The Morning Shift All your daily car news in one convenient place. Isn't your time more important? Elon Musk’s ideas for offering Tesla insurance, more on the U.S.-China tariffs, slowing Chevrolet Corvette sales as buyers await the upcoming car, suppliers’ preparation for General Motors’ plant closure, and BMW’s first-quarter losses. All of this and more in The Morning Shift for Tuesday, May 7, 2019. 1st Gear: Details on Elon Musk’s Plan for Tesla Insurance As Tesla posted a $700-million first-quarter loss recently, CEO Elon Musk announced that the company would offer car insurance. There wasn’t much said about the insurance product at the time of the announcement, which was in late April, other than that the plan was for it to come out in about a month, and that some of its current practices would spill over into its product. From a CNBC story at the time: In response to a subsequent question about the safety of Autopilot, Musk said Tesla … [Read more...] about Here Are the Details About Tesla’s New Insurance
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GLENDORA, Calif. (Nov. 16, 2018) – FOX Sports and NHRA announced today the release of the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule. In 2019, NHRA will experiment with new show formats including several broadcasts which will exclusively feature the Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle categories. They will also continue to work with FOX Deportes to offer NHRA drag racing in Spanish. Joining the NHRA on FOX broadcast team as lead announcer at all 24 NHRA national events will be Brian Lohnes, a seasoned NHRA announcer who has served as a contributor over the past three seasons in various capacities. This will be Lohnes’ first year to join the team full-time. “We’re excited to have Brian Lohnes in this role to help lead the broadcast team into the future,” said Ken Adelson, NHRA chief content officer and executive producer. “Brian has worked at virtually every level of drag racing and has been a valuable member of the NHRA on Fox broadcasts for … [Read more...] about 2019 AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals to be televised live on FS1 • Gateway Motorsports Park
Damian J. Troise and Sarah Skidmore Sell Associated Press Published 11:42 p.m. UTC Aug 1, 2018 The price of a can of Coca-Cola? Likely going up. A package of Pampers? That, too. Plane tickets? They also may be more expensive. These items and more may cost more in the coming months as people start feeling the effects of higher fuel prices and raw-material costs as well as a range of tariffs. Janette Hendricks said she has noticed higher prices on “just about everything” in the past three months or so. That’s put a little pressure on the recently retired nurse in Washington. So she goes shopping less often, “makes things stretch,” and she always shops for things on sale. She said she has also considered going back to work to have more cushion in the budget. “The economy is doing great, so why is everyone doing so poorly?” she asked. The consumer price index, the government’s primary measure of inflation, rose 2.9 percent in June from … [Read more...] about Inflation, gas prices, tariffs squeeze consumers
John Gallagher Detroit Free Press Published 8:56 p.m. UTC May 30, 2018 MACKINAC ISLAND — Why can't Michigan solve the biggest problems anymore? Despite the champagne and celebratory mood here at the annual Mackinac Policy Conference, that downbeat question hovers in the background of every panel discussion and speech. Think about it. In the 20th Century, Michigan succeeded at the biggest of big tasks, putting the world on wheels, serving as the Arsenal of Democracy in World War II, welcoming hundreds of thousands of immigrants from the Deep South and around the world and giving them good jobs and homes and making them middle-class citizens. At the same time Michigan produced cultural marvels — Motown Music, great architecture by designers like Eero Saarinen and Minoru Yamasaki, iconic furniture designs by companies like Herman Miller and Steelcase. That's in the past. Today, Michigan can't even fix its potholes. Festering problems go unresolved, … [Read more...] about Why can’t Michigan solve the biggest problems like it once did?
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest I've decided to go carless in Detroit — and it's liberating With rising car insurance and parking rates, plus crappy roads, why own a car with decent alternatives now in Detroit? Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Randy Essex, Detroit Free Press Published 7:00 a.m. ET May 19, 2018 CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE Can you go motorless in the Motor City? By choice? My wife and I, as downtown Detroit residents, are about to find out. This wouldn’t work for everyone and it would have been extremely difficult just a few years ago, but for the growing number of empty nesters and pre-nesters … [Read more...] about I’ve decided to go carless in Detroit — and it’s liberating