Features by Alisa Roth

Beer giant buys a craft brewery

Anheuser-Busch will expand Goose Island, a Chicago craft brewery, but also try to keep its identity.
Posted In: Mergers and Acquisitions

Japan utility too big to fail?

Worsening radiation at the nuclear reactors damaged by Japan's earthquake and tsunami is also putting at risk the financial health of the reactors' owner, one of Japan's largest electric utilities.

Japan quake could boost work for Nissan in U.S.

Nissan considers expanding production in Tennessee to export engines to Japan, as Toyota mulls wider productions slowdowns in U.S.
Posted In: Auto

Best Buy considers makeover to distinguish itself from competitors

Best Buy hopes to win back market share from Wal-Mart and online retailers by redesigning stores and changing the customer service experience.
Posted In: Retail

Auto workers want to share Detroit's new wealth

United Auto Workers officials meet Tuesday to map out strategy ahead of labor contract talks with newly profitable Detroit carmakers.
Posted In: Auto

Manufacturers scramble to cover parts shortages

Japan's crisis prompts General Motors to close U.S. plant and divert auto parts to others. Companies improvise to cope with disrupted supplies.
Posted In: Auto

Japan's automakers struggle to restart

Toyota extended its Japanese plant closures. Even as others resume production, the fallout spreads globally to factory floors and bottom lines.
Posted In: Auto

U.S. auto plants affected by Japan quake

In the U.S., Subaru and Toyota cancel overtime shifts amid uncertainty about their suppliers in Japan.
Posted In: Auto

Higher gas prices create political pressure

Senate Democrats fearing blame for rising gas prices could waver on support for Obama proposals on environment.

Carmakers invest in efficient gas-sipping cars

Chevy's new Cruze Eco model is slated to get 42 miles per gallon. Is new technology for traditional gas engines the future of fuel efficiency?
Posted In: Auto


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