Japanese automakers are still making money in the US market, so now a Chinese carmaker says it's going to cross the Pacific too. Geely Automobile plans to sell low-priced cars in the US by 2008, as Bill Poorman reports from Michigan.
If you want a hybrid car, you probably have to be willing to wait a while, and pay more money. But now Honda, and the federal government, want to help you out. Bill Poorman reports.
Kellogg will begin making some products with a new, healthier soybean oil, trying to stay one step ahead of new federal rules for nutrition labels. But they could be inviting problems of a different kind. Bill Poorman reports.
Posted In: Economy, Retirement, Savings
During his second inaugural address, President Bush renewed his call for a so-called ownership society. What does that mean for you? Shouldering more responsibility-in terms of your investments, retirement accounts, and health insurance. Reporter Bill Poorman examines how one class -- home economics -- might help.
How do you find a big car that maximizes your dollar and has room for all the things and people you need to transport? What about minivans or station wagons? Or, how about an SUV? Automakers are now introducing a new type of vehicle: the crossover. Michigan Radio's Bill Poorman compares the total cost of ownership of the various "stuff-movers."