Car Articles

5-Year-Old Knocks Hillary for Not Driving in Nearly 20 Years

3:38 PM, Sep 10, 2015

Today on Ellen, Hillary Clinton was asked by a 5-year-old about not driving a car in nearly two decades.

"I heard you haven't drove a car in like 20 years," the 5-year-old girl said to Clinton.

"You know what," Clinton said in response, "it's not quite that long, but pretty close. Yeah, I know, because the Secret Service -- but I used to love to drive a car."

The last time Clinton drove a car was in 1996.

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Uber: Beat ‘Em or Ban ‘Em

1:29 PM, Dec 15, 2014

Two extreme responses to the disrupter known as Uber. In France, the solution is to just say Non.

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Saudi Arabia Challenged on Women Driving by Protest

12:04 PM, Nov 17, 2014

As Saudi Arabia undergoes its slow process of change, the matter of women and motor vehicles remains crucial. On October 24, Saudi women were summoned by a social media campaign to take to the roads in cars they own, typically, but do not drive.

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New York Threatens to Fine Car Service $2,000 for Giving Free Rides

8:01 AM, Jul 11, 2014

As anyone who has visited New York City knows, getting a taxicab in the city can prove very, very difficult. And finding a driver that speaks English, has working air conditioning, will let a visitor pay by credit card, and knows directions to major landmarks can be even harder. That’s why it’s utterly bizarre that the city is trying to stop drivers from offering taxi-like rides in the city for free.

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GM Is Alive?

9:54 AM, Jun 13, 2014

Still warm, anyway.  But struggling.  As Tim Higgins of Bloomberg reports, the company:

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Crony Capitalism at Work?

2:46 PM, Mar 12, 2014

Two car companies – Toyota and GM – some of whose vehicles are having engineering problems serious enough to be a safety risk and require massive recalls.  One is investigated by Congress and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration while the other is not … until very recently, that is.  Toyota, the company that did face government investigation and sanctions is, of course, not even an “American” corporation. GM is. And was, for a time, a ward of the state.

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What’s Good For General Motors …

12:01 PM, Dec 17, 2013

Is to stiff the taxpayers. Not to mention the bondholders. As Todd Spangler of the Detroit Free Press reports:

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Car Trouble in Israel

UPDATE: Secret Service takes the blame.
10:10 AM, Mar 20, 2013

From the White House pool report:


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Taxpayers to Lose Billions as GM Buys Stake Back from Government

10:12 AM, Dec 19, 2012

The American taxpayers stand to lose billions as General Motors today announced a plan to buy back 40 percent of the company owned by the federal government.

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United States of Debt

Student loan debt is $956 billion, with an 11 percent rate of delinquency.
4:05 PM, Nov 27, 2012

Household debt jumped once again to $2.7 trillion, according to the New York Fed. "[T]he Federal Reserve Bank of New York announced that in the third quarter, non-real estate household debt jumped 2.3 percent to $2.7 trillion," reports the fed. "The increase was due to a boost in student loans ($42 billion), auto loans ($18 billion) and credit card balances ($2 billion)."

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Even After Bailout, GM and Chrysler Invest Billions Abroad

9:00 AM, Nov 05, 2012

The auto bailout debate, already a triumph of narrative over reality, took another turn for the absurd last week as both presidential campaigns exchanged salvos over what amounted to a misunderstanding about Chrysler's plan to build Jeeps in China.

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Clinton: Obama's Feelings Most Hurt Over Jeep Ad

3:13 PM, Oct 29, 2012

Bill Clinton revealed at a campaign rally today that President Barack Obama's feeling were hurt over Mitt Romney's ad suggesting Jeep might move some of its production facilities overseas:

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Workers at Stimulus-Receiving Battery Company Play Cards, Games

"They still have nothing to do."
7:02 AM, Oct 19, 2012

The NBC affiliate in Grand Rapids filed this report on the stimulus-receiving battery company, LG Chem:

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Former Obama Czar on Granholm's DNC Speech: 'Must Have Had Some Medications or Something in Her System'

10:08 AM, Oct 02, 2012

Former Obama administration official Steven Rattner said on MSNBC that Jennifer Granholm "must have had some medications or something in her system" when she addressed the Democratic convention last month:

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GM Reports Good News on First Day of Dem. Convention

1:07 PM, Sep 04, 2012

Today is the first day of the Democratic convention in Charlotte. Coincidentally, GM, the embattled car company that was bailed out by the federal government, has some good news to report.

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Biden: 'I'd Trade Being Vice President in a Heartbeat for Having Won Daytona'

2:59 PM, Aug 14, 2012

Earlier today on the campaign trail, Vice President Joe Biden said, "I'd trade being vice-president in a heartbeat for having won Daytona." The comment was made to an owner of a stock car that won Daytona. Via the pool report: 

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She's Real Fine, My iPhone 5

12:44 PM, Aug 08, 2012

Seems that American's youth's long love affair with the automobile may be over:

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A Tax Free First Quarter Profit of $1 Billion for G.M.

2:00 PM, May 03, 2012

The Detroit Free Press reports that “General Motors made $1 billion in the first quarter, beating analysts’ expectations before being dragged down by a special accounting-related $590-million charge in struggling Europe.”

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Dirty Harry Does Detroit

11:01 AM, Feb 07, 2012

So now they have gone and politicized the Super Bowl ads. Have they no shame?

Everyone is familiar with the Chrysler spot that has Clint Eastwood walking ominously dark streets, talking about how America is down and hurting, but we’ve been here before and this is just halftime. We will be coming back. Included in that “we” is “the Motor City,” because this is a commercial about Chrysler cars, which are built in Detroit (by a company that is mostly Italian-owned but never mind).

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GM: Profitable for Most of the Last 20 Years

1:56 PM, Aug 18, 2011

Just to close the loop on President Obama’s claim that GM is “now making a profit for the first time in decades,” reader D.B. sent along GM profit-loss statements from 1990 to 2000.

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The Cadillac Volt

10:07 AM, Aug 18, 2011

It seems entirely possible that the only thing keeping consumers away from the Chevy Volt is its price point. It’s basically a $41,000 Honda Civic with better mpg, a quieter ride, and an upgraded interior. So the big brains at GM have decided to address the price issue by making a more expensive version of the Volt: the Cadillac ELR.

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