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LeMons Arse-Sweat-a-Palooza BS Inspections: British Leyland, Rootes Group, and Searing Heat

By | June 10, 2014

With 150 or so teams in the sweaty, agriculturally scented summer air here at Buttonwillow racetrack in Merle Haggard country, the vehicle inspections at the third annual Arse-Sweat-a-Palooza 24 Hours of LeMons seemed to take far longer than just the seven hours the LeMons Supreme Court spent waving our Cheatonium-239 detectors around. The race itself […]

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Teamsters Rail Conference Applauds California Vote For High Speed Rail

By | June 9, 2014

Largest Public Works Project in State to Employ Hundreds WASHINGTON, July 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Teamsters Rail Conference applauds today’s vote by the California State Senate to pass legislation that will enable high speed rail construction. The new rail system would be the largest public works project in the state and could potentially employ […]

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Union Pacific Railroad Receives Minority Business Exchange Award of Excellence

By | June 7, 2014

OMAHA, Neb., July 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — The Wisconsin Iowa and Central Illinois Minority Supplier Development Council presented Union Pacific Railroad with the Award of Excellence at the 2012 Iowa Minority Business Exchange in Des Moines, Iowa. Union Pacific was recognized for its ongoing efforts to purchase from minority- and women-owned businesses.

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2013 Ford Taurus SEL AWD Instrumented Test: Big, Comfy, Heavy

By | June 6, 2014

Freshened for 2013, the Taurus is reminiscent of Ford’s top-line family sedans of yesteryear, cars like the Galaxie 500, the LTD; big, comfortable, and quiet, with relaxed dynamics and respectable power. Plus interior appointments that border on luxury. But even though Taurus pricing can soar well above the $40,000 threshold, Ford refrains from portraying it […]

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Porsche and VW: Together At Last

By | June 3, 2014

July 5, 2012 at 3:00pm by Jens Meiners Volkswagen is buying the remaining 50.1 percent of Porsche from Porsche Automobil Holding SE for €4.46 billion (roughly $5.5 billion). Technically, it’s a merger as VW is transferring one share to Porsche. This way, VW avoids more than €1.5 billion in taxes. The recently discovered and government-approved […]

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