| May 28, 2013
| 10:54 AM
Tesla Motors Inc. hit another milestone Tuesday morning. It's stock was up as much as $8.10 on the Nasdaq and topped $100 a share for the first time ever.
As the trading day progressed, Tesla shares lost a little ground, but the price was still up $7.25...
| May 22, 2013
| 1:46 PM
Upstart electric car maker Tesla Motors on Wednesday paid off a Department Energy loan that had become a political hot potato.
Tesla owed the federal government $451.8 million on a loan that was part of a special program to develop alternative fuel...
| May 23, 2013
| 8:24 AM
May is turning out to be another good month for car sales, according to auto research firms J.D. Power and Associates and TrueCar.com.
Both TrueCar and J.D. Power forecast that May auto sales will top 1.4 million vehicles, about an 8% increase from...
| May 24, 2013
| 7:40 AM
The Toyota Prius hybrid was the bestselling vehicle in California during the first quarter of this year, narrowly outpacing Honda’s redesigned Accord sedan.
Toyota posted sales of 15,661 of the hybrids, leading the Accord’s sales of 15,369...
| May 17, 2013
| 10:25 AM
Tesla Motors shares are trading at about $90 and could easily top $100, buoyed by its ability to tap capital markets for about $1 billion through its announced sale of stock and convertible notes.
It is an impressive performance that will help the...
| May 20, 2013
| 12:45 AM
There’s a familiar template for the “scandals” that have so far “plagued” the Obama administration, in that they are all, for the most part, total bullshit and/or unfortunate events in the vast federal bureaucracy that have...
| May 12, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Peter Jensen's editorial on conservatives' attitude toward environmental protection is misleading ("Don't save the planet," May 4).
The study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, stressed the importance of the marketing...
| May 1, 2013
| 7:05 AM
What was the government thinking? President Obama's Energy Department handed out a $529 million loan to Fisker Automotive, a sexy startup headed by a dashing Dane that sought to put a $104,000 plug-in hybrid car on the market. It looked too good to be...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 5:10 PM
Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, chairman of the Financial Services Committee, has told Richard Cordray not to bother. This is part of the recent evidence that government is getting some adult supervision.
Barack Obama used a recess appointment to make...
| Aug 15, 2012
| 4:34 PM
By William E. Gibson, Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Florida Congressman Cliff Stearns conceded defeat on Wednesday after a very close primary election — a big surprise sure to shake up the state’s congressional delegation. His departure...
| Aug 2, 2012
| 4:32 PM
A roundup of state and local news-review and weekly political chat shows. Descriptions provided by the broadcast outlets in most cases: Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review (WTTW-Ch. 11) Host Joel Weisman with John McCarron and Kristen McQueary, Chicago...