Tag: Toyota

Alabama Lands $1.6 Billion Toyota-Mazda Plant

MONTGOMERY, Alabama — On Wednesday at an event at the RSA Activity Center, Gov. Kay Ivey (R-AL) made it official when she announced Toyota-Mazda would be building a $1.6 billion factory in northern Alabama’s Limestone County outside of Huntsville. “Today is

Oppressive Taxes and Regulations Killing Upstate New York Economy

Oppressive government regulations and taxes beating down Upstate New Yorkers have assaulted the region for years, leaving cities like Binghamton on the path to Detroit-level devastation. However, all is not lost. The hope of prosperity is evidenced in the success of less regulated and prosperous Native American tribe businesses in the state.

LA Car Show is all about Driverless Cars

LA Car Show is all about Driverless Cars

The 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show that opened on Friday and runs through November 30 is pushing the concept that self-driving cars are inevitable. Over the next fifteen years Detroit intends to make obsolete all 264 million vehicles in America.

Toyota to launch fuel cell car next month

TOKYO (AP) — There will only be a few hundred, and they won’t be cheap, but Toyota is about to take its first small step into the unproven market for emissions-free, hydrogen-powered vehicles. The world’s largest automaker announced Tuesday that

Afghanistan Veteran Murdered at Homecoming Party

Afghanistan Veteran Murdered at Homecoming Party

Francisco Garcia, 22, an Army serviceman who was discharged from Afghanistan two weeks ago, was fatally shot early Sunday morning in the middle of a party celebrating his homecoming, according to LAPD Detective Juan Santa and CBS Los Angeles. The

Wanted on Child Porn Charges, Mexican Citizen Apprehended

Wanted on Child Porn Charges, Mexican Citizen Apprehended

Apprehended while wanted on child pornography charges, fugitive Alfonso Hernandez-Gonzalez, a citizen of Mexico, remained in the custody of the Imperial County, California Sheriff’s office Tuesday morning.  Hernandez-Gonzalez had been taken into custody when he attempted to pass through the

Taxpayers Pinched for Pizza Subsidy

Taxpayers Pinched for Pizza Subsidy

AUSTIN, Texas–One of three pizza parlors in Taylor, north of Austin, is getting more than $200,000 in taxpayer money as an incentive to expand operations. The handout came after a Texas A&M Engineering Extensive Service report found that there were

L.A. Linsanity

L.A. Linsanity

The Houston Rockets have traded Jeremy Lin and a future first-round pick to the Los Angeles Lakers for cash. The deal shifted Lin’s $15 million salary–with about $8 million counting against the cap–off Houston’s books for 2014-2015, allowing the team

Al Gore sells his soul to Big Carbon – again…

Al Gore sells his soul to Big Carbon – again…

Billionaire carbon trader Al Gore has thrown away the last remnants of his credibility by appearing on a platform with Australia’s most notorious mining magnate Clive Palmer to celebrate the end of Australia’s carbon tax. Palmer is also a Senator

Witnesses: Boko Haram Militants Slaughter Hundreds

Witnesses: Boko Haram Militants Slaughter Hundreds

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Boko Haram militants dressed as soldiers slaughtered at least 200 civilians in three villages in northeastern Nigeria and the military failed to intervene even though it was warned that an attack was imminent, witnesses said on

Eureka!: Top Graduates Choosing San Fran over New York

Eureka!: Top Graduates Choosing San Fran over New York

Gov. Jerry Brown raised eyebrows recently when he dismissed concerns about California’s tough economic environment, which has chased companies like Toyota away: “[S]mart people figure out how to make it,” he said. An increasing number of elite graduates from across

Auto parts price-fixing probe rattles industry

Auto parts price-fixing probe rattles industry

WASHINGTON (AP) — An investigation into price-fixing and bid-rigging in the auto parts industry has mushroomed into the Justice Department’s largest criminal antitrust probe ever, and it’s not over yet. The investigation, made public four years ago with FBI raids

Jerry Brown's Zen Mantra for Limited Government

Jerry Brown's Zen Mantra for Limited Government

Gov. Jerry Brown defended his record in a meeting with the San Francisco Chronicle editorial board last week. In addition to touting his record on job creation, defending the troubled high-speed rail project, and claiming that Toyota’s departure from the state

Pratt & Whitney Division Abandons California

Pratt & Whitney Division Abandons California

The California economy got another punch in the nose as aerospace contractor Pratt & Whitneyannounced last week that their AeroPower facility in San Diego will relocate all remaining operations to existing facilities to Florida, Georgia, Texas and Canada.   Last year, the company