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Tesla Wins Key Battle for EV Charging Dominance with GM & Ford Partnerships. Has It Won the War?

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It’s almost a truism at this point that Tesla has the strongest brand presence and strategy in the whole EV market. Though they’re still outpaced globally by Chinese firm BYD, Tesla is the leading U.S. manufacturer for electric vehicles and as of Q1 2023, is only increasing its profits and market share. And earlier […]

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2023 MotorTrend Truck of the Year and Which Five Mean Machines Stack Up

2023 MotorTrend Truck of the Year is in. Five mean machines competed for the 2023 MotorTrend Truck of the Year including the F-150, Silverado, Tundra, Sierra, and Ram 2500. Who was the winner? The Ford F-150 Lightning electric pickup truck won based on six different criteria. As only the second electric vehicle to unanimously […]

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Texas Put Up Millions to Lure a Samsung Plant and Won. Will It Pay Off?

(Bloomberg) — Landing Samsung Electronics Co.’s massive new chip plant didn’t come cheap for Taylor, Texas. The question now is whether the investment will pay off. State and local officials offered a raft of incentives to lure the plant to the town, which is in Austin’s northeastern suburban fringe. It all could amount to hundreds […]

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Is Ford’s Promotion Spree Enough to Appease Labor and Meet EV Production Demand?

Key Points: Ford’s promotion spree has seen hundreds of part-time workers promoted to full-time status. Many are trying to figure out why Ford made the decision ahead of their UAW deadline. The promotions seem to be a result of auto industry strikes and the labor movement. Commentary: Ford has recently promoted hundreds of their […]

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The Ford Maverick Speeds Past an Early Milestone

The Ford Maverick doesn’t hit the roads until 2022, but that hasn’t stopped it from speeding past a milestone. The CEO of Ford, Jim Farley, announced the new hybrid truck has surpassed 100,000 pre-orders. We wanted to ask car expert and freelance writer Christopher Tepedino: What makes this particular truck so attractive to consumers, and […]

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GM Undershoots Estimates on Chip Dearth, Lifts Full-Year Outlook

(Bloomberg) — General Motors Co. missed analysts’ profit estimates for the latest quarter but raised its full-year guidance as rich margins on pickups vied with nagging production cuts at its North American factories from a global semiconductor shortage. Soaring new-vehicle prices on high-margin pickups couldn’t make up for supply chain issues in the second quarter […]

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Carmakers Learn to Live With Chip Shortage: Auto Sales Update

(Bloomberg) — Automakers’ sales soared in the second quarter as resurgent consumers snapped up sport utility vehicles and pickups, but thin inventories created by the global semiconductor shortage are tempering the pace of the industry’s recovery. General Motors Co., Toyota Motor Corp. and others said Thursday that their sales soared in the most recent quarter, […]

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Breaking the Rules with Pixar: Dean Movshovitz’s Take on Pixar’s Storytelling Success and Narrative Techniques
April 16, 2024

From Elemental to Turning Red, Pixar Animation Studios sets the gold standard for storytelling in animation. Pixar’s ability to weave intricate narratives that resonate with children and adults alike has sparked widespread interest in understanding the secrets behind its storytelling success. With the release of Dean Movshovitz‘s Amazon bestseller book, Pixar Storytelling: Rules for […]

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AMRestore Document Restoration Process
April 16, 2024

How does advanced document recovery technology safeguard valuable business documents from severe damage, especially in emergencies involving water? Polygon’s AMRestore document restoration process provides residential and commercial content restoration, cleaning, and moving. Larry Waltemire, the Business Unit Manager of East Region at Polygon, highlights the critical stages and technological advancements in document preservation at […]

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Motor Fuels Tax Minute, Episode 43: Biofuel Feedstock
April 16, 2024

In this week’s episode of Motor Fuels Tax Minute, our hosts discuss non-tax specific permits for biofuel feedstocks.   For information or assistance, contact us. We are here to help. ©2024 Detailed Description of Weaver’s Motor Fuels Tax Minute, Episode 43 00:00:00 Emilda: Welcome to Weaver’s Motor Fuels Tax Minute, the vlog where we talk all […]

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An Aging U.S. Workforce Could Be A Fruitful Operational Shift for Businesses
April 15, 2024

In a workforce landscape being shaped by inflation, supply chain evolution, geopolitical tide shifts, and rising next-gen technology, businesses are increasingly recognizing the value of integrating older, experienced workers into their labor strategies. The allure lies not only in the seasoned skills these workers bring but also in their financial independence, which often allows […]

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Ford CEO: “We were able to offset almost all of the chip shortage impact.”
May 24, 2021

On the heels of the new electric F-150 announcement, Ford CEO Jim Farley claims that the company was able to offset most of the chip shortage impact in Q1 of this year. Watch or read below to see the rest of Farley’s comments on the chip shortage and the anticipated trajectory of the automaker.   […]

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Ford Unveils the Electric F-150, Aims to Shake up the EV Market
May 21, 2021

(Bloomberg) — Linda Zhang, chief engineer of Ford Motor Co.’s new electric F-150 pickup, steers a 3-ton rig onto a test track at the automaker’s suburban Detroit proving grounds and mashes the accelerator. In about four seconds, she says, “We’re at 60” miles per hour. Then, a heartbeat later as the G-forces bear down, “We’re […]

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Automakers Forced to Adapt to Chip Shortages
May 7, 2021

Automakers are feeling the pain of a global shortage of semiconductors, forcing companies to halt production of certain vehicles while others are removing some options that rely heavily on chips. Watch below to hear how these automakers are adapting to this shortage.   Host: Let’s get over to Tara Patel. She wrote today’s Bloomberg big […]

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Ford Ditches Gasoline for EVs in European Market
March 9, 2021

The global electric vehicle market is diversifying, with some of the automotive industry’s biggest names joining the fray and trying to carve out space in the rapidly expanding sector around the world. The latest to do so is Ford, which has reportedly invested $1 billion in an EV production facility in Germany as part […]

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Chip Supply Chain Isn’t Broken — Just Mishandled, ADI CEO Says
February 22, 2021

(Bloomberg) — Analog Devices Inc. Chief Executive Officer Vincent Roche said the semiconductor shortage hurting automakers around the world is a problem many of them brought on themselves. “We’re racing to keep up with the demand from the automotive customers, but remember, automotive made the problem,” Roche said Wednesday in an interview. “It wasn’t too […]

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Ford Employees Push to End Sales of Police Vehicles: Business Casual
July 13, 2020

Powered by RedCircle From a global pandemic to police brutality to an economic recession to systemic racism and more, our country is certainly experiencing an age of contention unlike any before—controversy that is bleeding through into our everyday lives and even drilling into the businesses we work for. Earlier this year, Amazon was beleaguered by […]

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McDonald’s Menu Changes, Ford’s Autonomous Tests and FundBox: This Week in B2B
September 27, 2019

Watch the video above to see Geoffrey Short break down this week in B2B! — McDonald’s Goes Beyond Meat It seems like every week we have news coming out of the alternative meat industry but when one of the biggest companies in the world begins testing the product it is definitely newsworthy. McDonalds announced […]

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