President Bob King of the United Auto Workers labor union issued a call for UAW members to protest a GOP fundraising appearance Tuesday by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. The call to protest is being billed as the first in a series of nonviolent acts of civil disobedience called the “99 Percent Spring,” reports The Detroit Read on! →


The average price of gasoline in the U.S. is nearly $4 per gallon. But if you return a rental car without topping off the gas tank, you’ll pay more than double that for each gallon the rental service puts in to fill the tank. This is one of the hidden rental car fees that can Read on! →


There may be hope yet for parking ticket procrastinators to get out from under that pile of unpaid citations. Much like the IRS and its forgiveness program for some tax cheats, traffic ticket amnesty programs have been popping up in regions across the nation. The programs allow longtime-abusers to pay off that burden at a Read on! →


Large corporations do not take kindly to internal secrets being released without authorization. This is particularly true when the guilty party is legally bound via agreement to keep quiet. Such is the case with former Toyota in-house legal council Dimitrios Biller. According to Automotive News, an arbitrator awarded Toyota $2.6 million in damages to compensate Read on! →


One of the first things the casual automotive fan might notice about the 2013 Ford Flex crossover is that the blue Ford oval is not immediately visible. The front and rear lift-gate advertise emphasize the make, rather than the model, a mark of the automaker’s brand research. Automotive News points out that Ford is in Read on! →


Hauling cargo from point to point is an expensive proposition, when it comes to energy consumption. AT&T has just put in an order for 1,200 compressed natural gas vehicles from General Motors. The benefits of CNG Compressed natural gas is a fuel that can be used to run internal combustion engines, and it costs about Read on! →


United Auto Workers President Bob King is no fan of Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. In a conference call with former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland and members of the Obama re-election campaign, King reportedly called Romney “out of touch” with the issues working people face. Cavalier about plant closures King and Read on! →


Congress is currently considering a bill to fund research into ignition interlock Breathalyzer technology. A growing number of states require them for people convicted of drunken driving, and more people are calling for them to be standard on all cars. Top beverage group opposes interlock research A bill is currently under consideration in the United Read on! →