On the day after Christmas, the largest container ship to call at a US port will stop by the Port of Los Angeles, the largest port in the US. But it’s largely just a PR event: Like many US ports, the Port of LA is not completely ready to welcome this size megaship, which will soon be standard on the high seas.
It’s common knowledge that Death Stars are wildly expensive weapons of mass destruction. What we didn’t know—until now—is that destroying two of them would bankrupt the Galactic Empire. Apparently Luke and his small band of Rebels didn’t crunch the numbers, either.
You've probably read about it, even if it didn't really register. Something about a backlog. Something about unions. Imports and exports. Now the dispute that's paralyzing 29 ports on the U.S. West Coast has the potential to affect all of us—and to empty the shelves in countless stores.
This was a research paper written for my capstone in Economics, and remains the only paper I've ever been proud of. It might be a little thick, but I thought I'd post it seeing its pertinence.
The forthcoming McLaren P15 will slip into the stream between the generically fast McLaren 12C and the ungodly fast McLaren P1, utilizing the same basic engine, chassis, and styling components that make McLaren the only supercar manufacturer able to truly challenge the likes of Maranello since Lamborghini.
While Alfa's latest creation may seem to pin consumers between power and price, the Italians have hid something quite special under the 4C's bonnet. To date, carbon fiber monocoque chassis have been reserved for supercar manufactures because of the extreme cost associated with their creation.
Economists, scientists and titans of industry often talk about "peak oil," the idea that one day we'll reach a point where oil supplies begin to decrease and will never rise again. But what about "peak car"? A new study argues that while the peak in cars on U.S. roads may be temporary, the peak in the number of cars…
In 2011, the Ford Ranger was phased out in order to stop the tiny truck from cannibalizing sales from the F150. Ford has claimed their halo truck to be the number one selling pickup truck for as far back as I can remember (24 years apparently). The Detroit firm has come under increasing pressure from its competitors…
The price of gas seems to keep changing, but the truth is that the problem isn't just to do with decreasing oil resources. In fact, the price of the black stuff is linked into our economy in a complex way—and this video beautifully describes what's going on for those of us lacking an economics background.
On Wednesday night, Chicago police arrested three men after they were caught vandalizing seven Toyotas at the Chicago Auto Show. While it sounds like dumb kids gone wild, the alleged vandals claimed they were angry about American jobs shipped overseas.