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Wall-mount electric vehicle charging stations on display at the Minnesota State Fair Eco Experience building.

Many electric cars and trucks still qualify for a federal tax credit for buyers purchasing plug-in electric vehicles, despite President Biden's misleading claimed that the Trump administration allowed the credit to expire, which, so far, is only the case for models made by Tesla and GM. Read more»

A Tesla powering up at an electric vehicle charging station along I-10 in Casa Grande, Arizona on July 31, 2021.

Backed by automakers and in stark contrast to the rollbacks of the last administration, the president is proposing an aggressive agenda with tightened emission standards and a goal of making 50% of all vehicles sold in 2030 electric. Read more»

We've long warned our readers to make good use of the delete key when emails spreading sketchy claims pop up in their inboxes. But we've found that old viral emails, unfortunately, never die — and new ones spread like a highly contagious disease. Read more»

My “Think Again” column last week addressed how conservative politicians’ professed theories about job creation in the (endless) process of seeking tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans are in direct conflict with real evidence of the actual behavior of individuals. Read more»

Paul Eckerstrom, former Pima Democratic Party chairman, plus TUSD Board Member Mark Stegeman. Read more»

In June, 4-year-old Dominick Wilk and 2-year-old Isaac Dunner died in New Carlisle, Ind., after being trapped in the trunk of a 2000 Chevrolet Malibu.

Nearly 10 years after the federal government mandated interior trunk releases in new autos, older cars never equipped with the safety devices continue to kill children drawn by curiosity into a little-known hazard. Read more»

The administration has been on a PR offensive in recent months to tell the good news about the TARP. In fact, many of its investments have turned a profit, and some of its most infamous bailouts — such as the rescue of AIG — won't end up being the tax dollar black holes they once seemed sure to be. But the true picture isn't so rosy. Read more»

A vintage stock certificate from GM's Cadillac Automobile Co.

Tucked away in the euphoria over General Motors' stock offering is the news that the Chinese government is now one of the company's largest shareholders, with a stake valued at about $500 million. Should you be worried? Read more»

Hotel workers struck against San Francisco hotels in April.

Americans have expressed positive attitudes toward unions for as long as pollsters have been asking, and for decades approval of labor unions has hovered around 60%. But starting in 2009 public opinion toward labor unions dropped. Why? Read more»

Toyota has recalled more than 8 million cars.

TOKYO — It is a measure of the depth of fears surrounding the safety of Toyota’s cars that its media-shy president, Akio Toyoda, has briefed the massed ranks of the Tokyo press corps three times in less than two weeks. Read more»

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»