Battery Maker That Received $249 Million From Obama Administration Declares Bankruptcy

A123 Systems, the company that builds the batteries for the Fisker Karma and for the upcoming Chevy Spark EV, has filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection, according to court documents. This is a major blow for the Obama administration, which has invested heavily in green energy with other companies like Solyndra… »10/16/12 9:15am10/16/12 9:15am


How Do You Plan On Getting To Your Polling Location?

Unless you live in Utah, you've probably been subjected to political commercials, robocalls, fliers, emails and door knocks claiming that this or that candidate is a socialist or a right-wing nutjob. Assuming the media crush hasn't completely dissuaded you from participating in the democratic process, you're going to… »11/03/08 11:30am11/03/08 11:30am

Study Shows McCain Winning Over Hummer Moms, Obama Cleaning Up With Hatchback-Owning Gay Art Students

A survey of more than 11,000 car owners and likely voters by Kelley Blue Book »10/23/08 2:20pm10/23/08 2:20pm shows that Senator John McCain does better than Senator Barack Obama among owners of domestic brands and full-size SUVs, while Senator Obama does better with owners of import brands, hybrids and hatchbacks. Though this doesn't come as a…

Barack Obama Spends Portion Of The Debate Talking Up Detroit

Barack Obama used part of last night's debate to tee off on aiding the domestic auto industry. Obama took nearly a full minute talking about the automaker bailout »10/16/08 2:20pm10/16/08 2:20pm and the need for more efficient cars, and the democratic presidential candidate made a reference to "retooling" plants in the heartland. Of course, he's…

Is Your Candidate Worth Dying For? Study Reports Car Crash Risk Rises On Election Days

MSNBC reports a study to be published in the Journal of the American Medical Association finds that, on average, your chance of dying in a car crash rises 18% on election day. Conducted by Canadian researchers, the study looked at presidential election days from Jimmy Carter's 1976 win through Bush/Kerry 2004 and… »10/01/08 2:20pm10/01/08 2:20pm