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United Airlines Breaks Guitars

United Airlines Breaks Guitars

As we bid 2009 fare thee well, a clever music video, click here, takes on United Airlines. It seems that a musician named Dave Carroll had his guitar damaged during a United flight that passed through O’Hare  airport. United Airline’s response was apparently...
2010 BMW Electric ActiveE Concept

2010 BMW Electric ActiveE Concept

Conventional wisdom suggests that luxury automakers will have an especially tough time meeting ever-stricter emissions and fuel economy regulations.  BMW has made a history of bucking conventional wisdom, and if the ActiveE concept is any indication, it hopes to do...
U.S. Takes Controlling Interest of GMAC

U.S. Takes Controlling Interest of GMAC

The U.S. Department of the Treasury announced this afternoon that it is providing an additional $3.8 billion in capital from taxpayers to GMAC to keep it solvent. Treasury under its financial health check assessment, the so-called  Supervisory Capital Assessment...
Order on Distracted Driving Effective Today

Order on Distracted Driving Effective Today

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today marked the effective date of President Obama’s Executive Order on distracted driving, which prohibits more than four million federal employees from texting behind the wheel while working or while using government vehicles...
Hyundai Extends Assurance Plan

Hyundai Extends Assurance Plan

Hyundai Motor America is extending its “Assurance” marketing program into 2010, continuing the vehicle return option for another year. Assurance allows Hyundai customers to return a new vehicle if they unexpectedly lose their income, which is less than a remote...
A Happy Turn for a Saab Story?

A Happy Turn for a Saab Story?

The troubled Swedish automaker, Saab, has been given an 11th-hour reprieve, though it’s far from certain the brand has been saved. Numerous reports out of Europe – supported by American sources – indicate that General Motors has agreed to extend its self-imposed...
The Top Ten Auto Stories of 2009

The Top Ten Auto Stories of 2009

Every December, a group of auto scribes gathers together to share some good cheer and see how we did at predicting the events of the unfolding year. To be honest, even the best of the group failed to come close to calling the big stories of 2009. No surprise, really,...
Toyota Wins on Crucial Rollover Issues

Toyota Wins on Crucial Rollover Issues

Dallas product liability attorney Todd Tracy has withdrawn a lawsuit to reopen 17 Toyota accident cases. Tracy did so after reviewing documents provided by a former lawyer for Toyota alleging that the automaker hid  evidence in the cases. Tracy’s review did not...
Recalls: 2010 Chevy Equinox and GMC Terrain

Recalls: 2010 Chevy Equinox and GMC Terrain

General Motors Company is recalling more than 59,000 Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain vehicles for a software glitch that can cause the heating, air conditioning, defrost, and radio controls, as well as the panel lights to fail. Dealers will replace the Mexican-made...
GM Offering Big Incentives on Pontiacs and Saturns

GM Offering Big Incentives on Pontiacs and Saturns

Big sales are typical in the days after Christmas, especially if you’re looking for holiday cards, wrapping paper and ornaments.  But General Motors is offering some big deals of its own on two of the brands it will soon abandon, and they make the sales at the local...
Save the Earth Sues Honda for Trademark Violation

Save the Earth Sues Honda for Trademark Violation

An environmental marketing company, Save the Earth Enterprises, has sued American Honda Motor Company and its advertising agency, Rubin Postaer & Company, for allegedly using its “Save the Earth” trademark without permission in an advertising campaign...
Tips for Teens Coping with Dangerous Winter Roads

Tips for Teens Coping with Dangerous Winter Roads

Now that winter is firmly entrenched in our northern latitudes, drivers are trying to cope with the ice, snow, and other hazards that turn roads treacherous and contribute to the more than 1.5 million annual weather-related car crashes, according to the National...