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Mexico again says 'no way' it will pay for Trump's border wall

Mexico's new Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray said on Tuesday there is no way his country will pay for the wall that U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has pledged to build on the United States' southern border to keep out illegal immigrants. ... Read more»

Big companies in legal scrapes turn to science-for-hire giant Exponent

Exponent, Inc., is a publicly traded giant in litigation defense and regulatory science. It’s a go-to destination for major industries with liability problems – even as it is derided by critics as a hired gun whose findings are for sale. Among other facilities, the company has a 147-acre vehicle test track in Phoenix.... Read more»

Feds investing reports of exhaust fumes wafting into Ford Explorers

Federal regulators are investigating a possible defect in Ford Explorers following scores of complaints about exhaust and carbon monoxide pouring into the passenger compartments of the popular SUVs.... Read more»1

Factchecking Trump's boast about Ford

Donald Trump took multiple bows for getting Ford to change its plans to build new manufacturing facilities in Mexico, and instead build a “massive plant” in Ohio. ... Read more»

Analysis

While assailing driving distractions, automakers pack in tempting gadgets

Even as they tell drivers to act responsibly and pay attention to the road, automakers are seeking to pump up sales by packing their new models with cutting-edge infotainment systems that encourage multi-tasking behind the wheel.... Read more»

Smart v. Stupid

The corporations that are robbing your children

America’s largest corporations have increased the national debt by hundreds of billions since 2000. It’s time we stopped them from stealing from our children.... Read more»3

Smart v. Stupid

The lingering Bush hangover

A new analysis by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities lays the blame for our current fiscal woes squarely at the feet of the Bush administration. It also offers clear cut solutions.... Read more»2

The return of Detroit?

Detroit is an easy target for anyone looking to skewer the city as some kind of Motown-meets-Mogadishu. The story is, of course, an old one. So it was encouraging to hear the news out of "The D" this week.... Read more»

Cars

Fordzilla vs. Japan: U.S. automaker stomping all over Toyota

Take that, Japan. I'm referring to this week's two most fascinating pieces of global economic news: Ford's profits rebirth and the recall disaster at Toyota (and, to a much lesser extent, Honda, which also announced a recall this week). ... Read more»