Volkswagen Likely Leaving Detroit For Herndon, Virgina

It looks like things have gone from bad to worse for the Metro Detroit economy — Volkswagen's moving their US headquarters out from Auburn Hills, MI and in to the wilds of Herndon, VA. We hear not even Governor Granholm (full disclosure: she used to be my boss) was able to dissuade them from moving all of their jobs out of the current HQ (although we're now hearing she may have helped to save about one-third of them). What's with the Germans these days — first you've got Daimler severing it's 'merican half, then Porsche thumbed it's nose at the Detroit Auto Show and now VW moving it's HQ out to Virginia. Why all the hate, Germany? [via WSJ]