to pore over a computer model showing real-time U.S. auto sales figures.
ADVERTISEMENT ...Bookmark tags: business, economy, cars, ford, fuel, chrysler, general-motors
Video: Green Cars: Electric, Hemp, Dashboardless
, 2008-07-24 01:00:51
British Motor Show goes green (view article for video)
From a car with no dashboard to one partly made of hemp: Patrick Barkham casts an eye over the green offerings at this year's British Motor Show, which opens to the public tomorrow ...Bookmark tags: technology, environment, economy, cars, gas, green, electric, petrol, hemp
Over-driven: why our cars guzzle gas, what to do about it
, 2008-08-10 23:30:28
From more drilling in the Gulf of Mexico to tapping the strategic oil reserve, politicians and pundits spar daily over the best solution to America's ongoing fuel crisis. ...Bookmark tags: technology, economy, oil, tech, cars, gas, fuel, gas-prices, automobiles, efficiency
Democrats waver over offshore drilling ban
, 2008-08-16 23:00:42
Under fire from Republicans, top Democratic politicians in the United States are considering lifting a ban on new offshore oil drilling.
The issue is now at the forefront of the presidential election, as Republican candidate John McCain has made allowing new drilling one of the … ...Bookmark tags: us-news, us, economy, oil, energy, cars, gas, drilling, pries
Nearly 1 in 5 car dealerships could fail as credit crunch hits the automotive industry
, 2008-10-02 11:01:09
As many as 3,800 U.S. car dealerships could fail this fall and into 2009 -- nearly one in five -- because of weak sales, increased operational costs and the credit crunch, according to a forecast released on Wednesday. ...Bookmark tags: us-news, cars, credit-crunch, mortgage, economy, economics, car-dealerships, money
Falling Gas Prices Jump-Start GM SUV Sales (i.e., consumers are f*ing idiots)
, 2008-11-15 00:00:25
Automaker Puts Texas Plant On Overtime Amid Other ClosuresDespite the down economy, falling gas prices have driven consumers back to the sport utility vehicles they once gave the cold shoulder... ...Bookmark tags: us-news, economy, cars, gas, ford, gm, gasoline, automobiles, suv, consumers
A survey of cars in emerging markets: Opportunities for carmakers | A global love affair | The Economist
, 2008-11-16 00:00:02
US car manufacturers are in a great deal of economic trouble at the moment. Even if they survive this crisis, many Americans may put off unnecessary car purchases. There is a ray of light, however, in the emerging markets of developing countries. ...Bookmark tags: business, economy, cars, auto-industry, developing-countries, emerging-markets, car-manufacturers
Mitt Romney: "Let Detroit Go Bankrupt"
, 2008-11-19 09:00:03
If General Motors, Ford and Chrysler get the bailout that their chief executives asked for yesterday, you can kiss the American automotive industry goodbye. It won't go overnight, but its demise will be virtually guaranteed. ...Bookmark tags: us-news, romney, automotive-industry, gm, ford, chrysler, detroit, economy, cars
Satellite Radio Is Dead
, 2008-11-20 01:00:05
Excerpt: I hate to say it, but somebody has to: Satellite radio will come crashing down to Earth within the next two years. The newly merged Sirius XM Radio is already living on borrowed time -- and borrowed money -- and simply will not and cannot survive. ...Bookmark tags: business, economy, marketing, cars, iphone, ipod, auto, car, mp3, recession
America's Other Auto Industry - WSJ.com
, 2008-12-01 09:00:04
As a result, for every UAW member working at a U.S. car maker today, three retirees collect benefits; at GM, the ratio is 4.6 to one. ...Bookmark tags: business, economy, cars, ford, gm, toyota, unions, pensions, auto-industry, car-makers
Detroit Churches Pray for 'God's Bailout'
, 2008-12-08 14:00:02
What would Jesus do? ...Bookmark tags: us-news, economy, money, cars, bailout, god, church, detroit, prayer, auto-industry
Dude, where's my $700 billion?
, 2008-12-18 06:00:26
Giving $700 billion to a bunch of Wall Street bankers was never overwhelmingly popular. Back in October, the weekend after Congress passed what was supposed to be an emergency plan to save the economy, only 40 percent of voters said they liked the idea. ...Bookmark tags: politics, economy, stocks, jobs, banks, billions, bush, wall-street, news, cars
Cretin or Crook?: George W. Bush
, 2008-12-21 18:00:03
"So Bush throws a lifeline to the UAW and green lobby while throwing sound economics, the Constitution, and U.S. taxpayer under the bus. Part of me wonders if Obama really might not be worse after all? Click through and read the entire piece ..." ...Bookmark tags: politics, bush, president, economics, constitution, economy, obama, uaw, detroit, cars