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KickingTiresHere's what we have our eye on today: Fiat and Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne told Bloomberg News today that European automakers need to incur "painful" restructuring to stanch losses in the region. Europe's sovereign-debt crisis has stymied consumer...
Tags: Genesis (music group), Bloomberg L.P., Fiat, China, Jaguar
KickingTiresAs Japanese automakers continue to ascertain whether they can resume vehicle production in Japan or not, we get word today that Toyota and Nissan will both extend plant shutdowns. Toyota has decided to extend the closure of its vehicle-producing plants......
KickingTiresBy Eamonn Brennan Cars.com Large and foreboding, the Hummer H2 casts a long shadow over the road ??? a huge, rumbling symbol of America???s gas-guzzling history. That same shadow hangs over Mishawaka, where employees have been building the hulking...
The Swampby Mark Silva ST PAUL - While Republicans stage their convention here in St. Paul, the presidential campaign battle rages in states such as Michigan, where the GOP's John McCain hopes to make Democrat Barack Obama pay for a struggling......
KickingTiresNow that it???s operating under bankruptcy protection, GM has ramped up the scheduled plant closures it had previously announced. Four assembly plants will be closed this year, impacting current products. The least surprising closure is the Wilmington,...
KickingTires???The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant,??? which follows several workers in the Moraine, Ohio, assembly plant during its last months of operation, has earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Documentary Short Film. The 40-minute film is part......
Broadly speaking, a film festival's programmers can handle news of a new lineup one of two ways: all at once, or nearly; or the drib-drab approach. The Chicago International Film Festival goes for the dribs and drabs. The 48th edition of founder and...
The shutdown of a 102-year-old California manufacturing company points to a major flaw in California's industrial development policy: We don't have one. The company is Pneumatic Scale Angelus, which turned out top-of-the-line machines for sealing lids...
Between a message that massaged the truth shiatsu-style and the tepid support for the robotic Romney-Tronic 2012, it’s as if the Republican National Convention was about killing time. What we witnessed was a rally for 2016, and the hopes that the...
Tags: Todd Akin, Mitt Romney, Politics, Scott P. Brown, Taliban
L.A. NOWAn executive with the company that manufactured faulty equipment that led to the shutdown of the San Onofre nuclear plant defended decisions made in the design of the replacement steam generators. The company made choices in designing support structures...
L.A. NOWThere was a sense of mourning Friday at the Wonder Hostess Bakery Thrift Shop in Glendale as both workers and customers came to terms with the end of the company and its famous snacks. Glendale resident Charlie Ruiz, 63, walked......
L.A. NOWThe shelves at the Wonder Hostess Bakery Thrift Shop in Glendale Friday were bare as customers made runs on Twinkies, Ho Hos and Ding Dongs after the iconic snack food company asked a judge for permission to go out of business and lay off 18,500 workers...
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