Tesla's bid to sell cars directly to Texas consumers, thus bypassing the state's deep-pocketed car dealers, came up short this legislative session. But that's not stopping the electric car company from edging its way into the Texas automotive market.
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As they try to carve out a permanent niche in the ultra-competitive American car market, Tesla and billionaire founder Elon Musk have had to position themselves as sprightly Davids disrupting the lumbering Goliaths of Detroit and Japan.
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So here we are at the door to election day. In the nation it all comes down to Ohio. In Ohio it all comes down to the auto industry. And Mitt Romney is betting his marbles on TV ads that say he's the one who wanted to save the industry and President Obama's the one shipping jobs to China.
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Wonderful story for an old Detroit homeboy in today's New York Times chronicling the incredible comeback and stunning success of Chrysler. Since emerging from bankruptcy and repaying all of its government loans, Chrysler Group LLC has leaped ahead of global competitors, according to the Times:
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Saturn of North Texas managing partner Jim Smith in one of two G.M. national ad spotsJim Smith's been a hard man to track down this a.m. -- though, seeing as how he divides his time between his three Saturn dealerships (in Irving, Lewisville and Plano), that's completely understandable. (And, as a f ... More >>
"The good news for the restaurant industry is that consumers typically get hungry about every four to five hours, generally three times a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year." (Bob Derrington, securities analyst with Morgan Keegan & Co., on the ability of restaurants to weather nasty little ... More >>
The Dallas Auto Show runs till Sunday at the Dallas Convention Center. But as the Associated Press reporter in this video wonders: Will this be the last one? Only because, ya know, there may not be an auto industry this time next year. No big.