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  • Do We Need a Stopgap Fuel?

     
    It???s becoming clear that energy and energy independence ??? you have to love that term ??? will be a major focus of the upcoming presidential election. While most of us are sick of the dog-and-pony shows and pundits of the......
  • Obama: Wall Street woes require 'change'

     
    by John McCormick As Sen. Barack Obama prepares to fly from Chicago to Colorado this morning, his presidential campaign is seeking to respond to the troubling news on Wall Street. In a statement released this morning, the Illinois Democrat said......
  • Nuts and Bolts of the 2009 Chevy Traverse

     
    It???s been nearly two years since the first of GM???s full-size crossovers, the Saturn Outlook, hit dealerships. Now comes the fourth model, Chevrolet???s 2009 Traverse. A new look isn???t the only thing the intervening years have produced; at a media......
  • Alternative Fuel Pumps Mandatory by 2018

     
    Yeah, we???re still digging through House Resolution 6899 ??? the Comprehensive American Energy Security and Consumer Protection Act ??? and guess what we found? While the second section of the bill deals with new offshore drilling, 70 or so sections........
  • Policy I: McCain speech

     
    A day after Obama announced policy initiatives on Wall Street, McCain comes out with his, in the midst of a speech with some fairly blistering attacks on Obama. The full speech is after the jump, but here's the gist of......
  • McCain's time-out: Letterman 'smell' test

     
    by Mark Silva John McCain's sudden "suspension'' of his campaign and his call for a postponement of the premier campaign debate Friday night has sparked a round of criticism from people asking why the presidential candidate cannot manage a financial......
  • Doughnuts as a symbol of consumer culture

     
    My earlier post on Krispy Kreme's woes reminded me of a press release I got on a new book, Glazed America: A History of the Doughnut by Paul R. Mullins, associate professor and chair of anthropology at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis:...
  • Bailout misses the mark

     
    I was going to write about the end of storied Yankee Stadium and the implosion of not-so-storied Miami Arena (feel free to share your favorite memories below), but the proposed $700 billion government bailout of teetering financial firms seems a......
  • Bush: Bailout benefits Main, Wall Streets

     
    by Mark Silva He has gone on national television, he has delivered statements from the White House -- one while seated between the Republican and Democratic nominees for the presidency in the West Wing this week -- and now President......
  • Credit Crunch Hitting Car Dealers

     
    At least 600 of the 20,700 new-car dealerships in the U.S. will have been forced to close this year, versus 430 last year, according to the National Automobile Dealers Association. "Up to 80% will be domestics, because they've lost more......
  • Senate reviving bailout: Adding sugar

     
    by Mark Silva The Senate will attempt to revive the president's $700 billion financial market bailout today, adding some sweeteners to try to make it more palatable to the House, which rejected it y 228-205 on Monday. It's said the......