What the U.S. means when it says it wants more access to China's markets

Jun 11, 2019
Since the Tiananmen protests in 1989, China has allowed citizens more economic freedoms, which have benefited a lot of American brands, but there are still sectors they are heavily restricted in.
A sign directing customers to queue at the entrance of a Starbucks Roastery in Shanghai in early 2018, a few months after it opened.
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Goodyear CEO on the automotive industry and trade

Jan 23, 2019
How economic and political situations are impacting the international tire and auto market
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She quit her six figure job to help other women better understand their cars

Sep 19, 2017
Patrice Banks was a failure analyst and a self-described "auto airhead" when she become a mechanic, then opened an auto repair center aimed at women.
At Patrice Banks' auto repair shop, you can get your oil changed and your nails done.
Courtesy of Patrice Banks/Girls Auto Clinic Repair Center

What's a mechanic to do when electric cars bring less work?

Aug 30, 2017
No more changing our oil. Fewer service needs could mean more competition for what's left.
Matthew Moreno works on a vehicle at a Valvoline Instant Oil Change in Los Angeles.
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Ford can’t seem to catch a break

Jul 26, 2017
Ford shares have been on a steady slide for the past three years now. That’s quite a remarkable place for Ford to be, especially given the company continues to put out the F-150 pickup, the hottest selling truck in the…

Disability rights advocates sue Uber over inaccessibility

Jul 20, 2017
Disability Rights Advocates filed a class-action lawsuit against Uber.

Auto racing goes electric

Jul 14, 2017
The Formula E circuit lets car makers test their electric vehicles and promote their products to buyers.
A race car for Formula E.
Courtesy of Formula E

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Traffic climbed after the recession. So did accidents and truckers' premiums.

Jul 6, 2017
Truck companies have turned to technology to ensure employees drive safely.
Attorney Hilary Rowen says the biggest driver of rising insurance rates is the sheer number of hours truckers and everyone else are spending on the road.
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What does Volvo’s big electric car announcement have to do with China? A lot.

Jul 5, 2017
Volvo is the first major car company to announce when it will stop developing cars that run on good ol’ internal combustion engines. Starting in 2019, all of Volvo’s new models will be hybrids or electric vehicles. The company has…

The Tesla for the rest of us is here

Jul 3, 2017
The $35,000 Model 3 is on track for production this week.