In Detroit, automakers hope to lure customers back into showrooms with new models and better financing options. Are consumers ready?…
Toyota recalled four million cars to fix or replace acceleration pedals that could get jammed. Jeffrey Brown reports.
Despite reporting more than a billion-dollar loss since July, General Motors says it expects to pay the federal government's bailout money back five years early. Gwen Ifill speaks with David Shepardson of the Detroit News for more.
"People will start buying cars again," former car czar Steve Rattner tells Judy Woodruff. He also discusses ousting GM's CEO and how the auto industry will evolve.
As new evidence emerges about the hazards of driving while talking on a cell phone, more states are pushing to ban the practice. KCET's "SoCal Connected" takes a closer look.
By Talea Miller
Distractions on the road are plentiful, but as cell technology continues to creep behind the wheel, drivers sending phone text messages are creating a new danger on the roads.
The government is ending its popular 'Cash for Clunkers' program two months early due to dwindling funds. Jeffrey Brown speaks with an automotive journalist about its impact on the auto industry and the economy.
Question: With the success of the cash for clunkers program coupled with all of the auto plants that had to close this past year, why doesn’t the auto industry, the government, or some young entrepreneur reopen some of these plants…
Editor’s Note: Robert Frank, author of The Economic Naturalist’s Field Guide: Common Sense Principles for Troubled Times, recently guest-blogged for several weeks here at the Business Desk with answers to some of life’s economic ironies: why brides…
Paul Solman: The fourth in this week’s series of conversations with economist Simon Johnson concerns the future of the suffering American auto industry. Johnson weighs in on whether the new GM will make it and responds to the…
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