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Market to Market (May 27, 2011)

posted on May 27, 2011 at 7:05 PM

Market to Market (May 27, 2011)
Full Program: A presidential candidate launches his campaign -- and blasts subsidies for renewable fuels. In a slightly faster race, increased blends of ethanol power NASCAR drivers to the winner's circle. And USDA predicts an improving global economy will fuel... Full Story

NASCAR uses E15 all the way to the Winner's Circle

posted on May 27, 2011 at 6:05 PM

NASCAR uses E15 all the way to the Winner's Circle
On any given Sunday from early spring to late fall you can find an auto race somewhere across the United States. Full Story

Market to Market (May 20, 2011)

posted on May 20, 2011 at 8:05 PM

Market to Market (May 20, 2011)
Full Program: The Mississippi River escapes its banks, threatening lives and livelihood in the south. Further north, cool wet conditions bring spring planting to a halt in the eastern corn belt. And we'll meet the man behind the design of the iconic Ford... Full Story

Market to Market (October 1, 2010)

posted on October 1, 2010 at 7:10 PM

Market to Market (October 1, 2010)
Full Program: In Washington, farm laborers employ a high-profile comedian to make their case. At the pump, new research reveals older cars and alternative fuels really can mix. And in the city, a snack food company uses an innovative campaign to put a face... Full Story

Brazil Announces Sanctions on US Cars, Fruit

posted on March 12, 2010 at 10:03 AM

GENEVA (AP) -- Brazil announced trade sanctions on a range of American goods Monday in retaliation for the United States' failure to eliminate billions in illegal cotton subsidies - a move that affects products from Ford automobiles to Heinz ketchup. Full Story

Car Dealers Appeal Ruling on California Emissions

posted on September 18, 2009 at 8:09 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Auto dealers and business leaders on Thursday appealed a decision by the Environmental Protection Agency that allowed California to establish the nation's first greenhouse gas standards for cars and trucks, setting the stage for... Full Story

Lawmakers Eye More Tax Breaks for Natural Gas Cars

posted on July 10, 2009 at 8:07 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hoping to spur alternative vehicles, lawmakers want to double the size of tax breaks for buying cars that run on natural gas. Full Story

Auto Industry Suppliers Cross Over to Wind Power

posted on May 8, 2009 at 8:05 PM

CHICAGO (AP) -- Pete Ostrander and the manufacturer he works for took a hard look at the auto industry four years ago, and neither liked what they saw. Full Story

GM Says 7,500 Hourly Workers Decide to Leave

posted on March 27, 2009 at 8:03 PM

DETROIT (AP) — About 7,500 General Motors Corp workers — roughly 12 percent of the automaker's U.S hourly work force — have signed up to take buyout and early retirement incentives to leave the company, GM said Thursday. Full Story

Auto Suppliers to Get $5 Billion in Aid

posted on March 20, 2009 at 8:03 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Treasury Department will pump up to $5 billion in financing into troubled auto parts suppliers to prevent an auto industry collapse that could undermine the government's work to restructure General Motors and Chrysler. Full Story

Automakers Plan for the Future

posted on January 16, 2009 at 8:01 PM

Automakers Plan for the Future
Sioux Falls, South Dakota-based POET announced this week it is now producing cellulosic ethanol at its pilot plant in Scotland, South Dakota. Full Story

Indy Racing League Embraces Brazilian Ethanol

posted on December 5, 2008 at 8:12 PM

Indy Racing League Embraces Brazilian Ethanol
The Indy Racing League upsets American farm groups after the Brazilian ethanol industry jumps on board. Full Story

Ethanol Races into the Fast Lane at Iowa Corn 250

posted on June 13, 2008 at 8:06 PM

Ethanol Races into the Fast Lane at Iowa Corn 250
Despite ethanol's ability to make cars go fast, the industry's evolution from value-added commodity to preeminent alternative fuel has taken some time. Full Story

Detroit Premiere For Fuel Efficient Cars

posted on January 18, 2008 at 8:01 PM

Detroit Premiere For Fuel Efficient Cars
Consumer prices rose in 2007 at their fastest pace in 17 years thanks, largely, to sharply higher gasoline and groceries. Full Story

House Passes Sweeping Energy Reforms

posted on December 7, 2007 at 8:12 PM

House Passes Sweeping Energy Reforms
Stocks rallied late this week as investors welcomed Bush administration plans for the subprime mortgage meltdown, and prospects that the Federal Reserve will cut interest rates again next week. Full Story
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